Category Archives: Warrior

Statement by Leonard Peltier, Oglala Commemoration

Leonard Peltier, Native American Prisoner of War  in the USA, currently held in a Florida prison.

Leonard Peltier, Native American Prisoner of War in the USA, currently held in a Florida prison.

26 June 2015

Greetings to you, my relatives and friends.

This is the first time that my dear sister Roselyn will not be there for me, but I know she is there in spirit as she has gone on her journey. I have seen pictures of the gathering over the years and can still see her sitting there under the trees with our relatives… I will always miss her and be grateful to her for all she did for me and for our people.

This year I am most concerned with our children and the taking of their own lives. This is very sad to me, as it is to you, and I know there are many reasons for them to feel such despair and hopelessness. But I can only ask and encourage all of us to double our efforts to show them love and support, and let them know that we will always look after them and protect them. That includes asking big brothers and sisters to look after the younger ones. They are our future and have to be protected and to learn to be the protectors. This is not something we can live with, we need to all work to change this. Read the rest of this entry

Woman tears wall off burning shed to save 4 kids on northern Manitoba First Nation

Three children airlifted to Winnipeg hospital from northern Manitoba First Nation 

Burning shed on Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation in northern Manitoba.

Burning shed on Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation in northern Manitoba.

CBC News, June 08, 2015

Chasity Spence and Arnold Culley helped save four children from a burning shed on Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation this weekend.

Spence said she heard children crying and screaming inside a burning storage shed Saturday afternoon and knew she had to get them out somehow.

“I grabbed the wall and I ripped it right off. I couldn’t believe that, I’m a tiny little person and that wall was boarded on there pretty good with three other two-by-fours right over it,” she said.

“The flame came out and I kind of backed away. I was going to run in there and one of the little girls came running through the fire.” Read the rest of this entry

Australia: Aboriginal Group To Shadow ANZAC Day March And Highlight Frontier Wars

Michael-Anderson

Michael Anderson.

By Amy McQuire, New Matilda, April 23, 2015

The annual gesture is intended to remind Australians about a war many don’t realise took place. Amy McQuire reports.

It’s the war that Australia doesn’t like to remember, but that has never deterred the group of Aboriginal people who have walked behind the official ANZAC Day march in Canberra each year since 2012, calling on the nation to remember the first people who fell in defence of country. [ANZAC: Australia New Zealand Army Corps]

This year the group, which usually numbers between 20 and 60 participants, are preparing to make their mark on the centenary of Gallipoli. They will mobilise at 10:30 am on ANZAC Parade, which bares no trace of the existence of the Aboriginal warriors who died in the Frontier Wars.

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Comanche Boy’s Warrior Spirit

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George “Comanche Boy” Tahdooahnippah

by David Phillips, The Sweet Science, March 11, 2015

There is a certain type of fighter who is often overlooked in the game of boxing. Most of the writerly print space and pontificating by the talking heads on television is used up on the elite and the contenders. Which is just fine. Appropriate even. It does often lead to a recycling of stories about the same group of athletes though. Sometimes I think that’s a shame. What about >the hard working veteran scrapper who’s been out there moving his career forward inch by inch, making a life for himself in the sport while looking for that one shot? This is a story about one of those guys. Read the rest of this entry

Nuxalk Warrior Colette Schooner Passes On To Spirit World

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Colette Schooner (Aluusta).

by Zig Zag, Warrior Publications, March 7, 2015

A strong Nuxalk woman, warrior, mother, and land defender, Colette Schooner, also known by her Nuxalk name Aluusta, passed away on March 4, 2015.

Born on October 29, 1980, Colette was just 34 years old. She was a mother to two children, a boy and a girl, ages 7 and 4 years old. Aluusta fought a year long battle against cancer before passing on.

Colette will be mourned by many people in both the Nuxalkmc nation as well as the Indigenous resistance movement. She participated in numerous land defence struggles throughout her life, including the 1997 Nuxalk blockades at Ista (King’s Island) at the age of 16, as well as the reclamation of Scw7cwlk, where she helped build a traditional pit house in an area targeted by logging. Read the rest of this entry

100 Gun Salute @ Liberation Day 2015

Posted to Youtube by DAM Collective on Mar 3, 2015

In remembrance of the siege of ’73, Lakota warriors fire their weapons at the site of Wounded Knee, in salute of those who were there. We remember those who fought and those who lost their lives.

Video: Wounded Knee`73

https://www.youtube.com/embed/NR3dnZlBcV0“>

Published on Feb 24, 2013 by Talli Wahyas

Women Warriors

Illustration of Fallen Leaf from “The Life and Adventures of James P. Beckwourth,” by James Beckwourth and edited by Thomas D. Bonner, Harper & Brothers Publishers, New York, 1856.

Illustration of Fallen Leaf from “The Life and Adventures of James P. Beckwourth,” by James Beckwourth and edited by Thomas D. Bonner, Harper & Brothers Publishers, New York, 1856.

Vincent Schilling, Indian Country Today, Feb 4, 2015

Too often the battles fought by our American Indian warriors in history involve the acts of valor committed by men. However, these same types of acts performed by the women warriors of the past hold no less merit.

For this reason, we have put together a list of Native women warriors who stood their ground.

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Is This Drawing a Self-Portrait of Crazy Horse?

Detail of ledger drawing believed to be a self-portrait by Crazy Horse.

Detail of ledger drawing believed to be a self-portrait by Crazy Horse.

by Henry Adams, Indian Country Today, Jan 19, 2015

More than a century after he died, the Lakota warrior Crazy Horse, who famously fought Lieutenant Colonel Custer in the Battle of Little Bighorn, is thought of as transcendent force—attuned to the universe in a special way—though he’s often commemorated in ways that are somewhat odd. He’s the subject, for example, of a gargantuan (and controversial) mountain-top sculpture in South Dakota which—if ever finished—will be bigger than Mount Rushmore. And his name is the inspiration for a strip joint in Montmartre that has billed itself as “the most sophisticated cabaret in Paris.”

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The discovery of 4,000-year-old Siberian armor made of bone

A reconstruction of what the bone-plate armour would have looked like. Credit: Siberian Times.

A reconstruction of what the bone-plate armour would have looked like. Credit: Siberian Times.

by Ancient Origins.net

In September this year, archaeologists in Russia reported on the discovery of a suit of armor made entirely of bone, which belonged to an ancient Siberian knight who lived around four millennia ago. The Siberian Times reported that the stunning discovery was found in near-perfect condition and is the only example of bone armor found in the Siberian city of Omsk.

The armor consists of different plates made up of small fragments of bone that have been joined together. Testing is being conducted to determine the type or types of animals that the bone came from, but it is suspected to be from deer, elk, and/or horse. Analyses are yet to determine its exact age but Siberian archaeologists say it dates back up to 3,900 years.

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