Mission of the Mendota Mdewakanton Dakota Tribal Community: “To preserve, protect, and promote the Dakota culture for future generations.”
MMDTC membership participated in a comprehensive strategic planning session that resulted in the development of seven (7) long-range goals striving to:
- Acquire a land base so we can build a community center.
- Obtain federal recognition.
- Maintain a tribal office in Mendota.
- Promote and support the preservation of the Dakota culture, including protecting sites of cultural significance to the Dakota people.
- Promote a better understanding between the Native American community and the public.
- Teach community members and others the Dakota language.
- Develop self-sufficiency through in-house business.