First Nation – Farmer Climate Unity March

Get involved

The march is over, but our work to get the word out continues on. Talk to people in Iowa that you know, or write a letter to the editor.

Jeff Kisling’s blog showcases many pictures and experiences from the march.  Start here and continue scrolling through the October 4 blog for these stories.

Check out In the News for articles about the march.

About the March

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:

Campsites and Daily Community Forums
Code of Nonviolence
Facebook event for March
Flow of the March
Frequently Asked Questions
Marcher blogs and social media links
Packing List
Poster for the March
Poster for the Fort Dodge March Celebration

Preceding the march was our Stop Eminent Domain Abuse Roadshow. Community forums will also be held every day of the march. Click here for videos and articles from our Roadshow.

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 a celebration at the conclusion of the March.

RouteMarch route

Click on each day to see a detailed route.

Sat, Sept. 1: Des Moines – Ankeny (13.2 mi)
Sun, Sept. 2: Ankeny – Huxley (9.0 mi)
Mon, Sept 3: Huxley – Ames (9.2 mi)
Tue, Sept 4: Ames – Boone (15.1 mi)
Wed, Sept 5: Boone – Pilot Mound (14.0 mi)
Thu, Sept 6: Pilot Mound – Dayton (9.0 mi)
Fri, Sept 7: Dayton – Otho (11.7 mi)
Sat, Sept 8: Otho – Fort Dodge (12.4 mi)



Organizing Partners




Bold Iowa

Indigenous Iowa

Sierra Club, Iowa Chapter

Seeding Sovereignty


100 Grannies for a Livable Future

Sage Sisters of Solidarity

Climate March