Wacipi – Pow Wow Donation Request Letter Sept 9-10-11-2022.

  Attention: Address has changed to Sharon Lennartson Tribal Chairwoman 945 Redwood Dr Apple Valley, MN 55124. Until we get an office we can use. A Wacipi or (Pow-Wow) is a social gathering that focuses on traditional dance, song, and celebration. A tribute to a great ancestry, the Wacipi or (Pow Wow) is an event […]

Sharon Lennartson and the Faribault Dakota Project

Jeff Jarvis Faribault Dakota Project Mendota Dakota Sharon Lennartson Mdewakanton

Sharon Lennartson, tribal headwoman of the Mendota Mdewakanton Dakota Community, exploded with joy when she learned of the Faribault Dakota Project in the works. “I yelled and screamed to my boys, “Somebody’s finally going to listen,’” Lennartson recalls. I wanted every bit to be a part of it.” In partnership with the Faribault Heritage Preservation […]

Mendota’s Mission Statement

MISSION STATEMENT 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. […]

Article from Indian County Today by Jenna Kunze Aug 4th 2021.

Jenna will do others article too. She may be at the Wacipi too. Mendota Mdewakanton Dakota Tribe to again seek federal recognition. Here is the live article: https://tribalbusinessnews.com/sections/sovereignty/13575-mendota-mdewakanton-dakota-tribe-to-again-seek-federal-recognition Pidamaya ye so much Jenna, so nice talking with you. Love Sharon Lennartson Tribal Chairwoman for the Mendota Mdewakanton Dakota Tribal Community.

Patch Newspaper thank you for posting this article.

Morgan Reddekopp, thank you for the article form the Patch Newspaper. Hope to see you and anyone from the Patch at the Fundraisers and our 26th Anniversary years as a Community. https://patch.com/minnesota/mendotaheights/mendota-mdewakanton-dakota-tribal-community-host-fundraiser      

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 […]

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 […]

ALBERT AND LILLIE LECLAIRE. PLEASE SHARE & SEND YOUR FAMILY STORIES UPDATED.

Please share your stories with us. ALBERT AND LILLIE LECLAIRE THE FAMILY OF ALBERT AND LILLIE LECLAIRE Albert LeClaire, a Mdewakanton Dakota Indian, was 1st of seven children. He was born on May 12, 1885 in Mendota, Minnesota. His parents were Frederick LeClaire and Celina Robinette LeClaire. Frederick’s parents were Jean-Baptiste Octave (Wakon) LeClerc (LeClaire) […]

MMDTC declares its sovereignty: Indiancountrytoday.com

Mendota Mdewakanton Dakota Tribal Community declares its sovereignty

News Release Mendota Mdewakanton Dakota Tribal Community Mendota Mdewakanton Dakota Tribal Community declares its sovereignty Mdewakanton Sioux of Minnesota band seeks expedited federal recognition On Tuesday, June 15, 2021, the Mendota Mdewakanton Dakota Tribal Community (MMDTC) will declare its sovereignty as a band of Mdewakanton Sioux of Minnesota, and seeks expedited federal recognition, in accordance with President […]

Mendota went from our 23 Wacipi / Pow Wows this year to our 25th.

Watch for updates. Mendota went from our 23 Wacipi / Pow Wows this year to our 25th. Here is why we had two Wacipi’s back in 1997-1998 down at Stop the Reroute / Highway 55 / Coldwater. We have added those two Wacipi’s at many people request. The Mendota Tribal Council. Sharon Lennartson Tribal Chairwoman Jason […]

Mendota will be Honoring Our Ancestors Feb 12, 2022.

Mendota will be Honoring Our Ancestors Feb 12, 2022. Ceremony will be at the Fort Snelling and on zoom. We will meet even if it is very cold. Consider the people back in 1862 who were forced to brave the cold. We will light the sacred fire at 10:00am, ceremony is at 11:00pm. Lon, Joy […]

Special teaching in sweat lodge

Hi Auntie Sharon, so nice to hear your voice today. Here is the information about the special teaching sweat lodge. It is open to the whole community. Please invite people to pray and learn with Uncle Jason Charger on the following dates at the Mendota Sweat Lodge: Friday 11/5 going in at 7:30pm Saturday 11/6 […]

Honored to have Representatives from Dickinson / Carlisle Indian School website.

