Mendota community URGENTLY seeks assistance


Update from Linda Brown (06/17/99)

Dear Friends, just got word about 9:00 PM tonight that hennepin county judge lajune ruled against us in the transfer of land from the park board to MNDOT. We have heard from several different sources that there is a raid planned for tonight sometime. Just this past week posters for World Peace and Prayer Day which is Monday were delivered to Mayor Sharon Sayles Benton, Governor Jesse Ventura, and other public officials offices to invite them to participate with us in this important day of prayer for world peace. I quess they didn't understand the message. This will be the legacy they leave for the City of Minneapolis and the State of Minnesota, an unprovoked attack once again against the peaceful occupation for the protection of this Sacred Land. I wonder if they realize the polictical backlash that will come from this action. The whole world is indeed watching and it will reacte with repugnance and outrage over the cultural genicide once again perpretrated on Native American people by our Governments. We need all your support and prayers, please contact all the local and state officials office that you can reach and let them know how you feel about this action. Pidamiya, Peace and Prayers, Love Linda

Dear Friends, it is 8:30 AM Friday morning, many people came to the encampment last night in anticipation of a raid. We have heard rumors all week about a raid this weekend, some of our supporters had spoken with what they had considered reliable sources and were told this would happen last night. We experienced the same kind of rumors last time there was a raid, [ we heard about that 3-4 days in a row, and then the raid came on December 20th, when many had thought it would not happen]. We will stay alert all weekend, and count each day as a blessing. I will keep you all up[dated if something happens here. Thanks again for all your support and prayers. Love Linda


U.S. Senators and Representatives via clickable map

U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs
Names, Addresses, email to Senate Committee Members.
Governer Jesse Ventura   Phone: (651) 297-9500
State Capitol Building
75 Constitution Ave.
St. Paul, MN  55155
mailto:Jesse.Ventura@state.mn.us

Commissioner Elwyn Tinklenberg  Phone: (651) 296-3000  Fax: (651) 296-3587
MNDOT 395 John Ireland Blvd
St. Paul, MN  55155

Mayor Sharon Sayles Belton  Phone: (612) 673-2100
350 S. 5th St.
Minneapolis, MN 55415

U.S. Senator Paul Wellstone Phone: (202) 224-5641, fax (202) 224-8438
136 Hart Senate Office Bldg.
Washington D.C.  20510
mailto:senator@wellstone.senate.gov

Mr. Alan Steger Division Administrator FHWA Phone: (651) 291-6100
Sheryl Martin
Galtier Plaza, Suite 500
175 E. 5th St.
St Paul, MN  55101

Bruce Eberly Historic Preservatin Officer FHWA Phone: (202) 366-2060
C/O HEP -40, room 3240
Washington D.C. 20590

Ann Boland, National Register of Historic Preservation
Dept of the Interior                           Phone (202) 343-9500
Box 37127
Washington D.C.  20013-7127

Bruce Babbit Secretary of the Interior
Dept. of the Interior
1849 C Street NW
Washington D.C. 20240 202208-7351
mailto:Bruce_Babbitt@IOS.DOI.GOV

President William Clinton    Phone: (202) 4565-1414
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Ave.
Washington, DC 20500
MAILTO:President@whitehouse.gov

Vice President Al Gore       Phone: (202) 4565-1414
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Ave.
Washington DC,  20500
MAILTO:VicePresident@whitehouse.gov

Janet Reno U.S. Attorney General  Phone: (202) 737-5214
Justice Dept.
600 E. St. NW
Washington,DC 20090

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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