Dear Cree sympathizers,
I received a phone response to my inquiry to Governor Ventura's aide about
the December 23 letter which asked the Governor to influence the PUC
regarding Manitoba Hydro.
I spoke with Julie Munger. She is the Governor's aide who will research
whether the Governor will take a position on this issue. She is also the
granddaughter of the late Representative for Duluth, Willard Munger. I
explained about hearing the Cree speakers, my conversastions with the two
Commissioners, and that I did not want the especially cheap power from
Manitoba Hydro because it was stained with Indian blood. I told her I am
working with Senator Ellen Anderson to introduce a hydro review bill this
week in the Legislature. She said she would do the following:
1- Contact the PUC to get their version of my contact with the two
Commissioners. She will find out the PUC position about approval of buying
2- Find my letter, then ask the Governor's Government Relations Liaison to
review it and the petition containing 76 signatures. She stated that the
Governor may not have a position on this issue, and he might not form one.
3- Provide some kind of response after these steps are completed.
It was a pleasure to talk to her. I will pass on more information when I