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Listening to Ray Owens and others was really sad to hear their feeling about our people, I share those feeling. So much has happen to our people and it is still going on. I did not get there as much as I wanted, but when I was there, I enjoyed it. Pidamaya to Alameda Rocha, Lisa Yankton and everyone who made the conference happen. There is a rope that the MHS has, of someone who was hang at Mankato in 1863. THAT rope needs to go to his family and buried. I can not say anymore about that for now. Dan and Nick were at the conference too they are on our Mendota tribal council. If Dan or Nick want to share what they feel about the conference, they can write to me and I will add it to the website.
Subject: Dakota Language Fall Family Immersion Camps
The Dakota Language Intergenerational Family Immersion Camp is proud to announce its first language learning opportunity for the year. We are now accepting registration for Ptanyetu Oeti (Fall Camp), held on October 14 – 16 at The Forest-Marine on St. Croix just north of Stillwater, Minnesota. The immersion camps are offered for families and individuals interested in speaking the Dakota language. Participants will have the chance to experience the language through: games, traditional arts, storytelling, harvesting food, cooking and eating and songs. Registration will fill soon; we ask applications be completed as soon as possible.
To register by phone or email, contact our staff at: 1-800-222-4750, ext. 4718 or email@example.com, and ask for space in the Dakota Language Program. Online forms may be found at: http://www.concordialanguagevillages.org/newsite/Programs/Families/Weekends/dakota.php.
Later in the year, two more immersion camps will take place on:
Waniyetu Oeti (Winter Camp) February 10 – 12
Iyuskinyan Waunniyankapte( We look forward to seeing you)!
To see the dancers out there dancing again makes my heart beat to the drums. The drums are the heart of the Wacipi.
We had more friends of Mendota helping us again than our own members?
I got ill again for a while on Saturday, after about 4 hours I was helping again. I cannot help it; I love the Wacipi, the drums, dancer, vendors, and all the people that come to our Wacipi.
Pidamaya for all the kind words that people told me about how they enjoyed the Wacipi, was worth all the months of working on the Wacipi day and night for many HOURS.
We had a great feast pidamaya to Cherokee Park Church, and the many others who brought food to share.
If you drive by St. Peters Church this week, you would never have known there was a Wacipi there just a few days ago. Pidamaya to Security for a great job again. I want say pidamaya the Wacipi committee for all their hard work. Pidamaya to all the volunteers, to everyone who made this 2011 Wacipi successful.
Pidamaya to St Peter’s Church for always helping us for 12 wonderful years.
The Mendota Mdewakanton Dakota Tribal Council.
White Earth Reservation
Iron Workers Local 512
Sibley House Historic Site
Cheney Carpet Distributors
Ann Bancroft and Pam Arnold
Lon & Joy Navarre
Mille Lac Ojibwe
Greg’s Barber Shop
Burger King in Bloomington on 98 ST
Burger King on Hiawatha in Mpls
Carbones Pizza in Bloomington
Buffalo Meat Inc