Kenneth Siyaka, Sisseton-Wahpeton/ Mdewakanton Dakota, USAF retired, wrote the following email on August 30, 2016 to the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency:
State: we want to run a sewer line through your sacred and historical effigy mound.
State: Why not?
Me: Can we run a sewer line through Ft Snelling or Arlington Cemeteries?
Me: Why not?
State: Because they are sacred and historical burial places.
Me: The same reason why you can not go through the Afton effigy mound.
No sewer through the Afton effigy mound, find a different route for your sewer project. Thank you,
Kenneth Siyaka, USAF, ret., – Sisseton-Wahpeton/ Mdewakanton Dakota