Origin: Alpha Quadrant
A rebellious group of colonists and disgruntled Starfleet officers. They opposed what amounted to an abandonment of some Federation colonies when the United Federation of Planets-Cardassian border was finally hammered out. Now "disarmed", they were still fighting the "Cardies" a week before stardate 48315, when Chakotay's ship is chased by Gul Evek's Galor-class warship into the Badlands.