September 2002
Native Peoples Magazine;Sep/Oct2002, Vol. 15 Issue 6, p32
The article discusses how the Shakopee Mdewankanton Sioux Community (SMSC) of Minnesota benefits from the tribe's gaming industry. Although controversy still surrounds the issue of tribal government gaming, it has undeniably changed and improved the landscape of many Native people and their neighbors. One program funded by SMSC is the Young Native Pride, an annual cultural event that offers Native students a chance to learn, teach and celebrate their common heritage. With the gaming revenue, several other tribal enterprises have since been started, including a camp ground, health and fitness facility, and child care facility.


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