Mendota Mdewakanton Dakota Tribal Community

“Preserving, Protecting and Promoting the Dakota Culture for Future Generations”

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Mendota Mdewakanton Newsletter


Lawrence Dakota Irving Obituary. SACRED FIRE VIDEO Rest in peace my brother.

Lawrence Dakota Irving

November 13, 1975 ~ August 13, 2021 (age 45)


Lawrence Dakota Irving

Wanagi Ska Wakan Naji

Beloved son, father, nephew, uncle, friend, mentor, & spiritual leader

Age 45 of St. Paul

Started his journey to the spirit world on August 13, 2021. Preceded in death by grandparents, Andrew & Trevian Killscrow; brother, Donovan Redlegs; aunties, Andrea & Marion Killscrow; uncle, Alton Killscrow; nieces & nephews, Shayla Smith, Alyssa Irving, Danita Mata, Dennis Longelk, Travis Varney, and Miguel Jara; cousins, Christine Olvera, Marquita Sims, and Michael Mata. Survived by mother, Susie Longelk; children, Julian Franz, Tyus Irving, Tylese & Tyla Irving; sisters, Winona Irving, Misty Two Hearts, Randee Greenleaf, and Stephanie Perez (hunka sister); brothers, Marshall Longelk and Chester Dennis Quentin Longelk; godmother, Hazel Culburtson; aunties, Lavina Longelk, Marlene Olvera, and Nina Mata; uncles, Bernard Mountain, Adrian Killscrow, and Allen Flyingbye; close friends, mentors & loved ones, Joseph Bester, David Bowen, Kelley & Desmon Martin, Harel Perez, Lon Navarre, Joy Sorensen-Navarre, Virgil Foot, and many more. Visitation on Tuesday, August 17 from 4-9pm at O’HALLORAN & MURPHY, 575 S. Snelling Ave., St. Paul, MN. Arrive at O’Halloran & Murphy by 11am Wednesday, August 18 for procession to Church of the Messiah Cemetery.

Love from the Mendota Community.

Love Sharon


August 18, 2021

Church of the Messiah Cemetery
1730 Chakya St.
Welch, MN 55089


August 17, 2021

4:00 PM to 9:00 PM
O’Halloran & Murphy Funeral Home
575 South Snelling Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55116

Sacred Fire for Sundancer Lawrence Irving who started his journey to the Spirit World Friday.
Lawrence ran our sweats. Lawrence pass on Aug 13. He will be dearly missed.
Lon and Joy lite the fire last night. Fire will be lite for 3 more days and nights. Joseph has been there since 11:00pm last night.
Tommy came from Bemidji this morning to help. He will be fire keeper with others for the next 3 days and nights.
Fire keepers need wood, food, bug spray, sage and tobacco.
This is Mendota way to help his family.
Waiting to hear what his family wants to do.
Respectfully, Auntie Sharon and the Mendota Community.