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Prairie Island Indian Community to announce new council

RED WING — The Prairie Island Indian Community will have a swearing-in ceremony Monday morning for its new Tribal Council.

According to a statement from Cindy Taube, a public relations manager, tribal government elections were held last month, and the PIIC's new president will be announced at Monday's event. The five-member council is currently led by President Johnny Johnson.

The ceremony will be held at the Prairie Island Community Center Gymnasium beginning at 11 a.m., with an "honor song" scheduled for 11:30 a.m. A meal is planned for noon.

Prairie Island Indian Community is a Mdewakanton Sioux Indian reservation located along the Mississippi River in and around Red Wing. It was created in 1889 and now includes about 800 members, according to its website . The Treasure Island Resort & Casino is operated by PIIC and is Goodhue County's largest employer.

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