Category Archives: Warrior

Kurdish Women Warriors Fighting Islamic State in Syria and Iraq

Fighters from the Women's Protection Units (YPJ).

Fighters from the Women’s Protection Units (YPJ).

Articles and videos on Kurdish women warriors fighting for liberation and against Islamic State forces in Syria and Iraq.  The Kurds are a indigenous tribal people whose territory is currently occupied and divided by four nation-states (Turkey, Syria, Iraq, and Iran).  They number approximately 30 million.  While fighting against oppression and colonization from the states occupying their land, the Kurdish people are currently in the forefront of resisting the expansion of Islamic State mercenaries in northern Iraq and Syria, including the Kurdish city of Kobane located in north Syria along the border with Turkey. Read the rest of this entry

First Nations chief gives lessons about Tsilhqot’in hangings 150 years later

Tsilhqotin protest Taseko's proposed Prosperity Mine.

Tsilhqotin protest Taseko’s proposed Prosperity Mine.

APTN National News/The Canadian Press, Oct 24, 2014
WILLIAMS LAKE, B.C. - It wasn’t long ago that an RCMP officer asked Chief Joe Alphonse for some help in understanding the people of his First Nation.

The Mountie, who was from the small community of Alexis Creek west of Williams Lake, B.C., told Alphonse that every encounter he had with Aboriginal people in the Cariboo-Chilcoutin area always involved the same topic: the hangings.

“He wanted to know what our members were talking about,” said Alphonse, a Tsilhqot’in Nation chief. “He said every single last Tsilhqot’in person we pull over will look at us and tell us, ‘you bastards hung our chiefs.”’

Alphonse said he gave the officer a history lesson about events 150 years ago when British Columbia was a colony and the government tried to build a toll road from Bute Inlet on the coast to the Cariboo gold fields in Barkerville. Read the rest of this entry

Native Warriors claim credit for burning bridge that leads to proposed mine site

The province has confirmed a suspected arson on a bridge across Adams River leading to a proposed underground mine.

A group calling itself Secwepemc Ts’ka7 Warriors posted a statement on an activist website, claiming responsibility for torching the bridge, located about 70 kilometres northeast of Clearwater, near Tumtum Lake on Oliver Creek forest service road.

“With much discussion with Elders Councils and around sacred fires and ceremonies. the Secwepemc Ts’ka7 Warriors have acted out their collective responsibility and jurisdiction to and in the Ts’ka7 area by deactivating the Imperial Metals Ruddock Creek mine road,” reads the statement online at popularresistance.org. Read the rest of this entry

Warriors burn bridge, demand mining company behind Mount Polley toxic spill leave territory

Rally in Vancouver on Aug 11, 2014, against Imperial Metals.

Rally in Vancouver on Aug 11, 2014, against Imperial Metals.

APTN National News, Oct 15, 2014
An Indigenous resistance group under the name of Secwepemc Ts’ka7 Warriors burned a bridge connected to a proposed British Columbia zinc and lead mine owned by the mining company now trying to clean up the Mount Polley environmental disaster, APTN National News has independently confirmed.

Ts’ka7 Warriors issued a statement Wednesday taking responsibility for torching a bridge at the Ruddock Creek Mine operation, of which Imperial Metals is the majority owner. Read the rest of this entry

Ts’ka7 Warriors Burn Down Imperial Metals Ruddock Creek Mine Bridge

Fire handWarrior Publications received the following communique:
Secwepemc Ts’ka7 Warriors deactivate Imperial Metals Ruddock Creek mine road.
International Statement, October 14, 2014

With much discussion with Elders Councils and around Sacred fires and ceremonies the Secwepemc Ts’ka7 Warriors have acted out their collective responsibility and jurisdiction to and in the Ts’ka7 area by deactivating the Imperial Metals Ruddock Creek mine road.

Imperial Metals Corporation never asked for or received free, prior and informed consent to operate in Secwepemc Territory.  The Imperial Metals Mount Polley mine disaster, in the area known as Yuct Ne Senxiymetkwe, the absolute destruction and devastation of our Territory has never been answered for.  No reparations have been made.    Instead Imperial Metals continues to force through another mine in our Territory while criminalizing the Klabona Keepers of the Tahltan Nation also exerting their jurisdictional and withholding consent from the same company.

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Leonard Peltier Statement on his 70th Birthday

Greetings my Friends, Relatives and Supporters

I want to send you all this personal message on what is now my 70th Birthday. I really want to thank you all for your years and years of support and love, I would have never made it this long without your love and support.  As you can imagine, it has been a VERY long path. At times, more difficult than I could have ever imagined.  I don’t regret any of it for one minute.

It has been my honor to stand up for my Native brothers and sisters and all good peoples of the world.  I am very proud to have fought what we call “the good fight” for our future generations. For me, there is no other way.  Unfortunately, we have not won the struggle for freedom and today we live in an even stronger police state.

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PHOTO REPORT: Amazon Indian Warriors Beat and Strip Illegal Loggers in Battle for Jungle’s Future

Ka'apor warriors stand guard over illegal loggers they tied up during a jungle expedition to search for and expel them from the Alto Turiacu Indian territory.

Ka’apor warriors stand guard over illegal loggers they tied up during a jungle expedition to search for and expel them from the Alto Turiacu Indian territory.

By David Sim, International Business Times, September 4, 2014

A group of warriors from Brazil’s indigenous Ka’apor tribe tracked down illegal loggers in the Amazon, tied them up, stripped them and beat them with sticks.

Photographer Lunae Parracho followed the Ka’apor warriors during their jungle expedition to search for and expel illegal loggers from the Alto Turiacu Indian territory in the Amazon basin.

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Keep Calm and Warrior On

Warrior keep calm graphic

Marchers remember 1974 Anicinabe Park Occupation

Kenora Online, Published on Aug 22, 2014

On the 40th anniversary of the Anicinabe Park uprising in Kenora, Lorraine Major and Roslyn Kelly offer their thoughts.

Anicinabe Park Occupation observed in Kenora, 40 years later

Anicinabe Park 1974 1CBC News, August 22, 2014

A gathering in Kenora this weekend will mark the 40th anniversary of the Anicinabe Park occupation.

Dozens of young First Nations people from across the continent, including members of the American Indian Movement, joined the protest in 1974.

They were demanding better living conditions, education and access to land. Read the rest of this entry

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