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Dark Crows - An International Tribunal Is Born
Published by Cfnebear on 2010/5/13 (30135 reads)

This page is dedicated in memory of
our former firekeeper and dear friend Mi'kmaq Elder Mr Horace Loades, a local Residential School Survivor who was by his own request buried on the CFNE site.

This page was created to bring awareness/understanding and to promote justice and fairness for the residential school survivors.

In Peace,
Ms Wertwyn, Director
Cultural Foundation Native Expressions

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The residential schools settlement has been approved. The healing continues.

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TeleGracia News Team Investigates Canada's Genocide where over 50,000 aboriginal children where forced into residential schools in Canada and murdered at the hands of priests and nuns. To-date the Vatican has not been held accountable and the friends and family of the disappeared children are seeking justice...but the Government also has not been responsive. TeleGracia interviews Kevin Annett, Director of the Documentary "Canada's Genocide" who details how they have had to seek international help in hopes of putting these criminals behind bars. They have created a Public Summons to Pope Benedict requesting his attendance in an international tribunal in April 2011 for these crimes and for failing to identify where the bodies have been buried.

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By: Kevin Annett

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Movie - Where the spirit lives pt10

Where the Spirit Lives (1989) is a drama film about Aboriginal children getting taken from their tribes to attend residential schools. The film starred Michelle St. John as Amelia, a young First Nations girl captured and forcibly confined to the residential school system of the 1930s. The system was an attempt to force aboriginal youth to assimilate into white culture; in the film, Amelia resists this kind of assimilation and attempts to plan her escape. The film's cast also includes Ann-Marie MacDonald and David Hemblen as teachers at the school.
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Latest : The Latest Attack on the Truth, and on Kevin Annett: The “Hidden from History” radio program faces Cancellation – and other Recent Assaults A Global Advisory by The Executive of The Friends and Relatives of the Disappeared – Canada August 12, 2010 By: Elder Jeremiah Jourdain


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August 5, 2010
Gerry O'Donovan has just composed this song about the 50,000 native children who were murdered it also reflects Kevin Annett's struggle for justice. It's called "50,000 angels". Thanks and blessings to you Gerry!

And other good news: four European TV stations have been broadcasting Kevin Annett's film Unrepentant this past week to over 10 million viewers!

No truth, no reconciliation for aging residential school survivors
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Native journalist writes gripping account of residential school.

Recently, the Supreme Court of Canada The Supreme Court of Canada (French: Cour suprême du Canada) is the highest court of Canada and is the final court of appeal in the Canadian justice system.[1]
..... ruled that, in light of various abuses suffered at the hands of the school's authorities, former students of the Institute can proceed with a class action suit against the federal government, the diocese of Huron and the New England Company, an English charity.
By: Enos (Bud) Whiteye, a native Canadian. Mr. Whiteye, a member of the Bkejwanong First Nation was recently recognized by the Ontario Newspapers Association for articles written on a broad range of native issues. He was judged best columnist in the opinion and analysis category.
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Can Little Corpses Forgive, or Be Apologized To?
Awakening from Canada's Big Lie
by Kevin D. Annett
June 24-10

Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it .
Adolf Hitler, 1925

You have to admit it, but the Canadian establishment has to be pretty nervous these days, if you judge by its unfolding circus in Winnipeg.

I expected at first for the Indian residential school "Truth and Reconciliation" (TRC) bandwagon to do its usual photo op and move on, after the typically expensive fanfare and self-congratulation s. But no. The lies and obscenities are growing on what they feed on. Hot on the heels of the TRC posturing there is descending on Winnipeg in a single week 280 world religious leaders, followed by a United Nations human rights delegation, and finally, Queen Elizabeth herself - all of them bubbling with praise for Canada's human rights record towards aboriginal people.

Liz Windsor, true to form, will have the unmitigated gall to unveil a statue of herself in Winnipeg on July 3, just before laying a piece of soil from Runnymede, where Magna Carta was signed, at the foundation of Canada's new "human rights museum", which hosts not a single exhibit of the genocide of Indians in Canada.

Some of us wrote to Queen Liz over two years ago, asking her to identify where the children who died at the hands of her church and state are buried. She never replied. But William Combes, who survived torture and starvation at the Catholic Indian residential school in Kamloops, B.C., wants the Queen to also explain what happened to ten native children who were last seen in her company in the fall of 1964, and disappeared forever.

