Tag Archives: First Nation Farmer Climate Unity

Intertwining science, spirit, story

About a year ago I was glad to have the opportunity for a rare visit with my cousin, Ron Knight, when he was in Indianola visiting his mother, Wanda. During the visit he mentioned he had recently read “Braiding Sweetgrass: … Continue reading

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Our day in court

This is the day Iowa land owners and the Sierra Club’s oral arguments in the case against the Iowa Public Utilities Board were heard before the Iowa Supreme Court. The landowners and Sierra Club contend that the Public Utilities Board … Continue reading

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Last day of the March

Our First Nation-Farmer Climate Unity March reached our destination in Fort Dodge, Iowa, yesterday, with a combination of feelings of accomplishment, relief, thanksgiving for all of the support, and sadness that we will go our separate ways, for now. And … Continue reading

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Giving Thanks

Yesterday our First Nation-Farmer Climate Unity March arrived at our destination in Fort Dodge. Being together hours on the road, at meals, and sometimes sleeping in the same room provided many, many opportunities to share our lives and spirits with … Continue reading

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Seventh day

We Marched over 11 miles today from Dayton, Iowa. We are staying on the lawn of someone’s farm. Tomorrow we March 12 miles to our final destination in Fort Dodge. We are supposed to be there by 1:30 pm. As … Continue reading

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The real sixth day

I got confused about which day I was writing about yesterday, which was actually the end of the fifth day (but who’s counting?). This is going to be very short because we plan to leave in an hour (which means … Continue reading

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Sixth day

Today’s March in began in pouring rain (again). Prior to this March I wouldn’t have thought about walking for hours in the rain (and wind). The multiple experiences on this March in the rain, sometimes heavy rain, have actually been … Continue reading

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Fourth day ends

At 5:30 pm we all straggled into the Boone County Fairgrounds, 15 miles from our Ames camp. Everyone seems to be limping a little. I discovered I had worn a hole in my shoe, which resulted in a blister! Fortunately … Continue reading

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Fourth day begins

We were grateful to be able to stay at the Oakwood Road Community Center in Ames. I believe today is our longest mileage march of about 15 miles. More rain is predicated for this afternoon. Additionally there are flash flood … Continue reading

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Lee Tesdell on Agriculture

Last night Lee Tesdell spoke with us about his farming practices.  Lee and I, and our brothers Jon Tesdell and Randy Kisling, attended Scattergood Friends School in the late 1960’s.  The School’s name has been changed to Scattergood Friends School … Continue reading

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