Mendota community URGENTLY seeks assistance


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


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
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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