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Alton Onefeather’s Photos of the First Nation-Farmer Climate Unity March

When some of us were fortunate to be able to get together in April for a reunion of the First Nation-Farmer Climate Unity Marchers, Alton and Foxy Onefeather mentioned they had photos from the March, and were willing to share them with me to add to the photo collection. I’m really glad Alton sent meContinue reading “Alton Onefeather’s Photos of the First Nation-Farmer Climate Unity March”

First Nation – Farmer Climate Unity March: An Introduction

Quaker Earthcare Witness by Jeff Kisling Iowa Yearly Meeting (Conservative) Friends Peter Clay and I recently walked on the First Nation-Farmer Climate Unity March. A group of about thirty that included nearly a dozen Native Americans walked 94 miles along the route of the Dakota Access Pipeline from September 1 – 8, 2018. One ofContinue reading “First Nation – Farmer Climate Unity March: An Introduction”

First Nation – Farmer Climate Unity March: A Reflection

Quaker Earthcare Witness, Peter Clay WHAT RESONATES FOR ME as the central experience of the First Nation – Farmer Climate Unity March? Broken relationships and beginning to learn what is required to move into healing. The deepening of existing friendships and the beginning of new friendships across the divide was part of my experience onContinue reading “First Nation – Farmer Climate Unity March: A Reflection”

Reflections on the March

The First Nation-Farmer Climate Unity March involved a group of about thirty native and non-native people walking, eating, and camping together for 8 days. We walked 94 miles from Des Moines to Fort Dodge Iowa, along the route of the Dakota Access Pipeline during the first week of September, 2018. I am reflecting on whatContinue reading “Reflections on the March”

Day 7 Dayton – Otho

Day 7, September 7, 2018.    11.7 miles from Dayton to Otho, Iowa. Yesterday evening the solar panel unit was set up because there wasn’t any electricity available in the park. It was cool when we broke camp, but a pretty pleasant day to march, with the sun coming out soon after we started. SinceContinue reading “Day 7 Dayton – Otho”

Day 4 Ames – Boone

Fourth Day.  September 4, 2018. 15 miles from Ames to the Boone County Fairgrounds. I believe today is our longest mileage march–15 miles. More rain is predicated for this afternoon and there are flash flood warnings. The group is becoming more cohesive as we share our stories. As Donnielle said, “we are a tribe.” WeContinue reading “Day 4 Ames – Boone”

Day 3 Sept 3, 2018

September 3, 2018.  10 miles from Huxley to Ames. It was a nice change to sleep indoors (in the Fjeldberg Lutheran Church) especially because it rained again. When I arrived in the dining room at 7 a.m. several people were continuing the discussion stimulated by Lee Tesdell’s presentation the night before. Prior to beginning today,Continue reading “Day 3 Sept 3, 2018”

Day 2

We were a bit slow getting started, mainly because of the storm during the night. Most of us were up two or three hours during the most intense parts of the storm. Some people went to the machine shed to sleep. The next morning one person found their tent in the field nearby. I wasContinue reading “Day 2”

Anti-DAPL protestors to march through Story, Boone counties next month

Link to original article: http://www.amestrib.com/news/20180823/anti-dapl-protestors-to-march-through-story-boone-counties-next-month Covered by Ames Tribune, Ames, Iowa, August 23, 2018 Excerpt: By Dan Mika, Staff Writer Keith Puntenney. Photo by Dan Mika of Ames Tribune Climate activists announced a march from Des Moines to Fort Dodge next month to protest the Dakota Access Pipeline at Erickson Public Library Thursday morning. The weeklong march,Continue reading “Anti-DAPL protestors to march through Story, Boone counties next month”

Cedar Falls woman to join 90-mile march against Dakota Access Pipeline

WATERLOO — In an attempt to stop the flow of oil through the Dakota Access Pipeline in Iowa, Trisha Etringer, a member of the Ho-Chunk Nation of Nebraska and Cedar Falls resident, will be one of nearly 50 Iowans marching from Des Moines to Fort Dodge, beginning Saturday. The goal is to bring awareness toContinue reading “Cedar Falls woman to join 90-mile march against Dakota Access Pipeline”

Protesters begin 100-mile march against Dakota Access

Covered by Quad-City Times, Davenport, Iowa, September 3, 2018 Excerpt: DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — About two dozen environmental demonstrators are undertaking a 100-mile march in Iowa to protest the Dakota Access oil pipeline. Regina Tsosie The Des Moines Register reports that they began their eight-day trek Saturday in Des Moines. Advocacy groups Bold Iowa andContinue reading “Protesters begin 100-mile march against Dakota Access”

The March Begins

The First Nation-Farmer Climate Unity March began on September 1, 2018. I’m looking back on that now, September 20-21, 2018. I had no idea then how trans-formative the March would be, in many different ways. I think most of us had many questions and concerns about what was about to happen. Most of the peopleContinue reading “The March Begins”

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