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Video’s by Thomas Ivan Dahlheimer Picture: Tom Dahlheimer and the Wakan/”Rum” River in Anoka, Minnesota _________________________________________________________________ (1.) The mouth of the Wakan/”Rum” River. This sacred Dakota river flows out of […]

Videos of the Dakota’s Wakan/"Rum" River Watershed ancestral/traditional homeland.

Video’s by Thomas Ivan Dahlheimer Picture: Tom Dahlheimer and the Wakan/”Rum” River in Anoka, Minnesota _________________________________________________________________ (1.) The mouth of the Wakan/”Rum” River. This sacred Dakota river flows out of […]

   Reclaiming the Dakota’s Mde Wakan (Lake Mille Lacs) traditional homeland                           Picture of  Mde Wakan (Lake Mille Lacs)   Date:    July 24, 2010To:        Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux (Dakota) Community Tribal […]

Open letter to the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux (Dakota) Community Tribal Council

   Reclaiming the Dakota’s Mde Wakan (Lake Mille Lacs) traditional homeland                           Picture of  Mde Wakan (Lake Mille Lacs)   Date:    July 24, 2010To:        Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux (Dakota) Community Tribal […]

Submitted by Lori Carlson on March 13, 2009 – 11:09am. By Lori Carlson, Editor A federal judge’s April deadline has galvanized a group claiming it represents “lineal descendents” of the […]

Mdewakanton court case history: A fight over tribal identity

Submitted by Lori Carlson on March 13, 2009 – 11:09am. By Lori Carlson, Editor A federal judge’s April deadline has galvanized a group claiming it represents “lineal descendents” of the […]

Written by Aimee Loiselle In June, two Dakota youth from Minneapolis participated in a Healthy Nations canoe trip down the Wakan Wakpa (Sacred River), also known as the Rum River. […]

A scouting party for the future: canoeing the Wakan Wakpa

Written by Aimee Loiselle In June, two Dakota youth from Minneapolis participated in a Healthy Nations canoe trip down the Wakan Wakpa (Sacred River), also known as the Rum River. […]

By Thomas Dahlheimer In response to a message about my movement to change the name of Minnesota’s Rum River, a message that was sent to Gene Amondson, the 2008 Presidential […]

Prohibition Party’s interest in Rum River name-change movement

By Thomas Dahlheimer In response to a message about my movement to change the name of Minnesota’s Rum River, a message that was sent to Gene Amondson, the 2008 Presidential […]

Video’s of the Dakota’s Wakan/”Rum” River Watershed traditional/ancestral homeland (1.) The mouth of the Wakan/”Rum” River. This sacred Dakota river flows out of Wakan/”Mille Lacs” Lake. The Dakota call this […]

Videos of Wakan River/ancestral homeland

Video’s of the Dakota’s Wakan/”Rum” River Watershed traditional/ancestral homeland (1.) The mouth of the Wakan/”Rum” River. This sacred Dakota river flows out of Wakan/”Mille Lacs” Lake. The Dakota call this […]

Mdewakanton Rights Activist InitiativesBy Thomas Dahlheimer I am a Mdewakanton Dakota rights activist with several Mille Lacs Lake area initiatives. The Mille Lacs Lake area is the sacred ancestral homeland […]

Mdewakanton Rights Activist Initiatives

Mdewakanton Rights Activist InitiativesBy Thomas Dahlheimer I am a Mdewakanton Dakota rights activist with several Mille Lacs Lake area initiatives. The Mille Lacs Lake area is the sacred ancestral homeland […]

Written by Wahkon Regaining the Mdewakanton’s Mille Lacs ancestral homeland On a Mille Lacs Kathio State Park interpretive sign, Leonard E. Wabasha is quoted as saying: “My people are the […]

Regaining the Mdewakanton’s Mille Lacs ancestral homeland

Written by Wahkon Regaining the Mdewakanton’s Mille Lacs ancestral homeland On a Mille Lacs Kathio State Park interpretive sign, Leonard E. Wabasha is quoted as saying: “My people are the […]

by Thomas Ivan Dahlheimer More than anyone else, Constance Cumbey is credited as being successful at waking the Christian church up to the New Age movement. Her best-selling book The […]

Constance Cumbey, Matthew Fox And The "New Age Christ"

by Thomas Ivan Dahlheimer More than anyone else, Constance Cumbey is credited as being successful at waking the Christian church up to the New Age movement. Her best-selling book The […]

By Thomas Ivan Dahlheimer The Coordinator of the Owe Aku International Justice Project, Kent Lebsock (Lakota), recently addressed the Occupy Wall Street protesters who are protesting against corporate greed and […]

