The federal Senate Indian Affairs Committee has secured over $8.6 million for Minnesota Tribal Nations and communities throughout Minnesota. As part of that, the federal government has awarded $920,000 for the Lower Sioux Indian Community to acquire and develop 80 acres of new lands for housing and community development. Projects across the state are expected to receive funding over the next several months.

Robert Larsen, President of the Lower Sioux Indian Community, stated, “We are appreciative for all the work our legislators have done to make this happen. We have been working hard to reacquire land locally to be able to provide space for housing for our members. We have outgrown the bit that was held in trust for us and must do something soon to ensure our citizens are able to reside as a Community.”