The Video is done on YouTube, please watch it.

Dear Friends, I just uploaded a video onto YouTube I made called: The Mendota Mdewakanton Dakota story.  I’d like to invite you to watch it and, if you’re so moved, to do what you can to help the Mendota Mdewakanton Dakota Community.  Here’s the YouTube address: Also, I would be delighted if you were […]

Indian suit plaintiff: Settlement a stepping stone

March 30, 2010 By SHANNON DININNY Associated Press Writer American Indians must urge Congress to quickly sign off on a $3.4 billion settlement of a lawsuit against the federal government for swindling them out of royalties for oil, gas, grazing and other leases, the lead plaintiff said Tuesday. “We’ve won some really huge victory. Will […]

Please, we need your help right now.

The Mendota Mdewakanton Dakota Community needs your assistance. We are in dire straights and our future as a tribe is in jeopardy. JOIN OUR CAUSE (facebook) or DONATE TO OUR CAUSE or PROMOTE OUR CAUSE Bringing Dakota culture back to its birthplace in Minnesota and protecting the sacred sites of the Dakota Oyate (Nation) in […]

The Endangered Language Fund.

Dear all, The Endangered Language Fund is pleased to announce the availability of the handbook entitled “Grant Writing for Indigenous Languages,” by Ofelia Zepeda and Susan Penfield. It is aimed primarily at U.S. tribes seeking U.S. funds, so we hope this will be of use to subscribers of this list. Please feel free to make […]

Dakota Language for Beginners Sunday, February 21, 2 pm

Learn to speak and write everyday words and phrases in Dakota – one of the original languages of Minnesota. Joe Bendickson, Dakota language instructor at the U of M, will lead this workshop, which is open to all ages. Children can take home a Dakota language activity book. Website resources and information on Dakota classes […]

American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act

The Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), Pub.L. 101-601, 104 Stat. 3048, is a United States federal law passed on 16 November 1990 requiring federal agencies and institutions that receive federal funding[1] to return Native American cultural items and human remains to their respective peoples. Cultural items include funerary objects, sacred objects, and […]


Honoring Our Ancestors 1/30/2010.

From the Mendota Mdewakanton Dakota Community. Please come and join us again this year to honor our ancestors. Saturday January 30, 2010. (Fort Snelling, below the Mendota Bridge). 11:00 AM Jim Anderson, Mendota Cultural Chairman, will light the sacred fire. 12:00 PM Ceremony. Potluck at the Mendota Center following the ceremony. Pidamaya from the Mendota […]

Bruce White / EIS

Thank you for taking time to discuss the Bureau of Mines project in Hennepin County. Minnesota. The property covers 27 acres along a bluff above the Mississippi River and includes 11 buildings and the Coldwater Spring and Reservoir. . . . Although well-known as a site associated with Fort Selling’s history, the spring had not […]

The MMDC invites you to become a member.

The Mendota Mdewakanton Dakota Community would like to invite you to become a member. Whether or not you are Dakota, you can be a vital part of our community. Individual, educational, and corporate memberships are available.

U.S. Offers An Official Apology to Native Americans

Washington Wire HOME PAGE » By John D. McKinnon Buried in the billions of dollars of spending on new weapons and other items in the 2010 defense appropriations bill is a little-noticed expression of regret over how the U.S. had in the past used its power. The bill contains an “apology to Native Peoples of […]

Renee Johnson is resigning as of 12/31/09.

The volunteer treasurer job is still open. The hours are about 2 hours a week. Or you could come in every two weeks. It is really up to you, we will work around your schedule. The last Tuesday of the month is the voting membership meeting at 7:00pm that you need to attend. Maybe 10 […]

More on Crow Creek Land Is Not for Sale

CROW CREEK RESERVATION, Friday, December 11, 2009—Brandon Sazue’s camper sitting in the middle of the prairie presented a lonely but inspiring image as we drove up Wednesday afternoon.  Despite the bitter cold and wind, the young Crow Creek tribal chairman was taking a stand against the United States theft of any more Dakota lands, telling […]

“Crow Creek Sioux Land is NOT For Sale”

Please go to the website below on highlighted area and sign the petition to support Crow Creek Sioux Tribe, the IRS auctioned off 7100 acres of land to a local rancher, this land belongs to the Hunkpati Crow Creek.  Thank you for your support “Crow Creek Sioux Land is NOT For Sale” hosted on the web […]