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Mendota Mdewakanton Dakota Tribal Community

Preserving, Protecting and Promoting the Dakota Culture for Future Generations

The MMDTC is a Tribal 501C3 Org

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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. 

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  • 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)‚Äč

Gift Cards not coming in?

Update: We usually get more gift card by now. I guess everyone is hurting this year. I hope things turn around by Dec 10th. Pidamayaye

Winter 2022 Newsletter is available!

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

November Full Moon at Coldwater

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,

October Full Moon at Coldwater

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,

Sudden Sweat Alert! Inipi Ceremony Tuesday (TODAY) at 5 PM. Please bring a dish to pass.

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

Inipi on Sunday 8/28.

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,

Mendota’s Mission Statement

MISSION STATEMENT Mission of the Mendota Mdewakanton Dakota Tribal Community:¬†‚ÄúTo preserve, protect, and promote the Dakota culture for future generations.‚ÄĚ MMDTC membership participated in a

Why We Dance!

We dance to pray We pray is to heal We heal is to give We give is to live We live to dance as it

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