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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Sister Kathleen Storms, a wonderful sister, has graciously said she would do another basket class.
Chief Cetanwakanmani is the 10 granfather to my first cousins. Chief Little Crow Charging Hawk
Mendota Mdewakanton Dakota Tribal Community 27th Traditional Wacipi (Pow Wow) Sept 13-15-2024. We are on
Faribault Indians June 14, 1863 (1)Excerpts the a Hasting MN Gazette MHS 1-3-1885 – Dec
Excerpts the a Hasting MN Gazette MHS 1-3-1885 – Dec 31 1887 Albert LeClaire is
Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet. Thank you Sharon for joining us yesterday Feb 15th,
The Mendota Mdewakanton Dakota Tribal Community is having a ribbon skirt class. Saturday March 9thth will
Greetings Everyone! Dakota Language Class on zoom has been canceled. I will see if I
- 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)
Sister Kathleen Storms, a wonderful sister, has graciously said she would do another basket class. Kathleen is from Lumen Christi Church. Kathleen will be teaching
Chief Cetanwakanmani is the 10 granfather to my first cousins. Chief Little Crow Charging Hawk Cetan Waku Mani (born Cetanwakanmani), III, 1763 – 1830 Chief
Mendota Mdewakanton Dakota Tribal Community 27th Traditional Wacipi (Pow Wow) Sept 13-15-2024. We are on drumhop.com & powwows.com as of 2-13-24. We will be on
Faribault Indians June 14, 1863 (1)Excerpts the a Hasting MN Gazette MHS 1-3-1885 – Dec 31 1887
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,
Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet. Thank you Sharon for joining us yesterday Feb 15th, 2024. What a blessed opportunity for a good group of
The Mendota Mdewakanton Dakota Tribal Community is having a ribbon skirt class. Saturday March 9thth will start setting up at 9am. If you want to help
Greetings Everyone! Dakota Language Class on zoom has been canceled. I will see if I can get another language teacher for the evenings and have
The Dakota ribbon shirt holds deep cultural and historical significance among Native American communities. Let’s explore its rich meaning: Adaptation and Endurance: Ribbon shirts are a prime
At the Dupuis House behind the garage. Feast after ceremony please bring a dish to share. Love Sharon
Honoring Our Ancestors Saturday Feb 3, 2024. We will be meeting even if it is very cold. Consider the people back in 1862 who were
PIIC leaders move on. Is Congress in the future? By catwhipple December 5, 2023 Top: Michael Childs Jr. (Treasurer), and Cody Whitebear (Assistant Secretary/Treasurer).
Look on our site on the left side you will be a big hand click there for the fundraiser letter. Please send to everyone you
I sent out an email to most of you a few days ago. When Joseph called me to cancel the inipi and put it on
When the Mendota heard about the mound we went there put up a teepee and started to protest. Our ancestors should be left in there
End of Year Gratitude Letter Welcome to 2024! Where the hope is new and our eyes fresh to continue the work we have been doing
Here’s a link to the Circle News article about building the Inipi in the Pennsylvania State prison. https://thecirclenews.org/cover-story/locals-build-sweatlodge-for-pa-prisoners/ Chaplain Ammon, Lisa Yankton, Tom Weaver, Lon and
Mni Wiconi Full Moon Walk at Sacred Coldwater Springs Thursday, January 25, 2024 Gather at the park entrance, 7 pm Park on the Hwy 55
Winter Solistice with a pipe ceremony. Thursday Dec 21, at 7pm. At 984 Oxford St N. Bring your drum or flute, we will tell
Hello Relatives, your help is needed today to unload rocks and wood and reposition the canvasses on the Sweatlodge for our Inipi Ceremonies. Volunteers will
1870 Flat Mount Stereoview Old Betz W.H.Illingworth Minnesota photographer 1862 Dakota War Old Bets Mdewakanton Dakota Woman “Old Betz or Old Bets”was a well known
Do you drive or can you get a ride if you live close by Mendota? Most gift cards will be from Target, Cub, Walmart. Largers
Inipi, fire at 11:00 am, inipi at 2:00. Pot luck! Please come early to help Joseph and Dwayne. We are asking for donations for Joseph
Our Christmas was fabulous, there were about 70 people there. Some did not sign in so it could have been 75 people? Pidamaya ye creator
No mention in Mendota MN about Native Americans living in Mendota for Centuries.
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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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
1-12-2024 Sorry we had to change the date to some time in Feburary. Due to winter storm comming on 1-12&13 of cource now we get
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