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Holiday Party & Toy Drive Dec 8 at the Our Ancestral Home the DuPuis House in Mendota. 1- 4. Please bring a dish to pass for the feast.
The DuPuis House is also called the Sibley Site.
1357 Sibley Memorial Hwy
Mendota, MN 55150
John LeClaire: Chairman
Marlene Dixon: Secretary / Treasurer
Perry Altendorfer: Historian
Lon Navarre: Member at Large
For those of you who want toys for your kids I need ages and boys or girls or both. I have people that will be getting donation and they need to know the ages. Please email us with you kids ages how many kids per family. For the teens maybe get gift cards, I hear they will use them more. Most of the toys will go to local kids and community members kids. Thank you in advance for your donations. And putting a smile on a kids face this holiday season. Toys can be delivered and picked up after Dec 19. Watch for an update on website.
email@example.com email, www.mendotadakota.com website
Thank you the Mendota Tribal Council and its members.
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.