  Three Representatives from Dickinson / Carlise Indian Industrial School website. Will be at our Wacipi what an honor. So honored to have them come from Pennsylvania. Barbara Landis, Susan Rose, and Jim Gerencser. Updates: Here are a few things I wanted to update for you all. Thank you to everyone involved in the Wacipi. […]

Mendota Mdewakanton Dakota Tribe to again seek federal recognition

Mendota Mdewakanton Dakota Tribe to again seek federal recognition. Article by Jenna Kunze. Aug 2nd, 2021 MENDOTA, Minn. — At the confluence of the Minnesota and Mississippi Rivers in the heart of the Twin Cities exists the Mendota Mdewakanton Dakota Tribal Community (MMDTC), a 125-member group who can trace their ancestry in the area back […]

Donation Request Letter for our 21st Traditional Pow Wow Sept 10-12-2021

Donation Request Letter for our 21st Traditional Pow Wow Sept 10-12-2021 at St Peters Church in Mendota, MN 55150. Please start to have your donations in by July. That is only a few months, to see what we can buy or not buy? Gift cards cards welcome. A Wacipi or (Pow-Wow) is a social gathering […]

AN EMPLOYEE PERK THAT MAKES EMPLOYEES PERK.

We have some people who do matching donation with their Employer. Contact your employer to see if they do matching Donations to charities. Thank You Sharon Lennartson Tribal Chairwoman.

Have You Been Fully Vaccinated? You must be to enter the Wacipi.

Have You Been Fully Vaccinated? People are considered fully vaccinated: 2 weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine If you don’t meet these requirements, you are NOT fully vaccinated. Keep taking all precautions until […]

Mendota’s 21st Wacipi – Pow Wow Sept 10-11-12, 2021.

A Wacipi or (Pow-Wow) is a social gathering that focuses on traditional dance, song, and celebration. A tribute to a great ancestry, the Wacipi or (Pow Wow) is an event of significance to the Native American Nations. MMDTC has been a community for 26 years. Our 21st Annual Traditional Wacipi or (Pow-Wow) is September 10-11-12 […]

The Mendota Mdewakanton Dakota Tribal Community is looking for new members.

The Mendota Mdewakanton Dakota Tribal Community is looking for new lineal members. Go to downloads far right side on this site to find the application. Pidamaya. The Mendota Mdewakanton Dakota Tribal Community is looking for new lineal members. If your family was in Mendota Minnesota, in one of these censuses. Your Dakota ancestor must have […]

Application for those who would like to be part of our community.

    HONORARY APPLICATION FEB 2020                                                                                 04-20-2020. Prospective Honorary Members: This application is for people who […]

I sure hope we are back to normal by our Pow Wow Sept 11-13-20.

Our Traditional Wacipi / Pow Wow grant has been submitted. I sure hope we are back to normal by Sept 11-13-20. Mendota will also be celebrating 25 years as a community as soon as can around June or July. Our fundraiser may be the sometime as our 25 year celebration. If your bored like me, […]

Our Way Or The Highway: Inside The Minnehaha Free State

Our Way Or The Highway: Inside The Minnehaha Free State (Ecology) (Paperback)   by Mary Losure (Author) Mary has other books on Amazon. Mendota and others to fight to save the trees and houses. Mendota is in this book Jimmy Anderson is in this book. Please read if u want, you can get a used one […]

MMDTC Enrollment Consent Form Census Consent form.

Within this document, I being of legal age, hereby give my consent to have my name enumerated on the census roll of the Mendota Mdewakanton Dakota Tribal Community of the State of Minnesota. MMDTC Enrollment_Consent_Form  

Federal Recognition needs some help with research.

Federal Recognition needs some help with research. This can go a long way in helping us with our federal recognition. Can you please donate some time to assist?   Pidamaye John, Greg, Jason, and Sharon

Please use Amazon Smile and Our Tribe Will Earn Donations!

Hello, everyone just a reminder to use Amazon Smile by using this link: www.mendotadakota.com/amazon (If that link doesn’t work, here is the direct link:  https://www.linksmile.amazon.com/ch/41-1848659) When you use amazon to shop, Mendota gets a percentage of all orders because we are a 501C3 charity and the best thing, is YOU WILL NOT BE CHARGED ANYTHING!. We have been […]

Future Membership Meetings for 2019 – 2020.

