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Heed Iowa’s Native Leaders - By Ed Fallon

July 13, 2017

Most of the mainstream media missed it, as did most of Iowa’s political leaders. You might have missed it too, but last week, a truly important event happened in Des Moines.

Indigenous Iowa on Umatilla Reservation Community Radio, KCUW 104.3 FM

June 15, 2017

Cindy Halfmoon interviews Christine Nobiss (Co-Founder of Indigenous Iowa, Little Creek Camp) Thomas Bettles and Belisa Ganuelas about environmental advocacy, the last stand of the Dakota Access Pipeline, Renewable Energy, Meth in Mission and lots, lots more. Check it out and SHARE!

The Dakota Access Pipeline Struggle with co-host Jacqueline Keeler, and guests Christine Nobiss and Desiree Kane

June 6, 2017

Monthly co-host Jacqueline Keeler joins Paul Roland to lead this discussion looking at the aftermath (and continuation) of the massive movement to try to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline, most prominently at Standing Rock, North Dakota. On the phone are Christine Nobiss and Desiree Kane.

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Little Creek Camp Movement Grinnell

May 18, 2017

Thanks to Gabriel Eisen for putting together this amazing showcase of The Little Creek Camp Movement Grinnell, which is made up of a group of amazing university students that support the camp.

Oil is Flowing in the Dakota Access Pipeline, but Protesters Aren't Giving Up

May 11, 2017

Even as oil flows through the now-completed Dakota Access pipeline, the fight against the hotly contested line still lives on in a makeshift camp here in Iowa County.


Iowans march for the planet from Iowa City to Des Moines to D.C.

May 5, 2017

Christine Nobiss, co-chair of Indigenous Iowa, traveled to Washington, D.C. to speak at the 200,000-strong march.

They’re back: Dakota pipeline protesters set up camp to back Iowa farmers

May 18, 2017

After the collapse of the Dakota Access protest in February, Christine Nobiss of Indigenous Iowa returned to the Hawkeye State and founded Little Creek Camp, a collection of tents and tipis dedicated to keeping the spirit of Standing Rock alive.

The People for Bernie Sanders interview with Christine Nobiss

March 21, 2017

Desiree Kane interviews Christine Nobiss. Little Creek Camp is open, the #NoDAPL fight continues in Iowa where more than 30% of the pipe resides. There is an opportunity to force DAPL to potentially re-route around 9 land owners property.

Digital Smoke Signals interviews Christine Nobiss

March 22, 2017

Digital Smoke Signal Update: From D.C. to New York to Lancaster and now onto Flint, MI. After years of forced colonization our voice is still being heard in its truest form. Our existence is our resistance.

Interview with Chris Truitt, Head Chef at Little Creek Camp

March 25, 2017

Activate Now correspondent, Ed Higgans, interviews Chris Truitt, long term Little Creek community member and professional chef of the humble kitchen.

How Little Creek Camp Is Keeping #NoDAPL Fight Alive

April 20, 2017

Jordan Chariton of TYT Politics interviewing Christine Nobiss on the purpose of Little Creek Camp and what people can do to help and get involved.

Jordan Chariton with Christine Nobiss on NoDAPL Iowa

December 8, 2016

Christine Nobiss speaks to Jordan Chariton from The Young Turks about the NoDAPL movement in Iowa while caught in a blizzard at Standing Rock. She touches on the many finer points of the fight in Iowa.

Let it Out Turnout

February 8, 2017

Dawson Davenport speaking at the "Let it Out Turnout" at the Iowa City Yacht Club. It was a small crowd that night but it did not stop Dawson from telling it like it is.


Solidarity Rally Against the Ban

February 5, 2017

At the Solidarity Rally Against the Ban in Iowa City, Christine Nobiss welcomes immigrants and refugees into the USA.


Truth Against the Machine at Little Creek Camp

April 16, 2017

Jordan Chariton - LIVE From #NoDAPL Camp Little Creek Camp In Iowa With Special Truth Against The Machine NEWS

Rally Against Trump in Des Moines

January 28, 2017

Melissa Marroquin, Shelley Buffalo and Christine Nobiss speak at a rally in Des Moines. Over 250 pipeline fighters braved the cold to tell President Trump he's wrong on the Dakota Access pipeline. Native, landowner and environmentalist voices unite.


Midwest Telegraph Weekly Podcast with Indigenous Iowa

July 12, 2017

Indigenous Iowa and Little Creek Camp founder Christine Nobiss talks about the work she is doing to protect the water in Iowa and all along the Dakota Access Pipeline which threatens the water supply of 18 million people. We discuss indigenous rights, abuse of eminent domain, Native/Black solidarity and other related issues.

Women's March in Des Moines

January 21, 2017

Christine Nobiss at the Women's March in Des Moines, Iowa. It was the second biggest protest in Iowa history with 26,000 people present.

Women's March in Des Moines

January 21, 2017

Marisa Miakonda Cummings speaking at the Women's March in Des Moines. Amazing!


