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, tribal headwoman of the Mendota Mdewakanton Dakota Community, exploded with joy when she learned of the Faribault Dakota Project in the works. â€œI yelled and screamed to my boys, â€œSomebodyâ€™s finally going to listen,â€™â€ Lennartson recalls. I wanted every bit to be a part of it.â€ In partnership with the Faribault Heritage Preservation […]
I want to say pidamaya ye / thank you to everyone who made a donation at our fundraiser on June 4, 2022. Thank you, cards will be sent out soon. Sorry for the delay in sending them out. I’m not feeling too good. I will get them out soon. Can you send me an email […]
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. […]
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.
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 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 […]
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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, 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. These include a reversal of the Dawes Act’s privatization of common holdings of American Indians and a return to local […]
To my surprise I found my family story at the Fairbault Goverment Center on there website, I just typed in LeClaires. on 4-29-21. Your story needs to be told!. I have been asking for stories for years from the rest of the members. Love Sharon. ALBERT AND LILLIE (FELIX) LECLAIRE. THE FAMILY OF ALBERT […]
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) […]
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, theÂ Mendota Mdewakanton Dakota Tribal CommunityÂ (MMDTC) will declare its sovereignty as a band of Mdewakanton Sioux of Minnesota, and seeks expedited federal recognition, in accordance with President […]
New Brochure about the Mendota Mdewakanton Dakota Tribal Community. Brochure was made for our Press Release Tuesday June 15th in Mendota At the DuPuis House. Supporters welcome peaceful event.
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. 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 […]
Attention: Sharon’s Cell 952-239-9969 Tribal Office 651-452-4141. Mail to Sharon Lennartson % of MMDTC 945 Redwood Dr. Apple Valley Mn 55124. Make checks out to MMDTC
Let Us Give Thanks for this Holiday Season. As we celebrate this harvest moon month / season, let us be thankful for our friends, relatives, the food we have, and the roofs over our heads. Let us give thanks every day as we greet the morning star in the eastern sky. Let us give thanks, […]
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 […]
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. Article by Jenna Kunze. Aug 2nd, 2021 MENDOTA, Minn. â€” 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 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 […]
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Some of Sharon’s family documents. Please send me your family documents so I can add them like this for you.
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.
ACH Enrollment Members Form.doc 2021
All members need the correct updated information for the BIA.
Warranty Deed Hipolite Dupuis to Octave LeClaire 4-22-1864 Page (1)
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 & Johnsonâ€™s Janssen vaccine If you donâ€™t meet these requirements, you are NOT fully vaccinated. Keep taking allÂ precautionsÂ until […]
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 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 […]
HONORARY APPLICATION FEB 2020Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â 04-20-2020. Prospective Honorary Members: This application is for people who […]
Hello everyone the Mendota office is closed in Mendota do to the coronavirus. All Business / Tribal affairs will continue as normal. The tribal council is working from home. Please get survey and consent form email to me. Please get caught up on your contributions. If you have any question or concerns please email us. […]
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 (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, youÂ can get a used one […]
You can help our tribe at no cost to you! Simply visit www.smile.amazon.com and select MMDTC as your preferred organization to support! Amazon will gift us with 0.5% of everything you purchase and your price is still the same!
CANCELLED Membership Meeting March 29, 2020 at the DuPuis House our ancestors home in Mendota 1:00-3:00. No more potlucks, you can bring a vegetable or fruit tray maybe some cookies to eat at the table doing the meeting. Your Tribal Council Sharon, John, Greg, and Jason.
The Mendota Wacipi Community welcomes you to our 21st Wacipi / Pow Wow, more information coming soon. Sharon
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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. 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
never do. We have our Christmas Party and Toy Drive instead. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. The Mendota Tribal Council.
If anyone from out of town wants to donate a gift please sent to 1351 Sibley Memorial Hwy, Mendota MN 55150. Christmas Party and Toy Drive at the DuPuis House in Mendota 1357 Sibley Memorial Hwy Saturday Dec 7, 1-4 please bring a dish to pass. Toys for kids ages 1-12 for girls and boys. […]
Mendota’s Christmas party and toy drive and potluck, please reply if you will be at the party, and what you may want to bring to pass. If someone is making frybread let me know I will make maple butter. I need at lease a two day notice. Saturday Dec 7th 1-4-2019, at our ancestral home […]
Hello, everyone just a reminder to use Amazon Smile by using this link: www.mendotadakota.com/amazonÂ (If that link doesn’t work, here is the direct link:Â https://www.linksmile.amazon.com/ch/41-1848659)Â 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!.Â We have been […]
All our members out of town, please help make a child happy this year with a small gift or gift card. Mendota’s Christmas party and toy drive and potluck, please reply if you will be at the party, and what you may want to bring to pass. If someone is making frybread let me know […]
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 […]
The Mendota Mdewakanton Dakota Tribal Community is looking for a professional grant writer and professional fundraiser.
