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Update about (Red Sky) Jimmy Anderson passing from a heart attack on 6-27-2019.

Here is an update about (Red Sky) Jimmy Anderson passing from a heart attack on 6-27-2019.

Please light a candle for Jim for 4 days.
A ceremonial fire will be lit Saturday 6/29 at 3:00pm and will run continuously until Wednesday July 3rd. The fire will be at St Peter Church. The fire will be started by Lawrence and Tommy. Lon will do a Pipe Ceremony. Please bring a dish to pass. There will also be an inipi (sweat) at 6pm on Saturday at the DuPuis House.

There is still no date for the funeral. I will post more details as I know more.

Remember his laugh, remember his humor, his compassion for others, smile when you think of him. I loved him so much and will miss him so much this is a devastating lose to our family.

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions, 952-687-7058. If you want to contact Linda, Patty, Kathy or Vicky go on facebook.

Love Sharon

Jim Anderson Jimmy Anderson Redsky Chief Mendota Dakota tribe dies

This year is our giveaway at the Pow Wow. Sept 13-15-2019. Sharon will be on buttons.

This year is our giveaway, at our Mendota Pow Wow on Sept 13-15-2019. The giveaway and feast is on Sunday Sept 15. If you have any donations please call the tribal office 651-452-4141 ask for Sharon.

Sharon will be on our buttons this year for our 20th year.

YOU ARE INVITED! Sheldon Wolfchild documentary film “The Indian System”

Sheldon Wolfchild documentary film “The Indian System”

Monday, July 8, 2019 at 7 pm

Free & open to the public with free popcorn

4200 Cedar Avenue in south Minneapolis

Sheldon will be joining us. The film tells a Dakota oral history of the 1862 war, the hangings of the Dakota 38 Plus 2, including the story of his grandfather, Medicine Bottle, and the removal of the Dakota from Minnesota.

Sponsored by WAMM, Women Against Military Madness

Donations gratefully accepted.

 

Until recently, historians have failed to uncover the truth behind the war of 1862 in Minnesota. In this movie, filmmaker Sheldon Wolfchild portrays his grandfather, Medicine Bottle. He tells a Dakota oral history of the 1862 war, the hangings of the Dakota 38 Plus 2, and the removal of the Dakota from Minnesota. During the 1850’s and throughout history, treaties were forced upon the Dakota people. Noted Minnesotans such as Henry H. Sibley and Alexander Ramsey manipulated the Dakota people to cheat them out of their supposed benefits, and ultimately their land. After the Dakota were removed to their reservation, corrupt agents and Indian department superintendents embezzled as much Dakota treaty money as they could. In the production of this movie the filmmaker interviews historians and authors Dr. David Nichols and Mark Diedrich to artfully weave this story together. Sheldon Wolfchild is a member and former Tribal Chairman of the Lower Sioux Indian Tribe who has appeared in a number of feature films and television shows.