Pat Bellanger, prominent Indian activist from Minneapolis, dies.

  Over nearly half a century, Pat Bellanger was a voice and unwavering advocate for American Indians in the Twin Cities, the United States and internationally, on issues from treaty rights to social welfare programs. She died Thursday at age 72. Pat Bellanger, prominent Indian activist from Minneapolis, dies Over nearly half a century, Pat […]

PHOTOS: Lighting the Sacred Fire and potluck dinner

Lighting the Sacred Fire and potluck dinner. Make sure you come to the POW WOW tomorow! Sat, Sept 13th Grand Entry starts at 1pm!More information:  

St. Pete woman is picked to pitch pudding company’s product

By Fred W. Wright Jr., Times Correspondent Thursday, April 17, 2014 11:29am   Marilyn Cisek has been a teacher. She has worked in real estate. She has even been a “hair model” on HSN. Now at 78, the St. Petersburg resident has a new career: professional grandma. Cisek was selected after a nationwide search for […]

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The DuPuis House or De Puis.

The DuPuis House is why we have this information on our site. Click photos to enlarge. Download this as an easy to read PDF

The 8th Annual Gathering and Returning Adoptees Pow wow

Greetings friends and relatives, It is that time of year again to celebrate the strength of our families. The 8th Annual Gathering and Returning Adoptees Pow wow is a time to recognize our foster adoptive families who care for our Indian children in need of families. It is also a time to welcome our relatives […]

Mendota Members next Voting Meeting is Nov 28, at 7pm.

St Peters Church has open their doors to us. From now on our Tribal meeting & Voting membership meeting we be there in the Ravoux room (just to the right of the offices). Tribal meeting at 6:00 & Voting membership meetings at 7:00pm. The Dupuis House will let us have our language classes there. Watch […]

Be a Mentor!

Please get in contact with Mitch Walking Elk, or Cordelia Revells. Double click the picture to make it bigger. Sharon

Who is this little boy? I love this picture he is so cute.

This picture is at least 5 years or older I think? It said lower Sioux, on his number.  We have this picture at the Mendota Center. I would love to give the picture to his family. I love to see the children in regalia. Maybe he could be at our 12 Pow Wow on Sept […]

Mendota Dakota Community Center to be demolished for restaurant parking

The Mendota Dakota tribal group has been struggling to keep the community center it has in Mendota, but the group was recently given a 60-day notice to vacate the property. The old house is planned to be demolished to be turned into a parking lot for the restaurant next door. While the group still has […]

We have moved!

We are at Barb’s now a small office, in Mendota. Our phone number will stay the same. Our mailing is Mendota Mdewakanton Dakota Community P.O. Box 50835 Mendota MN 55150. I will keep everyone updated. Thank You to all of you who helped move. I want to say a big THANK YOU to  Jennifer Otto, […]

Here are 3 more articles about Mendota.

This came out of one of the newspaper articles about Mendota.

It would be beyond shameful to evict the Mendota Mdewakanton Dakota from their original home yet again. Considering what our immigrant forbears did to the native people of this land, it’s already an embarrassment that the Mendota Mdewakanton Dakota are using a rundown, ramshackle building as their community center. Would someone please explain how a […]

These are the Video’s Brian Gilbert made for Mendota.

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Hiawatha Indian Insane Asylum.

Download DOC from here: HIAWATHA INDIAN INSANE ASYLUM HIAWATHA INDIAN INSANE ASYLUM SACRED BURIAL GROUNDS ALL NATIONS HEALING AND PRAYER CEREMONY   The annual ceremony will be on May 15, 2011 beginning at 12 noon in Canton at the Canton Country Club Golf Course between the 4th and 5th holes, located 18 miles southeast of […]

Dupuis House Rendezvous in Mendota.

If some of our members could be there to talk about our Community, about the Native people, and the Dakota History in Mendota, all of MN. Please email the office if you want to help that weekend. May 14, 2011 Fur Trade Rendezvous Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. […]

Mendota’s New Tribal Council Members.

Welcome new Tribal Council members as of 4-26-2011. Chairman: Jim Anderson Vice Chairwoman: Sharon Lennartson Secretary: Lorena Weaver Treasurer: Mark Bartlett Historian/Cultural: Nick Anderson Member at Large: Greg Strandmark Member at Large: Dan Veesenmeyer Pidamaya ye Sharon