"The Queen showed up at the school one day in September, she and her husband, when I was eleven" described William on my radio program last year.

"All of us kids at the school were given clean clothes and breakfast that day for her royal visit. We went down to a big field near Dead Man's Creek and had a picnic with her after she did her tour. After that, she went off with seven boys and three girls, and we never saw any of them, ever again."

The truth is that the topsoil has finally blown off the mass graves of more than 50,000 children who never returned from residential school, and those responsible are doing their damnedest to distract all of us from those revealed, tiny corpses. And what better decoy to use than an appeal to our deep collective need, as the guilty party, to be forgiven and to get off lightly for our crime?

A Big Lie can only be believed if those hearing it need to believe it: and in this case, Canadians' need for self-absolution for their century-long slaughter of innocent children has been our primary response to the residential schools revelation.

Every politician and Bishop in Canada knows this, and they've crafted their rhetoric and actions accordingly. But there's an odd sort of panic in the way they're going about it, using such overkill in their ridiculous stacking and censoring of their "official inquiry" into themselves that it suggests a deep and underlying uncertainty and fear by church and state.Undoubtedly this explains how thickly Ottawa and its church partners have been laying it on in Winnipeg since June 16, relying on a smiling Governor General, church celebrities, and the Queen herself to push the Big Lie that every crime, and every corpse, can be swept away with the right words.

The trouble with overkill is that it produces the opposite of its desired effect. For even residential school survivors who came to the TRC believing in it have come away hurt, angry and determined to be heard in some other forum.

Shirley, a Cree woman from northern Saskatchewan, told me,

"Nobody would pay our way to Winnipeg, and there was twenty of us who wanted to speak. So I came all by myself and I waited three days, and I never got to be heard. Except for a few token Indians, the whites were running the show, and they kept looking at me suspiciously and said I had to let them see my statement before I could speak. I said to them, I just want to speak, I don't have it written out, and they just snubbed me after that."

Peter Yellow Quill, an Anishinabe traditional chief who helped lead an anti-TRC protest outside the event, said afterwards,

"People themselves kept raising the whole missing children thing. They kept saying, 'We need help finding our dead relatives.' They were just ignored. There weren't court reporters present so everyone could see it wasn't even a proper hearing. I think the government people are just exposing themselves and they have no way out, really, and it worries them."

Voices like Shirley and Peter never reach "mainstream" Canada or the world, thanks to the loyal compliance of the media in shutting them out. A total of eight different news agencies refused to report our anti-TRC protest in Winnipeg, or quote natives who called for an international inquiry into genocide in Canada, including the CBC, the Globe and Mail, the Winnipeg Free Press, CTV, the Canadian Press and even ostensibly "radical" news agencies like Rabble and Canadian Dimension magazine.

"It was a total media blackout on us, by everybody" commented one protester.

"The only reason reporters would call me up would be to find out what we were doing that day, probably to tell the feds or the cops. But they'd never do a story on us."

All of this, of course, is a sign of the impact the voices of the living, and the dead, are having on churches and a government which, like the Vatican itself, have run out of options as they stand finally exposed as mass murderers and serial child rapists.

My problem these days is less with the criminals - for they are, after all, ultimately just corporations in damage control - and more with the masses of Canadians, beginning with "progressives" of every hue, who stand by with absolute non-interest regarding the greatest crime and cover-up in our history.

Awakening from a lie, particularly a huge and historical one, is always difficult. But when so many "activists" across Canada studiously shun our rallies at churches demanding that the corpses of children be returned, or that child rapists in high places be arrested and tried, then one wonders what has happened to the soul and the conscience of our people.

After years of acting in the wilderness to expose and undo the Canadian genocide, our efforts are finally igniting a response around the world, especially in the recent formation of an eight-nation International Tribunal into Crimes of Church and State - a body that will be confronting the Pope in September and convening local non-governmental tribunals throughout the fall in Europe and on this continent.

In the meantime, it is incumbent on all Canadians to at least loosen their mental and spiritual subservience to the Big Lie and Criminal Conspiracy called Christian Canada - and shift their allegiance away from a murderous Crown and Church to a new social order that some have called a Republic of Kanata.

