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Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee Legacy Fund Awards Prairie Island Indian Community With A Grant To Build A New Playspace In Upper Island At Dakota Circle

The Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee (MNSBHC) Legacy Fund today awarded a $100,000 grant to the Prairie Island Indian Community (PIIC) to help create a culturally-relevant recreation space and establish one of the first community gathering areas in a neighborhood a few miles from the main reservation. The PIIC is working closely with language and…

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Prairie Island Indian Community Authorizes Regional Public Safety Grants

Prairie Island Indian Community Authorizes Regional Public Safety Grants Red Wing, Minn. (October 26, 2017) The Tribal Council of the Prairie Island Indian Community has authorized $31,000 in public safety grants to three neighboring communities. The grants focus on improving the capacity of the three agencies to more quickly and efficiently respond to events that…

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Prairie Island Indian Community Responds to Lawsuit

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Four Minnesota Dakota Tribes issue joint resolution in support of the Standing Rock Sioux Nation’s fight against the location of the Dakota Access Pipeline Missouri River crossing location

Click here to view the joint resolution Joint Resolution of the MNI Sota Dakota Nations in Support of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe

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Prairie Island Indian Community Tribal Council offers support in Fight Against Siting of the Dakota Access Pipeline

Click here to view the resolution and accompanying letter

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Prairie Island Indian Community seeking federal trust for new land

Minnesota Public Radio, June 8, 2016: Tom Weber talks with Prairie Island Tribal Council President Shelley Buck and Vice President Lucy “Lu” Taylor about why they bought the land, and what it’s like to live so close to the Prairie Island nuclear plant. Full article and audio here.

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U.S Court of Appeals upholds rule on nuclear waste storage

Red Wing Republican Eagle, June 8, 2016: The Prairie Island Indian Community was disappointed yet again in their quest to rid the island of spent nuclear fuel as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia on Friday upheld a 2014 ruling allowing the continual onsite storage of the radioactive material. Read full…

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Prairie Island Indian Community Initiates Land Trust Application with the Federal Government for Metro Area Land Parcel; Purchase authorized by Minnesota statue for safe land away from nuclear power plant

WELCH, Minn., June 8, 2016 – Prairie Island Indian Community has submitted an application to the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) to have a 112-acre parcel of land in West Lakeland Township placed into federal trust. The Minnesota Statute 216B.1645, which allowed for the increased storage of nuclear waste at the Prairie Island Nuclear Power…

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Prairie Island Indian Community Purchases Land in Metro Area Away from Nuclear Power Plant; Investment secures safe land for future generations

WELCH, Minn., March 17, 2016 – Citing longstanding concerns about living next to a nuclear power plant and nuclear waste storage site, the Tribal Council for the Prairie Island Indian Community has purchased 112 acres of land near St. Paul, in West Lakeland Township. The parcel is located on the northeast corner of I-94 and…

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Minnesotans, it’s time to move offensive art out of the people’s house

Star Tribune, March 16, 2016: Tribal Council President, Shelley Buck, shares why the restoration of the Minnesota State Capitol is headed in a direction that would ignore Minnesota tribes’ legitimate concerns. Read full article

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