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03/17/2017:
Plaintiffs' counsel in MSIM v. SOI complaint today filed the PLAINTIFFS’ MEMORANDUM IN OPPOSITION TO FEDERAL DEFENDANTS’ MOTION TO DISMISS.   Click on the link to the Mdewakanton Sioux Indians of Minnesota webpage above for additional information on the memorandum in opposition.



03/10/2017:
Morris Jerome Pendleton Sr.
May 26, 1935 - March 08, 2017

Morris Jerome Pendleton Sr., 81, of the Lower Sioux Indian Community passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis, MN. Funeral services will be 2:00 PM on Saturday, March 11, 2017 at the Lower Sioux Indian Community Hall. Visitation will be from 10 – 2 PM on Saturday also at the Lower Sioux Indian Community Hall. A luncheon will follow the service at Jackpot Junction Casino. The Sunset Funeral & Cremation Association is caring for the family.

Morris Jerome Pendleton Sr. was born on May 26, 1935 to Earl and Elizabeth (Leith) Pendleton in Morton, MN.

On February 10, 1973, Morris was united in marriage to Connie (Wheeler) in Codington County, SD. They made their home in Minneapolis, MN where Morris worked for many years as a high school counselor to Native American youth. He was also one of the first to be on the Board of Indian Health in Minneapolis.

Morris loved to tell stories of his childhood, his time in the U.S. Air Force, and as a long shoreman in Long Beach, CA. He loved to tell jokes and was not at a loss for words. He taught Ballroom dance at Arthur Murray Studio in Minneapolis for a few years and taught us kids a few moves.

In 1981, Morris moved his family to the Lower Sioux Indian Community in Morton, MN. He held many jobs at Jackpot Junction Casino; entertainment was at the top of the list. For many years, he booked bands in the nightclub and that was his favorite. He never missed a basketball game of his grandsons; he was so very proud of them.

Morris went above and beyond for his family and friends; which kept him busy in his retirement years. Spending time at Jackpot gambling, listening to music and hanging out with his friends and family was special to him. He loved getting together with family for dinners and holidays.

He will be forever in our minds and certainly not forgotten.

Morris is survived by his children; Kimberly (Michael) Hewitt, Earl (Dawn) Pendleton, Morris Pendleton Jr., and all of the Lower Sioux Community; grandchildren; Richard, Michael, Ryan, Sam, Alexus, Derek, Lewis, Christian, Mykaylee and Max; great grandchildren Avery and Bentlee; sister Loretta (Howard), brother Robert; nieces Constance Pendleton and Sherril (Charlie) Brown; Lisa Larson (adopted daughter), and many other nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

His parents, wife Constance and siblings, Fred, Marion, Wally, Doug, Lois, Marvin, Vivian and Russell preceded him in death.

Blessed be the memory of Morris Jerome Pendleton Sr.

SOURCE:
Sunset Funeral and Cremation
http://www.sunsetfuneralassociation.com/home/obituary/4160503


03/04/2017:
Plaintiffs' counsel in MSIM v. SOI complaint filed a motion for extending the dates for the Plaintiffs' response and Defendants' reply to the Defendant SOI's MOTION to Dismiss and a MOTION to Take Judicial Notice.   Click on the link to the Mdewakanton Sioux Indians of Minnesota webpage above for additional information on the motion for extension of time.

02/23/2017:
Mdewakanton Sioux Indians of Minnesota webpage updated.

02/22/2017:
Mdewakanton Sioux Indians of Minnesota webpage updated.

02/09/2017:
First Saturday Meetings webpage updated.

02/04/2017:
Information for Madaline Rocque lineal descendants who were determined to be a lineal descendant of the Mdewakanton-Wahpakoota band of the Mississippi Sioux Tribe back in 1981 has been posted on the "Rocque Roundtable" webpage,

02/04/2017:
Status of the MSIM complaint is explained. Read about it on the "Mdewakanton Sioux Indians of Minnesota" webpage.

01/28/2017:
A scary disenrollment Supreme Court decision recently happened in Indian Country. Read about it on the "Mdewakanton Sioux Indians of Minnesota" webpage.

01/27/2017:
An article written by a Wolfchild I Plaintiff, "A Fourth Mdewakanton Entity," has been added to the "Other Perspectives" webpage.

01/26/2017:
The "Another View" webpage's name has been changed to "Other Perspectives."

01/18/2017:
An article written by a Wolfchild I Plaintiff, "The 1886 Lands & Our Rights To Them," has been added to the "Another View" webpage.

01/08/2017:
The First Saturday Meetings webpage updated.
Mdewakanton Sioux Indians of Minnesota webpage updated.

01/07/2017:
Mdewakanton Sioux Indians of Minnesota webpage updated.

01/05/2017:
Mdewakanton Sioux Indians of Minnesota webpage updated.

01/03/2017:
Mdewakanton Sioux Indians of Minnesota webpage updated.

01/01/2017:
The new year brings several changes to the MMDO Website. Browse through the website to see what has been modified or added.

The Rocque Roundtable is a new webpage for the use of the Madaline Rocque lineal descendants. If any other lineal descendant family group wish to add their family to this website, please eMail the Website Administrator for more information using the eMail address at the bottom of this page.


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