To get information out quickly, on very important topic.
Vice President John LeClaire needs some help with research. This can go a long way in helping us with our federal recognition. Can you please donate some time to assist? If you are able, please call him at (651) 274-6214 or send him a message on our contact page. Thank you. https://mendotadakota.com/mn/contact/
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
Office of the State Archaeologist
University of Iowa
700 S Clinton St.
Iowa City, IA
Funeral for Jim Anderson \ Red Sky
Jim passed into the spirit world on June 27, 2019.
We had a celebration of life gathering for Jim in August but the traditional Dakota Ceremony will be:
Wednesday Sept 11th at 11:00 am
St Peter’s Church 1405 Sibley Memorial Hwy Mendota, MN 55120.
The meal is pot luck as this is the traditional Native way.
Any volunteer help from friends is very appreciated.
Our family’s (MMDC) Wacipi / Pow Wow is Sept 13 -15, 2019 at St Peters Church two days after his funeral.
Red Sky loved our Wacipi & he will be with us dancing ~ we hope you can be with us too ❤
Can you please can help at Red Sky Funeral Sept 11, 2019, at St Peters Church in Mendota?
Please bring a dish to share if your last name starts with = A-F salad, G-L
hot dish, M-R vegetables, S-Z deserts. Please let us know what you can
bring. Please contact???? I cannot do this just too busy. I will have an
email and contact person for what food you want to bring and help in
the kitchen soon. The family appreciate all your help, as we all loved
him. Love Sharon 952-687-7058
We are looking for vendor, all vendors are welcome. We are a small Wacipi but we have thousands of people over 3 days.
Come and join us we would love to meet you. 2019 Wacipi Vendor Application