Category Archives: Great Plains Action Society

Support grassroots work: Missing and Murdered Indigenous Relatives

I’m often with people who are distressed by the many injustices Indigenous peoples once did, and continue to face. As I wrote recently, May 5th is National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and People One way … Continue reading

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Time Stood Still

Yesterday time stood still. Images of crowds of people staring at their phones all over the country. Those inside focused on television, cell phone, tablet or computer screens. A collective silence. It’s almost too ironic to say a collective holding … Continue reading

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Indigenous panel discussion of AltEn environmental disaster

This is follow-up on this morning’s article about the environmental catastrophe at the AltEn facility at Mead, Nebraska. The video below is of the panel presentation by Indigenous leaders of the Great Plains Action Society and Ní Btháska Stand. April 11 at 7:00 PM  … Continue reading

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NoDAPL in Iowa Since 2014

Last night Great Plains Action Society livestreamed a remarkable event. The videos highlight the history of the work of so many in Iowa to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL). The first video, NoDAPL Iowa – Since 2014 is the … Continue reading

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#NoDAPL IOWA 7 years

I am grateful for the video at the end of this that my friend Christine Nobiss and the Great Plains Action Society created about the work of so many to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL). A decision is expected … Continue reading

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Standing Rock Youth Council to Washington, DC to #ShutdownDAPL and #StopLine3

Indigenous youth are on the way to Washington, DC, to #ShutdownDAPL and #StopLine3. In a photo below are three of my friends, Mahmud Fitil, Trisha CaxSep GuWiga Etringer, and Donnielle Wanatee, who walked on the First Nation-Farmer Climate Unity March … Continue reading

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Choice and Change

How is it there are things that seem obvious to me, that other people don’t see at all? There have been times when I find some things I once believed ended up not being correct. What is correct or right? … Continue reading

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COVID-19 Ceremony. Casket of flowers delivered to Kim Reynolds

Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds was among the Republican Governors who refused to follow CDC guidelines. Iowa suffered among the highest positivity rates of COVID infection. The following link from the story in the Des Moines Register has great photos and … Continue reading

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White Quakers Part 2

This is the second in a series of articles I plan to write about White Quakers. Yesterday I began by writing about White Quakers and Native Peoples, specifically about land theft and settler colonization. I strongly feel there is an … Continue reading

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Abolish White Supremacist Monuments in Iowa

Yesterday I saw some of my friends speaking in an online conversation about removing monuments to white supremacy in the state of Iowa. This is something they have been teaching me about over the past year. Links to those posts … Continue reading

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