The Mendota Mdewakanton Dakota Tribal Community is looking for a professional grant writer, with experience in capital land grants. We are also looking for a professional fundraiser. If interested in either of these positions, please send your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will be interviewing four people in the next two weeks at our new office […]
To all our wonderful guests who came to our 20th Pow Wow. Thank you all so much for coming to our Pow Wow and supporting your local Native American Community. It was a honor to have you join us. For those of you who won at the raffle booth or auction booth at the Pow […]
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 […]
Claudia, ask me to post this. James Kermit Anderson Red Sky was born May 7, 1959. He is preceded in death by parents Russell and Lillian Rose Anderson, and brother Craig. Survived by loving wife Claudia and daughter Ameyalli Anderson. Also survived by former wife Juliane and sons James, Jr and Joseph Anderson. Sisters Patricia […]
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. 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
Here is an update about (Red Sky) Jimmy Anderson passing from a heart attack on 6-27-2019. Please light a candle for Jim for 4 days. A ceremonial fire will be lit Saturday 6/29 at 3:00pm and will run continuously until Wednesday July 3rd. The fire will be at St Peter Church. The fire will be […]
2019 Arts Achievement Award Celebration Thursday, June 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm No cost to participate
2019 Arts Achievement Award Celebration Thursday, June 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm No cost to participate
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 â€œSioux,â€ a term dating back to the 17th century. â€œDakotaâ€ means â€œfriendsâ€ or â€œOyateâ€â€”â€œthe people.â€ The term â€œSiouxâ€ is a corrupted version of an Ojibway-Algonquian term â€œNaud-owa-se-wug,â€ meaning â€œlike unto […]
We are back to Monday nights again. The meeting is Monday June 24 from 6:30 – 8:30 at the DuPuis House in Mendota. Potluck!!
Updates after June 10, 2019. Mendotaâ€™s 20th Annual Traditional Wacipi – Pow Wow September 13, 14, 15, 2019. Location: St. Peterâ€™s Church Grounds 1405 Sibley Memorial Hwy Mendota, Minnesota 55150. More details in June.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Maybe you can donate to Mendota for our Community Center your donation is tax deductible. Thank you for your donation in advance if you are interested in donating to our cause. Your Tribal Council Sharon
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 […]
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. […]
Reminder of this Sunday February 24, Membership Meeting from 12:00 – 3:00 Potluck. If we get all that snow on Saturday, Sundays meeting will be cancelled again. Watch for emails or look on our website www.mendotadakota.comTHANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENTS. Your tribal council Sharon, John, Marlene, Perry, and LonLove Sharon
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 […]
Feb 24, Sunday 11:30 – 12:45 then from 1:00 – 3:30 then clean up out by 4pm. March 24 Sunday 11:30 – 12:45 then from 1:00 – 3:30 then clean up out by 4pm. April 28 Sunday 11:30 – 12:45 then from 1:00 – 3:30 then clean up out by 4pm. Sharon
Holiday Party & Toy Drive Dec 8 at our Ancestral Home the DuPuis House in Mendota 1- 4.Â 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 […]
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 […]
Letter from Jim Anderson, about how Mendota has been treated for years. It is time we stand up, enough is enough.
Letterhead Jim Anderson 2 5-7-2018
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Excerpts the a Hasting MN Gazette MHS 1-3-1885 – Dec 31 1887
Please read and help support us. Sharon Minish Sibley site(3)
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
Mendota Inipi May 20, 1:00 at the Dupuis House in Mendota. Potluck! Please help clean up before you go. Pidamaya ye Love Sharon
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 […]
t now Â· The Mayo hospital is a fabulous hospital. I canâ€™t say enough good things about it. But It is just easier to go a mile from by my house. I donâ€™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 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 […]
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.Â I have seen 3 doctor now. Still not sure what treatment I will get and when I start.Â I’m a fighter I will beat this!Â Went to […]
Update: CancelledÂ we will reschedule! Stanley Looking Horse will be teaching men how to use the drum and learn the songs. Class will start Tuesday from 6:30 – 8:30 April 3rd, 2018 at the DuPuis House in Mendota class is every two weeks. Lisa will teach the woman the songs. If you are interested please […]
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 […]
Cancelled Membership Meeting Monday Jan 28, 2019 due to weather. Next Membership Meeting meeting Sunday Feb 24, 2019.
