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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.

Holiday Party & Toy Drive Dec 8 at the DuPuis House in Mendota 1 – 4.  Please bring a dish to pass for the feast. Please bring a toy or gift for boys & girls ages 1-17, we try and get a gifts for teens. Toys will be giving out on Dec 19. If you need toys please email the Mendota Tribal Office mendotadakota@gmail.com, or go to our website www.mendotadakota.com or call 651-452-4141.
All donation request must be in by Dec 15, we need ages and if you need for boys or girls. You can pick up on Dec 19th. If you can not get to Mendota, Tommy or I will deliver the toys for you.
If you want to make a donation of toys or gifts please call the office to meet as there is not always someone at the office. 651-4524141.
Happy Holiday!! From the Mendota Tribal Council and our Members.
Love Sharon

The American Indian Religious Freedom Act 

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

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Mendota Members & Honorary Members, please get caught up on your contributions.

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.

Love Sharon

Membership Meeting November 19, at 6:30 at our ancestral home the DuPuis House.

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

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