Wet’suwet’en 1/11/2022

The last time I wrote about the Wet’suwet’en was January 2nd, RCMP Invasion expected on Wet’suwet’en territory. It’s not that the RCMP have left, but there has been a change in tactics. The threat continues. There’s no question that I am guilty of painting on the street because the reason is so important. Shawn SelwayContinue reading “Wet’suwet’en 1/11/2022”

RCMP Invasion expected on Wet’suwet’en territory

Readers of my blogs know what an influence the struggles of the Wet’suwet’en peoples have had on my life. It was at a vigil for the Wet’suwet’en in February, 2020, that I met Ronnie James and became involved in Des Moines Mutual Aid. Links to articles about the Wet’suwet’en can be found below. I amContinue reading “RCMP Invasion expected on Wet’suwet’en territory”

Prairie Not Pipelines

Tonight, my friends at the Great Plains Action Society will present Episode 1 of an Indigenous web series related to climate, water, and resource extraction on the Plains. “Currently, the majority of the media and public pushback is coming from white landowners. However, these pipelines are being proposed to be forced through stolen land andContinue reading “Prairie Not Pipelines”

Iowa Solidarity with Wet’suwet’en

As I’ve been writing (see table below), the Wet’suwet’en peoples have declared the week of December 20 as a time for international support for their struggle to stop the completion of the Coastal GasLink pipeline through their pristine lands and water. The map shows only two actions were planned in the Midwest. One is theContinue reading “Iowa Solidarity with Wet’suwet’en”

Defund Coastal GasLink

Today (12/22/2021) we will be gathering in solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en peoples at 4:00 PM. at the Chase Bank, 3621 Merle Hay Rd, Des Moines, IA 50310. Chase is one of the major institutions funding fossil fuel projects, including the Coastal GasLink pipeline being built on Wet’suwet’en lands. Pressuring financial institutions to divest funds fromContinue reading “Defund Coastal GasLink”


The complete title of the post quoted below is “WET’SUWET’EN RESISTANCE AND SOLIDARITY: EVICTING THE COLONIZERS” By YintahAccess.com, December 19, 2021. Wet’suwet’en land defenders have reminded us through their recent re-capture of Coyote Camp – injunctions are only pieces of paper. Canadian law has no legitimacy on stolen land. #LANDBACK Reconciliation at GunpointCONTENT WARNING: DetailedContinue reading “EVICTING COLONIZERS”

International Week of Action to Defund Coastal GasLink

Join the International Week of Action to Defund Coastal GasLink starting December 20 Toolkit: 20 December Week of Action to #DefundCoastalGasLink.This toolkit is for grassroots activists wishing to take part in the week of action the week of December 20st against Coastal Gaslink’s partners.https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Q7GBPhpkCBn5f4_X-oxUpDHNnkZsqXsg01eaaM-KLMU/edit There will be a gathering in solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en peoplesContinue reading “International Week of Action to Defund Coastal GasLink”

Keep Mason City’s Racist Mascot in the Past

December 20 at 5:30 PM the Mason City Community School District will be meeting at 1515 South Pennsylvania Ave in Mason City (be there by 4:30). Map below. Monday, December 20, 2021, from 5:30 – 6:30 PM CSTMason City Community School District Administration Building1515 South Pennsylvania Avenue, Mason City, Iowa Important Notes:– Enter the buildingContinue reading “Keep Mason City’s Racist Mascot in the Past”

International Human Crime

The hundreds of square miles of forests in Canada ripped up for the extraction of tar sands is unbearable to see. Those images have been kept out of the mainstream media. As disturbing are the huge tailings ponds that hold the huge volumes of waste water contaminated during the extraction. How to deal with thatContinue reading “International Human Crime”

Battle of the Indianola “Indians”

First a reminder about today’s Indigenous-led forum discussing why mascots in Iowa are harmful and perpetuate white supremacy. Though Iowa has 27 racist “Indian” mascots still being used, they will spotlight the issue in Mason City where white supremacists have organized to protest the rightful retirement of the Mohawk mascot. https://landbackfriends.com/2021/12/11/abolish-racist-mascots/ My Mutual Aid mentorContinue reading “Battle of the Indianola “Indians””