Category Archives: Warrior

Australia On this day: Pemulwuy is killed

Aaustralia Pemulwuy_aka_PimbloyRemembering the Indigenous resistance fighter determined to maintain Aboriginal traditions by resisting British rule.

BY Angela Heathcote, Australian geographic, June 1, 2017

ON 2 JUNE 1802, Pemulwuy was killed, bringing an abrupt end to his long- fought battles with encroaching British settlers. Two European colonisers shot dead the Indigenous resistance fighter – an original inhabitant of Toongabbie and Parramatta area, determined to Indigenous ownership of the land. Read the rest of this entry

Individual Operational Readiness

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Protesters against Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota, January 2017, equipped with as masks, shields and other gear.

by Sakej Ward

Do you have an impact on the “battlefield” or are you a liability? Do you possess a wide range of activist’s conflict skills? Are your skills up to speed? Not all activists are created equal.

The come-as-you are activist, the person who shows up at crisis events with intent to engage in obsolete, ineffectual, passive tactics that requires so very little skill and equipment (gear) is an amateur who treats the struggle for justice more as a social gathering (a crisis pow wow with endless opportunities to get selfies) than a war.

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The Operational Pack

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Warriors at Oka, 1990; the warrior in the centre wears web gear (what appears to be an ALICE belt and suspenders with canteen and pouches), described as level 2 gear in the article below.

by Sakej Ward, May 4, 2017
Can you conduct actions without your mission essential equipment? How long can you stay in the field without resupply? Mission duration in the field (away from camp) is the key to independent or long range actions. How operational ready are you without key equipment? Read the rest of this entry

Tlingit men trained hard to become warriors

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“The Battle of Old Sitka, June, 1802”, © Ray Troll, 2002.

By Mary Catharine Martin

No matter the season, every day from age six began the same way for a young K’inéix Kwáan man training to be a warrior in pre-contact Yakutat — by wading into the ocean and staying as long as he could without passing out. Read the rest of this entry

Indigenous activists confront drug dealers at downtown Winnipeg mall

winnipeg-portage-placeGroup says drug dealing around Portage Place is getting out of control

By Austin Grabish, CBC News, March 25, 2017

A group of Indigenous activists are fighting against drug trafficking they say is causing trouble around Portage Place Shopping Centre.

“The women and the children don’t feel safe. The elders don’t feel safe walking through the back [of the mall] so we decided we’re going to shut all this down,” said Vin Clarke, a member of a group called Urban Warrior Alliance. Read the rest of this entry

Free Red Fawn Fundraising Appeal

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Red Fawn Fallis.

From the fundraising site: Thank you for visiting here and caring about our sister, Red Fawn. We are her family and this is the only site that is officially raising money for her legal fund.

Red Fawn is a human rights advocate, organizer, community leader and a political prisoner of Standing Rock. Read the rest of this entry

Video: Warriors-Islands of Blood

Documentary on Hawaiian Indigenous warrior culture.

Native History: AIM Occupation of Wounded Knee Begins

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Robert Onco with his AK47 during the occupation of Wounded Knee, 1973.

Wounded Knee is hailed as one of AIM’s greatest successes

This Date in Native History: On February 27, 1973, about 250 Sioux Indians led by members of the American Indian Movement converged on South Dakota’s Pine Ridge Reservation, launching the famous 71-day occupation of Wounded Knee.

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Sask. First Nation gets $4.5M in Northwest Rebellion settlement

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Warriors taken prisoner and being escorted to North Battleford, Saskatchewan, to stand trial for their participation in the 1885 Northwest Rebellion. Some of those pictured were Wandering Spirit, Miserable Man, Walking the Sky, Apischikoos and Napaise.

Beardy’s and Okemasis First Nation offers payout to members, sets up trust fund

The Canadian Press, Feb 15, 2017

A Saskatchewan First Nation says it will receive millions of dollars in compensation on Wednesday from a settlement that stems from a dispute dating back to the 1885 Northwest Rebellion. Read the rest of this entry

Leonard Peltier Denied Clemency by Obama

leonard-peltier-in-art-roomDemocracy Now!, January 18, 2017

The Office of the Pardon Attorney has announced President Obama has denied clemency to imprisoned Native American activist Leonard Peltier. Peltier is a former member of the American Indian Movement who was convicted of killing two FBI agents during a shootout on South Dakota’s Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in 1975. He has long maintained his innocence. Read the rest of this entry