2019 Sunday Oct 27 Members meeting 1-3 potluck. Sunday Nov 24 Members meeting 1-3 potluck. Saturday Dec 7 Christmas Party and Toy Drive 12am – 4pm potluck. No membership meeting in Dec. 2020 Sunday Jan 26 Member meeting 1-3 potluck. Sunday Feb 7 Honoring our ancestors, 10am – 4pm potluck. Sunday March 29 Member meeting […]

Funeral for Jim Anderson \ Red Sky: Wednesday Sept 11th at 11:00am

Funeral for Jim Anderson \ Red Sky Jim passed into the spirit world on June 27, 2019. We had a celebration of life gathering for Jim in August but the traditional Dakota Ceremony will be: Wednesday Sept 11th at 11:00 am St Peter’s Church 1405 Sibley Memorial Hwy Mendota, MN 55120. The meal is pot […]

Update on Pow Wow and Membership Meeting.

Good morning everyone, the pow wow is only 20 days away and still lots of work to do.   Donation suggestions again, we are thinking gas cards, or visa cards are always good for donations.   People keep emailing and asking what to donate?   Taking donations for pop for the pow wow, you can […]

Membership Meeting July 29, 2019.

Membership Meeting July 29, 2019. At the DuPuis House in Mendota from 6:30 – 8:00 meetings are over before dark. Please bring a dish to share. PLEASE help cleanup before you leave. Thank you Your Tribal Council. Sharon

Dakota Tribes, Mendota is mentioned.

The Spirit Lake Reservation, formerly Devils Lake Sioux Reservation, is located in north central North Dakota. The people of Spirit Lake are often called Dakota “Sioux,” a term dating back to the 17th century. “Dakota” means “friends” or “Oyate”—“the people.” The term “Sioux” is a corrupted version of an Ojibway-Algonquian term “Naud-owa-se-wug,” meaning “like unto […]

Friday, April 19, Full Moon Walk/Water Ceremony at Coldwater.

Friday, April 19, Full Moon Walk/Water Ceremony at Coldwater. Celebrating Water, the Feminine Element Water Ceremony Plans Before the Ceremony: John Gebhart get a gallon of CW water in a glass jug, collect in smaller jug and run thru sieve into the gallon jug Set-up at the Spring House with paper cups, Christina & John […]

Albert and Lilly LeClaire House in Mendota.

I had ask for a better picture of Albert and Lilly LeClaire House in Mendota. Thank You Victoria Scott and Teri Gillette for sending us a nice clear picture of grandpa and grandma house. All our pictures are under ancestors on our website www.mendotadakota.com. If you want your families pictures on our website sent them […]

Our next Membership Meeting is Sunday April 28 1-4 potluck.

Greetings Dear Members Our next Membership Meeting is Sunday April 28 1-4 potluck. This is our last Sunday meeting then we go back to Monday nights. Wow what an exciting time for all of us. This will happen we will get a community center with the help from Best Buy and others. If we all […]

Best Buy / Community Center

Fundraising for the Mendota Mdewakanton Dakota Tribal Community to acquire a Community Center 3-24-2019 Good morning everyone, this is just a quick note to let you know what is going on for our community. We are FINALLY doing a Capital Campaign. We need to raise money to buy a house to use for our community […]

Documents for gaining federal recognition 25CFR Part 83 2015

The regulations, paperwork, research and criteria for gaining federal recognition can be exhausting. We could really use your help to do some research with us. If you have time, please contact Perry and he can let you know how you can help. (612) 327-0100 This is 1 page of the BIA criteria for gaining federal recognition.  […]

Sharon Lennartson, celebrating 15 years of volunteering!

Sharon Lennartson is celebrating 15 years at volunteering at the Mendota Mdewakanton Dakota Tribal Community. I have tears of happiness in my eyes as I am writing this. Today Feb 11, is my 15th wonderful, marvelous, anniversary volunteering for the Mendota Mdewakanton Dakota Tribal Community. Mostly ups with some downs but I suppose that is […]

Holiday Party & Toy Drive at the DuPuis House

Holiday Party & Toy Drive Dec 8 at our Ancestral Home the DuPuis House in Mendota 1- 4.  Please bring a dish to pass for the feast. Please bring a toy or gift for boys & girls ages 1-17, we try and get a gifts for teens a gift card would be nice. Toys will […]

Help us get donations.

