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New Growth From Old Roots, by Kim Wensaut.
The Circle Newspaper Feb 2000.
This article shows the beginning of our Mendota Community. Coming back home, many of our ancestors never left Mendota, we have been here for hundreds of years. -Sharon
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A Wacipi or (Pow-Wow) is a social gathering that focuses on traditional dance, song, and celebration.
A tribute to a great ancestry, the Wacipi or (Pow Wow) is an event of significance to the Native American Nations. MMDTC has been a community for 26 years.
Our 21st Annual Traditional Wacipi or (Pow-Wow) is September 10-11-12 2021. It can be a valuable and fascinating cultural experience.
As a small tribal community, we operate on member’s contribution and donations. We are not affiliated with the other Minnesota Mdewakanton Dakota communities. We do not have Federal Recognition.
This is also a way to support your local Native American Community in Mendota MN.
A $5 button donation helps with our expenses. No one is turned away, and admission is free. We do accommodate elders, handicap, and veterans. We pay for our event with the help of individual and corporate donors, in-kind donations, charging vendors for craft booth space, and food booth and button sales. Please help us fund this event if you are able.
$20 $100 $250 $350 $500 Other $__________. Please make checks to MMDC.
We also need volunteers to hold a successful Wacipi. Call the office if you want to volunteer asap.
This year the Mendota Community really needs your help for the Wacipi. We did not have a Wacipi last year because of covid.
We did not get our grant for the Wacipi this year.
The Wacipi must go on; we need to dance.
Along with donations needed to fund this event, we also accept donations for our raffle and auction booth. If you donate, we put you in our brochure.
Please call our office at 651-452-4141 with any questions. We hope that you will consider this request for the important work we do in preserving and sharing our Dakota heritage in Minnesota.
Thank You from; Sharon Lennartson Tribal Chairwomen, Jason Delmont Vice Chairman & Secretary, Greg Strandmark Historian, and Joseph Lennartson Treasurer.
The Mendota Tribal Council & Wacipi Committee.
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