Frontline Land Defense

Great Plains Action Society was born out of a need for Indigenous voices, values, and practices to be heard in the state of Iowa concerning the climate crisis, social injustice, natural resource extraction, and colonial farming practices--all results of colonial capitalism. Our focus for over two years (2016-2018) was on the fight against the Dakota Access Pipeline in Iowa and at the Standing Rock Reservation, which culminated in Little Creek Camp which is a resistance camp to the pipeline that ran in Williamsburg, Iowa from February to August 2016. However, before and after the NoDAPL movement, we have been steadfast in our work to stop the insidious damage of Big-Ag to our water, land, and air in Iowa (the most biologically colonized state in the country) and have continued to fight all forms of detrimental colonial-capitalist projects such as the KXL pipeline that threatens the Missouri River--Iowa's border to the east.

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Cancel KXL

We have teamed up with the Sioux City Urban Native Center to disperse PPE and resources to Indigenous Peoples in the Sioux City Tri-State area.

Abolish Big-Ag

Our Indigenous-led voting and political engagement initiative focused on increasing voter turnout for BIPOC communities in Iowa. 

NoDAPL - Iowa

Our Indigenous-led voting and political engagement initiative focused on increasing voter turnout for BIPOC communities in Iowa. 

NoDAPL - Standing Rock

We have teamed up with the Sioux City Urban Native Center to disperse PPE and resources to Indigenous Peoples in the Sioux City Tri-State area.