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French Heritage in Mendota A history of the Early Settlement August 10, 2018, 5:30 p.m at the Sibley Historic Site, Dupuis House in Mendota.

French Heritage in Mendota A history of the Early Settlement August 10, 2018, 5:30 p.m at the Sibley Historic Site, Dupuis House in Mendota. Presenter: Mark Labine, President of the French-American Heritage Foundation Mendota from Fort Snelling. Painting by Seth Eastman (1808-1875) Mark Labine will give a presentation on the early history of Mendota, including the early French explorers, the St. Peter treaties of 1805 and 1837, (Mendota was originally called St. Pierre or St. Peters), the establishment of Fort Snelling and the early fur traders including Faribault, Dupuis, Sibley, and Bailly, and the migration of the Selkirk Colonists from the Red River land near Winnipeg to the area. Sponsored by the Dakota County Historical Society. To register, go to Dakota County Historical Society Website at https://dakotahistory.org/events/575-aug-10-mendota-after-hours-frenchcanadian- heritage-in-minnesota-at-sibley. Admission price $20. Light food and beverages will be available. Mark Labine



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Dick Bancroft died early yesterday morning 7/16/2018. He was a great man, he and his art will be dearly missed.

Dick Bancroft died early this morning 7/16/2018.  He was in hospice.  Memorial to be announced.  A huge loss to our world and movements.  He did such incredible brave work and was so fun.  We’ll miss him.

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We would appreciate any volunteers for Mendota’s 19th Wacipi or Pow Wow Sept 7-9-2018. We also need help with put up and take down.

Hello everyone, we really need help with setting up Sept 5, 6, 7 and Monday Sept 10th, 2018. At St Peters Church Grounds 1405 Sibley Memorial Hwy, Mendota MN 55150. Times are 10:00am to 8:00pm the 5th, 6th, people can volunteer as many hours as they want. On the 7th, is 11:00am to 3:00? On Sept 10th, 9:00am to when we are done filling up the pods could be around 4 hours, depending how many people we have to help?
We do provide lunch each day between 12:00 and 1:00 then dinner from 5:30 to 6:00 if people want to bring snacks or food is always welcome. Fruit is always welcome, we could use water and pop too.
We also need help with the feast on Friday Sept 7th from 4pm to 8pm. We lite the sacred fire at 5:05. Jim and Claudia Anderson will be here for ceremony. We also need help in our kitchen, Saturday starting at 8am, 3 hour shifts. And Sunday hours 8am every 3 hour shifts until around 5. Then we have the feast. Cherokee Park United Church brings the feast. Others can bring food to for the feast too. Need volunteers to help clean up after the feast. For those hours you need to contact Maria at 651-239-5163 mmcnamara1954@gmail.com or Joy at 612-209-2382  sorensennavarre@gmail.com,  Jamie 651-777-6748   jamidel@comcast.net
Volunteers for setup before and after the POW WOW please email me Sharon at mendotadalota@gmail.com
We should have a schedule soon.
Thank you for helping us make this our best Wacipi – Pow Wow ever!!
Sharon Lennartson Tribal Chairwoman & the Mendota Tribal Council and its Members.
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