Shakopee makes NIGA donation

The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community of Minnesota has awarded a $1 million grant to help support the development of the D.C. headquarters of the National Indian Gaming Association.

NIGA Chairman Ernie Stevens Jr. said a new center supported by the funds will accommodate meeting space for 150 tribal leaders, a board room to accommodate 40 people, and several new offices.

“This project is expected to cost between $2.5 million and $3 million and will ensure that NIGA’s headquarters are available as a meeting resource for tribal leaders for decades to come,” Stevens said.