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Toy Drive & Christmas Party Saturday Dec 6th at the DuPuis House was GREAT!!

The Toy Drive & Christmas Party Saturday Dec 6th at the DuPuis House was GREAT! We got lots of toys, you still have time to bring a toy to the new office by Dec 21. Please don’t wrap toys. Thank you to all of you who made a donation you will make some little boy & girl very happy. We had a lot of wonderful people come, and lots of good food. We got 2 new honorary members from the Christmas Party.

Happy Holidays to you all.

New address is

MMDTC

1310 Sibley Memorial Hwy

Mendota MN 55150

651-452-4141

Please call before you come to the office as we are not always there, ask for Sharon or Marlene.

Thank You from the Mendota Tribal Council & it’s members.

Sharon Lennartson

Chairwoman for Mendota Mdewakanton Dakota Tribal Community.

 

Sorry about the date change MNHS has no one to let us in on Nov 24th. Voting Membership Meeting November 17th, 7:00pm at the DuPuis House.

Sorry about the date change. MNHS said they have no one to let us in on Nov 24th.

Voting Membership Meeting November 17th, 7:00pm at the DuPuis House.

Sharon Lennartson Chairwoman for Mendota Mdewakanton Dakota Tribal Community.

The Indigenous Peoples Day Celebration is from 4-7 p.m. Today Monday Oct-13-2014 at the American Indian Center.

Archdiocese, victim attorney give details on settlement
Mpls. Celebrates ‘Indigenous Peoples Day’ Instead of ‘Columbus Day’

Updated: 10/13/2014 7:28 AM
Created: 10/12/2014 2:17 PM KSTP.com
By: Kate Renner

The calendar may say “Columbus Day” on Monday, but for the first time ever the city of Minneapolis is celebrating a counter-celebration called “Indigenous Peoples Day.”

Supporters say it’s been a long time coming for the community’s American Indian people.

“We still have some identity here,” Anishinaabe White Earth Reservation tribal member Robert Rice said.

Rice opened up “Pow Wow Grounds” coffee shop on East Franklin Avenue to start a Native American business in the American Indian Cultural Corridor.

Rice says that identity takes a hit every year on the second Monday of October, also known as Columbus Day.

“To have him recognized every year is more like a slap in the face to us Native Americans,” Rice said.

“To say that Columbus discovered America is truly a joke in itself,” Leech Lake Ojibwe tribal member Ed Sayers said.

For the first time ever, the city of Minneapolis is serious about recognizing someone else – the people who already lived here.

“It’s not a day of discovery; it’s more of a day of declaration for the indigenous people that have been here long before anybody else supposedly discovered the country,” Sayers said.

The first-ever Indigenous Peoples Day celebration will be held at the Minneapolis American Indian Center and includes indigenous cuisine and cultural performances.

“It’s nice to have a day, and it’s nice to finally have that recognition from the local government,” Sayers said.

The city council voted unanimously back in April for the holiday change, joining Berkley, California, Denver, Colorado and Seattle, Washington. Now, they’re setting their sights on bringing the movement to the federal level.

The inaugural Indigenous Peoples Day celebration is from 4-7 p.m. Monday.

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