Upcoming Events


Dakota History

Hoċokata Ṫi’s (pronounced 'ho-cho-ka-ta tee' ) 3,805-square-foot public exhibit, Mdewakanton: Dwellers of the Spirit Lake, provides visitors with a cultural experience that enhances their knowledge and understanding of the Mdewakanton (pronounced 'med-ah-wah-kah-ton' ) Dakota people and their history.

Earth Day Event

Fri, Apr 26, 9AM

The public is invited to the third annual Hoċokata Ṫi Earth Day event on April 26. Attendees will be able to learn about the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community’s earth-friendly initiatives from its departments and enterprises, join an environmental presentation and guided nature walk led by SMSC staff, and also sign up to win prizes.

Young Native Pride

Fri, May 3, 1PM

Please join the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community virtually on Friday, May 3 at 1pm as we share our culture, song, and dance at the 2024 Young Native Pride! Young Native Pride's focus is to engage Community Youth in Native American traditions, values, and stories and empower them to share their culture through the art of song and dance.

Daḱota Iapi Akiciyapi | SMSC Dakota Language Bowl

Dakota Language Bowl

Fri, Apr 26, 9AM

It's time to gather your team and brush up on your Dakota language skills. Hoċokata Ṫi will play host to the second annual SMSC Dak̇ota Iapi Akiċiyapi (Dakota Language Bowl) on April 26 from 9am-5pm in the Place of Gathering. The day will once again feature friendly competition, great prizes, and an opportunity for Dakota speakers to interact in their language. All are welcome to participate and attend the language bowl.

Stop by our Gift Shop

Guests are invited to visit the gift shop to discover Native-made art, jewelry, books, music, craft supplies, and more!

Group and Field Trips

Our cultural interpreters will guide you through the exhibit to enrich your understanding of Mdewakanton Dakota culture, history, and people. Perfect for school field trips, senior groups, and professional organizations.

Hocokata TI Tipi View

2300 Tiwahe Circle, Shakopee, MN 55372
Open Wednesday-Saturday from 9am-4:30 pm

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