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If anyone wants to donate a gift please sent to MMDC 1351 Sibley Memorial Hwy, Mendota MN 55150.

If anyone from out of town wants to donate a gift please sent to 1351 Sibley Memorial Hwy, Mendota MN 55150.
Christmas Party and Toy Drive at the DuPuis House in Mendota 1357 Sibley Memorial Hwy Saturday Dec 7, 1-4 please bring a dish to pass.

Toys for kids ages 1-12 for girls and boys.
It would be nice for teens and elders could get gift cards too.
If you need toys for your son or daughter or grandbabies, please contact the Mendota tribal office with their ages with your written request asap 651-452-4141 or email us mendotadakota@gmail.com.
Don’t forget the homeless we will have Tommy or Dave or Sharon bring them to the homeless.
Toys can be pickup no later then Dec 15th. Delivered
no later then Dec 12. Toys will not be given out the day of the party.
Bring the toys in bags, so kids don’t see them at the party. When the kids see the toys they want them now LOL.
Please do not wrap.
We do have a grabbag for kids under 10.
Please call the Mendota Tribal Office 651-452-4141 with any questions.
Please check out our website anytime. www.mendotadakota.com
You can also contact us on facebook.
Everyone is Welcome!!

The Mendota Tribal Council, John LeClaire, Greg Strandmark, Sharon Lennartson and it members.

Welcome Winter Full Moon Walk at Sacred Coldwater Springs

Welcome Winter Full Moon Walk at Sacred Coldwater Springs

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Gather at the park entrance, 7 pm

Park at pay meters on the access road via credit card


The December full moon in our Central Time Zone is on Wednesday. (If you have an East Coast printed calendar it’s wrong for us.)


Coldwater under a full moon with snow on the ground is bright enough to see colors at night. Please bring chocolate to share and a rattle to call/invite the spirits to our celebration. We feed the spirits that feed the Spring.


We celebrate the full moon in all-weather however the length of the walk depends on conditions. If it’s really cold or wet it’s a quick 10-minutes to the spring outflow gurgling from under the limestone bedrock Spring House built in the 1880s to supply potable water to Fort Snelling.


Full moon walks have been celebrated at Coldwater monthly since 2000.


DIRECTIONS: Coldwater Springs is between Minnehaha Park & Fort Snelling, in Minneapolis, just North of the Hwy 55/62 interchange. From Hwy 55/Hiawatha, turn East (toward the Mississippi) at 54th Street, take an immediate right, & drive all the way down on the frontage road where you can park at the pay meters.

Gather at the park entrance.


All welcome, free. Dress for the weather, especially sturdy footwear.


More information at Friends of Coldwater: http://friendsofcoldwater.org/


Christmas party and toy drive & potluck. Dec 7th 1-4 at the DuPuis House in Mendota.

Mendota’s Christmas party and toy drive and potluck, please reply if you will be at the party, and what you may want to bring to pass. If someone is making frybread let me know I will make maple butter. I need at lease a two day notice.
Saturday Dec 7th 1-4-2019, at our ancestral home of Hypolite DuPuis and Angelique Renville, gggranparents of many members in the Mendota Community. Any Renville’s and DuPuis, LeClaire, Felix, Bellcourt, Fernier, Robinette, LeMay, Auge, LaBatte, Newcomb, Perron,
Leith, Sherry, LaCroix, Turpin, Cermak, Faribault. Please come to our party we all related.
Please bring pictures any history you may have. If you’re not a member, maybe become a lineal member or an honorary member.
Gift cards are good for elders and teens who never get much at Christmas. Any toys, any ages, for younger girls and boys, please don’t not wrap gifts. For families looking for toys, please email us at mendotadakota@gmail.com with the kid’s ages. All request must be in by Dec 1st. If they have an interest in a toy please specify.

The Mendota Tribal Council, Love Sharon

Amazon Donations

Hello, everyone just a reminder to use smile.amazon.com/ch/41-1848659 if you are using amazon to shop. Mendota gets 3% of all orders because we are a 501C3 charity. We have been getting small donations from amazon for about 3 years now. Thank you Judy and Greg S, for telling us about the donations thru Amazon. On Amazon there are charities amazon donates too. Choose Mendota Mdewakanton Dakota Tribal Community, once you choose Mendota save it and every time you place an order Mendota get 3%. YOU have to be sure it is smile.amazon to get the 3%. Is does not apply to just amazon. When you’re on amazon we should see on the top left hand corner right under search. Supporting: Mendota Mdewakanton Dakota Tribal Community for your Charity that you have chosen.
Thank you all for helping us to get donations thru Amazon.
Happy Shopping!!
Mendota Tribal Council.
Love Sharon