WHAT’S HAPPENING AT MMDC
EVENTS IN MENDOTA, LANGUAGE CLASS, CULTURAL CLASS, INIPI’S, NON MEMBERS MEETING’S, ETC.
Honoring Our Ancestors Saturday Feb 9, 2019 down at Ft Snelling State Park. After ceremony feast at the DuPuis House in Mendota MN. Print the flyer that is your permit. Flyers will also be at the Gate below the Mendota Bridge. Download flyer for more information. Thank You the Mendota Tribal Council. Please be there! -Sharon
Download or print the flyer: FLYER Honoring Our Ancestors 2019
Honoring Our Ancestors Saturday Feb 9, 2019. We will meet even if it is very cold. Consider the people back in 1862 who were forced to walk with no food, warm clothes, and no real shelters. Many were woman and children, the sick and elderly. In Addison to the above, native people lost everything they knew and loved. EVERYTHING!
On December 26, 1862, the U.S. military lynched 38 of our Dakota patriots in the largest mass execution in United States History. On November 7, 1862, a group of about 1,700 Dakota, primarily women and children, were forcibly marched from the Lower Sioux Agency to a concentration camp at Fort Snelling.
Saturday February 9, 2019
We will light the sacred fire at 10:00 am by Robert Klanderud assisted by Tommy, Perry, and Lon. Ceremony is at 11:00 am.
Fort Snelling State Park.
The park entrance is off Highway 5 at Post Road near the Minneapolis / St. Paul International Airport.
Drive down into the park, go inside the building to get your free pass, which is this flyer, or print it now. Mendota will have flyers at the entrance building too. Thank You to the DNR for their help each year.
Please bring a dish to share for the potluck from 12:30ish to 3:00ish. Potluck or feast will be at the DuPuis House, also called the Sibley Site.
1357 Sibley Memorial Hwy Mendota, MN 55150 across from Lucky’s 13.
If you need more information, please call the Mendota Mdewakanton Dakota Tribal Community office 651-452-4141. Dress warm, the ceremony is outside women should wear skirts pants underneath to keep warm. Please bring some tobacco. Please bring some doughnuts or rolls to share.
Steve will provide coffee from JS Bean Factory.
Sponsored by the Mendota Mdewakanton Dakota Tribal Council and its members.
Sharon Lennartson Tribal Chairwoman Sharon Lennartson Chairwoman, John LeClaire Vice Chairman, Marlene Dixon Secretary / Treasurer, Perry Altendorfer Historian, Lon Navarre Member at Large.
Both Tribal / Membership Meetings cancelled for Monday Jan 28, 2019 due to very cold weather and 5 – 8 inches of snow. Next membership meeting Sunday Feb 24, from 12:30 to 3:00. Potluck. Please bring any pictures or stories about your family living in Mendota if you think we don’t already have them? I have come across many stories that have been told. We still need more. If any of your information has changed please call the office to update. Very important that your membership is current. Your Tribal Council Sharon, John, Marlene, Perry, and Lon.
Hot off the presses, and perhaps a bit late, here’s the 2018 Winter edition Mendota Dakota Tribal Community Newsletter.
Find it and all our other newsletters at www.mendotadakota.com/newsletter
LANGUAGE CLASS & CULTURE CLASS IS ON HOLD FOR NOW, WE HOPE TO HAVE CLASS AGAIN IN MAY?
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 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.