To get information out quickly, on very important topic.
The regulations, paperwork, research and criteria for gaining federal recognition can be exhausting. We could really use your help to do some research with us. If you have time, please contact Perry and he can let you know how you can help. (612) 327-0100
This is 1 page of the BIA criteria for gaining federal recognition.
Click the image to open or if you prefer to download as a PDF click this: 25CFR Part 83 2015 abbreviated PDF
If you would like to read the entire 35 page “Code Of Federal Regulations”, please download here: 25CFR Part 83 2015 35 pages
If you would like to read the entire 913 page “Code Of Federal Regulations” It’s available at the BIA website here: LINK
Membership Meeting Sunday March 24th 1:00pm potluck!
Membership Meeting Sunday March 24th 1:00pm potluck! Come join us to cerebrate Sharon in remission from cancer. Sharon is also celebrating 15 years volunteering at the tribal office. I would love you to be here to celebrate with me.
Reminder of this Sunday February 24, Membership Meeting from 12:00 – 3:00 Potluck.
If we get all that snow on Saturday, Sundays meeting will be cancelled again.
Watch for emails or look on our website www.mendotadakota.com
THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE!
Your tribal council Sharon, John, Marlene, Perry, and Lon
If anyone has moved in the last two years. PLEASE send us your new address or any information that has changed. ALL members MUST have current information. Thank You Your Tribal Council Sharon, John, Marlene, Perry, and Lon. Love Sharon
Honoring Our Ancestors Saturday Feb 9, 2019 down at Ft Snelling State Park. After ceremony feast at the DuPuis House in Mendota MN. Print the flyer that is your permit. Flyers will also be at the Gate below the Mendota Bridge. Download flyer for more information. Thank You the Mendota Tribal Council. Please be there! -Sharon
Download or print the flyer: FLYER Honoring Our Ancestors 2019
Honoring Our Ancestors Saturday Feb 9, 2019. We will meet even if it is very cold. Consider the people back in 1862 who were forced to walk with no food, warm clothes, and no real shelters. Many were woman and children, the sick and elderly. In Addison to the above, native people lost everything they knew and loved. EVERYTHING!
On December 26, 1862, the U.S. military lynched 38 of our Dakota patriots in the largest mass execution in United States History. On November 7, 1862, a group of about 1,700 Dakota, primarily women and children, were forcibly marched from the Lower Sioux Agency to a concentration camp at Fort Snelling.
Saturday February 9, 2019
We will light the sacred fire at 10:00 am by Robert Klanderud assisted by Tommy, Perry, and Lon. Ceremony is at 11:00 am.
Fort Snelling State Park.
The park entrance is off Highway 5 at Post Road near the Minneapolis / St. Paul International Airport.
Drive down into the park, go inside the building to get your free pass, which is this flyer, or print it now. Mendota will have flyers at the entrance building too. Thank You to the DNR for their help each year.
Please bring a dish to share for the potluck from 12:30ish to 3:00ish. Potluck or feast will be at the DuPuis House, also called the Sibley Site.
1357 Sibley Memorial Hwy Mendota, MN 55150 across from Lucky’s 13.
If you need more information, please call the Mendota Mdewakanton Dakota Tribal Community office 651-452-4141. Dress warm, the ceremony is outside women should wear skirts pants underneath to keep warm. Please bring some tobacco. Please bring some doughnuts or rolls to share.
Steve will provide coffee from JS Bean Factory.
Sponsored by the Mendota Mdewakanton Dakota Tribal Council and its members.
Sharon Lennartson Tribal Chairwoman Sharon Lennartson Chairwoman, John LeClaire Vice Chairman, Marlene Dixon Secretary / Treasurer, Perry Altendorfer Historian, Lon Navarre Member at Large.