If you are going to ask for a donations from anyone, please check with me as we have sent out 150 donation letters. Just send an email to me with whom you want to ask for a donation I will see if we already sent one to them? If asking for a donation remember our […]

Grievance Letter to MNHS & the DCC.

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Daughter of the American Revolution

If some one want to do some research at the Daughter of the American Revolution website https://www.dar.org/library Thanks the Mendota Tribal Council 651-452-4141  

WHY we are repeating our history again over and over and over?

James Anderson To whom it may concern. My name is JimAnderson i am the cultural liasion for the Mendota Dakota people of minnesota.Its has come to my attention That we are repeating history again.Back in 1990s our community reformed after many years of not knowing who we were as Dakota people.Of course many people questioned […]

The Mayo Hospital is a fabulous hospital.

t now · The Mayo hospital is a fabulous hospital. I can’t say enough good things about it. But It is just easier to go a mile from by my house. I don’t have to pay to park. A whole lot less people coughing and sneezing every 2 seconds. Over 60 people waiting to give […]

The Mendota Community would like to say thank you to the State of MN.

The Mendota Community would like to say thank you to the State of MN for letting us use our Great, Great, Great, Grandparents home in Mendota MN. Thank you to the MNHS for your support thru the years. The Mendota Community has used the DuPuis House for over 5 years. For our language class, our […]

Update on my cancer, Love Sharon. 4-7-2018

For those of you who have not heard I have cancer I was diagnosed in Dec 2017. I have Low Grade Lymophoma it is a slow growing cancer.  I have seen 3 doctor now. Still not sure what treatment I will get and when I start.  I’m a fighter I will beat this!  Went to […]

Our next membership meeting is next Sunday March 25, 1-4 potluck.

Our next membership meeting is next Sunday March 25, 1-4 potluck. And our regular members, and of course our wonderful honorary members. Must be a member in attend our membership monthly meetings. Just saying hi and keeping you all in the loop that live out of MN. Starting to work on the Wacipi grant due […]

Mendota’s18th Wacipi Sept 8-10-2017 Supplies Help.

I keep getting calls, emails, asking what we need for our Wacipi. Here are a few things. Our flyer is on the website, you can print it on this site. Please send to everyone you know. The flyer is on face book too please send out to everyone you know. We got the Wacipi Grant!!! […]

GOFUNDME PLEASE HELP US GET A COMMUNITY CENTER.

GoFundMe    Donate 12 Help MMDTC get a community center. 3-1-2017 PLEASE SHARE WITH YOUR FACE BOOK FRIENDS AND YOUR EMAIL CONTACTS. We want to thank people who have mailed checks in the amount of $1,800.00 so far for our land/community center. Plus what is on gofundme $615.00 We are a Native American Community. We […]

The Doctrine of Discovery May 3rd at 7PM at the DuPuis House

The Doctrine of Discovery Open to the public and free admission, everyone is invited Documentary to be shown on May 3rd at 7PM at the DuPuis House on Mendota, MN 1357 Sibley Memorial Hwy. There will also be a discussion about the Sacred Red Rock that the Methodist Church will give back to the Dakota […]

Urgent letter to all peoples of good heart about the current situation of the MMDTC.

Urgent open letter to all peoples of good heart about the current situation of the MMDTC. From the Mendota Mdewakanton Dakota Tribal Community. BE DAKOTA EVERY DAY! We are the Mendota Mdewakanton Tribal Dakota Community, and we are here today fulfilling that prophesy as best we can in the place where our direct ancestors lived. […]

MENDOTA NEEDS YOUR HELP! HELP US GET LAND AND A COMMUNITY CENTER.

