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Update about POW WOW, Online Zoom Classes, Donations, Keeping Our Culture Alive

Please help the Mendota Community get our classes back again. We are currently having a small class on zoom with Chris Mato Nunpa.

Please help the Mendota Community get our classes back again.

2020 was a bad year for everyone, and the Mendota community was hit very hard.

It is so very important to keep our traditions alive forever including our language and culture.

Please consider donating to help. $10, $50, $100, any amount will help so much and all of your donations are tax deductible. You can request that your donation goes specifically to language, cultures, regalia classes, pow wow or let us know if there is something important to you with your donation.

You can donate once, or monthly. Anyone making monthly donating will be honored at our pow wow. We are hoping to have our POW WOW on Sept 10-11-21.

We also have beading classes. Please let us know if you’re interested.

Help with operation would be greatly appreciated to keep our doors open.

With sure determination, passion, and love we have kept our door open barely for 26 years.

A community center would be nice for our people, we have a tiny office that we rent in Mendota MN.

Mendota Mdewakanton Dakota Tribal Community is a small native community struggling every day to keep our doors open. www.mendotadakota.com  651 452-4141. Please send checks to

MMDTC
1351 Sibley Memorial Hwy
Mendota, MN 55150.

Please help us to Preserving, Protecting, and Promoting the Dakota culture for future Generations.

Thank You! Pidamaya!

The Mendota Mdewakanton Dakota Tribal Community Tribal Council.

Mdewakanton POW WOW Mendota Dakota Children

IMPORTANT BIA UPDATE! To all members: call the office make sure your file is in order

To all current members in good standing, please call the office make sure your file is in order and complete. If you want you file to go to the BIA.

We are working on how we are going to send in the narrative when it is done. We want you to understand what the process  and when this will happen. Hope to have a meeting maybe at the DuPuis House outside? We will keep you informed.

Your tribal council

Sharon, John,Jason and Greg.

CUI Notice Federal Register Publication – human remains from Iowa

Good afternoon,

After conversation with George Garvin last week, I’d like to start making plans for reburial of the 138 individuals and 32 associated funerary objects in the attached Notice. As you know, the Ho-Chunk Nation has taken the lead in submitting a claim; I also received letters in support of this from the Otoe-Missouria, the Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska, and the Three Affiliated Tribes.  I’ve been given the go ahead by George to start making arrangements, but do want to be as inclusive as possible. Given their distribution and keeping with reburying as close as possible to original burial locations, it seems that we could conduct reburials at each of our four state-owned cemeteries. So at this time I’d like to arrange a meeting to begin planning

As a starting point, I propose that we meet on November 12, after the OSA’s Advisory Committee meeting, at 1pm, as there will be several of our Indian Advisory Council members here at the OSA, and we can also set up a conference call for others to call in. Please let me know if you’d like to participate, but the date and/or time don’t work for you.

Lara K. Noldner, PhD
Bioarchaeology Director
Office of the State Archaeologist
University of Iowa
700 S Clinton St.
Iowa City, IA
319-384-0740

CUI Iowa 2019-04911.pdf

CUI Iowa 2019 notice map

CUI Iowa 2019 notice map

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