Every Member of this Native American Tribe is Paid $1 Million in Casino Profits


By Daily Mail

America’s richest Indian tribe has 99.2 per cent unemployment — and it’s all voluntary, tribal leaders boast.

There’s little need for any member of the Shakopee Mdewakanton Tribe to work. Each adult in the 460-person American Indian nation receives more than $1million a year – for doing nothing.

The payouts are the windfall from lucrative casinos and resorts that the tribe runs on its reservation in Scott County – about 45 minutes southwest of Minneapolis-St Paul.

Shakopee Mdewakanton

Wealthy: Members of the Shakopee Mdewakanton Tribe are the richest American Indians in the nation, thanks to $1million annual payouts to each member

The New York Times reports that the payments, $84,000 a month to each adult, were revealed in divorce filings involving one of the tribal members.

The Shakopee keep modest homes on the reservation, but nearly every driveway sports at least one luxury car.

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