American Indian Movement
2400 Cedar Avenue South
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55404
RESOLUTION NUMBER 2002-14
WHEREAS, the American Indian Movement is organized to promote understanding of the respective rights of Indian peoples of the American Continent, and
WHEREAS, the American Indian Movement is organized to promote the understanding and awareness of the religious heritage of Native peoples of the American continent, and
WHEREAS, the American Indian Movement is organized to promote the effective management and control by Indian peoples over resources on Indian lands, and
WHEREAS, the American Indian Movement has determined that Indian peoples have a historical and cultural relationship to Camp Coldwater Spring, a sacred site, historically known as the birthplace of Minnesota, located on federal land adjacent to Fort Snelling, should be protected in its pristine state,
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the American Indian Movement at its regularly scheduled meeting of the National Board of Directors held in Malibu, California, February 15, 16, 17, 2002 hereby respectfully requests that the Minnesota State legislature do not repeal Chapter 101-I Section 1, passed by the legislature May 11, 2001 and signed into law by Governor Jesse Ventura, May 15, 2001, wherein Camp Coldwater Springs is protected from diminished flow of water by the state, or a unit of metropolitan government, or political subdivision of the state.
The above Resolution 2002-14 is a validly binding resolution adopted by a vote of 7-0-0 by the American Indian Movement Board of Directors at a duly constituted meeting held on February 15 -17, 2002 and such resolution has not been rescinded or repealed in any manner.
Dennis Banks, Chairman
Susan Aasen, Secretary