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Haida raiders to open Nations at War TV series

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Raven Warrior by Bill Holm.

by Andrew Hudson, September 1, 2017

Haida raiders will star in the opening episode of Nations at War, a TV series that tells little-known stories about First Nations warfare in Canada.

“When we started doing the research, we knew immediately that it would be a powerful, eye-catching and engaging episode that nobody would really see coming,” says Tim Johnson, who came up with the idea for Nations at War. Read the rest of this entry

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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

Video: Warriors-Islands of Blood

Documentary on Hawaiian Indigenous warrior culture.

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Mask my identity graphicAncestral Pride, January 18, 2017

What I know on the subject of why I mask up. There are many times when people are at “political” actions or see pics/footage of direct actions pertaining to Indigenous Land Defence or any kind of resistance to the government or corporations and we are masked up. There is always people who take it upon themselves to question you as if they are the grand arbiter of how you can or cannot participate in resistance. Read the rest of this entry

Oh great… here come those pacifists again…

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Original painting by Robert Griffing entitled “The View from the Castle.”

Comic: The Story of Almighty Voice

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Video: Mask Up from Standing Rock

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