Pipestone Minnesota. Dakota Sioux Tribe By Michelle Lascon. Issu e.
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The Sioux Nation is concerned with their local economic development council that is planning on making a Native American theme park in pipestone; which is just two miles away from their sacred quarries and ceremony locations.
The quarries sacred to the Dakota Sioux Tribe and are used for religious practices and to make ceremonial pipes.
There is no concern with the Sioux people not wanting to be behind the glass case as a display for white tourists.
“It is the goal of the City of Pipestone to develop and maintain a diverse economic base conducive to the stability, vitality, and growth of local business and industry, while enhancing employment opportunities by attracting new business and industry”
Note that there is no statement about preserving any cultural or environmental aspects, yet they are trying to get rich off of them by developing businesses and theme parks around them.