Mendota community URGENTLY seeks assistance


From Linda M. Brown, Mendota Dakota Community:
Dear Friends, Today we held a press conference at the State Office Building, Karen Clark thought we ought to have this now because she had been getting calls from reporters. There weren't too many reporters there, but we thought it went very well. Rev. Gary Cavender, Spiritual Elder from Shakopee,opened with a prayer and spoke very eloquently about the area and how it was sacred to the Dakota people and must be saved. Mike Haney, Chairman Bob Brown, Jim Anderson, and myself also spoke. None of this was shown on the local T.V. news programs tonight. This was a big disappointment to us. We will be checking the papers in the morning. We are still working on finding a senator to author the bill in the senate. If we can't get someone to do this we don't have a prayer. We would like to ask House Representative Jim Rhodes to hold hearings on this issue. Mediation has been posponed until next week. Several Representatives have asked to observe the mediation meetings, so this may be a good sign. MNDOT is still doing their survey although they have moved away from the sacred trees. They are doing a very shabby job of this survey, some of the holes have only been 6 inches deep. They know they won't find anything at this level. We still need all your help and prayers to win this thing. Please remember us, and we all think of you often and thank the Grandfathers for all the help and guidance. Peace and Prayers be with all of you, pidamiya, love Linda

For email and snail mail addresses of those to contact, see: 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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