3rd person dies in sweat, Liz Neuman of Minnesota died Saturday at a Flagstaff hospital

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — An Arizona homicide investigation now includes three deaths after a woman died more than a week after participating in a sweat lodge ceremony that hospitalized nearly two dozen people. Liz Neuman of Minnesota died Saturday at a Flagstaff hospital, Yavapai County sheriff’s spokesman Dwight D’Evelyn said. The 49-year-old suffered multiple organ damage […]

White Buffalo Calf Woman painting missing from MMDC center.

WE JUST FOUND OUT THE ARTIST NAME. The artist that painted the White Buffalo painting. His name is Anderson Lee Benally. Awards and Honors – The Collectors Award, Calgary, Canada. He is listed in Who’s Who in American Art 17th Edition. He has also, been reviewed in New York Art Review, 1990, 4th edition and […]

Pilot Knob/Oheyawahi, ceremony on Sunday Oct 4, around noon.

Chief Arvol Lookinghorse, 19th generation Keeper of the Sacred White Buffalo Calf Pipe, and Chris Leith, spiritual elder in the Prairie Island Indian Community, will conduct a ceremony on Sunday, October 4, 2009 at approximately 12:00 noon. Chief Lookinghorse has spent his life working for religious freedom, protection of sacred sites, and cultural survival. A […]

$5.00 donations for Mendota.

Donations for Mendota Donations needed for MMDC. The Mendota people have participated in many events for over 14 years. We could do more if we had a little help with donations. Could you please send a $5.00 donation, or whatever you can afford. The donations will help us with protecting and promoting the Dakota culture […]

Leonard Peltier Getting Parole hearing, First Time In 15 Years RIGHT NOW! 7/28/09

Leonard Peltier to get first full parole hearing in 15 years MORE ARTICLES ABOUT PELTIER A hearing is set for this coming Tuesday in Lewisburg, Pa., where Peltier is incarcerated in a federal prison, according to this story. Peltier is serving two life sentences for the deaths of two FBI agents during a 1975 standoff […]

We have had over 300,000 people come to our site.

From June 1st 2008 to June 15th 2009, we have had over 300,000 people visit our site. Our web site was down for a while, and the counter had to start over. We want to thank all of you who visited our site, and hope you continue to visit.


These documents are now expired, please visit the DOWNLOADS section for our current forms and documents. 2009 PowWowFlyer.pdf 2009 Vendor Application.pdf

World Peace And Prayer Day June 21, at Coldwater.

Please come and share a few hours with us. We will meet at 1:00pm at Coldwater.  Pot Luck at Coldwater,  not at MMDC. Lets pray for Mother Earth. Lets pray for are Country. Lets pray for Humanity. Lets pray for Peace and Freedom. Lets pray to Love one another.

May is American Indian Month

The Mendota Community would like to welcome you to our office for the following: May 6th at 6:00 pm– Inipi Lodge Teachings, we will build a Inipi lodge, have a Inipi, and a potluck. May 13th at 6:00 pm – Dakota Creation Stories, with and Jim Anderson. May 20th at 6:00 pm – Movie – […]

Rebuilding our Inipi on May 6th.

We could use 2 dump trucks of class 5 dirt. To build up around the Inipi. If you know where we can get some dirt as a donation. Please let us know asap. Thank You, Jim Anderson cultural person for the Mendota Mdewakanton Dakota Community. 651-452-4141

Happy Birthday’s

Happy Birthday to Joe Lennartson 4/23 Happy Birthday to Leena LeClaire 4/28 Happy Birthday to Russell LaClaire 4/29 Happy Birthday to John Martineau 4/30 Happy Birthday to all of you from the Mendota Community.


Get them while they last! CLICK TO ENLARGE Jim Albrecht arranged to privately label our MMDC logo on bottled spring water. These collector bottles will help teach the Dakota language. New Dakota words or phrases will appear every 25 cases. Jim will donate a portion of his profits back to the Community to support our […]

Happy Happy Joy Joy…Deksi Bob Brown is smiling down on his new Grandson

Happy Happy Joy Joy…Deksi Bob Brown is smiling down on his new Grandson…David and Dana are the proud parents of Jordan Robert who arrived Feb 13th 2009 at 4:39pm. He has Deksi Bob’s dimple on his chin… 7lbs 2oz and 19inches long…LB is still smiling…Debbra Thanks Debbra Sorry, great auntie was late getting this on […]

Sugar Bush Camp

Sugar bush camp should be ready by  Sunday March 22, 2009 ? Chris Lieth will do the opening ceremony on that day. Please bring a dish to pass for the feast. They could also use food doing the week.  Please bring only stews,  soups,  fruits, water.  Please no junk food. Directions: Take highway 12 W […]

Wabasha, unearthing the past

MORTON, Minn. – Gripping a cane tightly, Ernest Wabasha slowly reached to touch a pair of heavy iron shackles hanging from his mantel – the same shackles his great-grandfather, the legendary Chief Wabasha, wore during a forced march across the southwestern Minnesota plains a century ago. A portrait of Chief Wabasha hung nearby, surrounded by […]

Mendota’s Member’s 12/7/2008.

Hi this is Sharon I’m trying to update emails, address, etc. So if you have changed ANYTHING please let us know. Hope to see you at the Holiday Party. Thanks for your time. Happy Holidays!

Coldwater Spring to become parkland

Coldwater Spring to become parkland Coldwater Spring, a historic but neglected area near Fort Snelling, will be cleared of its abandoned buildings, restored to natural conditions and managed by the National Park Service, according to a preliminary decision announced Wednesday. The 27-acre site has spiritual significance for Indian people, and soldiers used the spring as […]

Winona LaDuke houses had an electrical fire and the house burnt to the ground

Friends, This past weekend, Winona’s house had an electrical fire and the house burnt to the ground. No one was hurt. While the house and its contents are gone, the blessing is that all five kids and three grandchildren are safe. I’m writing to you because I know Winona won’t ask for help, and I […]