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Another Successful Wacipi in 2011!

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.

Love Sharon

Donations for our 12th Wacipi 2011.

Xcel Energy

White Earth Reservation

PCL Construction

Iron Workers Local 512

Sibley House Historic Site

Wally Ripplinger

John Varone

Jonathon Associations

Cheney Carpet Distributors

Ann Bancroft and Pam Arnold

Dick Bancroft

Lon & Joy Navarre

Mille Lac Ojibwe

Lee’s Education

Greg’s Barber Shop

Lucky 13

Carl Dahn

Coke Cola

Lorena Weaver

Burger King in Bloomington on 98 ST

Burger King on Hiawatha in Mpls

Carbones Pizza in Bloomington

American Foods

Buffalo Meat Inc

Starbucks Coffee

Mendota Dakota and the Rebirth of a Community, video documentary.

This documentary film follows the story of the Mendota Dakota, a Native American tribe from Mendota, Minnesota, from pre-Minnesota to the present era.
It includes interviews with Jim Anderson, Sharon Lennartson, Jim Albrecht and Curt LeClaire of the Mendota Dakota tribe. It also features a short speech from Arvol Looking Horse, the 19th generation Keeper of the Sacred White Buffalo Calf Pipe.
This film was created by Brian Gilbert.
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