MLK Birthday Party

January 15, 2017

Christine Nobiss, speaking about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the legacy he left us. A legacy of determination that continually keeps us inspired.


DAPL Timber Still Sitting in Boone County, Iowa

January 27, 2017

Mark Edwards and Christine Nobiss speaking about the timber pile that DAPL has left sitting in Boone County. The timber is most likely not soaked in creosote, but we can not be %100 sure of that. We know it is treated, we just don't know with what.


Sage Sisters raise funds for Dakota Access Pipeline protests

December 31, 2016

"The Sage Sisters of Solidarity [Indigenous Iowa's sister organization] cooked buffalo stew and Indian tacos made with traditional frybread... to raise money for the cause that brought them together -- resistance to the Dakota Access Pipeline..."

Christine Nobiss at Stand for Iowa Rally in Des Moines

December 15, 2016

Christine Nobiss, co-chair of Indigenous Iowa spoke at a rally in Des Moines supporting the landowners and the Sierra Club as they fight the Iowa Utilities Board in court.

Why is Standing Rock Important?

December 12, 2016

A public forum featuring the voices of Meskwaki and indigenous peoples who have been involved in, or traveled to Standing Rock, North Dakota to protect our water and block the Dakota Access pipeline. Participants discuss their experiences, their understanding of the issues, and how this might impact the lives of others.

Raven Angel: She’s proud of her native kin at Standing Rock

December 9, 2016

Raven has attended several pipeline protests in this area, and she and her children carried protest banners with other Native Americans in the University of Iowa's homecoming parade. She still follows some of the old ways, knows prayers and songs in the Lakota language, and supports the message of her people.

Rectifying Injustice: The Purpose & Impact of Protesting in America

November 28, 2016

Ben Kieffer, from River to River, talks with Christine Nobiss, founder and co-chair of Indigenous Iowa, who joins the show live from the Standing Rock Reservation and Boone County Sheriff Gregg Elsberry among other experts on protests.

Discussion on DAPL Pipeline at UIOWA met with Resitance

October 14, 2016

“They didn’t go through Bismarck because it’s a white town,” Nobiss said. “They went next to the reservation, because that’s what always happens.” [Christine] Nobiss said she is doing her best to advocate for the rights of indigenous people. “We’re trying to coalesce the native voice here,” she said. “The indigenous voice in Iowa needs to be heard about this pipeline because there are sacred sites here, too.”

Indigenous Peoples Day / NoDAPL Rally

October 10, 2016

A video from the University of Iowa Indigenous Peoples Day / NoDAPL rally. Dawson Davenport, Christine Nobiss, Jacki Rand and Tracy Peterson from Indigenous Iowa spoke.

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UI Native American Students Speak About Columbus Day and Pipeline

October 10, 2016

Dawson Davenport, co-chair of the Native American Students Association says it's time to look at how we affect the world. "It's important to look at what we do as native people. By living off the land and by using nature," he said. "We have everything that we need provided by mother nature, and we don't need to destroy it."


Dawson Davenport on: Near Standing Rock, pipeline protest meets a spiritual movement

October 8, 2016

“Once you’ve been there, it’s all you think about,” said Dawson Davenport, a 36-year-old University of Iowa student. Davenport, a member of the Meskwaki tribe in Tama, drove more than 10 hours to the North Dakota camp for a weekend in September. The gathering was unlike anything he’s ever seen before. It hurt to leave.

The Season of Resistance, by Christine Nobiss

October 4, 2016

There are three “holidays” in particular that make this false representation particularity blatant: Columbus Day, Halloween and Thanksgiving. From the second Monday of October to the fourth Thursday in November, Native Americans are hammered with a barrage of racially offensive, culturally inappropriate and historically inaccurate inculcations.


NoDAPL Pipeline Activists Meet to Discuss the Cause

September 27, 2016

“Make your voice heard. It’s one of the most important things that we have as citizens of this country, our right to be heard, our right to stand up for things,”
- Dawson Davenport
“There are 14,000 Native Americans living in Iowa right now, and my goal is to get a collective voice together of these natives,” - Christine Nobiss

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Your guide to understanding the Dakota Access Pipeline

September 22, 2016

With protests and actions in North Dakota and in the Iowa counties of Boone and Lee, advocates of First Nations, environmental activists and libertarian opponents of eminent domain have made their voices heard, and have united under a common banner in opposition of the Dakota Access Pipeline project. Article featuring Christine Nobiss.


We Still Here Radio, With Dawson Davenport

Founded in Fall 2016

A radio show dedicated to Native American music in all its forms and hosted by our co-chair, Dawson Davenport. Thursdays at 4 pm on KRUI 89.7 FM, Iowa City.

The Uplifted Podcast, Hosted by Dawson Davenport

Founded in Fall 2016

Take a listen to the podcast hosted by our co-chair, Dawson Davenport. The Uplifted Podcast is a platform to discuss Native issues, and for Natives to tell their own stories.


Activate Now with Eddie Simpson on Iowa Utilities Board Corruption

June 9, 2019

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