Dakota Corner

Understanding Wacipi Drum Groups

With the SMSC Wacipi taking center stage in August, learn more about one of the most important parts of the SMSC’s largest event the drum groups….

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Understanding the SMSC Shield

You may have noticed the SMSC shield just about everywhere you look around the SMSC grounds including the newly painted water tower, but do you know what it is all about?…

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Cranberry Bison Meatballs with Chokecherry BBQ Glaze

Need an easy appetizer for the big game? This Native-inspired mini meatball recipe features ancestral ingredients and makes for the ultimate party food. These cocktail meatballs are juicy and flavorful, and when tossed with a chokecherry barbecue glaze, your guests won’t be able to stop popping! Better yet, this recipe takes just minutes to prepare…

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Dakota Winter Lifeways Matching Game

Throughout history, Dakota people have varied their work and activities to suit the seasons. By aligning their annual cycle of activities in accordance with the natural world, Dakota tribes were able to take advantage of the ecological diversity in the region and ensure successful subsistence. While the winter was one of the hardest seasons of…

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Recognizing Native Veterans

Native Americans have served in every major U.S. military conflict since the Revolutionary War, often at one of the highest rates per capita of any ethnic group. Yet, while many Native communities deeply respect and honor their servicemen, servicewomen, and veterans, their service and sacrifice has rarely been acknowledged on a national level. But that…

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2300 Tiwahe Circle, Shakopee, MN 55372
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