Mendota community URGENTLY seeks assistance



February 9, 1999
Update from Linda M. Brown, Mendota Dakota Community, 2/9/99

Dear Friends,
We went to court this morning and a few things were
clarified by the judge,  MNDot will start archeological surveys sometime
this week, we will have the opportunity to observe along with the
Minnesota Indian Affairs Council.  If we feel the surveys are not being
done to our standards we will be able to address this through the
mediation or by recourse through the court.  We will be able to tape
everything that is going on through this process and so we can show the
judge that this type of excavation does not meet standards that are
expected by other tribal entities that are beginning to get involved
with this issue.  We are still working on strategies for this issue and
I will let you know more on that later.   We are still working on
obtaining a sponser for the Senate bill, but we may go  ahead with a
press conference on Thursday morning I will let you know for sure if
this will happen.  Please keep your support and prayers coming.
Pidamiya,  Linda

For more email and snail mail addresses of those to contact, see:
Update on people to contact (2/3/99)
and
Email list.



Financial assistance is still needed also.
     The Mendota are a non-profit organization and reciepts will be supplied for those
who request them.
Send donations to;
Checks or money orders may be made payable to MMDC.
Mendota Medewakanton Dakota Community
PO Box 50835
Mendota, MN 55150

Contact numbers are Linda M. Brown - (612) 944-7290
                                 FAX (612) 944-0105
            or Bob Brown, Chairman - (612) 576-9686
                                 FAX (612) 576-0632

 We ask that everyone send what they can...be it money or supplies.
 PLEASE HELP PROTECT OUR SACRED SITES!


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