Tag Archives: Bold Iowa

Looking back on a Sacred Journey

An anniversary is a chance to remind ourselves of something important to us. This is especially interesting when that event has continued to impact our lives. Looking back is an opportunity to put that in perspective, to recognize things that … Continue reading

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Wet’suwet’en Updates 2.7.2020 Evening

Several of us gathered in Des Moines, Iowa, for a vigil in solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en peoples. Our friends at Bold Iowa and Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement (ICCI) helped notify people about our vigil. Thank you and thanks to … Continue reading

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Climate Defenders Five Trial Today

DES MOINES, IOWA — The trial of the Iowa Climate Defenders Five (Todd Steichen, Martin Monroe, Miriam Kashia, Kathy Byrnes, and Ed Fallon) is scheduled to move forward on Tuesday, November 12 at 2:00 at the Polk County Justice Center, … Continue reading

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Climate Strike Iowa September 2019

After so many years of working and hoping for attention to climate change, the climate strikes across the world are so wonderful to see. Even though it might be too late in the long run, building community is never a … Continue reading

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URGENT: Stop Dakota Access Pipeline Expansion

The long struggle against the Black Snake, the Dakota Access Pipeline, is facing new threats. Your voice is needed. For though the resistance at Standing Rock has been forcibly paused and oil now flows through the Dakota Access pipeline, the … Continue reading

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Nooses

I want to disclose I am honored to be on the Bold Iowa Team. I appreciate the many good things Bold Iowa has done and continues to do, especially related to climate change. Unfortunately a recent attempt to call attention … Continue reading

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Coalition to Work with Senator Grassley

Today a coalition of Native and non-Native people,representing several organizations, met with Carol Olson, Senator Chuck Grassley’s State Director at the Federal Building in Des Moines. Two of Senator Grassley’s staff from Washington, DC, joined us via a conference call. … Continue reading

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Super Bowl and Justice

The costs to cities hosting NFL Super Bowl games are a glaring example of the economic and social burdens incurred for the sake of corporations and the wealthy.  These include the new $1.2 billion dollar stadium, huge costs for and … Continue reading

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US Bank vs Water Protectors

I’m planning to join a van full of water protectors going to Minneapolis tomorrow.  As the Des Moines Register put it yesterday, Iowa environmentalists heading to Super Bowl to protest Dakota Access pipeline.   Our group has been organized by Ed … Continue reading

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September Journey Day 2

First, there are a couple of things I wanted to add related to the first day of this journey. Some people who read this on the Internet will not have met me. One of the reasons I asked for prayers … Continue reading

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