Prairie Island Indian Community Declares State of Emergency – Tribal Council takes action to close casino, protect Tribal members

PRAIRIE ISLAND, Minn. (Mar. 18, 2020)—The Tribal Council for the Prairie Island Indian Community declared a state of emergency on Tuesday, Mar. 17, 2020, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and announced a series of actions intended to protect the health and safety of Tribal members, including closing the Tribe’s casino. Treasure Island Resort &…

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Prairie Island Indian Community Applauds House Bill To Replace Tribal Land Damaged by Bad Federal Decisions

PRAIRIE ISLAND, Minn. (October 22, 2019)—The Prairie Island Indian Community thanks U.S. Reps. Angie Craig and Jim Hagedorn for their leadership in authoring and introducing, and Rep. Betty McCollum for co-sponsoring, bipartisan legislation finally addressing a series of federal government actions that have exposed the Tribe to nuclear hazards and flooding, imposing long-term damage to…

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Historic Legislation Signals Commitment to Improved Tribal-State Government Relations

PRAIRIE ISLAND, Minn., May 30, 2019 – Governor Tim Walz has signed historic legislation that reinforces the ability of the Prairie Island Indian Community’s Tribal Police department to enforce state criminal law while policing Tribal lands. The changed law, signed last week, goes into effect August 1, 2019. The law recognizes Prairie Island Indian Community’s sovereignty and inherent self-governance rights

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Prairie Island Indian Community Joins Minnesota Dakota Tribes in Opioid Lawsuit

PRAIRIE ISLAND, Minn., April 18, 2018 – Legislation introduced today would help the Prairie Island Indian Community become a net-zero energy community, one of the first tribes in the United States to achieve that status and one of only a handful of Minnesota communities aiming to offset all of its energy use by becoming a net zero producer of emissions from energy generation.

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Prairie Island Indian Community Aims to Become Net-Zero Energy Community

PRAIRIE ISLAND, Minn., April 18, 2018 – Legislation introduced today would help the Prairie Island Indian Community become a net-zero energy community, one of the first tribes in the United States to achieve that status and one of only a handful of Minnesota communities aiming to offset all of its energy use by becoming a net zero producer of emissions from energy generation.

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