The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community honored the start of Native American Heritage Month this November by sponsoring a statewide book giveaway.

The giveaway involved distributing 2,000 copies of “Braiding Sweetgrass for Young Adults” by author Monique Gray Smith, who created this adaptation from Robin Wall Kimmerer’s bestselling, award-winning book, “Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants.”