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New Tribal Nations Plaza
Thursday, October 22 2009
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Minnesota Tribal Nations Plaza officially opens The Minnesota Tribal Nations Plaza at the new University of Minnesota football stadium was dedicated on August 17. The million plaza represents the 11 federally recognized tribes in Minnesota. It features a veteran’ memorial and glass markers for each tribe.

The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community (SMSC) donated $12.5 million to the university for the plaza and other projects at the stadium. It was the single largest donation for the school’s athletics program.

Minneapolis Proclaims June 16th "Laela Shaugobay Day"
Tuesday, July 08 2008
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Thousands of children have fallen from windows, but the American Indian Community Development Corporation was the first developer to get the law changed.

On the first anniversary of 2-year-old Laela Shaugobay’s (Mille Lac Band Ojibwe) fall from a window and near death, she and State Legislators unveiled the recently-passed “Laela’s Law” aimed at protecting children in newly constructed buildings. Miraculously, Laela was not permanently injured, but a second child who also feel from a window in the same building that same year, died. It’s a miraculous moment considering many thought she would never survive the fall.
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