GORDAN WESTON INDIAN VETERANS LODGE MEMBERS

These members participate in the Color Guard, Veteran funeral services, Honorings, Memorials and practice traditional values, culture and language.  The members are veterans of WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Panama, Granada and Desert Storm.

The Gordon Weston Indian Veterans Lodge has annual obligations for school pow-wows, Dakota Annual Wacipi’s, intertribal conferences, veteran functions, and provides cultural awareness in the community.  Their operating budget is based on donations and honorariums.

The Lodge was given the honor to care for an Eagle Staff that represents the 38 Mdewakanton’s that were executed at Mankato, Minnesota on December 26, 1862, shortly after the Minnesota Uprising.  The Eagle Staff was presented to the Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe by the Lower Sioux Tribe, Morton, Minnesota in 1998 and represents the struggle of the Indian people to survive.  It was given to the Post to be carried by the family of Ernest Wabasha who was one of the hereditary Chiefs of the Mdewakanton Tribe.  The Eagle Staff is carried by the Color Guard at all pow-wows and functions.

Email address for the Veterans Lodge: edrc@fsst.org

phones: 605-997-3891/605-997-9979 or cell number 605-864-1583

Membership Application and Policies/Procedures

Martin Bernard
First Commander
Vietnam Era,
Sisseton Wahpeton Sioux Tribe
Walter Jones
First Vice Commander,
Korean Era
Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe
Sam Allen, Sr.
Secretary/Treasurer
Vietnam Era
Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe
Thomas R. Allen, Jr.
Vietnam Era
Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe
Darryl Knight
Vietnam Era
Turtle Mt. Band of Chippewa
Francis Wakeman, Jr..
Vietnam Era
Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe
Randy Bernard
Panama Era
Sisseton Wahpeton Sioux Tribe
Ron Gourneaux
Vietnam Era
Turtle Mt. Band of Chippewa
Lee Taylor.
Vietnam Era
Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe
Myron Taylor
Vietnam Era
Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe
Victor Allen
Turtle Mt. Band of Chippewa
Everett Weston.
Vietnam Era
Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe
David Williams
Vietnam Era
Yankton Sioux Tribe
Scott Anderson
Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe
Darrel Decoteau.
Vietnam Era
Turtle Mt. Band of Chippewa
Charles E. Jones
Desert Storm
Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe
Gordon Jones, Sr.
WWII & Korean
Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe
Bill Canku.
Potawatomi
Perry Bobtail Bear
Vietnam Era
Standing Rock Sioux Tribe
Basil Heth
Vietnam Era
Yankton Sioux Tribe
Raymond Redwing.
Vietnam Era
Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe
Christopher Christianson
Desert Storm & Operaton Freedom-Iraqi
Sisseton Wahpeton
Guy Paul Zephier
Yankton Sioux Tribe
Art Cartwright.
Turtle Mt. Band of Chippewa
Sid Byrd
Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe