Long-time warrior Dacajeweiah, “Splitting the Sky” (aka John Boncore and John Hill), of
Dacajeweiah, aka John Boncore or John Hill, passed away on March 13, 2013.
the Mohawk nation, passed away on March 13, 2013, at his home in Adam’s Lake, BC. Dacajewiah was a participant in the Attica prison rebellion of 1971, the occupation of Ganienkeh in 1974, as well as the armed standoff at Ts’Peten (Gustafsen Lake, BC) in 1995. He was a member of the American Indian Movement and a spokesperson for both the Canadian Alliance in Solidarity with Native Peoples (CASNP) as well as the League of Indigenous Sovereign Nations (LISN). Continue reading
by Kristi Eaton, Associated Press, Feb 28, 2013
Armed participants at the 40th anniversary of Wounded Knee.
WOUNDED KNEE, S.D. — A Pine Ridge Indian Reservation resident who found herself in the middle of the 1973 Wounded Knee occupation said Wednesday amid ceremonial gunfire and chants that little has changed since the fatal standoff. Continue reading
By Naomi Sodeta, Hana Hou! magazine
Traditional Hawaiian warrior with helmet.
As dusk falls over Honolulu, a dozen Hawaiian men and women clad in black T-shirts and shorts gather on wooden benches outside a gym on a hilltop overlooking downtown. As they step through the doors and line up on the padded mats, their jocular conversation segues into hushed concentration. Continue reading
“Shortly after the 2011 uprising began, community members state that the local politicians and the police simply exiled themselves in fear from the community, warranting no need to run them out of town. Community members took the local government offices, took police trucks, took the polices’ weapons, and put them all to use. Historically, Cheran had traditionally been “policed” or defended by members from the community. In a voluntary rotation members from each of the four “barrios” or neighborhoods would patrol the community for self-defense in what is known as the “community ronda.”” Continue reading
Leonard Peltier’s Statement for Russell Means
October 22, 2012
Greetings my relatives and friends
I wish I was there to talk with you in person and share with you the sorrow that I feel with the passing of Russell Means, my brother, my friend, and inspiration on many levels. Russell Means will always be an icon whenever the American Indian Movement is spoken of and whenever people talk about the changes that took place, the changes that are taking place now for Indian people. Continue reading
Greetings my relatives and friends, supporters!
Leonard Peltier, Native American Prisoner of War in the USA, currently held in a Florida prison.
I know I say this same line all the time but in reality you all are my relatives and I appreciate you. I cannot say that enough. Some of our people, as well as ourselves have decided to call today Indigenous Day instead of Columbus Day and it makes me really think about how many People who still celebrate Columbus, a cruel, mass murderer who on his last trip to the Americas, as I have read, was arrested by his own people for being too cruel. When you consider those kinds of cruelty against our People and his status, it makes you wonder to what level he had taken his cruelty. In all of this historical knowledge that is available people still want to celebrate and hold in high esteem this murderer. Continue reading
An article from 2008 on the Indigenous Guard, an organized self-defense group used by Indigenous communities in Colombia.
Members of the Indigenous Guard displaying their batons, symbols of their membership in the group.
Colombia: Indigenous Self Defense in Times of War
by Raúl Zibechi, 05/06/2008, the Americas Program of the Center for International Policy
The Cordillera Central is one of the prime regions torn by the war between the Colombian military and the FARC (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia). The rural population, which is mostly lower class and of indigenous decent, and consequently the sector of the Colombian populous most dramatically hit by the armed confrontations, defends itself through the “Indigenous War.” Continue reading
WarriorPublications.wordpress.com, March 18, 2012
The Warrior flag is a common sight at Native protests, occupations, and other actions across North America. It is a distinct flag, featuring a Native in profile with a golden sun behind on a red background. The flag first gained prominence during the 1990 Oka Crisis and has been dubbed the “Mohawk Warrior Flag” as well as the “Unity Flag.” Continue reading
A video produced by Lyle Thomas honouring Mohawk warriors…
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