Mendota Mdewakanton Dakota Tribal Community

“Preserving, Protecting and Promoting the Dakota Culture for Future Generations”

The MMDTC is a tribal community, not yet federally recognized. We are a Tribal 501C3 org.

(It really helps our tribe)


is a Tribal 501C3 Org

Mendota Mdewakanton Newsletter


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. 

  • 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

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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

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