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James Kermit Anderson “Red Sky” was born May 7, 1959. He passed into the spirit world June 27, 2019.
Claudia, ask me to post this. James Kermit Anderson “Red Sky” was born May 7, 1959. He is preceded in death by parents Russell and Lillian Rose Anderson, and brother Craig. Survived by loving wife Claudia and daughter Ameyalli Anderson. Also survived by former wife Juliane and sons James, Jr and Joseph Anderson. Sisters Patricia Baldwin, Catherine knutson, brother Rick Anderson, Brother Gregory Allen Sumpter, Cousin Victoria Scott, many nieces and nephews. Auntie Linda Brown and Sharon Lennartson. He was tribal chairman and historian for the Mendota Mdewakanton Dakota Tribal Community and defended the sacred sites of the Dakota nation. Retired Pipefitter 37 years. He spent the last five years of his life in the Yucatan, Mexico. The Creator called him home June 27, 2019. Family and friends remember him with love and appreciation. Service Sept 11th at St Peters Church at 11:00am.
1405 Sibley Memorial Hwy in Mendota 55150. St Peters is the oldest church in MN.
Please bring a dish to pass.
Hope to see you love Claudia and Ameyalli, and his family.
Birthplace Of Community James Anderson “Red Sky” Mdewakanton Mendota MN
Good morning everyone, the pow wow is only 20 days away and still lots of work to do.
Donation suggestions again, we are thinking gas cards, or visa cards are always good for donations.
People keep emailing and asking what to donate?
Taking donations for pop for the pow wow, you can bring pop to the meeting tomorrow Monday Sept 26, at 6pm at the DuPuis House. ANY KIND OF POP.
We will not be having our history panels this year that we had for a last few years.
Instead we are having what we have accomplished over the last 25 years.
Like pow wow pictures, flyers, newsletters, what we have participated and accomplish, many newspaper articles, pow wow buttons, of our proud Dakota Heritage.
We will have videos of all of our pow wows, videos of Jimmy etc.
We will be streaming the pow wow this year so the whole world can see us celebrating our Traditions.
There was and is a lot of work in just getting this all organized could use help with this. If you can come to my house that would be great let me know I live in Apple Valley.
I will send pictures of my office down stair and my family room of all Mendota stuff.
We have hundreds of pictures, still looking for more. If you put them together that would help me a lot.
Looking for pictures of Jimmy for the funeral, the family will have picture we would like more if you have the time and want to share.
If you want your family pictures or any stories to display you have to do your own pictures, and send to Sharon. I have been asking for pictures for months.
This is a job for 4 people to set and greet and welcome people have them sign in. Maybe this will be a good way to see if people want to become an honorary member?
Email Maria firstname.lastname@example.org, or Jamie email@example.com, Joy firstname.lastname@example.org to add you to the volunteer list. If you know of anyone who would like to volunteer, please have them get a hold of Marie and Jamie or Joy.
If you want your family pictures or any stories to display you have to do your own pictures, and send to Sharon or bring to the Pidamaya / welcome booth.
We made a big sign with all our original families on it, that will be on the Pidamaya/ Welcome Canopy. The canopy will be enclosed on 3 sides if windy.
This is a job for 4 people to set and greet & welcome people. Call or email Maria or Jamie if you want the job.
If you have any donations for the raffle, auction, or giveaway you can bring tomorrow or wait until the pow wow weekend.
The raffle and auction committee would like them sooner so they can organize the donations better.
If you have any donations for the raffle, auction, or giveaway you can bring tomorrow or wait until the pow wow weekend Sept 13-15.
Auction booth Terry Tgombold@gmail.com
The raffle and auction committee would like them sooner so they can organize the donations better, please mark were you want your donation to go raffle, auction, or giveaway.
Once we get the pods empty on Sept 9, and 10, we will have room for donations and they will be locked up. NEED HELP SETTING UP email the volunteer calling committee.
Also let me know so we know who will be there to help a head of time.
John email@example.com need help with the circle and other things.
Security Tommy Sevenfeathersconstruction@gmail.com
Marie, Jamie and Joy please forward anyone who will help with setup asap.
Sharon firstname.lastname@example.org I just need to know and stay in the loop with so much happening.
Hope to see you at our membership meeting tomorrow.
Claudia and Ameyalli will be at the meeting.
I will have a birthday cake at the meeting, it is my birthday Aug 28th. Luv Sharon
We are looking for vendor, all vendors are welcome. We are a small Wacipi but we have thousands of people over 3 days.
Come and join us we would love to meet you. 2019 Wacipi Vendor Application
These are some pictures from Sharon. A picture of a white buffalo, News articles and the two buttons commemorating Jimmy “Red Sky” Anderson and Sharon “Good Thunder Woman” Lennartson.