A photo essay: Gichi-gami Gathering to Stop Line 3

After a march along Gichi-gami’s shores, we stopped for a group photo.

The Gichi-gami Gathering to Stop Line 3 in Duluth today was a tremendous success. We had beautiful weather. The turnout of 700 to 1,000 people exceeded expectations. We had great speakers, a wonderful march, art, food, t-shirt printing, kids activities and more.

Skip Sandman offered prayers; Babette Sandman offered amazing harmonica riffs. Sheila Lamb did an amazing job as emcee.

Together, we were able to be together to lift each other’s spirits. On the news front, we could celebrate the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency’s decision Friday to deny Enbridge’s Line 3 water crossing permit until problems with Line 3’s environmental impact statement can be fixed.

For those of you who couldn’t make it, here are a few pictures. Enjoy.

There were many art activities, including the ever-popular sidewalk chalk.

 

 

 

 

 

We gathered at Gichi-Ode’ Akiing Park, and indigenous leaders and young people spoke to us about the many reasons to Stop Line 3.
We marched by Gich-gami (aka Lake Superior). We sang: “Gichi-gami we respect you, We stand to protect you, So all of our children know your name.” (Photo by Jim Parrish)
Some people looked like a walking river with fish and wildlife.
Some brought their own signs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We ended the march with a round dance to honor Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women as well as survivors.
Sandy the Loon was a constant reminder that we need to keep pressure on the Walz administration to put a permanent stop to Line 3.

 

 

 

 

 

3 thoughts on “A photo essay: Gichi-gami Gathering to Stop Line 3

  1. In closing remarks, Sheila Lamb said, “… this is the best event of its kind that I have ever attended.” I’m with Sheila.

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  2. Thanks Scott, yesterday was wonderful! Have never seen the lake looking a better shade of blue.
    Very inspiring, many races, many ages, nice surprise of the collaboration with Honor the Earth. Also
    heard about a First Nations man who is running for president as an independent, Mark Charles.

    Thank you and your staff for your work.

    Nancy

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  3. […] Unicorn Riot covered the event and I shared several livestreams including powerful speakers like Taysha Martineau and Michelle Naar-Obed and Dale Green who spoke eloquently and effectively on Treaty Rights. Perhaps most moving was teenager Izzy speaking on behalf of Honor the Earth – big thanks to MN350 live streamer Ellen Hadley for capturing them all!!! Here’s another great blog with good photos. […]

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