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Holiday Party & Toy Drive Dec 8 at the DuPuis House in Mendota. 1- 4. Please bring a dish to pass for the feast.
Here’s a very interesting post concerning The American Indian Religious Freedom Act
AIRFA is a US federal law and a joint resolution of Congress that was passed in 1978. It was created to protect and preserve the traditional religious rights and cultural practices of American Indians, Eskimos, Aleuts and Native Hawaiians.
These rights include, but are not limited to, access of sacred sites, repatriation of sacred objects held in museums, freedom to worship through ceremonial and traditional rites, including within prisons, and use and possession of objects considered sacred. The Act required policies of all governmental agencies to eliminate interference with the free exercise of Native religion, based on the First Amendment, and to accommodate access to and use of religious sites to the extent that the use is practicable and is not inconsistent with an agency’s essential functions. It also acknowledged the prior violation of that right.
To read the rest of this article, please visit: www.webpages.uidaho.edu/~rfrey/329AIRFA.htm
Mendota Members please get caught up on your contributions by the end of 2018. Please call the tribal office to find out how much you owe 651-452-4141. Members & Honorary members remember your contributions help keep our doors open.
Thanks you our Tribal Council.
Mendota Inipi this is not our community Inipi. It is open to all who want to come. Dec 2rd, at 12:00 at the DuPuis House in Mendota, potluck. There may be an Inipi on Nov 18 and 19 watch for updates on our website and email.
Membership Meeting November 19, at 6:30 at our ancestral home the DuPuis House. Our meeting will be a week earlier because of Thanksgiving.
Reminder our Holiday Party and Toy Drive is Dec 8th, 1-4 at the our ancestral home the DuPuis House.
Everyone is welcome
Please bring a dish to share for the feast.
DuPuis House / Sibley Site
1357 Memorial Hwy
Mendota, MN 55150