Mendota community URGENTLY seeks assistance

From Linda M. Brown - Mendota Community: (11/04/99)

>From Linda M. Brown, Mendota Community:

Dear friends, Leo and I returned from a trip to Washington D.C. last week. I will try to fill you in on what seems to be happening right now. After attending the National Congress of American Indians a few weeks ago, the Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma sponsored a resolution to call for an investigation into civil rights violations involving this issue and also for a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement to be prepared for this project.

While we were in Washington D.C. we had an opportunity to meet with the Justice Department, asking for an investigation into these abuses. We also met with some staff members for the Senators that sit on the United States Committee on Indian Affairs , at that time we asked for a hearing to held on this issue, we feel that the correct processes have yet to be done, because this project involves federal funds. I encourage you to contact the offices of these Senators and ask them to hold a hearing on this issue and the way that it has been handled by the State of Minnesota. The Senators we contacted are;
Minnesota Senator Paul Wellstone     contact person Perry Lange
SH-136 Hart Office Building
Washington D.C. 20510
Office 202-224-8448

Senator Ben Nighthorse Campbell, Chairman
838 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington D.C. 20510
Office 202-224-2251 Fax 202-224-5429

Senator Daniel K. Inouye, Vice Chairman     contact person, Kim Orr
838 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington D.C. 20510
Office 202-224-2251

Senator Harry Reid     contact person Carlos Blumberg
528 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington D.C. 220510
Office 202-224-3542 Fax 202-224-7327

We also met with one of Senator McCain's staff person asking that his office help support this hearing request.
Senator John McCain     contact person, Jill Peters
241 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington D.C. 20510-0303
Office 202-224-2235, Fax 202-228-2862

We continue to work on other governmental agencies contact persons that may be able to help us and I will update you as much as I can. As always we feel blessed by your support and prayers. Please continue to do what you can to help us.
Love Linda

NOTE: I have continued to leave the following in these updates because we still need some calls and letters written. Since you are reading this, please help out with at least an email.....
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

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

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

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

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

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 it money or supplies. PLEASE HELP PROTECT OUR SACRED SITES!

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