First Nation – Farmer Climate Unity March

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March with us! APPLY TO MARCH here.

MEET THE MARCHERS! Check out marcher profiles here. And please help sponsor one or more marchers for $20 per day.

Learn more about the March with these links:
Flow of the March – understand what happens during a day of marching
Frequently Asked Questions
Code of Nonviolence
Packing List
Facebook event
Downloadable poster

The documentary from last year’s march, “Crossing the Divide” can be viewed here.

September 1 – 8, 2018

Landowners who had their property taken by force for the Dakota Access Pipeline have joined with the Iowa Sierra Club in a lawsuit against the Iowa Utilities Board (IUB). They allege that the IUB illegally allowed Energy Transfer Partners (ETP) to use eminent domain to build the Dakota Access Pipeline. Their case is strong and has potentially historic significance.

To raise awareness of the importance of this lawsuit, Bold Iowa and Indigenous Iowa are partnering with the Sierra Club Iowa Chapter and Seeding Sovereignty to organize an eight-day, 90-mile march. Fifty marchers will set out from the IUB’s headquarters in Des Moines on Saturday, September 1. They’ll follow the general route of the pipeline through Story, Boone and Webster counties and arrive in Fort Dodge on September 8 for an action at the conclusion of the March.

2018 Route

(approximate distances)
March route

Sat, Sept. 1: Des Moines to Ankeny (13 miles)

Sun, Sept. 2: Ankeny to Huxley (10 miles)

Mon, Sept 3: Huxley to Ames (10 miles)

Tue, Sept 4: Ames to Boone (14 miles)

Wed, Sept 5: Boone to Pilot Mound (13 miles)

Thu, Sept 6: Pilot Mound to Dayton (10 miles)

Fri, Sept 7: Dayton to Otho (10 miles)

Sat, Sept 8: Otho to Fort Dodge (12 miles)


Organizing Partners




Bold Iowa

Indigenous Iowa

Sierra Club, Iowa Chapter

Seeding Sovereignty


100 Grannies for a Livable Future

Sage Sisters of Solidarity

Climate March