Update from Linda Brown (06/06/99)
Dear friends, I wanted to let you know about some things that are happening this week. We will continue to do a spiritual walk every Wednesday night [weather permitting] we will gather at the Trail Head on 54th St., this is two blocks east of Hiawatha Ave. on 54th St., we will meet at 7:00 PM every Wednesday night and we will walk the two mile route of the current Hiawatha roadbed, from Hwy 62 to 46th St. There we will gather for prayers, and friendship. We ask that you bring hand drums, signs or banners etc. and please leave our four legged friends at home. Also wanted to let everyone know that Thursday June 10th will be the 10 month anniversary of the occupation. We will be gathering at the encampment for celebration at around 4:00 PM. Please join us if you can. Thursday night is also the night that the Minnehaha Watershed District meeting will decide whether they will grant MNDOT a permit to build the rerouted road through Minnehaha Park, so this is also an important meeting, I believe they meet around 6:30 at the Minnetonka City Offices, this is just west of 494 on county road 5 [Minnetonka Blvd.] [ the sign says Minnetonka Civic Center]. Hennepin county Judge Lang has not released a verdict whether the transfer of land between the Minneapolis Park Board and MNDOT is legal yet. We may hear something on this issue this week. We are still continuing our vigil, and we are always grateful for your prayers and support, time is growing short and we asked that you continue to help in any way you are able. Pidamiya, love Linda
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!