American Indian Schools In The Dakotas Get Grants
by Associated Press
December 05, 2011 8:11 AM
American Indian schools in the Dakotas are among recent recipients of grants from the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community.
In South Dakota, the Flandreau Indian School in Flandreau got $35,000 to support a behavior incentive program and extracurricular activities including a rodeo club. St. Joseph's Indian School in Chamberlain received $20,000 for a program for at-risk high school students and for cultural activities.
In North Dakota, the Circle of Nations school in Wahpeton got $8,000 for winter clothing for students.
The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community operates Mystic Lake Casino in Minnesota and other enterprises, and runs a charitable giving program. It recently donated $755,500 to education programs
in Indian Country, including $585,000 to the American Indian College Fund.