Special teaching in sweat lodge

Hi Auntie Sharon, so nice to hear your voice today. Here is the information about the special teaching sweat lodge. It is open to the whole community. Please invite people to pray and learn with Uncle Jason Charger on the following dates at the Mendota Sweat Lodge: Friday 11/5 going in at 7:30pm Saturday 11/6 […]

Zoom Meeting Discussion Federal Recognition Press Release on June 21, 2021.

Mendota Dakota Mdewakanton Tribal Community Discussion Federal Recognition Meeting Press Release

Mendota Dakota Mdewakanton Tribal Community Discussion Federal Recognition Meeting Press Release If the video doesn’t work, or if you prefer to download it, here is the video hosted in Zoom: Press Release 6/21/2021 Reply to us as to what you think of the video? Thank you Greg Strandmark Historian and Sharon Lennartson Tribal Chairwoman. I […]

Now that the Wacipi is over. On to my book, once I’m feeling better.

Now that the Wacipi is over. On to my book, once I’m feeling better. It is dedicated to my sister Beverly Scott. I have been wanting to finish this book for a long time. Just too busy with the Wacipi and my work for Mendota, all volunteer work, at least 50 hours a week. I […]

Honored to have Representatives from Dickinson / Carlisle Indian School website.

  Three Representatives from Dickinson / Carlise Indian Industrial School website. Will be at our Wacipi what an honor. So honored to have them come from Pennsylvania. Barbara Landis, Susan Rose, and Jim Gerencser. Updates: Here are a few things I wanted to update for you all. Thank you to everyone involved in the Wacipi. […]

Mendota Mdewakanton Dakota Tribe to again seek federal recognition

Mendota Mdewakanton Dakota Tribe to again seek federal recognition. Article by Jenna Kunze. Aug 2nd, 2021 MENDOTA, Minn. — At the confluence of the Minnesota and Mississippi Rivers in the heart of the Twin Cities exists the Mendota Mdewakanton Dakota Tribal Community (MMDTC), a 125-member group who can trace their ancestry in the area back […]

Sharon’s New Wacipi List.

Wacipi Notes that Sharon has done for our 21st Wacipi Sept 7 – 13.   I ask Star Tribune to advertise our Wacipi. Done Pioneer Press too. Done We got a $5,000 donations, and a $350.00. Done Joe got another grant for panels for pow wow for $2,5000, we have not received the check yet. […]

Minnesota Indian Women’s Sexual Assault Coalition Information

https://www.miwsac.org https://www.facebook.com/MIWSAC/ Creating Safety and Justice Through the Teachings of Our Grandmothers It is time to stop holding the survivors of sexual violence accountable for the trauma and pain inflicted upon them. We need help from our community members to make a difference. If you are seeking immediate assistance: STRONGHEARTS Native Helpline: 1-844-7NATIVE 1-844-762-8483 www.strongheartshelpline.org […]

Need to rent or borrow Golf Cart for Wacipi Sept 7-13-2021. Can you help?

Need Golf Cart to rent or if you own one that we can use? We need the cart from Wacipi Sept 7-13-2021. Everything is so much more money this year. The golf cart is almost $175.00 more then Sept 2019. We paid $320.00 in 2019 including delivery. Now it is S370 plus $125.00 delivery now […]

We would love to add your descendances charts on our website

Quick Reference to some Mendota Members who are DESCENDANTS of Chief Cetanwakanmani (Little Crow). Dear Mendota members. We would love to add your descendances charts on our website. Not just the Felix, Robinette and LeClaire family. We are a community of 130 members in good standing. Send your stories or descendance charts to mendotadakota@gmail.com Your […]

Good luck to Tommy, Riley and everyone helping with Mendota fundraiser

Morning Tommy, Riley and those who are helping Tommy and Riley good luck on the fundraiser for Mendota, over Memorial Day weekend. Tommy, you and Riley do so much for the Mendota Community, we appreciates you both so much. If your not busy, check out the Rice’s County Powwow in White Earth. You will see […]

Homicide body dumped in a car by Coldwater. Please come to purifying event

Dear All, Sorry to report. There was apparently a homicide with the body dumped in a car, parked at the Coldwater entrance. An accelerant was used to set the car afire Thursday night about 11 pm. Lon Navarre has agreed to sage at Coldwater, tomorrow morning, Saturday, May 29. Meet at the Coldwater entrance at […]

The Mendota Mdewakanton Dakota Tribal Community is looking for new members.

The Mendota Mdewakanton Dakota Tribal Community is looking for new lineal members. Go to downloads far right side on this site to find the application. Pidamaya. The Mendota Mdewakanton Dakota Tribal Community is looking for new lineal members. If your family was in Mendota Minnesota, in one of these censuses. Your Dakota ancestor must have […]

Application for those who would like to be part of our community.

    HONORARY APPLICATION FEB 2020                                                                                 04-20-2020. Prospective Honorary Members: This application is for people who […]

MMDTC Enrollment Consent Form Census Consent form.

Within this document, I being of legal age, hereby give my consent to have my name enumerated on the census roll of the Mendota Mdewakanton Dakota Tribal Community of the State of Minnesota. MMDTC Enrollment_Consent_Form