The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community (SMSC), through its Understand Native Minnesota campaign, is hosting two free Educator Academy events on February 21 and March 14. These one-day events offer professional development workshops to introduce K-12 educators to a variety of ways to teach Native American topics in classroom settings.
Waniyetu Art Market
The Waniyetu Art Market is returning to Hoċokata Ṫi on December 7-9. New this year, the market will be open extended hours, from 10am-7pm each day. The annual event will again feature a wide variety of art and handmade goods for sale from Native and local artisans and vendors.
Free Admission for Teachers During MEA Weekend
Hoċokata Ṫi is once again opening its doors to educators and teachers during the 2023 Minnesota Education Association break. From October 19-21, teachers will receive free admission to the Mdewakanton: Dwellers of the Spirit Lake public exhibit.
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.