Skip Sandman Announces Run for Duluth City Council

By KBJR News 1

July 8, 2013 Updated Jul 8, 2013 at 10:51 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) - A member of the Anishinaabe community announced Monday he's running for the at-large Duluth city council seat.

Supporters gathered at Leif Erickson Park for Skip Sandman's announcement.

Sandman says his goal is to quote "rid the disparity in the Duluth area."
And he plans to fight for the equality of all people.

The gathering at the park included a discussion about the indigenous population in Duluth and what changes need to be made for the city and its people.

" They, they are the voters. They are the ones who put us in positions. Okay, and hopefully if I am elected, I can make those changes," Sandman said.

Following the announcement, the group gathered around an "eagle staff", considered the Anishinaabe flag, to celebrate and pay respects to the native culture.