From Linda M. Brown, Mendota: (07/26/99)
Dear Friends, THIS MORNING MNDOT STARTING CUTTING TREES IN MINNEHAHA PARK!
At 9AM this morning I received a phone call,about 100 Minneapolis Officers and State Troopers were called in to surround an area of the park where trees were being cut to build a bypass road for the construction of the new hwy. I got there around 11:30 and there was about 100 peaceful activists there with more coming and going most of the afternoon. Around 9 activists have been arrested, one of them being a 17 year old girl, who was injured when the police tackled her. Also 2 Native American young women were arrested, one of them only 15 years old, because they believe in their right of religious freedom. Although the encampment has not been raided or any trees removed from the area around the four sacred trees, we wonder how much longer we will be safe?. We need your help and prayers. How much longer will the four trees be safe? We need your help and prayers. How much longer until this religious persecution stops? We need your help and prayers. How much longer do we have to live being sick with fear for each other, the trees, the spring. We need your help and prayers. We have been here for almost a year now and we will stay as long as it takes. We all believe that somehow the trees will stand and the spring will be saved. We need your help and prayers. There is to be a rally tomorrow morning at 7:00 am at the northwest corner of E Minnehaha Parkway and Hiawatha, please be there if you can. We need you help and prayers.
Pidamiya, Love Linda
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:email@example.com 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
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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!