Dakota voices at the Coldwater/ Bureau of Mines open house

Here are some audio recordings of the Dakota people who spoke at the Coldwater Spring/ Bureau of Mines open house on February 23, 2009. They were recorded by Bruce McKenzie. These include more complete versions of some of the video recordings put on online earlier. Also some of these audio recordings are an improvement over the sound on the video  recordings. Click on the player to begin hearing the recording.

Scott DeMuth. Part of this was included in the video posted earlier.


Phoebe Iron Necklace


Dennis Gill


Ernie Peters, introduced by his brother Sheldon Wolfchild


Gabrielle Strong


Sheldon Wolfchild, Part 1


Sheldon Wolfchild Part 2


Sheldon Wolfchild Part 3

Short-term federal ownership of Coldwater Spring is a good short-term outcome

Continued federal ownership of the Coldwater Spring/Bureau of Mines property–on a short-term basis–is a reasonable outcome of the current Department of Interior environmental review process, one that many who disagree on other issues may agree upon, even though they will … Continue reading