MENDOTA NEEDS YOUR HELP TO HELP US GET LAND AND A COMMUNITY CENTER. WE HAVE BEEN AROUND FOR OVER 200 HUNDRED YEARS.AN OFFICE IN MENDOTA FOR 20 YEARS IN MENDOTA WE ARE A PROUD DAKOTA COMMUNITY! Urgent open letter to all peoples of good heart about the current situation of the MMDTC. From the Mendota […]

Membership Meeting & Sharon’s birthday Aug 29th

Voting Membership Meeting Aug 29th from 6:00-7:00pm. Then Birthday Party for Sharon Lennartson her 70th Birthday to follow. Please bring a dish to pass. Please join with your Mendota Mdewakanton Tribal Community to honor our Tribal Chairwoman on the celebration of her 70th Winter. Monday, August 29 at 7pm (Party follows the Membership Meeting at 6pm) DuPuis […]

The Battle of the Story of Taku Wakan Tipi.

Autonomy, Ecology, Oral History, Social Protests The Battle of the Story of Taku Wakan Tipi 18/06/2014 Ed Sutton 2 Comments by Antidote’s Ed Sutton Our writers collective has only existed informally for a couple of years, and has only been publishing for a few months. Members of the Antidote Writers Collective are still in the […]

Voting Membership Meeting at the DuPuis House Sunday Nov 29th 1- 4 Potluck!

  Just want to say thank you to all the members who are getting caught up with their dues. Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Voting Membership Meeting at the DuPuis House Sunday Nov 29th 1-4 potluck. Sharon Lennartson Tribal Chairwoman Chris Antiel Vice Chairperson Marlene Dixon Treasurer / Secretary Perry Altendorfer Historian Lon […]

Mendota Day’s July 11, 2015. Volunteers Needed. Native Dancers needed

Mendota Day’s July 11, 2015. Volunteers & Dancers needed please call asap.The Mendota Community will be helping with Mendota Day’s this year, like we have in the past . Volunteers are needed to help at the VFW and to help the Mendota Community.The Mendota Community needs volunteers to help with the parade, the parade is […]

We have had over 3,200,000 hits to our website since Sep 28,2008.

We have had over 3,000,000 hits to our website. We lost our counter a couple of times. That’s a lot of hits for our little website. The Mendota Tribal Council and it’s members would like to say thank you, to all the people who have come to our Mendota Website. Pidamaya

Membership is now reopened as of Oct 28, 2013.

The applications for MMDC membership and Honorary membership are both on our website. Please fill out the application, and welcome to our community! Please call the office at 651-452-4141 for any questions, ask for Sharon Your tribal council.

Pidamaya to the person who returned the White Buffalo Calf Woman picture

Pidamaya to the person who returned the White Buffalo Calf Woman picture to Mendota. The white buffalo calf woman painting has been returned to Mendota. Mary from St Peters Church called us and said someone drop off the  picture at the door, did not leave a name?? Who ever took the picture 2 1/2 years […]

Language class every Wednesday night from 6:30 to 8:30 (see details)

  LANGUAGE CLASS & CULTURE CLASS IS ON HOLD FOR NOW, WE HOPE TO HAVE CLASS AGAIN IN MAY? Language class are held every Wednesday evening from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm except for the last Wednesday of each month where we hold culture class language class during the same hours. Both classes are at […]

Enrollment will be closed until further notice.

As of February 1st, enrollment will be closed for 90 days, or until further notice. The membership committee needs to get all our membership in order.  Thank you for your patience – the Tribal Council.

ACH Easy Direct Payment Plan for Members

MMDC would like to remind you that a Direct Payment Plan option is available. You can have your payment made automatically from your checking or savings account.  And, you won’t have to change your present banking relationship to take advantage of this service. The Direct Payment Plan will help you in several ways: it saves […]

New membership applications.

We are now taking new membership & honorary membership applications. If you want to be an honorary member get your application in ASAP. We will be having our voting and honorary meeting at St Peter’s Church on Oct 15, at 7:00 potluck!! These and many more files can be found in our DOWNLOADS section. Enrollment […]

Rebirth of the Mendota Dakota Tribe

Part documentary and part interview of Jim Anderson, the new chairperson of the Mendota Mdewakanton Dakota Tribal Council. We journey deep into the history of the Twin Cities area and touch on the Mdewakanton Dakota people’s creation story, history with French traders, the Louisiana Purchase, the Treaty of 1805, the beginning of white settlement in […]

