Category Archives: Warrior

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


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

Commanche Boy 1

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“>

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

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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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


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