Membership Meeting & Sharon’s birthday Aug 29th

Voting Membership Meeting Aug 29th from 6:00-7:00pm. Then Birthday Party for Sharon Lennartson her 70th Birthday to follow. Please bring a dish to pass. Please join with your Mendota Mdewakanton Tribal Community to honor our Tribal Chairwoman on the celebration of her 70th Winter. Monday, August 29 at 7pm (Party follows the Membership Meeting at 6pm) DuPuis […]

Thank you to the MRAC for their grant.

We would like to thank the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council for their grant! “The Metropolitan Regional Arts Council increases access to the arts in 7-county metropolitan area communities by providing information, organizational support and grants.”

Important Message and Legal disclosure for Inactive Members

Important Message and legal disclosure for Inactive Members: Members who have inactive status were sent letters to their last known address.  Along with sending a letter, an announcement has been made in our newsletter, to our facebook page and to our website alerting them and describing their options.  Inactive members have 30 days to respond or their […]

The Doctrine of Discovery, Directed by Sheldon Wolfchild

The Doctrine of Discovery, Directed by Sheldon Wolfchild Official Film/DVD Release Date Documentary Film Premiere for The Doctrine of Discovery Unmasking The Domination Code This powerful and landmark documentary “The Doctrine of Discovery: Unmasking The Domination Code” is a result of the collaborative efforts by Dakota filmmaker and Director Sheldon Wolfchild and Co-Producer Steven Newcomb […]

The Doctrine of Discovery, Directed by Sheldon Wolfchild

THE DOCTRINE OF DISCOVERY A story of historical truth, spirituality, and resistance, told on behalf of the original nations and peoples of Great Turtle Island, and elsewhere on Mother Earth. We are still here, and still rightfully free. Directed by Sheldon P. Wolfchild Co-produced by Steven T. Newcomb Narration by Buffy Sainte-Marie -Sharon Lennartson FILM […]

Don’t open an email from Zorpia!

I open an email that said that Joyce needed me to email her. I opened it and some how they got all my emails and sent them a email that said from Mendota is trying to reach you. Don’t open an email from Zorpia I never sent it. I don’t know what is going on???? […]

Doctrine of Discovery: Taking A Hard Look At Our History and Theology

This fall, Cherokee Park United Church is taking a hard look at difficult historical and theological truths about the tragic treatment of Dakota, Ojibwe and other Indigenous people by our state, nation and religious institutions. In cooperation with the St. Paul Interfaith Network (SPIN), we are seeking to come to terms with the significant role […]

Wacipi Donation letter, can you help?

Sandra Krebsbach Mayor / City of Mendota Heights 08-20-2013 We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization (ID #41563) whose mission is: To preserve, protect, and promote the Dakota culture for future generations. Consistent with our mission, each year we hold several programs and activities that focus on the preservation of the Dakota culture. Our largest (and […]

ACH Easy Direct Payment Plan for Members

MMDC would like to remind you that a Direct Payment Plan option is available. You can have your payment made automatically from your checking or savings account.  And, you won’t have to change your present banking relationship to take advantage of this service. The Direct Payment Plan will help you in several ways: it saves […]

New membership applications.

We are now taking new membership & honorary membership applications. If you want to be an honorary member get your application in ASAP. We will be having our voting and honorary meeting at St Peter’s Church on Oct 15, at 7:00 potluck!! These and many more files can be found in our DOWNLOADS section. Enrollment […]

$3.4 Billion Cobell Settlement Cleared for Implementation

Tuesday, November 27, 2012 3:28 PM $3.4 Billion Cobell Settlement Cleared for Implementation The $3.4 billion Cobell Settlement became final last Friday, November 24, following action by the Supreme Court and expiration of the appeal period. The Settlement is the result of a class-action lawsuit first filed in 1996 by Elouise Cobell, Blackfeet, of Montana. […]

Need help with Fed Recognition & grants

We are looking for some help with Federal Recognition, and grants if you can help us please call us. 651-452-4141 Dear Academic and Student Affairs Administrator, and others. I am writing on behalf of the Mendota Mdewakanton Dakota Community.  We are a 501 C-3 non-profit organization, ID #41563.  Our mission is to preserve, protect, and […]

MMDC fundraising with Food Perspectives

The Mendota Dakota Tribe has been fundraising with Food Perspectives for about 5 years. They are now doing everything online, and it is much easier to do. If you are interested, go to their website and sign on under Mendota Mdewakanton Dakota Community. When you do a test, part goes to Mendota. So if you […]

Genealogy / Census

If you or anyone you know needs to see a census, or some help with your genealogy please  call the center at 651-452-4141. Mendota Tribal Council

Mendota tribe struggles to keep language, culture alive.

Share on FacebookShare on Facebook Share on DiggShare on Digg Follow local news on TwitterFollow local news on Twitter The two-story house in dot-on-the-map Mendota (population: 197) is more ragged than rustic. White paint is peeling off doors. A side porch has collapsed. On the front lawn, weeds have won the turf war against grass. […]

KQRS, Tom Barnard will issue a public apology.

KQRS Update Monday, June 7, 2010 4:55 PM From: “Martha Fast Horse” <fasthorseproductions@YAHOO.COM> View contact details To: MINN-IND@LISTS.UMN.EDU Han Mitakuyepi, The business meeting with, Marc Kalman, president of Citadel Broadcasting to address the racist comments made by Tom Barnard on 5/14/10, was a victory. My radio show will continue to air on KQRS, 93X, and […]