Mendota Mdewakanton Dakota Tribal Community

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Dan Keiser and the Mendota Community would like you to join us.

Bring the family! Bring your friends!

The Mendota Dakota Tribal Community invites you to come & help celebrate Ā the 20th anniversary of the historic transplanting of the four sacred oak trees (topa wakan utuhu canpi).

Saturday, May 14th, 2022.
Behind St. Peter’s Church.
1405 Hwy 13, Mendota, MN 55120.

1:pm….Arrive, gather around the sacred oaks.
1:30…..Welcome – history of the site – update.
Sage smudging – pipe ceremony.
Closing remarks – thanks giving.

SmallĀ potluckĀ feast to follow, please.
Bring something to share & a lawn chair.
Church restrooms will be available.

St Peters will provide some tables and chair.Ā 

Afterwards: a brief tour of our arboretum & the sacred oaks memorial garden.

Thanks & praises!

(pidamayaye!

Update: We had a wonderful time, and a beautiful day. Met lots Dan’s friends. Pidamaya ye for spending the day with us. Love Sharon

Sacred Trees Saplings proof of 19th century Heritage May 1, 2003_0001
Sacred Trees Saplings proof of 19th century Heritage May 1, 2003_0002