Sarah Spain

Donate to Sarah here. Why I’m marching: As a native to the “Heartland” of USA, I feel it important to do what I can to help restore and preserve the integrity of relationship to the water, land, air, and its communities. I feel strongly that the abuse of eminent domain must be stopped as not to further the destruction of those things we hold dear. In addition to spending quality time with our indigenous friends and meet more of my local Iowa neighbors, I look forward Continue reading →

Christine Nobiss

Donate to Christine here. Why I’m marching: I am marching because no other landscape on Turtle Island has been more biologically altered than Iowa and, during this time of climate crisis, I want to convey profound and sustainable perspectives of Indigenous communities, cultures and relationships to the Earth, which is absolutely imperative to healing our Earth Mother. Recently, I created Seeding Sovereignty’s Land Decolonization Project with the intent on bringing a more cohesive Indigenous stand against Big-AG, CAFOs, DAPL and more. The desired impact is to Continue reading →

Shari Hrdina

Donate to Shari here. Why I’m marching: I am marching because as a world we need to reduce our fossil fuel use to reduce the effects of climate change. Stopping the Dakota Access Pipeline would be a step in that direction. I have two children and trying to make the Earth as good as I can for them. About me: My great-grandparents and great-great-grandparents came from Czechoslovakia. I was born and raised on a century-old dairy farm in northeast Iowa. Growing up with farming put me in tune with Continue reading →

Ed Fallon

Donate to Ed here. Why I’m marching: A quote from Bill McKibben sums it up: “Very few people on earth ever get to say: ‘I am doing, right now, the most important thing I could possibly be doing.’ If you’ll join this fight that’s what you’ll get to say.” The lawsuit filed by landowners and the Iowa Sierra Club against the misuse of eminent domain should be big news across Iowa. I march to raise awareness about this lawsuit and the climate crisis, and about the Continue reading →

Meet the Marchers

Meet the marchers of the First Nation – Farmer Climate Unity March. Click on image to read their profiles. If you’d like to march, click here to apply. Sponsor a marcher! Click Donate, indicate amount, then SELECT YOUR MARCHER with “Specify marcher name or open scholarship.” Or send a check to avoid processing fees. Meet the marchers

Frequently Asked Questions about the First Nation – Farmer Climate Unity March

Here are some frequently asked questions about the First Nation – Farmer Climate Unity March. The first section has questions marchers may have, and the second section has questions hosts may have. Marcher FAQs Q: What does a typical day on the March look like? A: Marchers wake-up around or before 6:00 a.m., eat breakfast, make their lunch, pack up camp, and circle up for announcements by 7:30 a.m. Marchers then depart together by 8:00 a.m. Each day’s mileage is between 10 and 13 miles. Continue reading →

Code of Nonviolence

During the First Nation – Farmer Climate Unity March, we will follow this Code of Nonviolence. Code of Nonviolence: * There will be no cursing, no displays of anger, and no destruction of property. We will cooperate with police officers and other public officials. * We will act with love, openness, compassion, and respect toward all who we encounter and their surroundings. We will not be violent in our actions, words, or toward any person or property. * We will act fairly and honestly with Continue reading →

Flow of the March

Knowing what to expect will make the First Nation – Farmer Climate Unity March run smoother for everyone. Timeline Here is an approximate timeline based on an 8:00 a.m. starting to march time. If the weather is predicted to be hot, waking and marching will be earlier. The length of time marching will vary based on miles marched. 5:30 a.m. – Kitchen prep team wakes 6:00 a.m. – Rest of camp wakes up 7:40 a.m. – Round up to hear announcements 8:00 a.m. – Start Continue reading →

Marcher Application for First Nation – Farmer Climate Unity March

Marchers are required to complete a marcher application so that the logistics team can plan the First Nation – Farmer Climate Unity March accordingly. This page includes key information regarding the application. Especially if you have not marched with us before, we recommend you also review the flow of the March and FAQ. Click here to fill out the marcher application form. If children will be traveling with you, please complete the form again for each child. Pets are not allowed on the March. The Continue reading →