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To see the dancers out there dancing again makes my heart beat to the drums. The drums are the heart of the Wacipi.
We had more friends of Mendota helping us again than our own members?
I got ill again for a while on Saturday, after about 4 hours I was helping again. I cannot help it; I love the Wacipi, the drums, dancer, vendors, and all the people that come to our Wacipi.
Pidamaya for all the kind words that people told me about how they enjoyed the Wacipi, was worth all the months of working on the Wacipi day and night for many HOURS.
We had a great feast pidamaya to Cherokee Park Church, and the many others who brought food to share.
If you drive by St. Peters Church this week, you would never have known there was a Wacipi there just a few days ago. Pidamaya to Security for a great job again. I want say pidamaya the Wacipi committee for all their hard work. Pidamaya to all the volunteers, to everyone who made this 2011 Wacipi successful.
Pidamaya to St Peter’s Church for always helping us for 12 wonderful years.
The Mendota Mdewakanton Dakota Tribal Council.
White Earth Reservation
Iron Workers Local 512
Sibley House Historic Site
Cheney Carpet Distributors
Ann Bancroft and Pam Arnold
Lon & Joy Navarre
Mille Lac Ojibwe
Greg’s Barber Shop
Burger King in Bloomington on 98 ST
Burger King on Hiawatha in Mpls
Carbones Pizza in Bloomington
Buffalo Meat Inc
This documentary film follows the story of the Mendota Dakota, a Native American tribe from Mendota, Minnesota, from pre-Minnesota to the present era.
It includes interviews with Jim Anderson, Sharon Lennartson, Jim Albrecht and Curt LeClaire of the Mendota Dakota tribe. It also features a short speech from Arvol Looking Horse, the 19th generation Keeper of the Sacred White Buffalo Calf Pipe.
This film was created by Brian Gilbert.
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