Marguerite / Margaret Bellcourt – Bellecourt.

  Eustache O-Mon-Dah-Gah-Ne-Nee Bellecourt my 3th grandfather. 1800’s Minnesota Esutache Bellecourt is buried at St. Benedict’s Cemetery at White Earth, MN. His White Earth Ref. # is WE-75. He was noted as a Civil War Veteran. He signed the Agreement of 1889 at the age of 70 and was a Chippewa Indian of the Mississippi […]

Now VIRTUAL ONLY: update about Dakota and Ojibwe Languages Symposium.

Now VIRTUAL ONLY: update about Now VIRTUAL ONLY: update about Dakota and Ojibwe Languages Symposium.  Dakota and Ojibwe Languages Symposium. We want to be sure we’re prioritizing health and safety for all at the symposium, so the partners (the Minnesota Indian Affairs Council’s Language Revitalization Working Group and the Minnesota Humanities Center) have decided the […]

CROW TRIBE HUNTING RIGHTS PROTECTED.

CROW TRIBE HUNTING RIGHTS PROTECTED December 14, 2021 Categories: Hunting and Fishing Rights The Crow Tribe secured recognition of its hunting territory in the Fort Laramie Treaty of 1851 and secured the right of its members to hunt within that territory in the Fort Laramie Treaty of 1868. However, for more than a century, the State […]

Different books the Mendota people are mentioned in

We all should be proud of who we are. I know I’m proud of my Dakota blood. Our ancestors were very powerful                  people. I know that’s were I get my passion, strength and determination. Enjoy reading some of these books if you have time. Different books the […]

What is a Mendota Member Responsibility’s 2021.

What is a Mendota Members Responsibility’s 2021. Who wants to learn the language, culture, go to inipis, support Sundance, etc. Who cares that the Mendota Community is successful and will be forever! Who contribution to help maintain our office in Mendota. Who can donate their time at the office from time to time. Who comes […]

Zoom Meeting Discussion Federal Recognition Press Release on June 21, 2021.

Mendota Dakota Mdewakanton Tribal Community Discussion Federal Recognition Meeting Press Release

Mendota Dakota Mdewakanton Tribal Community Discussion Federal Recognition Meeting Press Release If the video doesn’t work, or if you prefer to download it, here is the video hosted in Zoom: Press Release 6/21/2021 Reply to us as to what you think of the video? Thank you Greg Strandmark Historian and Sharon Lennartson Tribal Chairwoman. I […]

         2021 Sharon Lennartson, Chairwoman, Mendota Mdewakanton Dakota Tribal Community.   Sharon brings 17 years of Tribal and Community experience and leadership to her people. One of the first things Sharon would like to see for her people is Federal Recognition, a Community Center, paid staff, and a culture and healing center. Sharon, along with […]

New Publication: Mendota Dakota: Stories of Land & Leadership

In honor of Sharon Lennartson’s 75th Birthday – Tribal Chairwoman of the Mendota Mdewakanton Dakota Tribal Community (MMDTC)) I am thrilled to announce the publication of Mendota Dakota: Stories of Land & Leadership. This book is a collaboration between MMDTC and students in Justice and Peace Studies at the University of St. Thomas who interviewed 20 […]

Mendota Mdewakanton Dakota Tribe to again seek federal recognition

Mendota Mdewakanton Dakota Tribe to again seek federal recognition. Article by Jenna Kunze. Aug 2nd, 2021 MENDOTA, Minn. — At the confluence of the Minnesota and Mississippi Rivers in the heart of the Twin Cities exists the Mendota Mdewakanton Dakota Tribal Community (MMDTC), a 125-member group who can trace their ancestry in the area back […]

We still need more help with the Wacipi Sept 10-12-2021.

The Wacipi is only around 6 weeks away that will fry by. Started working on Wacipi in March. Estimate expense for our 21 Wacipi Sept 10-12-2021. Set up Sept 7 -10th. We have $18,000 for the Wacipi. We still need around $8,000 to pay everything. Your generosity is greatly appreciated. Thank you to all who […]

Pray for Rain Full Moon Walk at Coldwater Springs – Friday, July 23, 2021

Pray for Rain Full Moon Walk at Coldwater Springs – Friday, July 23, 2021 Inbox Coldwater Springs Mon, Jul 19, 7:03 PM (2 days ago) to Coldwater, bcc: me Pray for Rain Full Moon Walk at Sacred Coldwater Springs Friday, July 23, 2021 Gather at the park entrance, 7pm Park at pay meters on the Hwy 55 access […]

Amazon Smile or Smile Amazon for your charity MMDTC.

Your current charity charity Mendota Mdewakanton Dakota Tribal Community Location: Mendota MN | Year Founded: 1996 Mission: We bridge the gap between Indian and non-Indian communities. Our commitment to sustaining Dakota language and culture is our organization’s driving force. Our programs and events are open to the public. We encourage all people to learn and participate. […]

Celebrate the Sun Full Moon Walk

A deer friend joined us for the May moon walk. Celebrate the Sun Full Moon Walk at Sacred Coldwater Springs Thursday, June 24, 2021 Gather at the park entrance, 7 pm Park at pay meters on the Hwy 55 access road via credit card   The earliest sunrises of the year here, occur at 5:26 […]

A very special Inipi with a very special woman Dottie Whipple.

Towards the beginning of establishing our Mendota Community. We decided to go to Morton for their Wacipi. I was not sure I wanted to drive that far from Linwood MN. This feeling came over me to go so I did, this was about 24 years ago. I was just learning my native traditions. That night […]