Kevin Annett is a community minister, author and award-winning film maker who lives in the downtown eastside of Vancouver, Canada. He is a co-founder of The International Tribunal into Crimes of Church and State, and can be heard every Monday at 1 pm (pacific time) on his program "Hidden from History" at www.coopradio. org .

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How Dare we Celebrate?
June 21 - 10

An Open Letter and a Requiem

to Governor-General Michaelle Jean

from Kevin D. Annett

Dear Ms. Jean,

Yesterday, as I watched you preside so "regally" at the closing events of the "Truth and Reconciliation" farce in Winnipeg, and presume to smile at those native people who somehow survived the massacre inflicted on them by your government and your Queen and her church, I was once again disgusted to be a Canadian.

How dare you claim to speak for me when you declare that "Canadians are healing together" from the Indian residential schools nightmare? For we are doing no such a thing. All you are doing, in our name, is to candy-coat genocide, protect child killers in clerical garb, and muzzle the survivors while patting them on the head.

It's all so familiar. For, despite your claim, there is nothing new about your "truth and reconciliation commission", since its self-congratulatory hype and horrible exploitation of native people is an exact repeat of the torture they suffered in Indian residential schools.

My friend Doug Wilson of the Haida Nation is almost dead now, but as a child he was incarcerated in the United Church's Edmonton residential school in the late 1950's. At age nine, he was on the burial detail, hiding the murdered children from the school and the Charles Camsell Indian hospital in mass graves at night. School staff used to give him electric shocks to his head so he'd forget what he saw, but his memories have returned.

The one night of the year when Doug wasn't being sodomized, beaten and electro-shocked by Christians was Christmas eve, when he and all the other Indian kids were bussed to a local United Church to entertain the lily-white congregation by singing Christmas carols to them. Just like at the recent TRC forum in Winnipeg, Doug and his friends had to perform and make whites feel good so that their guilt and complicity could be relieved by the heart-warming spectacle of "assimilated" Indians behaving as expected.

Doug says that after the Christmas service, the congregants would hand them gifts - but before they left the church, they all had to hand them over to the white kids in church, or face a beating, or worse.

You know about Doug Wilson, of course, because his story was made public
by me and a few others twelve years ago, along with countless tales of murder and torture in the residential schools. Since 1907, when the crime was reported in national newspapers, Canadians have known that half the children were dying in these schools after being deliberately exposed to tuberculosis by staff and left to die. But despite this blatant genocide, you and your government have refused to press criminal charges against the churches responsible.

That's called complicity in murder, Michaelle: not "healing and reconciliation".

When your government so magnanimously tossed a few dollars at some of the aboriginal survivors of this mass murder on the condition that they shut up, and pretended you were "healing" them, you were simply being Canadian: like all those nice, upstanding Christians in the Edmonton United Church who herded the violated and dying native children into church on Christmas eve for their own sick, private amusement.

I don't expect us to change. Why should we, when we won the war that started centuries ago when the first missionary landed here? We get to write history, define reality, and believe our own lies. We even get to brainwash and hire Indians to dance to our tune and issue nauseating "Forgiveness Proclamations" which declare it fine for us to rape and murder little kids, and then absolve ourselves of the crime with an "apology".

I also don't expect us to face justice, except at the hands of an equivalent to the Nuremburg trials, presided over by our victims after their successful overthrow of you and your government.

What I do expect, and demand, is the truth, which is all that the dead require. And, thankfully, such truth lies not in your hands at all, for you are incapable of bearing it. It resides, rather, among the very souls you trample and exploit so shamelessly, with typical Canadian nicety.

That truth is spreading, slowly but surely, throughout our land, and when its spirit and implications reach the next generation of Canadians, your regime will be over, along with its putrid legacy of Christian supremacy, colonialism and crown.

So enjoy the treats while you can, Michaelle. The hangman approaches, in the most unlikely of people.

Rewarding the Killers with "Healing and Reconciliation":
The Crime Continues
by Kevin D. Annett
June 17-10

A gentle forewarning: Canadian readers will probably skip this article once they see the word "Indian" in it. But pause a moment. This is actually about something else.

A group of child rapists and serial killers recently issued a public apology to their victims, who responded this past week by gathering in their thousands in Ottawa to proclaim a "Statement of Forgiveness" to their torturers.

Only in Canada.

