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Ribbon Skirt Class Saturday, March 9th, 10-3:00. Potluck! Class is full.

Ribbon Class

Mending the Sacred Hoop & the Mdewakanton Dakota Tribal Community is having a ribbon skirt class.

Mending the Sacred Hoop is sponsoring us and providing all the materials.

Saturday March 9thth will start setting up at 9am. If you want to help come at 9am. Class will start at 10:00am – 3pm. Be on time, we are starting class at 10:00am sharp.

Class is at The Mendota Mdewakanton Dakota Tribal Community Office.

1200 Centre Pointe Curve, Suite 150, Mendota Heights, MN 55120.

Far left side of building. Go down the stairs, we are on the right side, our community sign is on our door.

We are so honored to have Wendy Biorn teach our class. She made shirts the tribal council for the men a few years ago for the wacipi or Powwow. They were beautiful!

Pidamayaye to Cinnamon Bankey and her group Mending the Sacred Hoop for donating all the material.

All materials will be free. The class will be only twelve people. Donations are accepted to help with other costs but not necessary. Email Sharon asap before class fills up and get on the list. When full I will send out an email that we are full.

Once we fill up the class no one will be able to attend. So, we are not disturbed, as we have a limited time to finish our skirts.

We will have another skirt class if we need to0.

There will be a ribbon shirt class for men, that date has not been determined I think the end of March maybe into April?

I did find out men need to get their own shirts. Whatever color you want, the size you want, do you want a long sleeve or short sleeve. The beads will be provided.

The man can email auntie Sharon to see if they are interested in making ribbon shirts. I know some of you guys will.

Please bring a sewing machine. We need your help-to-help others who have never used a sewing machine. Just the sewing machines could take time. We only have seven sewing machines as of now.

There will be someone to lift your sewing machine down the stairs once you get to the office.

Please bring a dish to pass. We always have a feast at any event at Mendota.

What you do not finish you can take home with supplies.

Pidamayaye (Thank You) The Mendota Tribal Council.

Sharon Lennartson Tribal Chairwoman Wakiya Waste Win (Good Thunder Woman) my Dakota name. Given to me by the creator/ thought Chris Leith.