Pauline LaClaire ( Helseth )

Auntie Pauline, you will be dearly missed. Rest in peace my dear wonderful auntie, we love you, Sharon. From all the member’s of  MMDC we give the LaClaire family all our love.

Brittany Carlson has passed away.

Brittany Carlson, John Oakgrove’s niece.   Visitation Date Time Apr 28, 2008 4-8 pm   Visitation Location Bradshaw Funeral Home – Minnehaha     Service Date Time Apr 29, 2008 11 am   Service Location Bradshaw Funeral Home 3131 Minnehaha Ave S Mpls., MN 55406      

Pauline M. ( Helseth ) LaClaire Obituary

Pauline M.  ( Helseth ) LaClaire LaClaire, Pauline M. (Helseth) Age 84, of Mpls. Survived by husband of 65 years, Russell; children, Bruce, Curt (Sandy), Vicki (Pete) Eckman, Douglas (Kathy), Susan (Charlie) Foty, Renee Foss and Dennis (Karen); also 25 grandchildren and 24 great- grandchildren. Funeral service Tuesday, 1 PM, Church of Jesus Christ of […]


Sioux Arrested For Protesting Hog Farm. (VIDEOS)

Ihanktowan Nation protesters arrested Yankton Sioux Arrested For Protesting Hog Plant  -  Video Please Forward This Post to Everyone You Know. This issue has been going on for more than a week. It is unlikely that you will see or hear unbiased reports about it in the media. Reuben W. Kitto, Jr Click to open […]

HUMOR: Cold Minnesota Winters

Some Minnesota Sioux asked their Chief one Autumn if the winter was going to be a very cold one or a very mild one. Not really knowing the answer but wanting to be prepared, the chief replies that the winter was going to be cold and that the members of the village were to collect […]

Location of Mass Graves Revealed

Breaking News: Location of Mass Graves of Residential School Children Revealed for the First Time; Independent Tribunal Established Squamish Nation Territory (“Vancouver, Canada”) Thursday, April 10, 2008 11:00 am PST At a public ceremony and press conference held today outside the colonial “Indian Affairs” building in downtown Vancouver, the Friends and Relatives of the Disappeared […]

Omaha Family loses everything in FIRE, please help!

This Omaha Family Lost Everything they Own in A House Fire Today at 3:00pm 4-14-08 DONATION INFO AT BOTTOM They are in need of any kind of help, they will need to start all over they can use: Clothes, Cookware, Bedding, Jackets, Towels, Furniture, Financial Contributions are Greatly Appreciated if you find in your heart […]

BIA Official Memo To Prospective Indians

…Contrary to popular belief, Indians do not receive payments from the federal government simply because they …

Pidamaya-ye. Loan paid back

I just wanted to say thank you to the members of MMDC for paying me back the $9,000 I loaned the community in 2005. Pidamaya Sharon Lennartson. 3/08

8000 Drums – Sacred Sites Run 2008 – Racine, Wis.

On Good Friday, March 21st during a powerful snowstorm Sacred Sites Run activists participated in the 8000 Drum ceremony, a worldwide call for healing, love and peace.

March 2008 Volume 13, Issue 1

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Jim Anderson (Red Sky) Protecting The Past; (GENECIDE POEM)

Wonderful video of Jim Anderson discussing the desecration of sacred Native Sites including burial mounds. ending with a lone sad flute playing while he reads his poem entitled “Genocide” YouTube – Protecting the Past COMMENTS: NICOLEJETTE Strong & loyal words. Beautiful heart. Beautiful people. Thank you for posting this so we all may be enlightened […]

Jim Anderson talks about sacred native site at Cold Water Jim Anderson, (Red Sky) of the Mendota Dakota Mdewakanton Community discusses the importance of the sacred “Cold Water” in Pike Island (big island) Minnesota.  This starts out in native language and then in English.  Very Interesting. This is a large file, It may take a long time to download, especial if you have a […]

Native Americans and Illegal Immigration

Why not ask the Indians what happens when you don’t control immigration! (PHOTO)

Impromptu Native American Blues (VIDEO)

“REZ BLUES 2006” Recorded live at Ringside Cafe, in St. Pete, Florida. 2006. Sylvia A. Duquet, Videographer/Tam bourine…..Chaska Denny, Slide Guitar…Curt H. St. Cyr, Harmonica Alvon Griffin, Percussionist…This was unrehearsed and impromptu, with words and music made up on the spot

Zeezibahkwat – Maple Sugar Bush (Syrup)

Here is an interesting article on the making “Zeezibahkwat” or Maple Syrup

also called “Ziinzibaakwad” and “Sinzibukwud”

All about the Upper Sioux Tribe

The Reservation tribal headquarters is located five miles south of Granite Falls, Minnesota, on the Minnesota River in Yellow Medicine County. The reservation is 115 miles west of Minneapolis. History This land we call Pejuhutazizi Kapi (The place where they dig for yellow medicine) has been the homeland for our people, the Dakota Oyate (Nation), […]


The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux (Dakota) Community, a federally-recognized Native American tribe, issued the following news release: The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community has awarded a $1 million grant to the Grand Portage Band of Ojibwe for renovation of the Grand Portage Lodge and Casino. The Lodge was first built in 1974. The first phase of the […]

Medal of Honor finally bestowed upon Sioux soldier

”There were terrible moments that encompassed a lifetime, an endlessness, when terror was so strong in me, that I could feel idiocy replace reason,”

Mendota Mdwakanton Dakota Community’s letter of support:

Mendota Mdwakanton Dakota Community’s letter of support: August 12, 2004 To Whom It Should Concern: I believe that renaming the river “Wakpa Wakan” or “Spirit River” is a great stride in mending the circle that we share with all four colors of man. We, as Dakotas, are very happy that there are people out there […]

Derogatory name changes supported by Mendota Mdewakanton Dakota Community Pow Wow

Mendota Mdewakanton Dakota Community Pow Wow in Minnesota. Jim Anderson, the Cultural Chair for the Mdewakanton Dakota community and a leading activist for Minnesota’s Dakota people, asked Thomas Dahlheimer set up a stand and display information about my work. Anderson addressed the pow wow participants about the bill to change 14 derogatory location names across […]


LIFE AND CONDITIONS ON THE PINE RIDGE OGALA LAKOTA (SIOUX) RESERVATION OF SOUTH DAKOTA   This and other articles may be viewed on the internet at the website, The Writings of Stephanie M. Schwartz A Special Resource Report: Regarding life, conditions, and hope on the Pine Ridge Oglala Lakota (Sioux) Reservation of SD […]

Kirby Sattler, Native american Artist

CLICK FOR KIRBY SATTLER WEBSITE Kirby Sattler The work of Kirby Sattler is fueled by an inherent interest in the Indigenous Peoples of the Earth. His current images evolve from the history, ceremony, mythology, and spirituality of the Native American. Sattler’s ultra-detailed interpretations examine the inseparable relationship between the Indian and his natural world, reflecting […]

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