Friday, October 24, 2008

SMSC Helps Fund Native American Rights Fund With $250,000 Donation

Prior Lake, MN - To help protect Native American rights and sovereignty, the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community announced a donation of $250,000 to the Native American Rights Fund of Boulder, Colorado.

"We felt it was important to support the Native American Rights Fund with this donation because of the important work they are doing to protect Native American rights and tribal sovereignty," said Secretary/Treasurer of the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community Keith B. Anderson.

"The Native American Rights Fund (NARF) wishes to thank the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community for their generous gift and support for our work to defend Native American rights and preserve Native lifeways. Shakopee has shown itself to be a philanthropic leader in Indian Country through the financial support and investment it has repeatedly made year after year in Native communities and organizations like NARF. This level of financial support has made a tremendous difference in the lives of many, including to the tribes and Native peoples we represent nationwide," said NARF Executive Director John Echohawk. Read more...