January 17, 2017

Lower Brule tribe gets $1M for business enterprise

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – An Indian tribe in Minnesota is giving $1 million to the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe to be used in its Lakota Foods business enterprise.

The tribe in central South Dakota sells popcorn and buffalo products produced on its 7,000-acre farm.

The grant comes from the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community, which operates Mystic Lake Casino in Prior Lake, Minn., has other enterprises and runs a charitable giving program.

The Minnesota tribe also is giving $1 million to the Santee Sioux Tribe in Nebraska for various tribal programs.