On September 2nd, Dakota People will reclaim Coldwater Spring!

CAMP COLDWATER, MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA—On Tuesday, September 2, members of the Oceti Sakowin (Seven Council Fires) of the Dakota Oyate (Dakota Nation) are reclaiming Coldwater Spring and the surrounding land.  As the Original People of Minisota Makoce (Land Where the Waters Reflect the Skies), Dakota people are claiming their inherent right to their sacred sites as […]

Thanks, Mona for the pictures at Cold Water

But there are a few photos at http://gallery.me.com/alliesms#100134 Download if you can make use of anything… Good day. m — Mona M Smith Producer/director/media artist Allies: media/art The Ded Unkunpi Projects 4720 32nd Avenue South Mpls., MN 55406 612.721.8055

Indians Invade Mount Rushmore Reunion

For Immediate Release: Indians Invade Mount Rushmore Reunion Friday August 29, 2008, 11:00 am – 4:00 pm Press Contacts: Madonna Thunder Hawk, Co-Founder of The Black Hills Alliance – 605.441.0342 Quanah Parker Brightman, Vice President of United Native Americans Inc., U.N.A. – 415.233.3170 Native Americans to gather in Keystone, South Dakota to Commemorate the 38 […]

“In the Eye of the Hurricane: By Jerry Lopez.

A few years ago I co-produced the below documentary. Due to many local requests we will be showing it again for the first time in 4 years.  Please join us for this great opportunity to better understand mass convergences, local impacts, and how low income and communities of color are effected by these large protests. […]

“Native Nations: Uniting for Change”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Alyssa Macy NVisionIT LLC Tel: 414.526.2633 Email: nativenationsunitingforchange@gmail.com “Native Nations: Uniting for Change” Event to Be Held August 27 in Conjunction with Democratic National Convention DENVER, CO – AUGUST 25, 2008 – To honor and celebrate Native Americans‘ historic engagement in the political process this year, a truly unique event, “Native […]

The last major legs of the Great Plains/Great Prairie Sacred Sites Run 2008

The last major legs of the Great Plains/Great Prairie Sacred Sites Run 2008 will be in the Milwaukee Area: Labor Day weekend and the following weekend at Indian Summer Festival, Sept. 6-7.  Below is the schedule of WI events.  Fell free to pass on to your contacts. Please join us for the Aztalan to Milwaukee […]

Dakota-Sami Night

Mendota is having a Cultural Exchange evening on Tuesday September 9th. Look for more information coming soon.

Joseph Anderson’s Academic Achievement Award

It’s an award that is given to 5% of students in Minnesota of every age group. It is given to students who have been good in class, gets all A’s, and participates in class discussions. His family is so proud of him. The Mendota Community is also proud of him.

The Fast Horse Report:

The Fast Horse Report: Austin Daily Herald: ‘Learning Native wisdom’ Grand Forks Herald: Traditional foods get a make-over Minnesota Monitor: Report: Twin Cities second in the nation in racial disparities in lending Star Tribune: Letter of the day: Saving Fort Snelling should be a priority (LTE) Star Tribune: St. Paul moves ahead on new human […]

DAKO 1121: Beginning Dakota I

DAKO 1121: Beginning Dakota I Section 002 09/02/2008 – 12/10/2008 M,Tu,W,Th 6:00 P.M. – 7:15 P.M. 5 credits Instructor: TBA This class will be be an excellent opportunity for community members who are not able to take courses during the workday, and to apply the Dakota Iapi Continuing Education Student Scholarship! Remember, both Dakota and […]

Please read and sign this about the Minnesota River.

The Washington D.C. based American Rivers organization has posted a new e-mail action alert for the Minnesota River on their national web site. You can view it by clicking on this link: https://secure2.convio.net/amr/site/Advocacy?JServSessionIdr009=lkjax93a72.app14a&cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=1015 and take it from there.  Please do so today. Thanks, Patrick J. Moore 1-877-269-2873.

VOICES: Copper thieves at Coldwater

VOICES: Copper thieves at Coldwater Leave a comment Tell a friend Share Close Delicious Digg Reddit Magnoliacom Newsvine Furl Facebook Google Yahoo Technorati Icerocket Print this page Reprint rights Coldwater Spring House and Reservoir by Susu Jeffrey By Susu Jeffrey , TC Daily Planet July 27, 2008 The abandoned Bureau of Mines buildings around Coldwater […]

Can you help Dan the Oakman

Dan has been taking care of the 4 sacred trees for a long time now. He could use some help. We need someone to help with watering the trees. If you can help please email mendotadakota@gmail.com or call the office 651-452-4141, or email dantheoakman@yahoo.com I will calling to the church today and see if we can […]


Hi, On July 20th, I was at lake Harriet when I noticed a group that was fishing. I was greeted by everybody’s warm spirit and I witnessed the fishing event and the gathering afterwards. A leaflet was available at the event about Minnesota’s Sesquicentennial 150 years of statehood 150 years of lies. I took one […]


Matt is the grandson of Gloria Thomas ( Aug’e ) Matt graduated in 2008, from the U of M  in Morris MN. Thank’s to his Lineal and Descendancy Scholarship. Good Job!!

Mendota could use a few thing’s at the office.

Does anyone have a generator we can use for the Powwow? Anyone have a refrigerate they don’t need, and can donate to MMDC? We also need a freezer at MMDC. If you know where we can get any of these things please call the office? Thanks Sharon

Longest Walk II converged in Washington, D.C.

Posted: July 18, 2008 by: Lisa Garrigues / Today correspondent Northern, southern routes converge to deliver manifestoWASHINGTON – After five months of walking across the United States to draw attention to Native and environmental issues, the northern and southern routes of the Longest Walk II converged in Washington, D.C., July 11 and were greeted by […]

Descendants of Sitting Bull want bones moved, reburied

Descendants of Sitting Bull want bones moved, reburied Great-grandson aims to end controversy, exploitation of tomb By LORNA THACKERAY of the Gazette StaffHis remaining great-grandchildren want Sitting Bull to finally rest in peace outside the public eye and away from commercial or public monuments where his memory could be exploited. Great-grandson Ernie LaPointe said Tuesday […]