Sharon Lennartson, tribal headwoman of the Mendota Mdewakanton Dakota Community, exploded with joy when she learned of the Faribault Dakota Project in the works. â€œI yelled and screamed to my boys, â€œSomebodyâ€™s finally going to listen,â€™â€ Lennartson recalls. I wanted every bit to be a part of it.â€ In partnership with the Faribault Heritage Preservation […]
Energy company pleads guilty to killing hundreds of Bald and Golden eagles. Agrees to pay $29,623 per future dead eagles.
Sheriff in North Dakota Territory Louis Philippe LeMay was the son of Michel LeMay & Pelagie Monfette. He was born in Canada and moved to Minnesota in the 1850’s. He married a woman from Ireland named Ellen Layden (last name was not known exactly). They lived in Mendota, Minnesota and in Pig’s Eye (later St […]
“Wanbdi Ho’ta Waste emankiyepi do, nakun Damakota” (I am called Grey Good Eagle, and I am a Dakota) “Mitakuye Owasin” (All My Relations) Dated: March 27, 2022 My GGG – Grandfather Michel LeMay was born in Lotbinere, Quebec (New Canada) October 21, 1805 and his wife Marie Palagie Monfette was born January 8, 1812. […]
In honor ofÂ Sharon Lennartson’s 75th Birthday – Tribal Chairwoman of the Mendota Mdewakanton Dakota Tribal Community (MMDTC)) I am thrilled to announce the publication of Mendota Dakota: Stories of Land & Leadership. This book is a collaboration between MMDTC and students in Justice and Peace Studies at the University of St. Thomas who interviewed 20 […]
A new folder containing files, documents, images, etc. has been created and can be viewed in the DOWNLOADS & DOCS folder.
Hello all. The new MMDTC Newsletter for Winter 2020 is available on our newsletter page: https://mendotadakota.com/mn/newsletter/
Saint Kateri Tekakwitha, also known as Lily of the Mohawks was born 1656 and died April 17, 1680 She is a Catholic saint who was an Algonquinâ€“Mohawk laywoman. Born in the Mohawk village of Ossernenon, on the south side of the Mohawk River in present-day New York State, she contracted smallpox in an epidemic; her […]
Faribault Central Republican – June 10, 1863 Having been informed that a report is current that I am harboring guilty Indians, and that there are now at my place a large number, some of whom are known to have participated in the outbreak, and that threats of violence to any Indians found there, have been […]
Mike Flammond is on his journey to be with his ancestors on 7-22-2020. If you are able to pay respects to Michael Flammond Sr. and support Roxanne & family, we will be having a 24 hr wake tomorrow starting at noon. Prayer at 1:00 pm and feed the people after. Viewing will be in a […]
Check out the photo-essay â€œWho Owns Coldwater.â€ Coldwater is an acknowledged Dakota Tribal Sacred Site and Traditional Cultural Property. http://friendsofcoldwater.org
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Federal Recognition needs some help with research. This can go a long way in helping us with our federal recognition. Can you please donate some time to assist? Pidamaye John, Greg, Jason, and Sharon
Dan Keiser, The Oak ManÂ byÂ Brigitta Greene TheÂ Mendota Dakota tribal communityÂ honored arborist Dan Keiser [pictured] at their annual pow wow in September of 2019. Keiser goes by â€œOak Man,â€ a nickname he acquired during theÂ years-long standoffÂ over the construction of Highway 55 in the late 90s. The protest pitted environmental activists and native communities againstÂ MnDOT. A central […]
Good afternoon, After conversation with George Garvin last week, Iâ€™d like to start making plans for reburial of the 138 individuals and 32 associated funerary objects in the attached Notice. As you know, the Ho-Chunk Nation has taken the lead in submitting a claim; I also received letters in support of this from the Otoe-Missouria, […]
Mendota Mdewakanton Wacipi POW WOW Grand Entry video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AP0LxaYFoG0Â #powwow #native #indigenous #indigenouspeople #Minnesota #MendotaMN #Bloomington #Minneapolishttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AP0LxaYFoG0
Binaishee Quence Bellanger-Rook departed this earth on September 17, 2019 as her tiny newborn son arrived.
We ask for your support and contributions to the family of Binaishee Quence Bellanger-Rook, who departed this earth on September 17, 2019 as her tiny newborn son arrived. Â In addition to her son, she leaves behind her husband, Darrin Cobenais, her daughter Sammie, her siblings Makwa, Jake and Barbie, nieces and nephews, and her […]
Funeral for Jim Anderson \ Red Sky Jim passed into the spirit world on June 27, 2019. We had a celebration of life gathering for Jim in August but the traditional Dakota Ceremony will be: Wednesday Sept 11th at 11:00 am St Peter’s Church 1405 Sibley Memorial Hwy Mendota, MN 55120. The meal is pot […]
Can you please can help at Red Sky Funeral Sept 11, 2019, at St Peters Church in Mendota? Please bring a dish to share if your last name starts with = A-F salad, G-L hot dish, M-R vegetables, S-Z deserts. Please let us know what you can bring. Please contact???? I cannot do this just […]
We are looking for vendor, all vendors are welcome. We are a small Wacipi but we have thousands of people over 3 days. Come and join us we would love to meet you. 2019 Wacipi Vendor Application
These are some pictures from Sharon. A picture of a white buffalo, News articles and the two buttons commemorating Jimmy “Red Sky” Anderson and Sharon “Good Thunder Woman” Lennartson.
The new document can be downloaded from our downloads section here: http://mendotadakota.com/mn/downloads/
The regulations, paperwork, research and criteria for gaining federal recognition can be exhausting. We could really use your help to do some research with us. If you have time, please contact Perry and he can let you know how you can help. (612) 327-0100 This is 1 page of the BIA criteria for gaining federal recognition. […]
Both Tribal / Membership Meetings cancelled for Monday Jan 28, 2019 due to very cold weather and 5 – 8 inches of snow.Â Next membership meeting Sunday Feb 24, from 12:30 to 3:00. Potluck. Please bring any pictures or stories about your family living in Mendota if you think we don’t already have them? I […]