Forum on Agricultural Practices

September 2, 2018. Huxley, Iowa. Day 2 of the First Nation-Farmer Climate Unity March. The forum this evening gets to the heart of First Nation-Farmer unity.  Local progressive farmer Lee Tesdell described his work in improving agricultural practices (detailed at the end of this post) which was followed by a good discussion including Native American’sContinue reading “Forum on Agricultural Practices”

First night’s forum at the Griffieon Farm

We (finally) arrived at our first destination, the farm of Craig and LaVon Griffieon on the north side of Ankeny. When we arrived the tipi had been setup. We setup our tents and prepared for dinner and the evening forum.  Not long after we setup, thunderstorms began. Rain was predicted for every day of the March,Continue reading “First night’s forum at the Griffieon Farm”

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

Link to original article: 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 Support People and Systems

Not having participated on a multi-day walk, I wasn’t aware of how much work and planning was involved. The organizing partners are listed at the end of this post. My impression (and I apologize if I left anyone out) was the main people involved were Ed Fallon, Kathy Byrnes and Shari Hrdina, Bold Iowa, Christine Nobiss, IndigenousContinue reading “The March Support People and Systems”

First Nation-Climate Unity March and Faith

Before this story finally gets to the March itself, I wanted to try to express some of the ways faith played a role in our journey. I’m sure there were many people, of many faiths who supported us. For example, Gary Clague’s pastor, Debbie Griffin, joined us on the March. I’d like to share someContinue reading “First Nation-Climate Unity March and Faith”