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 (əm-dē-wô′kən-tōn′, mĕd′ē-wô′-)
n. pl. Mdewakanton or Mde·wa·kan·tons or Mde·wa·kan·ton·an (-tō′nən)
A member of a Native American people of the Santee branch of the Sioux with present-day populations in Minnesota, South Dakota, and Nebraska.
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Cargill Foundation and the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community, Day said.
The Skakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community in Scott County, Minnesota donated $200,000 to NWIC in support of the fourth phase of its expansion.
"It would be better at once to knock us in the head than to starve us to death," said the Mdewakanton leader Ta Oyate Duta (His Red Nation, also known as Little Crow).
These two divisions of the Santee were often referred to as the "Upper Council", to distinguish between themselves and the "Lower Council", the Mdewakanton and Wapekute, a division which became particularly apparent during the 1862 uprising when the Upper Council took little part in the fighting.
(9.) Oceti Sakowin, or Seven Council Fires, refers to the seven major divisions among the Dakota people: Mdewakanton, Wahpekute, Wahpeton, Sisseton (all Santee/Eastern Dakota), Yankton, Yanktonai (both Yankton/Nakota), and Lakota (Teton).
As Dallas Goldtooth (Mdewakanton Dakota and Dine), an organizer for the Indigenous Environmental Network, has said: "It is a decisive moment for us to send a clear message to elected leaders, to industry, and to each other that we are done with this fossil fuel regime and we are ready for a sustainable, renewable energy future." His words, spoken in October at the Bioneers conference in California before he headed back to the Sacred Stone Camp, seem even more urgent post-election.
Mankato, which had previously paid little attention to the episode, erected a marker at the site of the scaffold, around which it established "Reconciliation Park." On the marker is inscribed a prayer offered by Amos Owen, Mdewakanton Sioux elder, who decades before had been severely wounded fighting with the u.s.
The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community has stepped forward as a potential investor for a planned 330-room luxury hotel that is part of the next expansion of the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minn.
A generation ago, the Shakopee Mdewakanton tribe of Minnesota lived in beat-up trailer homes with no indoor plumbing.
The money is coming from the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community, which operates a Minnesota casino and other enterprises and runs a charitable giving program.