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As a newly graduated college student, I freshly recall how paying for college was a daunting subject to fathom. Being a single mother on top of working and going to school full-time was incredibly hard to do, but I managed to see it all the way through. According to St...

I was born and raised in what most Iowans call the “Heartland of America.” I grew up with grandparents who raised 14 children on their farm which eventually would become my uncle’s property. I remember my grandparents having a garden in their backyard. Anytime that my...

February 28, 2019

As part of our Riverland Native Voter Project, Damita Brown, PhD, community organizer and educator in Iowa City writes about the importance of getting beyond electoral games and why me must overhaul a lot of how our society functions in order to give the vote it's powe...

February 28, 2019

Today, my tribe, along with several other bordering tribes are facing yet another threat by these fat-takers. TransCanada’s Keystone XL pipeline is undergoing the final permit processes to begin constructing the near 2150 mile crude oil route stretching from Hardisty,...

December 20, 2018

As part of our Riverland Native Voter Project, Damita Brown, PhD, community organizer and educator in Iowa City writes about the importance of getting beyond electoral games and how Black and Native  unity will build the kind of society we really want.

Ruth Buffalo...

January 21, 2017

My name is Christine Nobiss and I am Plains Cree-Salteaux from the George Gordon First Nation in Saskatchewan. I grew up in Winnipeg, Manitoba and I've been living in Iowa for 10 years. I have a masters degree in religious studies with a Native American focus and a min...

January 16, 2017

Right here, right now, this is the place to be in Iowa City because this is where change is happening. This is where community building is happening. If you are here tonight then I hope you are here to st

and with us and fight to dismantle the  false prejudices that are...

January 14, 2017

“Well, I think I might have more Indian blood than a lot of the so-called Indians that are trying to open up the reservations.” (Indianz.com)

Those are Donald Trump’s words. It was said in regards to his animosity to our gaming rights because he couldn’t get his share o...

October 26, 2016

The Iowa tribe, who are the people the state of Iowa was named for, also called the Ioway, have serious concerns that the survey was inadequate, as it focused only on archaeological sites, and did not survey for our sacred sites, places where the lightning touches the...

October 20, 2016

Many organization involved in the Iowa NoDAPL movement have condemned the arson that has, twice, destroyed Energy Transfer Partner equipment. Most are shocked and dismayed by the arson and reactions range from visceral to cynical. The overarching thoughts are that this...

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