“Preserving, Protecting and Promoting the Dakota Culture for Future Generations”
Subscribe to MMDTC

Share email to stay updated!

2016 Wacipi POW WOW flyer

Visitors Since
  • 91,486 Visitors in 2018


The most important featured news and articles from MMDC

Binaishee Quence Bellanger-Rook departed this earth on September 17, 2019 as her tiny newborn son arrived.

We ask for your support and contributions to the family of Binaishee Quence Bellanger-Rook, who departed this earth on September 17, 2019 as her tiny newborn son arrived.
In addition to her son, she leaves behind her husband, Darrin Cobenais, her daughter Sammie, her siblings Makwa, Jake and Barbie, nieces and nephews, and her mother, Lisa Bellanger.
Lisa is a Rural Coalition Board member and daughter of our founding mother Patricia Bellanger.
Her beautiful daughter Binaishee forever holds a special place in our hearts. With Pat, we watched her grow, and we named the “Binaishee Quence Building the Future Award” in her honor in 1994. Her name means “young bird woman,” and the award recognizes outstanding efforts of leaders, who inspire young people to protect the water and the earth, which nurtures them.
Binaishee had a gentle way of sharing her heart with everyone she met. Over the years, she and her family have welcomed and nurtured and educated and fed and transported and uplifted thousands of people as they protected the Ojibwe culture and lifeways they loved.
With deep thanks for the many blessings Binaishee and her famly have shared in their work for environmental justice and tribal and cultural sovereignty for Indigenous people, Rural Coalition has established the Bellanger Family Fund with the approval of the family. All tax-deductible contributions received for this Fund will be given to the family to sustain them through this difficult part of their journey and so that they may carry on their work in the future, with the love and support of us all.
Your support in any amount is appreciated, as are your messages of support which can also be left using the button below.

To all our wonderful guests who won something at the raffle booth or auctions at the Pow Wow. Any questions please call the office 651-452-4141.

To all our wonderful guests who came to our 20th Pow Wow. Thank you all so much for coming to our Pow Wow and supporting your local Native American Community. It was a honor to have you join us.

For those of you who won at the raffle booth or auction booth at the Pow Wow.

We will be at the office Sunday Sept 22, from 1-3 our address is 1351 Sibley Memorial Hwy in Mendota, down the hill from St Peters Church, left side of the street.

There is Lees Education, Greg’s Barber Shop,  just come in the front door we are on the right.

If you can not make that time, please call to setup at time that is convenient for you 651-452-4141.

Thank you from the Mendota Mdewakanton Dakota Tribal Community and our Members.

Sharon Lennartson Tribal Chairwoman.


Funeral for Jim Anderson \ Red Sky: Wednesday Sept 11th at 11:00am

Funeral for Jim Anderson \ Red Sky

Jim passed into the spirit world on June 27, 2019.
We had a celebration of life gathering for Jim in August but the traditional Dakota Ceremony will be:
Wednesday Sept 11th at 11:00 am
St Peter’s Church 1405 Sibley Memorial Hwy Mendota, MN 55120.

The meal is pot luck as this is the traditional Native way.
Any volunteer help from friends is very appreciated.

Our family’s (MMDC) Wacipi / Pow Wow is Sept 13 -15, 2019 at St Peters Church two days after his funeral.
Red Sky loved our Wacipi & he will be with us dancing ~ we hope you can be with us too 

Can you please can help at Red Sky Funeral Sept 11, 2019, at St Peters Church in Mendota?

Can you please can help at Red Sky Funeral Sept 11, 2019, at St Peters Church in Mendota?

Please bring a dish to share if your last name starts with = A-F salad, G-L
hot dish, M-R vegetables, S-Z deserts. Please let us know what you can
bring. Please contact???? I cannot do this just too busy. I will have an
email and contact person for what food you want to bring and help in
the kitchen soon. The family appreciate all your help, as we all loved
him. Love Sharon 952-687-7058