Very sad to have lost these woman within a short time of each other all good friends.

We will be honoring these woman at our Wacipi Sept 10 -12-2021. Sister Jan Dalsin Jeannie Hollingworth’s Christina Fowler Mrs. John Gebhardt Cheryl Fields These 4 amazing woman were around since the Coldwater and Hi Way 55 days. All would have been at the Wacipi vending, dancing, showing support, just being the loving woman they […]

Dorothy Dottie Whipple has enter the spirit world on May15, 2021.

Dorothy Dottie Whipple has enter the spirit world on May15, 2021. I will write something about Dottie after 4 days it is profound. She was a vital part of the commemorative marches, and was in the inipi with you. She and I drove an old gravel road that started near the Wabasha village site that […]

Duane Wipple, Jr. of Santee, NE passed away

Obituary of Duane Whipple, Jr. WHIPPLE DUANE Duane Wipple, Jr. of Santee, NE passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, August 4, 2020 in Santee, NE.  Funeral services will be 2:00 PM, Saturday, August 8, 2020 at the Oyate Oyanke Community Center, Santee, NE with Rev. Pat Whitehorse-Carda officiating.  Burial will be in the Santee Episcopal Cemetery, Santee, […]

Mike Flammond has passed away details:

Mike Flammond is on his journey to be with his ancestors on 7-22-2020. If you are able to pay respects to Michael Flammond Sr. and support Roxanne & family, we will be having a 24 hr wake tomorrow starting at noon. Prayer at 1:00 pm and feed the people after. Viewing will be in a […]

Funeral for Jim Anderson \ Red Sky: Wednesday Sept 11th at 11:00am

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 […]

Kam Roy has passed away 12-22-18

Kam Roy passed away 12-22-18 he is on his journey home. Kam will be missed at our Mendota Wacipi. Kam was a magnificent male traditional dancer. Please help Leilani and Kams family through this difficult time. Rest in peace Kam you will be dearly missed. I will always see you smiling and making people laugh […]

Obituary for Curtis Russell LaClaire was called home on October 31, 2018.

Curt was the Mendota Community Tribal Chairman for 2 terms. The Mendota Community will miss him. Curt came to the Wacipi / Pow Wow each year and carried in the LaClaire / LeClaire Staff. If Sandy and family wants we will honor Curt at our next Wacipi / Pow Wow Sept 13-15-2019, this will be […]

Obituary for Arthur “Sung Ska Natan” Owen

Obituary for Arthur “Sung Ska Natan” Owen Arthur “Sung Ska Natan” Clark Owen, 68, of Prairie Island, died unexpectedly at United Hospital in St. Paul. He was born December 7, 1949 to Amos and Ione (James) Owen in Red Wing. He graduated from Red Wing Central High School and enlisted in the U.S. Army, serving […]

Dick Bancroft died July 16th, 2018

Dick Bancroft died early yesterday morning 7/16/2018. He was a great man, he and his art will be dearly missed. He was in hospice.  Memorial to be announced.  A huge loss to our world and movements.  He did such incredible brave work and was so fun.  We’ll miss him. Love Sharon Photo by Annette Lopez

Rest in peace my dear uncle Russell F. LaClaire died November 29, 2017.

Russell F. LaClaire LaClaire, Russell F. Age 95 of Mendota passed away November 29, 2017. WWII Veteran. Preceded in death by wife Pauline; parents Albert and Lillian; siblings Albert, Raymond and Selisha. Survived by sister Margaret; children Bruce (Carol), Curt (Sandy), Vicki (Peter) Eckman, Doug (Linda), Susan Foty, Renee Foss, Dennis (Karyn); 25 grandchildren; 47 […]

Windy Downwind passed into the spirit world 11/28/17.

Windy Downwind pass into the spirit world 11/28/17. Check out face book for more information. When I get it I will put it on our website. I will see Windy forever at our Mendota powwows he will always be there with us, always smiling and visiting with everyone. When he saw me at the pow […]

We are all saddened by the passing of Frances (“Frannie”) Fairbanks on October 30, 2017 at the age of 88.

Frances (“Frannie”) Fairbanks We are all saddened by the passing of Frances (“Frannie”) Fairbanks on October 30, 2017 at the age of 88.  “Frannie” started work at the Minneapolis American Indian Center (MAIC) in 1975 as an employment counselor in the job training program, not long after the Center’s doors first opened. She was soon […]

Obituary: Longtime American Indian activist Dennis Banks

Obituary: Longtime American Indian activist Dennis Banks By Mila Koumpilova and Paul Walsh Star Tribune staff writers October 30, 2017   Dennis Banks   Dennis Banks, one of the country’s most influential American Indian activists, was a key figure in the 1970s standoff with federal agents at Wounded Knee. The American Indian Movement he helped […]

Leventhal, Larry a prominent Twin Cities civil rights attorney, died Jan. 17, 2017,

Larry Leventhal Leventhal, Larry a prominent Twin Cities civil rights attorney, died Jan. 17, 2017, after a heroic battle with pancreatic cancer. Larry was born 4/28/41 in Mpls to Sally and Robert “Ruby” Leventhal. He is predeceased by his parents and his beloved daughter, DeGalynn Wade Sanders, who died in 2016. Larry is survived by […]

Thank you all for your kindness, love and support over these last few days for Margery’s family. I am following up to let you of the arrangements we have made to celebrate my mom’s life.

Dear friends of ,   Thank you all for your kindness, love and support over these last few days for Margery’s family. I am following up to let you of the arrangements we have made to celebrate my mom’s life.   Visitations: 4-7pm, Tuesday, Sept 20th Washburn-McReavy Funeral Home 5000 W 50th St & Highway […]