From Linda M. Brown - Mendota Community: (11/29/99)
Dear Friends, Saturday some of the Sundancers and other supporters went to Pipestone, Mn to meet with Harry Charger the Sundance Chief. They prayed together in the Sweat Lodge. Harry was told by the spirits that it is time to start Ceremonies at the Four Sacred Trees. Other Elders have told us this also, and so we will do as they have asked. We will start the Ceremonies at 4:00 PM on Thursday December 2nd, and we will hold pipe ceremonies Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at dusk. We invite any of you that can be there with us to join us, or pray with us at those times. Your prayers and support has always been very powerful and has meant so much to us. We have not given up ours prayers that the trees will be spared and we will continue to pray to the Creator for this, but we also know that this is the Creator's decision, not ours, we have done all that we can. We have reached out to the whole world and they have responded with support and prayers. The rest of the world knows what this place is. It will always be Sacred to the Dakota no matter what the State Government does to try and destroy it. We will continue our struggle to protect the Sacred Spring from damage or destruction for as long as it takes. 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:firstname.lastname@example.org 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!