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Keystone Pipeline Protests

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Scope and Contents

From the Collection:

The Miriam Kashia papers date from 2014 to 2016 and measure 24.5 linear inches and 21 gigabytes. The papers are arranged in three series: Great March for Climate Action, Keystone pipeline protests, and Artifacts.

The Great March for Climate Action series (2014) covers Kashia’s participation in the Great March for Climate Action, where activists traveled from Los Angeles, California, to Washington D. C. on foot to draw attention to climate change. The series includes articles written about the march, photographs, and routes and information for those participating. This series also includes photographs and presentations by Kashia.

The Keystone pipeline protest series (2014-2017) includes several photographs of Kashia and the 100 Grannies organization protesting the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines that would go through Iowa. The pipelines were a crucial issue in the United States’ 2014 midterm elections. Activists like Kashia were concerned that the oil pipelines would contaminate the Ogallala aquifer, endanger the Sandhill region, and infringe on the sovereignty of indigenous lands. There are photographs at Standing Rock Indian Reservation in the Dakotas as well as at the Mississippi Stand, located in Lee County, Iowa.

The Artifacts series (2014) includes realia from the Great March for Climate Action, such as the shoes and hat worn by Kashia during the march. The series also contains pins and bracelets relating to the march.


  • Creation: 2014-2017


Conditions Governing Access

The papers are open for research.


From the Collection: 22.5 linear inches

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Repository Details

Part of the Iowa Women's Archives Repository

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