December 9, 2022
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SVDN – Christmas Dinners (2022.12.06)

Brandon Dec. 14th 2022, 5pm, Keystone Centre. Winnipeg Dec. 20th 2022, 5pm, 1808 Wellington Ave. Sioux Valley Dakota Nation Dec. 22nd 2022, 4pm-8pm SVDN Veterans Hall. Transportation provided, please call if you need a ride [...]

SVDN School Calendar

  • Sioux Valley Education Early Closure at 2PM December 9, 2022 at 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm Sioux Valley Education close early for staff's Language Classes
  • SVHS Teen Clinic December 12, 2022 at 9:30 am – 12:30 pm SVHS has a Teen Clinic that operates in the morning twice monthly. Any students who wish to see the doctor are welcome to.

Welcome to Sioux Valley Dakota Nation

The Sioux Valley Dakota Nation Governance Website is a key communication tool for all Sioux Valley Dakota Nation (SVDN) citizens wherever they reside. Sioux Valley Dakota Nation strives to provide information in a clear and transparent manner, and to reflect accountability to its citizenship.

SVDN, formerly called the Oak River Reserve, is located on the banks of the Assiniboine River in Southwestern Manitoba. The Oak River Reserve was created by an Order in Council of the Government of Canada in 1876. Sioux Valley Dakota Nation is the largest Dakota Nation in Canada with a membership of approximately 2500. SVDN is not a signatory to a Treaty.

On July 1, 2014, SVDN achieved the status of self-government with recognized jurisdiction by both Canada and Manitoba in over 50 areas, creating a true Nation-to-Nation and Government-to-Government relationship between SVDN, Canada, and Manitoba. The self-government negotiation process took over 20 years to achieve. SVDN continues to lead and progress by becoming the only self-governing Dakota Nation in Canada recognized by both the Federal and Provincial governments, and the only self-governing First Nation in the Prairie Provinces. By continuing with the relationship development with Canada and Manitoba during the negotiation process, Sioux Valley continues to open new doors.

SVDN is abundant in its culture, language and traditions. The ability to continue with the traditional values of the Oceti Sakowin will only bring good things for the community through the spirit of sharing and helping each other now and for generations to come.

Upcoming Events

  • SVDN Kahomani December 9, 2022 at 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm Sioux Valley Veterans Hall https://svdngovernance.com/recent-news/svdn-event-kahomani-2022-12-09/
  • SVDN - Brandon Community Christmas Dinner December 14, 2022 at 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm Keystone Centre, 1175 18th St Unit 1, Brandon, MB R7A 7C5, Canada https://svdngovernance.com/recent-news/svdn-christmas-dinners/
  • SVDN - Christmas Parade December 15, 2022 at 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm Sioux Valley Dakota Nation, MB R0M, Canada https://svdngovernance.com/events/svdn-christmas-parade-2022-12-15/
  • SVDN - Winnipeg Community Christmas Dinner December 20, 2022 at 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm Victoria Inn Hotel & Convention Centre, 1808 Wellington Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3H 0G3, Canada https://svdngovernance.com/recent-news/svdn-christmas-dinners/
  • SVDN - Sioux Valley Community Christmas Dinner December 22, 2022 at 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm SVDN Veterans Hall https://svdngovernance.com/recent-news/svdn-christmas-dinners/