Membership Meeting Monday Jan 28, 2019. At our ancestral House / DuPuis House in Mendota, MN 55150. Your Tribal Council always working for you! Love Sharon
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 Â Â 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 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 […]
The flowers of tomorrow are the seeds of today. April 22nd, 11am to 2pm
Now is the time if you want to make a donation to Mendota by the end of the year. All donations are Tax Deductible.
Now is the time if you want to make a donation to Mendota by the end of the year. All donations are Tax Deductible. Mendoda is a 501 C3, websiteÂ email@example.com,Â email firstname.lastname@example.org All payments can be made with Pay Pal, or a check. Make payments out to MMDC, once we receive the donation you […]
Christmas Party & Toy Drive Saturday Dec 3rd, 2016 – 1-4 POTLUCK! at the DuPuis House. Everyone is welcome, please bring an unwrapped gift for Girl or Boy ages 1-12 years old. Don’t for get the teenagers. All gifts go to the office after the Christmas party, people need to call the office for their […]
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. […]
Beverly Mae Scott passed into the Spirit World Oct 5th, 2016. Memorial for her Nov 19th at the DuPuis House 1-5 POTLUCK
Beverly May Scott passed into the Spirit World Oct 5th, 2016. Memorial to be at the DuPuis House in Mendota November 19, 2019. Beverly’s Memorial will be November 19th at the DuPuis HouseÂ 1357 Sibley Memorial Hwy, Mendota, MN 55120 from 1-5 potluck! Inipi after for those of you who want to go in to the […]
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 […]
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 7pmÂ (Party follows the Membership Meeting atÂ 6pm) DuPuis […]
Mendota’s 17th Traditional Wacipi Sept 9-11-2016. We are looking for volunteers call the tribal office if you would like to volunteer.
Mendota’s 17th Traditional Wacipi Sept 9-11-2016. More information to come later. Sharon Lennartson Tribal Chairwoman Chris Antiel Vice Chairman Marlene Dixon Treasurer / Secretary Perry Altendorfer Historian Jim Anderson Cultural Advisor John LeClaire Member at Large Lon Navarre Member at Large
Autonomy, Ecology, Oral History, Social Protests The Battle of the Story of Taku Wakan Tipi 18/06/2014 Ed Sutton 2 Comments by Antidoteâ€™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 […]
Membership Enrollment is now reopen. On our website go under downloads to see the application. Please call the office if you need any help, or have any questions 651-452-4141. Sharon Lennartson Tribal Chairwoman Chris Antiel Vice Chairman Marlene Dixon Treasurer / Secretary Perry Altendorfer Historian Jim Anderson Cultural Advisor John LeClaire Member at Large Lon […]
Ceremony in Mendota for Wounded Knee it has been125 years since the Massacre. Tom Weaver called us to see if we could have a ceremony in Mendota for 125 years since Wounded Knee. On Dec29 at the DuPuis House or Sibley Historic Site 1357 Sibley Memorial Hwy MN 55150. Prayers at 12:00, Inipi at 2:00, […]
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 Dayâ€™s July 11, 2015. Volunteers & Dancers needed please call asap.The Mendota Community will be helping with Mendota Dayâ€™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 […]
Please come and help us celebrate 20 years as a continuous community June 27th 2015 11:00am – 3:30pm at St. Peters Church, Mendota MN 55150.Â
Please come and help us celebrate 20 years as a continuous community June 27th 2015 11:00am – 3:30pm at St. Peters Church, Mendota MN 55150 Everyone is invited, there will be food, you can still bring a dish to pass. If you have any stories, pictures, or anything you would like to share aboutÂ the Mendota […]
Voting Membership Meeting May 31st, at the DuPuis House 1-3:30 Potluck. Sorry about the confusion about this months voting meeting. See you this Sunday Sharon
Inipi May 17, 2015 at the DuPuis House be there by 1:30 if you want to do prayers ties, Inipi at 3:00. Potluck! Rain or Shine we will have the Inipi!!
