The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community is a federally recognized, sovereign Dakota tribal government located southwest of Minneapolis/St. Paul. Following a Dakota tradition of generosity, the SMSC is one of the top philanthropists in Minnesota and is the largest contributor to other tribal governments and causes across the country.

It is a strong community partner and a leader in protecting and restoring natural resources. The SMSC’s government and various other enterprises are collectively the largest employers in Scott County, MN, and attract millions of visitors to the region.


The tribe is run by a Business Council made up of three representatives:
Keith B. Anderson – Chairman
Cole W. Miller – Vice Chairman
Rebecca Crooks-Stratton – Secretary/Treasurer

Jason Booth is a proud member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians.  An experienced, entrepreneurial executive, Booth has owned three businesses: TAG Capital, Ishpi, Inc., and The Patient Source.  As founder of The Patient Source, Booth grew this certified Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) to be the largest Native-owned patient education provider to corporate America.  His work with Ishpi Inc. kept him involved with Indian Country through consulting services focused on non-gaming business development for tribes. Now, he serves as a shareholder and employee at Windward.

Brinjac Engineering has a time-honored reputation for providing outstanding engineering services to public and private schools and universities, hospitals, cultural, sports and recreational facilities, corporate, retail and financial institutions, hospitality facilities, as well as local, state, and federal government institutions.