Need help with Fed Recognition & grants

We are looking for some help with Federal Recognition, and grants if you can help us please call us. 651-452-4141 Dear Academic and Student Affairs Administrator, and others. I am writing on behalf of the Mendota Mdewakanton Dakota Community.  We are a 501 C-3 non-profit organization, ID #41563.  Our mission is to preserve, protect, and […]

No Voting membership meeting Nov 19th

On Nov 19, we will welcome are new honorary members. No Voting membership meeting. We have about 12 people who want to become honorary members to our Mendota Community. Please  come to St Peters Church on Nov 19, at 7:00pm and welcome them. Pot Luck! Mary just told me the meeting will be below in […]

Looking for Mendota Wacipi Pictures

If anyone has any pictures they would like to share with us please send them to mendotadakota@gmail.com or call the office at 651-452-4141, you can mail the pictures too. Mendota Mdewakanton Dakota Community 340 River Rd Mendota, MN 55150 Sharon

Mendota’s 13 Wacipi was Wonderful the best EVER!!!!

There were so many eagles flying around, it was inspiring. The energy at the Wacipi was so so strong. We had over 150 dancers from all over the 5 states. We had 31 vendors, some did not show up, but it shows us that people do want to come to our Wacipi in Mendota on […]

MEMBERS PHOTOS

  The Mendota Mdewakanton Dakota Community  would like to do a pictorial history of our MMDC family.  We would like to gather photos of you, your family members, your ancestors, grandparents, great grandparents, etc.   Please email photos to our office at  mendotadakota@gmail.com  Please identify as many of the people in each photo that you […]

MMDC fundraising with Food Perspectives

The Mendota Dakota Tribe has been fundraising with Food Perspectives for about 5 years. They are now doing everything online, and it is much easier to do. If you are interested, go to their website and sign on under Mendota Mdewakanton Dakota Community. When you do a test, part goes to Mendota. So if you […]

Flag carriers and Eagle Staff carriers.

At our Wacipi / Pow Wow Sept 9-10-11-2022. At St Peters Church in Mendota MN.   June 20, 2022   Good day my brothers and sisters, aunties and uncles.   My name is John Varone and years ago I was given the name from a Cherokee Elder of “Strong Voice”. I have been given the […]

Inipi cancelled, Joseph Bester was in a car accident, prayers for him.

Inipi Saturday June 25, fire will be lite at 4:00pm, inipi at 6:00pm – 7:30ish, feast around 8pm, should be done by 9:00ish. Remember we are on Indian time!!!! Sorry for any confusion! This is exactly why we need a community center, a place of our own. Preferably The DuPuis House, home of our ancestors […]

I was looking for rare and old Turquoise and Silver Jewerly.

I was looking for rare and old Turquoise and Silver Jewerly. I came across Durango Silver Company. Some of their pieces look real close to ours. The pictures did not do justice to the beautiful Jewerly. The Jewerly is in a security place not at the office or anyone’s house! Danielle & Sharon    

Mendota has some really expensive old Turquoise and Silver Jewerly.

5-19-2022. Mendota has some real expensive old Jewerly with turquoise and sliver. I will send you the pictures if you are interested. If you know of someone who may want to see them? They are beautiful I wish I could pay as least one piece. This Jewelry was given to us, to help get us […]

We will still be building the Inipi today.

Where boots, if you are going down to Fort Snelling. Fort Snelling is closed due to flooding. Where our trees are, there is no flooding I was told? We need a couple case of water. I will be down around 11:30ish. Can someone make coffee at the Dupuis House? I will bring doughnuts and rolls […]

Dandelion Full Moon Walk & Water Blessing at Sacred Coldwater Springs

Dandelion Full Moon Walk & Water Blessing at Sacred Coldwater Springs Sunday, May 15, 2022 Gather at the park entrance, 7pm Park on the Hwy 55 access road Do not believe East Coast folks where the full moon is the day after ours. The full moon here in the Central Time zone is late Sunday. Finally, […]

Help us stop destruction of only known burial platform

We need to try and stop this development from moving forward. This is the only known description of burial platform on the hills at Arden Hills. The Mdewakatonwan village Otonwewakpadan was just below the hills. I am in the process of making a banner to set up and make people aware, particularly the State Archeologist. This […]

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. […]