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Mendota did not get the Wacipi or Pow Wow grant this year. Donations are needed and appreciated.

Send donations to


1310 Sibley Memorial Hwy

Mendota MN, 55150.

We will have a wonderful Wacipi no matter what happens, as we have the creator to guide us.

See you at the Wacipi Sept 11-13-2015. Check out our Wacipi flyer on our website.

Pidamaya or Thank you

The Mendota Tribal Council   651-452-4141

“If you’re trying to achieve, there will be roadblocks. But obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.” –Michael Jordan
Stay the Course!

Sharon Lennartson Tribal Chairwoman

Mendota Day’s July 11, 2015. Volunteers Needed. Native Dancers needed

Mendota Day’s July 11, 2015. Volunteers & Dancers needed please call asap.The Mendota Community will be helping with Mendota Day’s this year, like we have in the past
Volunteers are needed to help at the VFW and to help the Mendota Community.The Mendota Community needs volunteers to help with the parade, the parade is 4 blocks long. We need help with the float, setup, food, cleanup etc.

Mendota would like to have a few vendors there for fee space, space is limited maybe only 4 or 5 vendors. NO FOOD VENDORS. Also we would love to have some people in regalia, this is volunteers too. Food will be provided for you for dancing.

Anyone have a tipi we could use for Mendota days?

The Mendota Mdewakanton Dakota Tribal Community would like to have more Dakota History and Culture in Mendota.

Please call Sharon Lennartson for the help with the Mendota Community 651-452-4141 or John LeClaire 651-274-6214.

Please call kathy krotter with help at the VFW 651-612-803-517.

Pidamaya from the Mendota Tribal Council and its Members.

Tribal Chairwoman for the Mendota Mdewakanton Dakota Tribal Community Sharon Lennartson.

Please come and help us celebrate 20 years as a continuous community June 27th 2015 11:00am – 3:30pm at St. Peters Church, Mendota MN 55150. 

Please come and help us celebrate 20 years as a continuous community June 27th 2015 11:00am – 3:30pm at St. Peters Church, Mendota MN 55150

Everyone is invited, there will be food, you can still bring a dish to pass.

If you have any stories, pictures, or anything you would like to share about the Mendota Community,  anything to do with the last 20 years, please email Linda at and CC Sharon at as soon as you can so we can plan and prepare for all stores and pictures. Any pictures please send in a head of time to add to the poster boards.

Please RSVP us if you are coming we need to know how much food to order. We only have room for 100 people PLEASE let us know you are coming ASAP.

Please try to keep your stories to around 5 minutes if you are going to talk.

Please call the Mendota office for more information 651-452-4141.

If you want to donate to the silent auction please call the office by June 24th or bring with you.   

If you are coming from 35E you need to go to 110, highway 13 is closed. Parking at St Peters is on both sides of the church and in the front.