Inipi or sweatÂ May 17, 2015. Please come by 1:30 if you are going to be doing prayer ties. Please bring a dish to pass. 651-452-4141. Please send us an email, let us know if you are coming email@example.com Pidamaya ye Sharon Rain or Shine we will have the Inipi!!
Mendota will celebrate 20 years substantially continuous basis as “American Indian as a community on June 27th 2015
Mendota will celebrate 20 years as a community on June 27th 2015 from 11:00 – 4:00 at St Peters Church in Mendota MN. Mendota will celebrate 20 years as a community on June 27th 2015 from 11:00 – 4:00, at St Peters Church in Mendota MN.Â Linda Brown will host the committee, Sharon will cohost […]
Honoring Our Ancestors Feb 7th 2015. Cante Maza (Neil Mckay) will do the ceremony.Â Honoring Our Ancestors
New Mendota email is – firstname.lastname@example.org Sharon
Thank you I just want to say thank you to all the people who came to the election party. I got so many emails, text, phone calls, saying congratulation to me on the election. MMDC is very dear to me. There is nothing I would not do to keep Mendotaâ€™s doors open. I love my […]
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
We sold some Native American homemade items on our Etsy website and 10% of what we sell will be donated to the tribe.Â I have more coming we will forward the donation. Check us out:Â www.etsy.com the name of our shop is:Â ChaskaDesigns. Pamela Fagan email@example.com
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.
Voting Membership Meeting March 25, at the DuPuis House at 7pm. The Lenape people, will not be at this meeting. The Tribal Council
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 theÂ picture at the door, did not leave a name?? Who ever took the picture 2 1/2 years […]
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 […]
Voting Membership Meeting February 25, at 7:00pm at the DuPuis House. CANCELLED Your Tribal CouncilÂ 651-452-4141
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.Â Thank you for your patience – the Tribal Council.
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.Â And, you wonâ€™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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.Â We are a 501 C-3 non-profit organization, ID #41563.Â Our mission is to preserve, protect, and […]
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. PleaseÂ 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 […]
If anyone has any pictures they would like to share with us please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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 […]
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The Mendota Mdewakanton Dakota Community Â would like to do a pictorial history of our MMDC family.Â We would like to gather photos of you, your family members, your ancestors, grandparents, great grandparents, etc. Please email photos to our office atÂ email@example.comÂ Please identify as many of the people in each photo that you […]
Cancellation do happen sometimes, sorry for any inconvenience. You can always call the office at 651-452-4141 before you drive to Mendota. The Mendota Tribal Council Sharon
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 […]
Please mail all correspondence to: Tribal Chair Sharon Lennartson % MMDTC. 945 Redwood Dr Apple Valley, MN 55124 Until further notice. We are not able to use the office as a working office. This is way we need a Community Center ASAP. PLEASE HELP US TO GET A COMMUNITY CENTER!
SweatLodge Inipi Ceremony on Saturday, July 9th? We can start the fire at 4:00 PM and be done with clean-up around 10:00 PM. 11PM at the latest. Please bring a dish to pass. Have a great Inipi! Love Sharon
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 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 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
Until we reach our goal of $500,000. If you still want to make a donation please send a check to. Write on your check for the fundraiser! MMDTC % Sharon Lennartson 945 Redwood Dr Apple Valley, MN 55124 If you want to pay any other way that’s fine. Pidamaya!!!!
Hoping someone in our community and friends can help Sharon and her two sons Sean and Joe. Please email me at mendotadakota.com if you can help!! Love Sharon
If anyone calls interested in buying it, be aware that it is worth $500. The size is 75 by 68 which is a full size bed, for just short of a queen size. This beautiful quilt will be at our fundraiser. 26th Anniversary and Fundraiser 2022 (2)
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 had permission to have two full days, longer if we needed it, to build our lodge. We got it done on one day. It was wonderful to be in the lodge. I felt good to be in our new lodge. In the house of my ancestors. I want to thank all who came to […]
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 […]
Indian Reorganization Act 1934 page 39 Mendota
Thank you Steven Renville for taking these beautiful photographs of the 4 Sacred Trees Ceremony.
Mendota SweatLodge building class and 1st Inipi Ceremony of 2022 – Plus Important Newsflash at end of email! Please! … If you have even minor symptoms …stay home! Inbox Joseph Bester 5:32 AM (2 hours ago) to bcc: me PLEASE SEE ALERT AT THE END OF THIS EMAIL! Mendota SweatLodge building class and 1st Inipi […]
Donation Form 2022
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, […]
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 […]
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. […]