Porkys Sugarbush Camp

Sugarbush t1Ma0rSp5ch 9 7f78att 8:34 mtPdM  ·  We are not backing down!! We are tough sugarbushers and we will meet on Saturday 11am for Pebaam’s ceremony and the feast to follow. Bring a dish to share and your own dishes to eat off of…We want to stop using so much paper, plastic, and styrofoam. We have forks, spoons etc. We’ll […]

Historial Saint Peter’s Church in Mendota.

Historial Saint Peter’s Church in Mendota. Minnesota’s oldest church in continuous use. In 1837 the Vatican established a new diocese (The Diocese of Dubuque) which encompassed Iowa, Minnesota West of the Mississippi, and parts of both North Dakota and South Dakota. The parish of Saint Peter’s pre-dates any permanent place of worship. Father Lucien Galtier […]

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 […]

Tribal Chairwoman has some updates for you to read.

Mendota has been a 501C3 since 1997. “Preserving, Protecting and Promoting the Dakota Culture for Future Generations.”  We are a proud Dakota Community, and you can help us! What: The Mendota Community 26th Anniversary and Fundraiser  When: June 4th, 2022, 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. (CST)   Where: Inside Peter’s Church Mendota, MN (1405 Sibley Memorial […]

Marguerite Louise Dupuis. Please send me your pictures or documents on your family.

Marguerite Louise Dupuis Name Marguerite Louise Dupuis Born 1 May 1840  [1] Gender Female Died Yes, date unknown Person ID I54678 cghsm Last Modified 11 Mar 2008 Father Hypolite Dupuis,   d. Yes, date unknown Mother Angelique Winona Renville,   d. 2 Jan 1890, Mendota, Dakota, Minnesota, United States  Married 11 Jan 1839 Lac Qui Parle […]

Dakota Soul Sisters, Mendota families in the book the Felix and LeClaire

The Cunningham Clan Comes West Posted on November 8, 2019 by dakotasoulsisters On April 17, 1848, the Williamson family, which had been on furlough in Ohio since fall of 1847, left Ripley, Ohio, and began their journey back to Kaposia village in Minnesota. With them were Sylvester Cook, who was coming out to Kaposia as a teacher; and Miss […]

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) […]

Jim Denomie, beloved Ojibwe artist who used humor to confront serious issues, dies at 66.

Jim Denomie, beloved Ojibwe artist who used humor to confront serious issues, dies at 66 An “art dad” who championed emerging talents, he illuminated the uneasy relationship between Native cultures and mainstream society. By Alicia Eler Star Tribune MARCH 1, 2022 — 12:12PM   MARK VANCLEAVE, STAR TRIBUNE Gallery: Jim Denomie in his home studio in 2019. A […]

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 […]

Lucien Galtier

  Lucien Galtier From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to navigationJump to search Drawing of Lucien Galtier from an 1876 history of the city of St. Paul Lucien Galtier (c.?1812 – February 21, 1866) was the first Roman Catholic priest who served in Minnesota. He was born in southern France in the town of Saint-Affrique, department of Aveyron. The year of his […]