Iowa Quakers support all our relations on the March

This video is about some of the ways faith played a role during the First Nation-Farmer Climate Unity March, a 94 mile walk along the route of the Dakota Access pipeline in central Iowa, September 1 – 8, 2018. I’d like to share some of the ways we marchers were supported by my friends andContinue reading “Iowa Quakers support all our relations on the March”

Quakers, Faith and First Nation-Farmer Climate Unity March

Quakers, social justice and revolution This video is about some of the ways faith played a role during the First Nation-Farmer Climate Unity March, a 94 mile March along the route of the Dakota Access pipeline in central Iowa. The transcript of the video is shown below. Faith and the First Nation-Farmer Climate Unity MarchContinue reading “Quakers, Faith and First Nation-Farmer Climate Unity March”

What is the relevance of Quakers to the March?

Your author here, Jeff Kisling, is a Quaker. I could have participated on the March without bringing up my faith. But there are a number of reasons why I felt I needed to do so. I thought spirituality was fundamental to indigenous cultures and I wanted to learn more about that. The Quaker expression ofContinue reading “What is the relevance of Quakers to the March?”

Meeting to Discuss the SURVIVE Act

Today, November 20, 2018, a coalition of Native and non-Native people,representing several organizations, met with Carol Olson, Senator Chuck Grassley’s State Director at the Federal Building in Des Moines. Two of Senator Grassley’s staff from Washington, DC, joined us via a conference call. The meeting was a chance for us to get to know eachContinue reading “Meeting to Discuss the SURVIVE Act”

Background of the SURVIVE Act

One of the goals of the First Nation-Climate Unity March that occurred during the first week of September was to make it possible for a group of Native and non-native people to get to know each other so we can work together on issues of common interest. We will be meeting in Senator Grassley’s Des Moines officeContinue reading “Background of the SURVIVE Act”