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. Continue reading