Many steps. One journey.

Link to original article: http://www.messengernews.net/news/local-news/2018/09/many-steps-one-journey/ Covered by The Messenger, Fort Dodge, Iowa, September 9, 2018 Excerpt: by Hans Madsen, Reporter/Photographer Many steps. One journey. To raise awareness, First Nation walkers traveled eight days on foot to get to their destination, Fort Dodge Jeff Kisling, of Indianola, didn’t count the exact number of steps he took during the First Nation Farmer Climate Unity March on the 94 miles between Des Moines and downtown Fort Dodge. Instead, Saturday found him sitting on a bench in front of the Continue reading →

A rainy start to the March

Dear Friends, Over the past three days, we’ve marched from Des Moines to Ames — slogging through thirty-two miles of the wettest, stormiest September the Iowans on the March have ever witnessed. It’s been an intense experience. Yet our unity of purpose in this historic fight keeps us going. Beyond the weather, another challenge is that we still need to raise thousands of dollars to finance this March! Thank you to all who’ve donated. If you haven’t, please take a few minutes to help. Click here Continue reading →

Protesters begin 100-mile march against Dakota Access

Link to original article: https://qctimes.com/news/national/protesters-begin–mile-march-against-dakota-access/article_dbb519a2-8765-5aa0-8b87-98e596916eeb.html 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. The Des Moines Register reports that they began their eight-day trek Saturday in Des Moines. Advocacy groups Bold Iowa and Indigenous Iowa organized the march to show unity against the $3.8 billion, four-state pipeline. Protesters plan to walk 10-15 miles (16-24 kilometers) a day, completing the march Saturday Continue reading →

These Iowans are walking nearly 100 miles to protest the Dakota Access Pipeline

Link to original article: https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/2018/09/01/group-march-100-miles-protest-dakota-access-pipeline/1173974002/ Covered by The Des Moines Register, Des Moines, Iowa, September 1, 2018 Excerpt: by Ian Richardson Walking sticks in hand and raincoats wrapped around their waists, about two dozen people embarked Saturday on an eight-day trek that will take them nearly 100 miles from Des Moines to Fort Dodge. The First Nation-Farmer Climate Unity March, organized by the environmental advocacy groups Bold Iowa and Indigenous Iowa, is said by organizers to be show of unity by opponents of the Dakota Access Pipeline. “It could lead to Continue reading →

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

Link to original article: https://wcfcourier.com/news/local/cedar-falls-woman-to-join–mile-march-against-dakota/article_f5203d6e-ab8b-5f45-b5e8-ee125e145e74.html Covered by The Courier, Waterloo, Iowa, August 31, 2018 Excerpt: By Kristin Guess, Copy Editor / Staff Writer 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 to the landowner/Sierra Club lawsuit scheduled to be heard Continue reading →

An amazing group of people!

In addition to our support for the lawsuit against DAPL, we march as a living, moving example of how people can find common ground and create a sustainable future, and to recognize what happened in the past to the Indigenous peoples of this land. The March is, in part, a statement as to why it’s essential that we recognize the sovereignty of Indigenous people today.

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 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, organized by anti-Dakota Access activist group Bold Iowa, is scheduled to begin on Sept. 1 outside the Iowa Utilities Board (IUB) office and will pass through Ankeny, Huxley, Ames and Boone to end Sept. 8 in Fort Dodge. Continue reading →

Use of eminent domain for pipeline still questioned

Link to original article: http://www.messengernews.net/news/local-news/2018/08/use-of-eminent-domain-for-pipeline-still-questioned/ Covered by The Messenger, Fort Dodge, Iowa, August 22, 2018 Excerpt: Landowners, environmentalists will march before Supreme Court hearing with stops in Pilot Mound, Dayton, Otho and Fort Dodge by Joe Sutter Landowners who tried unsuccessfully to keep an oil pipeline from being built through their land will get their day before the Iowa Supreme Court in September. Nine landowners are named in the suit, and claim eminent domain shouldn’t have been used to take their land for use by the Continue reading →

Campsites and Daily Community Forums

Community Forums for the First Nation – Farmer Climate Unity March will be held at the campsites every evening from September 1 to 7, starting at 5:30 p.m. Bring your own tableware and join us for dinner (dinner is on us) and a community forum. A Celebration of March will be held on September 8 at 1:30 p.m. Aug 31 – Union Park, close to 2100 Saylor Rd, Des Moines.  Just north of the Carousel and Rocketship Slide. Parking is just south of Guthrie Ave Continue reading →

Ninety-mile march to raise profile of DAPL lawsuit

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, August 8, 2018, 9:00 a.m. CT Contact: Ed Fallon at (515) 238-6404 or ed@boldiowa.com Contact: Christine Nobiss at (319) 499-8039 or cnobiss@gmail.com Groups announce First Nation – Farmer Climate Unity March Natives, farmers, environmentalists to walk 90 miles following DAPL route Indigenous Iowa and Bold Iowa today announced that thirty opponents of the Dakota Access Pipeline will march ninety miles from Des Moines to Fort Dodge to raise awareness about the landowner/Sierra Club lawsuit, which will heard by the Iowa Supreme Court on Continue reading →