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Minnesota tribe seeks halt of work at burial site

Members of the Mendota Mdewakanton Dakota Tribe were joined by American Indian Movement activists on Friday to stop development at a Dakota burial site.

The remains of at least one person have been removed at the site in the Twin Cities. The Minnesota Indian Affairs Council authorized reburial at another location.

But members of the tribe, which is unrecognized, don't any remains disturbed. They attempted to hold a protest at the site, a privately-held property, but were told they couldn't gather there.

The council works with the state's 11 federally recognized tribes. The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community says elders held ceremonies at the site.

Get the Story:
Bones found in Bloomington; Indians hold vigil (The Minneapolis Star Tribune 8/28)
Burial site spurs concern (The St. Paul Pioneer Press 8/28)