The fact that the "apologetic" criminal is the government and mainstream churches, and the victims are aboriginal, should make this scenario no less absurd.

What is it with us Canadians, anyway? Are we really the most self-duplicitous nation on earth? Do we actually believe that 50,000 little corpses can vanish that easily, and generations of slaughter somehow erased, with a few lawyer-crafted phrases followed by orchestrated hosannas by clusters of government paid Indian flunkies?

I'm speaking, of course, about the latest fiasco in the horribly embarrassing and shameful thing we like to call the "Truth and Reconciliation" process regarding the Indian residential schools.

You'll be reading and hearing lots about it this week through the controlled corporate press: about how "healing has arrived", as images of smiling and satisfied Indians dance before your white guilt and assuage it, as they are meant to do. You're supposed to feel happy and relieved, for those images are meant for you, the white taxpayer. They are meant to put you to sleep again and make you forget about the blood on your hands.

The church-engineered "Forgiveness Charter" issued at the Parliament Hill rally on June 13 was a new low, even for Christians. Without returning the remains of the children who died at their hands, or facing criminal prosecution or even a subpoena for their torture and killing of the innocent, the Catholic, Anglican and United Church of Canada that ran the residential schools have now been publicly "forgiven" by native people - or the ones on their payroll, at least.

You have to admit it, but they are good, these churches: total masters of deception and guile. Not only do they get away with the mass murder of children, but they come out smelling like roses in the process.

They've been able to do so, of course, only because of the collusion of their aboriginal victims: broken and brainwashed souls, by and large, who have been trained to bark appreciatively at any crumbs tossed to them by their white masters.

There are occasional exceptions, naturally, but native people in Canada generally have yet to escape from the mental and spiritual slavery foisted on them by us: something I've learned the hard way over twenty years of counseling, protesting and fighting alongside them.

Frederick Douglass, the black American who overcame his slavery, said once,

"Make a man a slave and he loses all moral accountability."

For there is no such accountability at any level of the official native world, whose manicured and lobotomized "leaders" have all faithfully accepted the government's fake "apology" and "forgiven" them for a genocide that is continuing.

"Our leaders are our biggest problem" describes a non-enslaved native woman, Carol Martin of the Nishgaa nation, who works in Vancouver's downtown eastside.

"They've never dealt with their own abuse so they're easy to manipulate. Half of them are rapists themselves. Look at this whole apology bullshit.

"Steven Harper's apology to us sounded just like when my ex husband tried making up with me after he raped and beat me. He'd do anything to get back on my good side, so he could do it all over again. Once you forgive a rapist, it's just a green light for them."

The green light was issued again on June 16 at the first of the government's $60 million Truth and Reconciliation Commission" (TRC) hearings in downtown Winnipeg: an orchestrated and heavily censored "forum for residential school survivors".

The "hearing" was anything but that: an enormous hoopla and distraction featuring such establishment redskins as singer Buffy Saint Marie, and "healing tents" run by the child-raping churches themselves, the event gave survivors a few hours each day to "share" their story of torture after attending a mandatory "training course" in how to do so, with the same kind of sensitivity and purpose as when mafia goons help to "instruct" Teamster members on how to vote at union meetings.

Fortunately, a few genuine indigenous people were there to tell the truth and oppose the whitewash.

Chief Peter Yellow Quill of Long Plains Anishinabe Nation in Manitoba led a counter-TRC protest that day that drew national media attention. In the face of screaming opponents and harassment by security guards, Peter stood with a sign outside the TRC proclaiming : "All the Children Need a Proper Burial: Stop the TRC Cover Up."

"They won't let us name names or tell about the children who were killed in this TRC" said Peter to reporters.

"But we won't be gagged anymore, including by our own people. We need our own inquiry to tell the whole story of residential schools to the world. Then maybe the world will take us seriously."

Peter has a good chance of being heard, despite the presence of the TRC, since European politicians have answered the call of our network to investigate Canada and its churches for genocide. But as long as the rapists and serial killers remain in power in Canada, and dictate reality and "healing" to the rest of us, the duplicitous bullshit of the TRC can only continue.

