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We REALLY need some volunteers for our POW WOW

We would appreciate any volunteers for Mendota’s 19th Wacipi or Pow Wow Sept 7-9-2018. We also need help with put up and take down.
Hello everyone, we really need help with setting up Sept 5, 6, 7 and Monday Sept 10th, 2018. At St Peters Church Grounds 1405 Sibley Memorial Hwy, Mendota MN 55150. Times are 10:00am to 8:00pm the 5th, 6th, people can volunteer as many hours as they want. On the 7th, is 11:00am to 3:00? On Sept 10th, 9:00am to when we are done filling up the pods could be around 4 hours, depending how many people we have to help?
We do provide lunch each day between 12:00 and 1:00 then dinner from 5:30 to 6:00 if people want to bring snacks or food is always welcome. Fruit is always welcome, we could use water and pop too.
We also need help with the feast on Friday Sept 7th from 4pm to 8pm. We lite the sacred fire at 5:05. Jim and Claudia Anderson will be here for ceremony. We also need help in our kitchen, Saturday starting at 8am, 3 hour shifts. And Sunday hours 8am every 3 hour shifts until around 5. Then we have the feast. Cherokee Park United Church brings the feast. Others can bring food to for the feast too. Need volunteers to help clean up after the feast.
For those hours you need to contact Maria at 651-239-5163 mmcnamara1954@gmail.com or Joy at 612-209-2382  sorensennavarre@gmail.com,  Jamie 651-777-6748   jamidel@comcast.net
Volunteers for setup before and after the POW WOW please email me Sharon at mendotadalota@gmail.com
We should have a schedule soon.
Thank you for helping us make this our best Wacipi – Pow Wow ever!!
Sharon Lennartson Tribal Chairwoman & the Mendota Tribal Council and its Members.

Important information & update from tribal leader Sharon Lennartson

Hau mitakuyapi. We understand that troubling information is circulating on Facebook concerning our tribal community. We wish to clarify.

We support the health and safety of vulnerable people, including women and children. We do not condone the abuse or keeping captive of another person. Our Tribal Chairwoman is respectful of all people and does not speak poorly of others.

We have spiritual leaders. Joseph Bester pours the water for the inipi. Emmett Eastman is the spiritual advisor for the wacipi.

Today our Tribal Council met. Actions have been taken.

We ask the Creator to help us to always walk in a good way with a good heart and do good things for all our relations.

Please contact the Mendota Mdewakanton Dakota Tribal Office if you have questions. Pidamaya.

This is a Official Notice: Hello dear members at our last membership meeting on Nov 27th we voted to up our contributions from $15.00 a month to $20.00 a month. Starting Jan 5th, 2018.

Hello dear members at our last membership meeting on Nov 27th we voted to up our contributions from $15.00 a month to $20.00 a month. We have never raised the contributions in 21 years. That’s $5.00 a week to help support your community. Now we want your vote and see how you feel about the contributions. You can only vote if you are current with your contributions. Please hi reply with your vote yes or no. The $20.00 will began on 1-5-2018. Only 4 members voted no, the rest said yes. So contribution will go up on Jan 5th, 2018. Sharon or Marlene will call all the members on ACH now and tell them of the price change. Most of them already said yes anyhow. Those of you who said no, need to call the office to talk about the contributions. Your tribal council is always working hard for you. Remember your contribution are tax deductible.

Thank You, Pidamaya ye

Your Tribal Council

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