We are hosting two Inipi’s at the DuPuis House and we hope you can come!

Inipi Saturday November 19th, at the DuPuis House in Mendota. We light the fire at 10:30 – 11:00ish. Go into the Inipi by 1:00. Please bring a dish to pass. Thank you Joseph! Inipi Monday, November 21st, DuPuis House, Mendota. Fire lighting at 3:00ish. We enter the Inipi by 5:30. Please bring a dish to […]

Ongoing Community & Interpretative Center fundraiser!

Online fundraiser for a Community & Interpretative Center, until we get a center we can call our own. No one to tell us we can have a meeting or not. Help us to Preserving, Protecting, and Promoting the Dakota Culture for Future Generations. The Mendota Mdewakanton Dakota Tribal Community needs a Community & Interpretative Center […]

Lillie Felix at Carlisle Indian Industrial School from Aug 27, 1897.

Lillie Felix was Sioux, who had arrived from on August 27, 1897.  While at Carlisle Indian School, Lillie would learn about dress cutting and fitting.  Lillie would leave on June 28, 1904.  Not much would be heard of her other than that she had married and was now living in Mendota, Minnesota in 1913. Sioux […]

Dan Keiser and the Mendota Community would like you to join us.

Bring the family! Bring your friends! The Mendota Dakota Tribal Community invites you to come & help celebrate  the 20th anniversary of the historic transplanting of the four sacred oak trees (topa wakan utuhu canpi). Saturday, May 14th, 2022. Behind St. Peter’s Church. 1405 Hwy 13, Mendota, MN 55120. 1:pm….Arrive, gather around the sacred oaks. […]

Reminder of June 4, 2022. 12-4:00. Fundraiser & 26th Anniversary.

Reminder of June 4, 2022. 12-4:00. Today is 4-11-22 to remind you of this very important day for the Mendota Mdewakanton Dakota Tribal Community! Our big Fundraiser and 26 Anniversary at St Peters Church in Mendota, Mn 55150. On Saturday June 4. (See flyer) Admission is $15.00 for adults and $5.00 for Children. Big Screen […]

Henry Sibley High School Now Called – Two Rivers High School in 2021.

By KAI SANCHEZ | Pioneer Press PUBLISHED: June 3, 2021 at 4:57 p.m. | UPDATED: June 6, 2021 at 9:10 a.m. West St. Paul and Mendota Heights residents are being asked to choose among five options for the renaming of Henry Sibley High School. Residents of the Independent School District 197 have until 5 p.m. June 11 to complete a […]

Water Blessing Full Moon Walk at Coldwater Springs.

Water Blessing Full Moon Walk at Coldwater Springs – Saturday, April 16, 2022 Coldwater Springs Water Blessing Full Moon Walk at Sacred Coldwater Springs Saturday, April 16, 2022 Gather at the park entrance, 7pm Park on the Hwy 55 access road   April showers water blessing is the theme for this month. There is not a […]

Dear Members: Please send us pictures of your ancestors.

If you would like to add photographs of your ancestors, please send them to us. Include any information you know about the picture, like when and where it was taken, who is in it, etc. Please also include any stories you may know concerning the photos. Mendota loves seeing those old pictures! We have received […]

Mendota Days July 9th, 2022.

Morning Brian Mielke, Mayor of Mendota, thanks for the invite. Some members of the Mendota Community will be there on Sat July 9th. We would like to have a booth in front of our office to sell Indian taco and fry bread. How do we reserve that area? We will have 3 tables and 3 […]

Elizabeth Warren


Wacipi Flyer

Waiting to hear from the Belcourt’s and Eastman’s for the honoring. And others for what positions they will take, arena director, head drum and co host drum. I hope Scotty Brown Eyes will be head drum, and Barry as arena director? Co Host drum? POW WOW 25th flyer This is not the completed Wacipi Flyer […]

Monsignor Augustin Ravoux

Monsignor Augustin Ravoux Archdiocese Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis Metropolis Minneapolis-Saint Paul Other post(s) Administrator February 22, 1857– 1859 Orders Ordination January 5, 1840 Personal details Birth name Augustin Ravoux Born January 11, 1815 Langeac, Auvergne, France Died January 17, 1906 (aged 91) Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States Nationality French Denomination Roman Catholic   Monsignor […]

Porkys Sugarbush Camp

Sugarbush t1Ma0rSp5ch 9 7f78att 8:34 mtPdM  ·  We are not backing down!! We are tough sugarbushers and we will meet on Saturday 11am for Pebaam’s ceremony and the feast to follow. Bring a dish to share and your own dishes to eat off of…We want to stop using so much paper, plastic, and styrofoam. We have forks, spoons etc. We’ll […]

Historial Saint Peter’s Church in Mendota.

Historial Saint Peter’s Church in Mendota. Minnesota’s oldest church in continuous use. In 1837 the Vatican established a new diocese (The Diocese of Dubuque) which encompassed Iowa, Minnesota West of the Mississippi, and parts of both North Dakota and South Dakota. The parish of Saint Peter’s pre-dates any permanent place of worship. Father Lucien Galtier […]

This is urgent to all members. Please read asap.

Mendota Community staring out as a community in 1995. Morning to all members. This is urgent (1) This is urgent to all members. We must get the paperwork done. Please read asap. Sharon Lennartson Tribal Chairwoman    

The Indian Reorganization Act of June 18, 1934.

The Indian Reorganization Act of June 18, 1934, also known as the Wheeler-Howard Act or informally, the Indian New Deal, was a U.S. federal legislation which secured certain rights to Native Americans, including Alaska Natives.[1] These include a reversal of the Dawes Act’s privatization of common holdings of American Indians and a return to local […]

Tribal Chairwoman has some updates for you to read.

Mendota has been a 501C3 since 1997. “Preserving, Protecting and Promoting the Dakota Culture for Future Generations.”  We are a proud Dakota Community, and you can help us! What: The Mendota Community 26th Anniversary and Fundraiser  When: June 4th, 2022, 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. (CST)   Where: Inside Peter’s Church Mendota, MN (1405 Sibley Memorial […]

Marguerite Louise Dupuis. Please send me your pictures or documents on your family.

Marguerite Louise Dupuis Name Marguerite Louise Dupuis Born 1 May 1840  [1] Gender Female Died Yes, date unknown Person ID I54678 cghsm Last Modified 11 Mar 2008 Father Hypolite Dupuis,   d. Yes, date unknown Mother Angelique Winona Renville,   d. 2 Jan 1890, Mendota, Dakota, Minnesota, United States  Married 11 Jan 1839 Lac Qui Parle […]

Dakota Soul Sisters, Mendota families in the book the Felix and LeClaire

The Cunningham Clan Comes West Posted on November 8, 2019 by dakotasoulsisters On April 17, 1848, the Williamson family, which had been on furlough in Ohio since fall of 1847, left Ripley, Ohio, and began their journey back to Kaposia village in Minnesota. With them were Sylvester Cook, who was coming out to Kaposia as a teacher; and Miss […]