Welcome to the Mendota Mdewakanton Dakota Tribal Community.
We are a nonprofit 501C3 organization dedicated to protecting important and sacred sites and bringing Dakota Oyate (nation) culture back to its birthplace in Minnesota.
1200 Centre Pointe Curve. Mendota Heights, MN 55120
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Inipi Saturday Sept 16th. Start fire at 12:00. We go in at 3:00 sharp. We
A very special thank you to MRAC – Metropolitan Regional Arts Council for giving me
Sharon’s 77 Birthday Party Monday Aug 28th 3-7 open house. At the office 1200 Centre
Here is the vendors application for Mendota’s PowWow on Sept 8-9-10th 2023. Application must be
Super AND Blue Full Moon Walk at Sacred Coldwater Springs Wednesday, August 30, 2023 Gather
Sacred Red Rock unveiled: A remarkable journey of rediscovery and repatriation After a decade in
MMDC would like to remind you that a Direct Payment Plan option is available. You
The Mendota Mdewakanton Dakota Tribal Community will set up our village approximately from Aug 28
- Acquire a land base so we can build a community center.
- Obtain federal recognition.
- Maintain a tribal office in Mendota.
- Promote and support the preservation of the Dakota culture, including protecting sites of cultural significance to the Dakota people.
- Promote a better understanding between the Native American community and the public.
- Teach community members and others the Dakota language.
- Develop self-sufficiency through in-house business.
We believe we are here to play an important spiritual and cultural role for all people who live here in the land of our ancestors. Please help us to continue our mission by DONATING to our cause. Pidamaya! (Thank you)
Inipi Saturday Sept 16th. Start fire at 12:00. We go in at 3:00 sharp. We can use the DuPuis House after 3 until 6pm. Please
A very special thank you to MRAC – Metropolitan Regional Arts Council for giving me a grant to publish my book. Stolen Culture Traditions and
Sharon’s 77 Birthday Party Monday Aug 28th 3-7 open house. At the office 1200 Centre Pointe Curve Mendota Heights 55120 Suite 150 down stairs on
Here is the vendors application for Mendota’s PowWow on Sept 8-9-10th 2023. Application must be in by Aug 15th, along with your payment. Thank You
Super AND Blue Full Moon Walk at Sacred Coldwater Springs Wednesday, August 30, 2023 Gather at the park entrance, 7 pm Park on the Hwy
Sacred Red Rock unveiled: A remarkable journey of rediscovery and repatriation After a decade in a front yard, a sacred sandstone rock finds its way
MMDC would like to remind you that a Direct Payment Plan option is available. You can have your payment made automatically from your checking or
The Mendota Mdewakanton Dakota Tribal Community will set up our village approximately from Aug 28 – Sept 2, 2023? St Peters Church in Mendota has
Donation Request pow wow 2023
On July 8th Sibley Memorial HWY will be closed from 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM due to the parade and other events for Mendota Days. This
Here’s an interesting video of a parade from the 1960s in Mendota. There is an interesting section where someone pretending to be drunk and dressed
Membership is officially closed until further notice as of June 1st 2023. The Mendota Tribal Council. Tribal Chairwoman: Sharon Lennartson. Vice Chairperson: Steven Renville.
We will be building a Dakota Village at St Peters Church a week before the Powwow. The Powwow is Sept 8-9-10 2023. If you would
Fire at 2 Inipi at 4 Feast Indian time from 6-6:30. Please bring a dish to pass. Joseph
Mendota Mdewakanton Dakota Tribal Community Fundraiser Sale. The Mendota Indian Community has been in Mendota for almost 30 years. Our roots go back to the
Welcome everyone to our Mendota’s Inipi. Our Inipi is the second Saturday of each month. At the Dupuis House in Mendota 1357 Sibley Memorial Hwy,
Thank you to Ray and Christie Boessel for their wonderful canoe demonstration. Ray has been making canoes for over 40 years. Thank you and we
Jenna will do others article too. She may be at the Wacipi too. Mendota Mdewakanton Dakota Tribe to again seek federal recognition. Here is the
Come early to help setup. Joseph and Duane need help Help prepare sweat, prepare feast, signin sheet , anything Joseph needs help with. Love Sharon
HOW TO BUILD A NATIVE DISPLAY CANOE: WHEN: 9am, Wednesday May 10th 2023, WHERE: 1200 Centre Pointe Curve Mendota Heights 55120 suite 150 TIME: This
Lee Newcomb Article in the Chanhassen Neighbors 4-23 Lee is a family member, he will be joing the Mendota Community soon. Lee does wonderful artwork.