Kevin Annett is a community minister who lives and works in the downtown eastside of Vancouver. He is a founder of a new, seven-nation coalition called The International Tribunal into Crimes of Church and State. See: www.hiddenfromhistory.o

Breaking News: Aboriginal people protest at Canadian government's first "Truth and Reconciliation Commission" forum in Winnipeg, demand real inquiry into Indian residential schools
Winnipeg: June 16, 2010

Chief Peter Yellow Quill of the Anishinabe nation has been burned off his land and assaulted for challenging Canada's colonial Indian Act: and yesterday, he stood with other residential school survivors in resistance to the so-called "Truth and Reconciliation Commission" (TRC) that opened in Winnipeg, Canada.

"This was organized murder and child rape! And we won't be able to even name the names of those responsible at this farce!" declared Peter to the crowd of protestors and reporters.

"We have been too nice to these people! When they gave us their 'apology' they were just giving themselves a defacto immunity for their crimes!"

More than thirty police confronted Peter and other natives as they rallied outside the TRC forum in downtown Winnipeg, and waved placards reading "All the children need a proper burial!" and "Stop the TRC whitewash!".

The rally was sponsored by The Friends and Relatives of the Disappeared (FRD), which has led high profile demonstrations and church occupations across Canada since 2007, calling for the prosecution of the churches that ran residential schools.

Chantelle Devillier, another residential school victim, told reporters that she was raped and tortured repeatedly from the age of nine in a Catholic Indian school, and wants criminal charges laid.

"So what's the point of me just telling my story? We need prison terms for the men who did it to me!".

The rally was called in response to the restrictions and censorship imposed on survivors who try sharing their story at the TRC forum, and the need for a real inquiry with the power to lay criminal charges against the guilty churches.

Chief Yellowquill told reporters,

"We just learned that you have to go to a 'training session' at the TRC forum before you can even tell your story, so the feds get to vet and censor what you say. This whole thing is one huge obstruction of justice, and the world needs to know this!"

The protestors plan to picket the TRC every day and call upon all survivors to boycott its proceedings. They and the FRD are also planning followup protests at Winnipeg locations over the coming weeks, culminating in a public meeting to initiate an independent residential school inquiry, on Monday June 28 at 7:00 pm at the University of Winnipeg, 515 Portage avenue, in Theatre A, fourth floor of Manitoba Hall.

For more information contact the FRD through this email.

Issued by the FRD National Committee and its parent body, The International Tribunal into Crimes of Church and State.

Put the Pope on Trial!
International Coalition Formed to bring the Vatican to Justice for its Crimes against Humanity

Vancouver Rally at Holy Rosary Cathedral on Sunday June 13 will Revive Drive to
Evict Church from Indigenous Lands

Monday, June 7, 2010
Vancouver, Canada:

Victims of the Catholic church in six countries have established an international coalition to bring the Vatican to justice for its torture, rape and murder of countless innocent children, and its criminal obstruction of justice.

The International Tribunal into Crimes of Church and State was formed on June 1, 2010 by groups of survivors of church torture in Canada, the United States, Ireland, England, Italy and Germany.

In Canada, a member group of the Tribunal, The Friends and Relatives of the Disappeared, (FRD) will commemorate the call of the new coalition for the arrest and trial of Pope Benedict, Joseph Ratzinger, at a rally and press conference on Sunday, June 13 at 10 am outside Holy Rosary Cathedral, Dunsmuir and Richards street, in downtown Vancouver. All are invited.

The FRD, which helped lead a peaceful and high profile occupation of Holy Rosary Cathedral in March of 2008 to press for the return of children who died in Catholic Indian residential schools, will revive and enforce the eviction order issued against the Catholic church that same month by Squamish Nation Chief Kiapilano.

"The Catholic church was legally evicted from Vancouver by Chief Kiapilano because it refused to return the bodies of the children it killed at its residential schools" stated FRD spokesman Kevin Annett today.

"Now that the Pope is personally implicated in concealing the rape of children and protecting their abusers, it's all the more necessary for the church to be expelled from our midst for its unspeakable wrongs and evil acts."

Survivors of Catholic abuse will speak at the rally, along with Rev. Kevin Annett, who will also perform the same symbolic exorcism rite he held outside the Vatican in Rome on April 6.

Annett and Tribunal members will be returning to Rome and other European capitals in September to win support from politicians for their efforts to bring the church to trial, and declare an embargo against Canada and its churches for their crimes of genocide.

