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Tribal Chairwoman Sharon Lennartson will be 75 or 75 moons in Dakota. On August 28, 2021.

My mother Tribal Chairwoman Sharon Lennartson will be 75 on August 28, 2021.

We really hope you and your family can come to this special party, come cerebrate with us, and to acknowledge all her hard work for 26 years.

I have seen how hard she works for Mendota everyday 7 days a week.

Saturday August 28, at the VFW in Mendota, MN 55150, from 1-4 potluck.

Will provide the main food. The VFW wants $200.00 to rent the hall for 5 hours.

Hope to see you there. My brothers are Sean Monahan, Dan Monahan.

Thank you Joe Lennartson

 

 

The Mendota Mdewakanton Dakota Tribal Community is looking for new lineal members. Go to downloads far right side on this site to find the application. Pidamaya.

The Mendota Mdewakanton Dakota Tribal Community is looking for new lineal members.
If your family was in Mendota Minnesota, in one of these censuses. Your Dakota ancestor must have resided in the village or township of Mendota, Minnesota and be listed on any one of the following documents: • James McLaughlin’s 1899 “Census of Mdewakanton Sioux of Minnesota” • Any one or more of U.S. Censuses for Mendota for the years 1900 through 1930 • Any one of the 1800 – 1900 Census of Mendota. You must prove that you are a lineal descendant of the Dakota (Mdewakanton, Sisseton, Wahpeton, and Wapekute) people. Your Dakota affiliation may be proven from the documents listed in Part V, Proof of Descendancy, or other documents (i.e., Santee Tribal Rolls or earlier censuses). You may be a lineal descendant and can join us. There is no blood quantum. Mendota is not a federally recognized tribe yet. Please go to our website, www.mendotadakota.com look at the application to see if you qualify. You can email us with any questions. mendotadakota@gmail.com
Ask for Sharon Lennartson Tribal Chairwoman Good Thunder Woman.
Thank You the Mendota Mdewakanton Dakota Tribal Council.

Your local Native Community is looking for people to become Honorary Members.

Your local Native Community is looking for people to become Honorary Members. These are people who are not Native Americans. Who want to part of a Native Community with their rich history, culture and traditions in Mendota MN. On this website go to downloads, find Honorary Membership to join. You can email Mendotadakota@gmail.com.

Good Thunder Woman.

The Mendota Tribal Council

Sharon Lennartson Tribal Chairwoman.  (Good Thunder Woman)

 

Mendota’s Election is officially over as of February 20, 2021. Congratulation!!!

John Varone will send the council a full report, saying that the election is officially over.

Mendota would like to say Pidamaya to John and Becky Varone for helping with the elections for us.

Now let us move on with a new year, let us get things done on a timely matter.

Make federal recognition our priority more than ever.

John LeClaire is no longer the Vice Chair for the Mendota Mdewakanton Dakota Tribal Community as of 2-19-2021.

Thank you, John for serving the Mendota Community for 2 terms, 8 years.

I will send in the form to the BIA for the new election.

Your Tribal Council

Sharon Lennartson Tribal Chairwoman

Jason Delmont Vice Chair

Joe Lennartson Treasurer

Jason Delmont  Secretary

Greg Strandmark Historian

Brian Gilbert our Attorney

 

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