Felix, LeClaire, Renville, DuPuis, Fernier,Turpin, Bellecourt, Robinette, Campbell, Lemay, LaCroix, LaBatte, Newcomb, Perron, Leith, Sherry, Auge, Morin. Faribault, Cermak, Crooks, DuFour. Many of these families,
Vendor application available here: https://mendotadakota.com/mn/downloads
How to make your payment for rent: Please write a check to Mendota Mdewakanton Dakota Tribal Community or MMDTC or use ACH. For ACH, go
Social Justice Friends, Thanks to the efforts of a number of us on this email, we are happy to say that there is a growing
Honorary Members are people who are not lineal members but want to be part of the Mendota Native Community. We have 84 honorary members as
Update: We have officially withdrawn from the MN Twins commitment, we could not get enough volunteers. Maybe next year! Thank you to all of
Daniel Munson Angelique & Hypolite DuPuis 4-23
I was thinking about my grandmother Lillian or Lilly LeClaire a lot lately. I know she has been guiding me, along with my GGgrandmother Angelique
Office is downstairs far left side of the building Suite 150.
Inipi Saturday April 8, 2023. Please bring a dish to pass. At the DuPuis House on the Sibley Site. Love Sharon
First Pow Wow in Mendota Mn in over 149 years on Aug 5, 2000. Two Pow Wow at Highway 55 in 1998 & 1999.
We finally got a new office after 3 years. What we need is 6 laptop computers. Table and chairs, 30 chairs, 8 tables of different
Sugar Bush Full Moon Walk at Coldwater Springs – Tuesday, March 7, 202 Sugar Bush Full Moon Walk at Sacred Coldwater Springs Tuesday, March 7,
2023_NPO_Dreamsheet This is the sign up sheet for volunteering at Twins games. We need as many volunteers as possible to work at Twins games this
We will start the fire between 10:30 and 11:00 AM and go in around 1:30 PM. Please bring a dish to pass for the feast!
Target Field seek motivated 501 C3 groups. Look on our website for more details. Email the office asap if you are interested email@example.com. You would
Angelique Winona RENVILLE was born in 1806 in Kaposia Village near Fort Snelling, Minnesota, MN. She died on 3 Jan 1890 at the age
Angelique Winona RENVILLE was born in 1806 in Kaposia Village near Fort Snelling
We are getting close to the $800.00 please help Tommy he needs more, as his fines were more he still needs $600.00. Love Sharon
Trees in Winter Full Moon Walk at Coldwater Springs. Trees in Winter Full Moon Walk at Sacred Coldwater Springs Sunday, February 5, 2023 Gather at
Pilot Knob (Oheyawaha) “hill that is much visited” Watch for updates
We would love to add your descendancy chart on our website. Quick Reference to some Mendota Members who are DESCENDANTS of Chief Cetanwakanmani 111 (Little
Mendota’s 26th Wacipi Sept 8-9-10-2023. More information coming in March 2023. Love Sharon
Here is an old newspaper clipping about Saplings buds considered proof of their 19 century heritage with Bob Brown
STAY HOME – ICY CONDITIONS – Inipi Sweatlodge Resurrection Postponed until Friday at 10:00 AM – For Hardcore Volunteers and those that won’t see this
Want to join me in making a difference? Our community is starting 2023 calling on the communities we love, pray with, support, and have been
Sharon Lennartson the tribal chair, is the ggranddaughter to Angelique and Hypolite Dupuis. There are many other members of MMDTC who share the same ancestry.
Dakota protesters meet sesquicentennial wagon train Covered wagons and police cars were stopped side-by-side as protesters blocked the roadway. (Photo by Scott Russell) By Scott
Everyone email Joseph if you have any questions. Joseph will take care of all Inipi things. We also need someone to let Mendota know how
https://www.shutterstock.com/search/ouroboros Free ouroboros images if you want to add one—your choice. Date Night Full Moon Walk at Sacred Coldwater Springs Friday, January 6, 2023 Gather
Duane, the Fire keepers gets there around 10:30 or 1100am. People doing prayer ties will start around 11:00ish. We go inside the Inipi around 1:00.
If you are on facebook and when you have your birthday, you can ask for a donation for your charity of your choice. PLEASE USE
Update: Date Extended: We had to extend the deadline. We received $500.00 at the holiday party. And about $250.00 in the mail. Thank you all
Holiday Party Saturday Dec 3 at the DuPuis House in Mendota 1357 Sibley Memorial Hwy, MN 55150 on the Sibley Site from 2-5. Clean up
10th Generations to Cetanwakanmami Little Crow to Sharon Lennartson Tribal Chair descendant. Many of our members come from Cetanwakanmami. Also here is a picture of
Can you help us pay rent at a new place? One the pledge form you can state that the donation is for the pledge to
The Winter 2022 edition of our newsletter is complete and can be viewed, printed, downloaded here: https://mendotadakota.com/mn/newsletter Do you have any news, stories, photos, suggestions
Inipi Saturday November 19th, at the DuPuis House in Mendota. We light the fire at 10:30 – 11:00ish. Go into the Inipi by 1:00. Please
Online fundraiser for a Community & Interpretative Center, until we get a center we can call our own. No one to tell us we can
Outgoing senators backing US recognition for 2 state tribes Outgoing senators backing US recognition for 2 state tribes Framon Weaver, a former chief of the
Leaves blow in the wind We hear Our Creators voice disrupted, disappointed on the problems of the world nothing absolutely nothing can shake us We are
Lillie Felix was Sioux, who had arrived from on August 27, 1897. While at Carlisle Indian School, Lillie would learn about dress cutting and fitting.
