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Reminder of Membership Meeting Nov 24 from 1- 4 potluck at the DuPuis House in Mendota.

Reminder of membership meeting Nov 24 from 1- 4 potluck at the DuPuis House in Mendota 1357 Sibley Memorial Hwy, MN 55120. Hope to see some of you who have not been to a meeting for a while what can we do to change that?
Your Tribal Council.
For those of you who don’t know I’m still cancer free thank you creator. 278 people responded on facebook WOW I guess a few people do care thank you all.
Working all the time for my community. Love Sharon

Christmas Party and Toy Drive Dec 7th, 1-4 potluck at the DuPuis House in Mendota.

All our members out of town, please help make a child happy this year with a small gift or gift card. Mendota’s Christmas party and toy drive and potluck, please reply if you will be at the party, and what you may want to bring to pass. If someone is making frybread let me know I will make maple butter. I need at lease a two day notice.
Saturday Dec 7th 1-4-2019, at our ancestral home of Hypolite DuPuis and Angelique Renville, gggranparents of many members in the Mendota Community. Any Renville’s and DuPuis, LeClaire, Felix, Bellcourt, Fernier, Robinette, LeMay, Auge, LaBatte, Newcomb, Perron,
Leith, Sherry, LaCroix, Turpin, Cermak, Faribault. Please come to our party we all related.
Please bring pictures any history you may have. If you’re not a member, maybe become a lineal member or an honorary member.
Gift cards are good for elders and teens who never get much at Christmas. Any toys, any ages, for younger girls and boys, please don’t not wrap gifts. For families looking for toys, please email us at mendotadakota@gmail.com with the kid’s ages. All request must be in by Dec 1st. If they have an interest in a toy please specify.
The Mendota Tribal Council, Love Sharon

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.

July Glory Full Moon Walk at Sacred Coldwater Springs.

July Glory Full Moon Walk at Sacred Coldwater Springs

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Gather at the park entrance, 7 pm

Park at pay meters on the frontage road via credit card

July is glory month at Coldwater because the planted prairie flowers are in bloom. The color and scent of the land and the music of water, birds and insects are at peak. It is a most alive and peaceful place.

Special guest Henry Fieldseth will be with us to identify the plants. Henry founded the Friends School Plant Sale in the 1980s, now the largest plant sale in the state, held annually on Mother’s Day weekend

  • Full moon walks have been celebrated every month at Coldwater since 2000.
  • Sunset 8:56 pm  (6 minutes earlier than the previous full moon)
  • Moonrise 9:03 pm   (26 minutes earlier than last month’s full moon)

DIRECTIONS: Coldwater Springs is between Minnehaha Park & Fort Snelling, in

Minneapolis, just North of the Hwy 55/62 interchange. From Hwy 55/Hiawatha, turn East (toward the Mississippi) at 54th Street, take an immediate right, & drive all the way down on the frontage road where you can park at the pay meters.

Gather at the park entrance.

All welcome. Dress for the weather, especially sturdy footwear. We celebrate the full moon in all-weather however the length of the walk depends on conditions. If it’s really cold or wet it’s a quick 10-minutes to the spring outflow gurgling from under the limestone bedrock Spring House built in the 1880s to supply potable water to Fort Snelling.

This gathering is free and open to the public.

Friends of Coldwater info: http://friendsofcoldwater.org