Proposed Occupy Wall Street Global Initiative

By Thomas Ivan Dahlheimer The Coordinator of the Owe Aku International Justice Project, Kent Lebsock (Lakota), recently addressed the Occupy Wall Street protesters who are protesting against corporate greed and […]

By Thomas Ivan Dahlheimer   Author and International Forum On Globalization (IFG) founder, Jerry Mander, whose organization (IFC) represents 60 organizations in 25 countries, wrote, in his article The Absents […]

A Struggle Against White Racism

By Thomas Ivan Dahlheimer   Author and International Forum On Globalization (IFG) founder, Jerry Mander, whose organization (IFC) represents 60 organizations in 25 countries, wrote, in his article The Absents […]

By Thomas Ivan Dahlheimer  Chief Leonard Wabasha’s interpretive sign at Mille Lacs Kathio State Park In 2008, when it was time for Minnesota to celebrate its sesquicentennial, Republican Governor Tim […]

Healing the Dakota People’s Painful Wounds Of Ethnocide and Genocide

By Thomas Ivan Dahlheimer  Chief Leonard Wabasha’s interpretive sign at Mille Lacs Kathio State Park In 2008, when it was time for Minnesota to celebrate its sesquicentennial, Republican Governor Tim […]

Written by Thomas Dahlheimer On August 5th, 2009 the following letter to the editor was published in the Mille Lacs Messenger.  Restore Ogechie Lake  I support the effort to restore […]

Regaining The Dakota’s Wild Rice Grounds

Written by Thomas Dahlheimer On August 5th, 2009 the following letter to the editor was published in the Mille Lacs Messenger.  Restore Ogechie Lake  I support the effort to restore […]

By Thomas Dahlheimer For many Dakota Indians, reclaiming their traditional/ancestral homelands in Minnesota, from which their ancestors were forced, and from which they are currently exiled, is an important mission […]

Reclaiming the Dakota Indian’s ancestral homelands

By Thomas Dahlheimer For many Dakota Indians, reclaiming their traditional/ancestral homelands in Minnesota, from which their ancestors were forced, and from which they are currently exiled, is an important mission […]

by Thomas Ivan Dahlheimer I recently met with Kathy Langer, the Director of the Saint Cloud Diocesan Social Concerns Committee and a member of the Minnesota Catholic Conference. We had […]

My requests for Bishop John Kinney

by Thomas Ivan Dahlheimer I recently met with Kathy Langer, the Director of the Saint Cloud Diocesan Social Concerns Committee and a member of the Minnesota Catholic Conference. We had […]

By Thomas Dahlheimer The Sioux, or Dakota, consist of seven tribes in three major divisions: Wahpekute, Mdewakanton, Wahpeton, Sisseton (who together form the Santee or Eastern division, sometimes referred to […]

History Of The Dakota People In Minnesota

By Thomas Dahlheimer The Sioux, or Dakota, consist of seven tribes in three major divisions: Wahpekute, Mdewakanton, Wahpeton, Sisseton (who together form the Santee or Eastern division, sometimes referred to […]

Star Tribune article Anoka’s last big park has been christened by city officials as the Anoka Park Preserve. The 200-acre meadow and woodland, designated a park earlier this year by […]

Anoka names its last big park

Star Tribune article Anoka’s last big park has been christened by city officials as the Anoka Park Preserve. The 200-acre meadow and woodland, designated a park earlier this year by […]

By Thomas Ivan Dahlheimer I am a Roman Catholic indigenous peoples’ rights activist who is spearheading the local, national and international movement to revert the faulty-translation and profane name of […]

Combating White Racism Against Indigenous Peoples

By Thomas Ivan Dahlheimer I am a Roman Catholic indigenous peoples’ rights activist who is spearheading the local, national and international movement to revert the faulty-translation and profane name of […]

By Thomas Dahlheimer   I am spearheading the local, national and international movement to revert the faulty-translation and profane name of Minnesota’s "Rum River" back to its sacred Dakota name […]

Restoring The Fundamental Human Rights Of Indigenous Peoples

By Thomas Dahlheimer   I am spearheading the local, national and international movement to revert the faulty-translation and profane name of Minnesota’s "Rum River" back to its sacred Dakota name […]

Introduction: The Minnesota Indian Affairs Council (MIAC) asked me [Thomas Dahlheimer] to write and send Anna Marie Hill, the council’s Executive Director, a MIAC draft resolution endorsing the bill to […]

Minnesota Indian Affairs Council Draft Resolution

Introduction: The Minnesota Indian Affairs Council (MIAC) asked me [Thomas Dahlheimer] to write and send Anna Marie Hill, the council’s Executive Director, a MIAC draft resolution endorsing the bill to […]

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