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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Our Christmas was fabulous, there were about 70 people there. Some did not sign in
A very special thank you to MRAC – Metropolitan Regional Arts Council for giving me
Karen served from 1993–2013 62A district. I met Karen back in 1998. Karen came down
The Winter 2023 edition of our newsletter is complete and can be viewed, printed, downloaded
Please help us, the Mendota people, get our own Community Center. Dear Friends of the
Social Justice Friends, Thanks to the efforts of a number of us on this email,
Suggested Christmas Food to Bring on Dec 2, 12-4. Hope you can all make it.
- 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)
Do you drive or can you get a ride if you live close by Mendota? The gift cards will be from Target. Largers famlies will
Our Christmas was fabulous, there were about 70 people there. Some did not sign in so it could have been 80 people? Pidamaya ye creator
A very special thank you to MRAC – Metropolitan Regional Arts Council for giving me a grant to publish my book. Stolen Culture Traditions and
Karen served from 1993–2013 62A district. I met Karen back in 1998. Karen came down to the camp – highyway 55 and coldwater. Bob and
The Winter 2023 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
Please help us, the Mendota people, get our own Community Center. Dear Friends of the Mendota Mdewakanton Dakota Tribal Community (MMDTC). Thank you to all
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
Suggested Christmas Food to Bring on Dec 2, 12-4. Hope you can all make it. If not Merry Christmas! Food for Christmas party. Please bring
We are really hoping you can join us at our office for the Mendota Christmas and Gift Card Party on December 2nd from 12pm, 2023.
Thank you to Eagle Eye Steve Allen for these beautiful Pow wow photos. See more of his photography at https://www.facebook.com/Eagle-Eye-Steve-Allen-100068739035691
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
Last basket class Friday Dec 8th from 11:00 – 3:00. May not take that long? Pizza provided no potluck. Next class is Jan 2024. Will
The Lakota Ghost Dance and the Massacre at Wounded Knee How the American drive to force Indian assimilation turned violent on the plains of South
To all families in need of help this holiday season. Mendota can help you in a small way. If you need a gift card this
Excerpts the a Hasting MN Gazette MHS 1-3-1885 – Dec 31 1887 Albert LeClaire is Grandfather to Lillian Anderson, Beverly Scott, Morris Brown, Robert Brown,
Little Crow III (Dakota: July 3, 1863) was a chief of a band of the Mdewakanton people. The Mdewakanton had been displaced by the Ojibwe/Chippewa from their ancestoral
Thanksgiving Full Moon Walk at Sacred Coldwater Springs Monday. November 27, 2023 Gather at the park entrance, 7pm Park on the Hwy 55 access road The
Kathleen Storms, a wonderful nun, has graciously said she would do a basket class. Kathleen is from Lumen Christi Church. Kathleen will be teaching a
Inipi or sweat lodge is the 2nd Saturday of each month, fire at 11:00am, go into the Inipi or lodge about 1:00 or 2:00. Inipi
Once we get a donation letter written I hope soon. Mendota Tribal Council
Lilly is Sharon Lennartson grandmother, married to AlBert LeClaire. Lilly is also grandmother to the LeClaire, Cisek, and Pietig and others. Last Name First Name
Thank you Deborah Jahn and a group from a group from the Becketwood Senior Cooperative for sharing these beautiful Mendota Dakota POW WOW 2023 photos
Thank you to Jill Warren for this lovely gallery of photos from the Mendota POW WOW 2023. View the gallery here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/140304406@N04/albums/72177720311087226
Migration Full Moon Walk at Coldwater Springs – Saturday October 28, 2023 Inbox Search for all messages with label Inbox Remove label Inbox from this
Albert LeClair had 17 acres. Abraham Robinette also had land at Prior Lake Indian community.
We have a new feature on our website you might have seen. It’s a newsletter sign up form. This is not the annual newsletter, this
We are looking for funding, grants, donations, gifts. We did received $250,000 towards land and community center from the Sisters of Charity. Thank you for
I got so many emails, text and calls no one want me to quit doing the Pow Wow / Wacipi. So I will do the
Here is the flyer for the Psincinca (Children of the Rice) Harvest. Psincinca Fall Harvest Thursday Oct 19, 2023.
Monthly on the Full Moon, pipe cermonaery from 6pm to 8:30pm every Wednesday from Saturday Oct 28 to Monday Feb 5, 2024 (Central Standard Time
We will be building a new lodge over the next two Saturdays starting with taking down the old one this Saturday, tomorrow, and re-digging the
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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,
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