The Wacipi / Powwow was our best ever, so many people came.

Mendota had the best Wacipi / Powwow ever, we get bigger each year. Pidamaya ye to our security, helpers, dancers, drummers, vendors and all of our guests for joining us on the beautiful weekend we had. Pidamaye to St Peters Church for letting us use the grounds every year. We did record sales and attendances.Looking for pictures of […]

Donation Request for our 26th Pow Wow Sept 8-9-10-2023.

We the MMDTC. We are a 501(C3) non-profit organization (ID# 3359734). Our mission is: “To preserve, protect, and promote the Dakota culture for future generations.” Consistent with our mission, each year we hold several programs and activities that focus on the preservation of Dakota culture. Our largest (and most costly) event is our annual Traditional […]

Honored to have Representatives from Dickinson / Carlisle Indian School website.

  Three Representatives from Dickinson / Carlise Indian Industrial School website. Will be at our Wacipi what an honor. So honored to have them come from Pennsylvania. Barbara Landis, Susan Rose, and Jim Gerencser. Updates: Here are a few things I wanted to update for you all. Thank you to everyone involved in the Wacipi. […]

Sharon’s New Wacipi List.

Wacipi Notes that Sharon has done for our 21st Wacipi Sept 7 – 13.   I ask Star Tribune to advertise our Wacipi. Done Pioneer Press too. Done We got a $5,000 donations, and a $350.00. Done Joe got another grant for panels for pow wow for $2,5000, we have not received the check yet. […]

Need to rent or borrow Golf Cart for Wacipi Sept 7-13-2021. Can you help?

Need Golf Cart to rent or if you own one that we can use? We need the cart from Wacipi Sept 7-13-2021. Everything is so much more money this year. The golf cart is almost $175.00 more then Sept 2019. We paid $320.00 in 2019 including delivery. Now it is S370 plus $125.00 delivery now […]

Good luck to Tommy, Riley and everyone helping with Mendota fundraiser

Morning Tommy, Riley and those who are helping Tommy and Riley good luck on the fundraiser for Mendota, over Memorial Day weekend. Tommy, you and Riley do so much for the Mendota Community, we appreciates you both so much. If your not busy, check out the Rice’s County Powwow in White Earth. You will see […]

VIDEO: Mendota Mdewakanton Wacipi POW WOW Grand Entry

Mendota Mdewakanton Wacipi POW WOW Grand Entry video #powwow #native #indigenous #indigenouspeople #Minnesota #MendotaMN #Bloomington #Minneapolis

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 […]


We hope to see you for the Mendota Mdewakanton 2018 POW WOW! When September 7th to the 9th, 2018 Where: St. Peter’s Church Open image full: HEREDownload PDF flyer HERE

Mendota Dakota 2015 Wacipi Pow wow video

Mendota Pow Wow from Town Square Television on Vimeo. This story will appear as a segment on the news-magazine show, INSIGHT 7, which will play back on Community Channel 14 until October 22nd. Below are the playback times.  Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday 1:00am 7:00am 1:00pm 7:00pm 1:00am 7:00am 1:00pm 7:00pm 4:00am 10:00am […]

Mendota Mdewakanton 16th Wacipi fund, please help!

Our tribe is planning its 16th Annual Powwow (Wacipi) and are very low on funds for this year.  We appreciate any help you can give us. This powwow is an educational and exciting depiction of tribal culture and heritage.  Native American dancers, drummers, and authentic food (indian tacos, fry bread, wojapi jelly and then some) are […]

PHOTOS: Lighting the Sacred Fire and potluck dinner

Lighting the Sacred Fire and potluck dinner. Make sure you come to the POW WOW tomorow! Sat, Sept 13th Grand Entry starts at 1pm!More information:  

Wacipi glass carver and commemorative mugs!

Be sure to visit Peter The Glass Carver at our Wacipi.  He will be offering these amazing and memorable commemorative mugs for only $15 and he will be donating $5 from every sale to our Wacipi. He has many different mugs to pick from(and he can do special requests)  each with a beautiful carving, including the […]

Star Tribune put us in their Briefs.

MENDOTA Help with Pow Wow Donations and volunteers are needed for Mendota’s 11th annual Welcome Home Traditional Wacipi. The Pow Wow is scheduled for Sept. 10-12 at St. Peter’s Church grounds in Mendota. Donations are needed for the raffle. Water and soft drinks are needed, as well as volunteers. The traditional Pow Wow is open […]