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Oka Crisis, 1990

Oka warrior and soldierKanienkehaka Resistance at Oka/Kanehsatake & Kahnawake, 1990


The Kanienkehaka resistance at Kanehsatake & Kahnawake had a profound impact on Indigenous peoples in Canada. Oka set the tone for Indigenous resistance throughout the ‘90s, and inspired many people & communities to take action. Like Wounded Knee 1973, Oka was an awakening for an entire generation. Read the rest of this entry

Sakej Ward: Defining Warrior Societies

by Radio Warrior, Published Youtube on Feb 14, 2014

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In Focus: Analysis of Indigenous resistance and counter-insurgency strategy

by Sakej Ward, Nov 1, 2013

RCMP in riot gear during raid on anti-fracking blockade, Mi'qmak territory, Oct 17, 2013.

RCMP in riot gear during raid on anti-fracking blockade, Mi’qmak territory, Oct 17, 2013.

Due to some unavoidable technical glitches we lost some interview time on the APTN InFocus show on Indigenous Resistance.  This means I wasn’t able to address all the key points I wanted to, so now I would like to get some out on here.
In reference to the Mi’kmaq warrior society being targeted and raided I spoke in the interview about the similarities it had to the raid made by INSET (Integrated National Security Enforcement Team – Canada’s counter terrorism law enforcement department) against Dave Dennis and I. Read the rest of this entry

Our warrior problem: Militant Natives are causing trouble, and they aren’t going away

Mohawks at Tyendinaga, April 2008.

Mohawks at Tyendinaga, April 2008.

By Kris Sims, Toronto Sun, Saturday, November 02, 2013

HALIFAX – They block roads, stop trains and fight the cops.  Men and women dressed in camouflage, boots and bandanas.  They come from reserves, wave red flags, set fires, tear up roads and declare sovereignty for their tribes. They are the so-called ‘Warrior Societies’ and they mean business. Read the rest of this entry

New Brunswick: Cop Block turns to Road Block

Mi’gmaw Warriors Society fells trees, lights fire, creating inner road block on highway 134, New BrunswickNew Brunswick frack off blockade

by Miles Howe, Halifax Media Coop, Sept 30, 2013

Rexton, New Brunswick – Anti-fracking activists in Kent County, New Brunswick have responded to last night’s RCMP-imposed block of both sides of highway 134, near the off ramp of highway 11, by creating an inner road block of their own. Read the rest of this entry

The Warrior/Unity Flag, 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.” Read the rest of this entry

Why We Need Warrior Society’s

Mandan Warrior Mato Tope

What is a Warrior Society?
A warrior society is a group organized to defend their people, territory & way of life. Read the rest of this entry