Families from all over Minnesota gathered to dance, feast & sing to the beat of a drum. An annual tradition highlighting culture & a connection
2 of 35,127 November Full Moon at Coldwater Inbox Susu Jeffrey 10:40 AM (7 hours ago) to Tom, Jen, me, Sue Election Day Full Moon Walk at Sacred Coldwater Springs Tuesday,
Inipi Sat Oct 8th, at the DuPuis House in Mendota. We light the fire at 11:00ish. Go into the Inipi by 1:00. Please bring a
Indigenous Peoples’ Day Full Moon Walk at Coldwater Springs – Sunday, October 9, 2022 Indigenous Peoples’ Day Full Moon Walk at Sacred Coldwater Springs Sunday,
Looking for stories and pictures of your family’s in Mendota from 1800 – 1994. Families in Mendota in the last 1800 – 1994. Looking for
Mendota Work Camp No 1. Some families in Mendota were there in this camp, Do you have stories or Pictures of your families? Near Mendota Heights
Please join us for a fundraiser benefiting Erika Bailey-Johnson for Minnesota House 2B Friday, September 30 from 5 -7 p.m. at Urban Growler Contributions are
Mendota’s 25th Wacipi – Pow Wow Sept 9-11-2022. The pow wow is over for another year on this most sacred land of the Dakota people. This
Dr. Mike Klein 2rd Book (Mendota Dakota Erasure and Recognition) With Commentary by Dr. Chris Mato Nunpa. Go to Amazon to buy the book Mendota
Or sending in money to family and friends. Be sure to look for a Check box before you send in a payment to a 501C3
Friday, September 16, 2022 Join NABS as we screen the short film “Voices from Pezihutazizi Oyate: Boarding School Histories” followed by a panel discussion. Over
October Full Moon at Coldwater Inbox Susu Jeffrey 7:55 AM (14 minutes ago) to Tom, Jen, me Indigenous Peoples’ Day Full Moon Walk at Sacred Coldwater Springs Sunday,
Joseph Bester 12:11 AM (7 hours ago) to me, Ahlers, Alice, Anderson, Angelia, Annie, Axtell, Baker, Bill, Bob, Bob, Bobby, Brian, Brian, Carol, Childs, Chris, Christi, Clark, Clay, Coler, Danielle, Dave, Deborah, Jason, Dorothy, Duane, Earl, Amy, Gary, John, James, Jeff, Jim, Joan, John, John, Joseph, Joseph, Karen, Kathy, Kiara, Lacey, Larry, Laura, Lee, Lenny, Linda, Lisa, Lisa, Luana, Maria, Mary, Mehta, Mike, Mike, Mike, Nate, Pamela, Patricia, Paul, Paul, Randall, Randy, Renee, Richard, Rita, Robert, Robert, Sam, Sammy, Sarah, Jim, Strandmark, Swestrich, Terre, Therese, Wendy, Yo Sorry for the short notice though there was a desire to provide an Inipi Ceremony for those
Please have cash for the PowWow Thank You!! See you all soon.
25th annual pow-wow commemorates a people striving to preserve their culture. Tim Spitzack Editor About the time maples and birches reveal their first hint of
As was shared a the last meeting with the Historical Society, we are no longer barred from starting our Sacred Fire before the Inipi Ceremonies,
Thank you to Earl McDonaugh!
Came across this old video, what a treasure, quality is bad it is still precious. Do not remember filing it. Look at little Joe so young. My first time on using a video as you came tell, that my voice talking. LOL Love Sharon
Joseph Bester will be sending me the information soon on the Inipi. Have a great inipi. Love Sharon
Hello Auntie, we are digging holes for the new lodge, cutting carpet to fit the floor of the lodge, and moving the firepit today starting
News Release Mendota Mdewakanton Dakota Tribal Community Mendota Mdewakanton Dakota Tribal Community declares its sovereignty Mdewakanton Sioux of Minnesota band seeks expedited federal recognition On
25th POW WOW FLYER 2022
Please get your application in by August 28. Must be paid with application. See you at the PowWow, can not wait to see everyone. Please
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.”
The MNHS had this picture of one pamphlets of Hypolite and Angelique gggranddaughters and family. Sharon Lennartson tribal Chair is also a gggranddaughter. We have
By Mayor Coleman. I can not believe this was done in 2012, we are now in 2022 where does the time go!!
Keith Ellison remarks in the federal Congressional record submitted by Keith Ellison on December 19, 2012. Note in yellow below the Dakota Expulsion Act of
Returning the Red Rock: An act of healing and reconciliation August 10, 2017 By: Christa Meland The Minnesota Conference is in the early stages of
A Warrior for Change. Boozhoo Red Lake Nation. Monday and Wednesday we will vote for change. What kind of change do we want? This is