From: Perry Altendorfer, MMDTC Historian To: All Lineal Descendants, Signers and First Original Families relating to the 1830 Prairie du Chein Treaty. We are currently updating our files, adding articles and documentation that involves families related to this treaty. Please see attached document:
OUR GOAL IS TO UNITE ALL MIXED BLOOD FAMILIES.
Please contact Perry with questions or comments. email@example.com
Next Voting Membership Meeting 2/26/2017 1-3pm Potluck. PLEASE CHECK YOUR EMAIL WE MAY CANCEL THE SUNDAY MEETING BECAUSE OF WEATHER.
I want to thank all of you who got your paperwork turned in, there is about 60 members who have completed their new forms.
Our Mendota Wacipi will be Sept 8-10-2017.
New Community Center, please share.
Mendota Inipi Feb/12th 1pm Pipe filled on 2-11-2017 – honoring our ancestors
Honoring Our Ancestors 2017
Please help these 6 families, call one of the people below if you need more information.
Leventhal, Larry a prominent Twin Cities civil rights attorney, died Jan. 17, 2017,
BLACK SNAKE RESISTANCE MARCH
A Memorial Service for Anne Patricia Felix will be held at 11 AM, Saturday, January 21, 2017.
WHAT’S HAPPENING AT MMDC
EVENTS IN MENDOTA, LANGUAGE CLASS, CULTURAL CLASS, INIPI’S, NON MEMBERS MEETING’S, ETC.
Language class are held every Wednesday evening from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm except for the last Wednesday of each month where we hold culture class hosted by Nick Anderson who is out historian and language class during the same hours.
Both classes are at the DuPuis House in Mendota.
Please bring a snack to both meetings. Both classes are open to everyone, please bring a friend and learn the Dakota language and culture.
The Mendota Tribal Council.
Where do I start with little Darlene. When I first saw this little woman, and how active she was. I thought I would like to get to know her and be like her, I came nowhere close to her dedication.
Darlene is a beautiful Ojibwe woman. Darlene was the first person I heard say Pida Migwetch, which means thank you in Dakota and Ojibwe. When I first heard Darlene say both Pida Migwetch, I was so happy to hear it in both languages, as I have both bloods running in my veins. Darlene was very active in many causes, like Coldwater, the 4 grandfather Oak trees, and especially AIM.
Today Sunday at 3:00 to 8:00 there will be a wake & celebration of her life at 31st St & Park Ave, at the old Office of Indian Ministries. I don’t know the name of the new church. On Monday there will be a wake up at Cass Lake where she is from. Tuesday will be the burial at Cass Lake.
So a Big Pida Migwetch to you on your journey. Say hi to Bob, Garrett, Chris, and Eugene and all the elders we have lost lately, and to all of our relations.
The Mendota Dakota Community and all of the people and members will miss you deeply.
Until we meet again dear little sister good bye for now.
I’m proud to be a Dakota and Ojibwe woman.
Tuesday January 25, 2011 at 7:00pm. We have lots to talk about.
Please check out our website, I have put some very interesting articles on the website.
Your Tribal Council.