From Linda M. Brown - Mendota Community: (09/22/99)
Dear Friends, I'm still trying to catch up on everything, I got so far behind while I was ill. Anyway I did want to let you know that about 20 people went to court again yesterday. Some of them were offered a pretty bogus deal and everyone turned it down. We are rescheduled to go to court again on Dec. 6th 1999. We are looking for witness testimony for these court cases, anyone who was there please contact me with any statements or if you are willing to testify in our peoples behalf, and I will get these to the attorneys, we really would like to blow them out of the water with witnesses. Please help if you can. The March is till on for this Saturday, this is in alliance with the North Side Neighbors for Racial Justice, over 2200 flyers have been distributed so far. The March will start at 10AM, we will meet at Aldrich Avenue N and Highway 55 [Olson Memorial Highway] we will have a rally downtown Minneapolis at around 1-1:30 PM. I,m looking forward to seeing many of you there. Also there is a Land Blessing scheduled for October 3, 1999 at 4PM at Minnehaha Park in front of the Long Fellow House. Please check the internet sites for more specific information on these events. Leo and I will be attending the National Congress of American Indians next month and we will bring much information about this issue there. Also the two young American Indians riding their horses on a Unity Ride for the three encampments located at White Clay, South Dakota, LaFramboise Island in Pierre South Dakota and Four Oaks in Minneapolis arrived in town today. This is the 38th day of their ride, they have persevered through many hardships, but they are healthy and happy to have done this ride for the people. They will also be at the March on Saturday so please take the time to thank them for their commitment to all these causes. I still owe many of you personal letters, I haven't forgotten and I think of all of you often. I will get to them soon. Some days the fear and pressure becomes almost unbearable, but I know that all of you are still out and still with us. We are truly blessed. 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
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!