Hello Auntie, we are digging holes for the new lodge, cutting carpet to fit the floor of the lodge, and moving the firepit today starting at 2:00 PM.   Probably until 7:00 PM. – Saturday we will gather near the DuPuis house at noon and carpool to Fort Snelling State Park to harvest willow. We […]

Mendota will not be using PayPal any longer fees are to high.

Mendota will not be using PayPal any longer, fees are to high. This is a 45 day notice to all members on ACH you will need to do a new application for your ACH payments. ACH application are on our website Others who make donations to Mendota please use one of these also. Thank […]

Vendors Application is on the left side just click it.

Please get your application in by August 28. Must be paid with application. See you at the PowWow, can not wait to see everyone.  Please make checks out to MMDTC  945 Redwood Dr, Apple Valley MN, 55124. In care of Sharon Lennartson. Love Sharon

One of Hypolite and Angelique Dupuis gggranddaughters there are many.

The MNHS had this picture of one pamphlets of Hypolite and Angelique gggranddaughters and family. Sharon Lennartson tribal Chair is also a gggranddaughter. We have followed in our native ways. Margaret Dupuis was their first child I come down from her. If anyone in this family would like to talk, please call the Mendota Tribal […]

Please read about Floyd Buck Jourdain

A Warrior for Change. Boozhoo Red Lake Nation. Monday and Wednesday we will vote for change. What kind of change do we want? This is who I fight for. The children and families who cant fight for themselves. I choose to resist a drug culture that has consumed our people and our tribe.. As we […]

Raffle and Auction gifts for the powwow please call about donations.

Our powwow / wacipi is a lot of work! We are looking for some raffle and auctions donations. Last year we did not have much, hope to have a better raffle & auction gifts this year. Your name will be posted as a donor by the raffle booth. Donations for the powwow expenses will be […]

Mendota needs help setting up the powwow, before it starts on Sept 9th.

Hello everyone we always need help to setup and take down. Additional help is always needed besides the actual starting of the powwow on Sept 9th. All these are at St Peter’s Church grounds. Pods will be at the Wacipi ground between 10 -11am on Sept 6. Tuesday Sept 6 start at 11:00am to sign […]

Lilly Felix at Carlisle Indian School a long with other students.

Sharon I just came across the document at Carlisle Indian School. Lillian is in these articles. This is So Cool, I hope all my cousins see this. Lilly came home to Mendota from Carlisle to visit her family, she met Albert LeClaire and never went back to Carlisle’s. They married and had 5 children. More […]

Upcoming Dedication for Dakota Civil War Solder.

Upcoming Dedication for Dakota Civil War Solder. HerculesPDFcorrect (2) I am a honorary member of the Mendota Community and also have a small charity that does dedications for Native Vets of the Civil War.  Hercules LaChapelle was a Mdewakanton veteran we are honoring on July 30th.  I have attached a flyer if you care to […]

Mendota will be having a class to build and put up a tipi.

Mendota will be having a class on how to put up a tipi. Bill White a retired Eagan police officer got our tipi poles for us when he was up north. That was so very kind and considerate of him. The poles need to be treated soon. Now is a good time to learn how […]

Vendors, get your space ASAP for the Pow Wow, Deadline is August 28.

7-12-2022. Dear vendors, please get your vendors space asap for the Mendota Pow Wow, we are filling up. Deadline is August 28. We had to turn people away last year. I don’t want to do that again. We only have limited space. Go to  to find the vendors application to secure you space along […]

Raspberry Full Moon Walk at Coldwater Springs – Wednesday, July 13, 2022

  Raspberry Full Moon Walk at Sacred Coldwater Springs Wednesday, July 13, 2022, another Super Moon Gather at the park entrance, 7pm Park on the Hwy 55 access road   Raspberries line the pathway to the Spring House. Monarch and swallowtail butterflies flicker among prairie wildflowers planted by the National Park Service (NPS) after it […]