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.
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On May 31 2023, retired SOF veteran Dale “Skip” Sklepowich came to Sioux Valley Dakota Nation along with his four-legged partner Buggs, to give a presentation on Situational Awareness. Skip’s main objective with this presentation
Han/Good afternoon Just a reminder to all parents that Sioux Valley Education has an administrative day tomorrow, June 2, 2023. There will be no classes for students. Provincial bus run will still occur on this
Jordan’s Principle Presents: Spirit Bear Celebration Saturday June 3rd, 2023Pow Wow Grounds2-6pmEveryone Welcome to Attend -Wagon Rides-Bouncy Castles-BBQ-Games
NHL Stanley Cup FinalsViewing Party Saturday June 3rd, 2023SVDN Veterans HallDoors Open: 6:30 PMPizza & Snacks Provided
SVDN Situational AwarenessSituational awareness is knowing where you are and what is going on around you, allowing individuals and organizations to be more alert and informed and to make better decisions. For organizations, this includes