Thursday, February 20, 2014

VIDEO Sakej Ward 'Defining Warrior Societes'




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Sakej Ward, "Here is the first part of Mi'kmaq Solidarity Tour in Cheam First Nation. There was three speakers Susan Patles, Coady Stevens and myself. I provided a basic explanation of Indigenous warriors and warrior societies. which led up to Susan and Coady speaking about their experience in protecting Mi'kma'ki (Mi'kmaq Homeland) from fracking operations. They did a great job capturing the attention of the audience and explaining the problem of confronting a corporate state. I believe their part of the presentation will be posted soon."

Published on Feb 14, 2014
Sakej Ward in his video presentation defines a Warrior's responsibility, is to look after his people and the land, preparing it for the next seven generations. Sakej states that warriors have a sacred responsibility to manage the land and that nature is taken care of, but when there is a threat that will impact everything around you somebody needs to stand up, and it is the responsibility of these warriors to take action. 

1 comment:

npaxwikn said...

We as a people so need a revival of this "new" thinking. In order to preserve our nations and our racial pride we must change our conditioning and resulting acceptance of what we consider fair and just treatment. The personal and political treatment that we witness everyday must not be ignored.
The implementation of the elective system of governance over our traditional hereditary system has resulted in a majority of the elected "leaders" caring more about popularity and acceptance by the colonizers than truly defending the honor and rights of our people. The accepted war cry of these so called leaders is; where do I sign?
The struggle of changing our political heading is matched by the difficulty in readjusting what we consider fair, by both the colonizers and our own gov't supported leaders.
It has been said that we will be taught by our children, I have heard that the youth is tired of talk and fawning, the proper definition and role of a warrior must again be one of necessity and honor.
The time has come that intimidation and lateral violence practised by the colonizers will be seen as an unacceptable alternative to reaching a fair and equitable mutually agreed upon agreement.
A warrior society taking direction from a matriarchal based government and hereditary chief would fill the leadership vacuum created by the colonizer supported elected currently in place.
It is through the revitalization of systems of government that have been proved as successful by ensuring our existence over thousands of years that we will continue to succeed. We will remember what our names for ourselves in our languages are, we will no longer accept the reclassification to first nation. We will no longer accept the administrative role known as self government formulated and implemented by the colonial gov't. We will no longer allow ourselves to be herded down the road to termination.
We must as individuals, tribes, and nations accept the responsibly of remembering, teaching and being the ones our ancestors lived and died for.

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