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.