Mendota community URGENTLY seeks assistance


Update from Kathy Morning Star (03/20/99)

Talked to Linda Brown today, and was informed that the Resolution was passed 19-0 through the Government Ops. Committee on Friday. The resolution, in a nutshell, directs that the State do their job, as reflected in this resolution statement: "Be it resolved that the State Historical Society, State Archeaologists, the Council of Indian Affairs, and the MN State Historical Preservation Office are directed to carry out their duties and responsibilities to protect the Native American Traditional and Cultural properties in the Coldwater Spring area as defined and protected by Federal and State Laws. Thereby preventing any further damage to the site." But, since this is not a law that has been passed, there is no protection for the burial grounds, as yet. Even though the resolution has passed through the Government Ops. Committe, it will still have to go to the full House for a vote. And then on to the Senate Government Ops. and Transportation Committees, within the next week and a half. Letters, emails, and phone calls are still very much needed to the House Representatives, as well as the Senate Gov't. Ops. and Transportation Committees. While this is positive news, the Bill has not been heard yet, and won't unless we can get a representative to attach it to something else that will be heard. The Mendota are in dire need of funds, as much money has been spent on the research, documentation, and information packets that were given to all the Representatives as well as flyers that were handed out to supporters and constituents.

The following are the email addresses that Linda identified on 03/07.
You may wish to read the updates from 03/07 up to now, to be familiar with what
should be asked of these legislators.  Thank you.

rep.tom.workman@house.leg.state.mn.us (651) 296-5066
rep.james.clark@house.leg.state.mn.us (651) 296-9303
rep.alice.hausman@house.leg.state.mn.us (651) 296-3824
rep.len.biernat@house.leg.state.mn.us (651) 296-4219
rep.mark.buesgens@house.leg.state.mn.us (651) 296-1072
rep.gregory.davids@house.leg.state.mn.us (651) 296-9278
rep.barb.haake@house.leg.state.mn.us (651) 296-0141
rep.alice.johnson@house.leg.state.mn.us (651) 296-5510
rep.al.juhnke@house.leg.state.mn.us (651) 296-6206
rep.henry.kalis@house.leg.state.mn.us (651) 296-4240
rep.margaret.kelliher@house.leg.state.mn.us (651) 296-0171
rep.william.kuisle@house.leg.state.mn.us (651) 296-4378
rep.dan.larson@house.leg.state.mn.us (651) 296-7158
rep.bernie.lieder@house.leg.state.mn.us (651) 296-5091
rep.sharon.marko@house.leg.state.mn.us (651) 296-3135
rep.carol.molnau@house.leg.state.mn.us (651) 296-8872
rep.joe.opatz@house.leg.state.mn.us (651) 296-6612
rep.michelle.rifenberg@house.leg.state.mn.us (651) 296-1069
rep.howard.swenson@house.leg.state.mn.us (651) 296-8634
rep.todd.vandellen@house.leg.state.mn.us (651) 296-5511
rep.ray.vandeveer@house.leg.state.mn.us (651) 296-4124
rep.torrey.westrom@house.leg.state.mn.us (651) 296-4929
sen.carol.flynn@senate.leg.state.mn.us phone: (651) 296-4274
sen.steve.murphy@senate.leg.state.mn.us phone: (651) 296-4264
sen.dean.johnson@senate.leg.state.mn.us phone: (651) 296-3826
sen.bill.belanger@senate.leg.state.mn.us phone: (651) 296-5975
sen.dick.day@senate.leg.state.mn.us phone: (651) 296-9457
sen.paula.hanson@senate.leg.state.mn.us phone: (651) 296-3219
sen.jerry.janezich@senate.leg.state.mn.us phone: (651) 296-8017
sen.dave.johnson@senate.leg.state.mn.us phone: (651) 296-9261
sen.doug.johnson@senate.leg.state.mn.us phone: (651) 296-8881
sen.randy.kelly@senate.leg.state.mn.us phone: (651) 296-5285
sen.gary.laidig@senate.leg.state.mn.us phone: (651) 296-4351
Senator Langseth does not use email - phone: (651) 296-3205
sen.mark.ourada@senate.leg.state.mn.us phone: (651) 296-5981
sen.sandra.pappas@senate.leg.state.mn.us phone: (651) 296-1802
sen.claire.robling@senate.leg.state.mn.us phone: (651) 296-4123
sen.dallas.sams@senate.leg.state.mn.us phone: (651) 297-8063

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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