Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community
2330 Sioux Trl NW, Prior Lake, MN, 55372-9077
Distance: 1049 Miles
Office that serves as the administrative center for a tribe
Contact the tribal office with questions about services offered to tribal members.
The governing body of the Community is the General Council, which includes all enrolled members of the Tribe ages 18 and older qualified to vote in Community elections.
The enrollment committee handles questions about enrollment and makes enrollment decisions.
Every four years, as mandated by the Tribal Constitution, the voting members elect a three-person Business Council. The three member Business Council consists of a Chairman, Vice-Chairman, and Secretary/Treasurer elected to four-year terms. The main governing function of the Business Council is to promote the health, education, and well-being of Community members and their families now and for generations to come.
The Business Council is responsible for running the day-to-day operations of the Tribe and for implementing the decisions of the General Council. The Business Council also oversees the employment of more than 4,100 employees at the government center and at the gaming and non-gaming enterprises owned and operated by the Tribe.
The General Council elects the Gaming Commission and the Gaming Enterprise Board of Directors. General Council members also serve on committees to oversee various aspects of Community life such as Enrollment and Education.
- Native American Community
All inquiries about enrollment must be submitted in writing to Enrollment Committee, Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community (SMSC), 2330 Sioux Trail NW, Prior Lake, MN 55372.
Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community members
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DF-7000.8500Tribal Enrollment Records Definition
Programs that maintain and, where appropriate, provide access to the official documentation which contains the names of individuals who belong to one of the recognized groups of Native Americans that constitute a tribe. Also included are programs that help Native Americans complete and file the paperwork that is required to establish tribal membership.
TD-6600.4500-865Tribal Council Offices Definition
Offices that serve as administrative centers for the governing body of Native American tribes or association of tribes. Tribal councils are generally formed along regional, ethnic or linguistic lines; and most function as a legislative body with an elected or appointed chairman who has an executive role.
YH-6000.6000Native American Community Definition
Individuals whose ethnic background and ancestry are that of the tribal, aboriginal peoples who originated in what is now the United States. Included are Native Americans who are living on or off reservations in rural and urban areas.
YW-8500Tribal Reservation Residents Definition
Individuals and families of Native American descent who have needs and interests in common based on living in areas recognized by the federal or a state government as being set aside for the use of Native Americans and governed by Native Americans.