In the end he said he was deposited in a cell with other recent arrestees. Fontana said that he chose to seek Save Our Wetlands members at the French Quarter Festival because of the high volume of attendees, not because the festival is sponsored in part by an oil company, Chevron.
Fontana said he is scheduled to appear in Municipal Court court for arraignment at 11 a.m.
“And here we are.” The restoration team — which included Hamline University graduates, state-contracted workers and members of Dakota communities — finished most of the restoration this month.
Leaders with the Minnesota Indian Affairs Council said they expect to close the site within a week and plan to reseed and fence the ground when it warms in the spring.
The 78-year-old president of Save Our Wetlands Inc.
said he was handcuffed and hauled away by officers for soliciting new Save Our Wetlands members without the proper permit or business license.
It requires dedication, perseverance and a positive mental attitude.