The new Tribunal includes founding groups like The Templemore Forgotten Victims of Antrim, Ireland, the FRD, human rights groups, and more than fifty individual sponsors, including world renowned author and abuse survivor Paddy Doyle of Ireland.

For more information: 250-753-3345 (Canada) or through this email.

Issued by The Executive,
The International Tribunal into Crimes of Church and State

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Irish survivors of Catholic church crimes present children's
shoes to Kevin Annett at a protest outside the Irish
Parliament, Dublin, April 15, 2010

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Kevin Annett performs spiritual exorcism
ritual outside the Vatican, Rome, on
April 6, 2010


Tribunal Members in England stage protest at Canadian Embassy,
London, April 12, 2010

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The Vatican's Dark Crows Come Home to Roost
by Kevin D. Annett

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Whoever would harm one of these little ones, it would be better if a millstone was tied around his neck and he was cast into the sea.
- Jesus Christ, quoted in Luke

There's a joke circulating in Rome these days, that Pope Benedict is considering having his title changed to "Innocent" in anticipation of his upcoming trial for aiding and abetting child rapists in the Catholic church.

It's no joke, really. When I and a handful of people tried to hold a memorial service for children who died in Catholic Indian schools outside the Vatican this past Easter, we were swarmed by fifteen state police and halted from our witness. The church, and its accomplices in government, know very well that they are on the verge of facing criminal charges that could bring down the church.

That's the optimistic scenario. What's more likely, according to Vatican sources, is that the church will swing a deal and have the Pope retire for "health reasons" and take the fall for what the international media are calling the worst scandal to hit the Vatican since its diplomatic concordat with Adolf Hitler in 1933.

The Pope, Joseph Ratzinger, is not a popular guy, even in Catholic circles. A German, former Hitler Youth member, and arch reactionary who led the church's Inquisition against liberals in Catholic ranks for decades, Ratzinger was fondly known as "Joe the Rat" among his fellow Cardinals. But he has a lot of power, and authored the policy, still in place, that compels clergy to suppress evidence when children are raped by priests: a criminal act which has lawyers for rape victims smacking their lips.

"The man should be on trial" stated one American jurist last month.

"The Pope not only ordered priests to silence rape victims, but he moved rapists around within the church, and he protected them. That much we know. Doing that in one country is one thing, but Ratinzinger ordered it done in other countries, which is known as international obstruction of justice. That's a crime against humanity under international law."

The image of Interpol or local police arresting the Pope when he touches down in other countries is more than compelling, but Vatican lawyers insist that as a "head of state", Ratzinger has diplomatic immunity from any kind of prosecution. The Vatican, it seems, has never heard of the Nuremburg Trials.

"That's not going to stop me from arresting him" declared Paddy Doyle to me last month, at a protest outside the Irish Parliament in Dublin. Doyle is a survivor of church torture who has become an international spokesman for victims.

"I'm going to be there in the front row when the Pope does his mass in London this September. I'll drive my wheelchair right into him and arrest him, and let them try to stop me!" declared Doyle to TV cameras and cheering supporters, prior to his meeting with Irish government officials and demanding legal sanctions against the Catholic church.

People like Paddy Doyle are stepping forward in greater numbers these days, for their time has clearly come. I had the honor of meeting many of them in my recent tour to Europe, where I began to rally them into an international campaign to bring charges against the Roman catholic church in international courts.

The murder and torture of generations of children in church run facilities happened across the world, according to the same type of church-government collusion that characterized Indian residential schools here in Canada. Indeed, in 2004, the Canadian government actually sent officials to Ireland to give politicians there advice about how to contain and co-opt the growing movement of church victims in Ireland.

"You Canadians are very good at excusing yourselves for your mass murder of Indians. Clearly our government has a lot to learn from you, and as a result, it's been very successful at avoiding prosecution for how it helped the church kidnap and exploit little children" described Mary McKinney, a human rights activist, to me during my sojourn in Dublin.

For generations, Catholic orphanages in Ireland, England and other nations ran sweat shops where children as young as four worked as slave labor producing rosary beads and other religious artifacts: just like in Canadian Indian residential schools. And the death rate in these facilities was remarkably constant, hovering between one third and one half of all the little inmates.

"The church must pay back what they stole from these children and their forced labor. They must point out where the dead are buried, too" declared Sean Hennessey, an Irish lawyer for victims, last year.

"What the church made off these children exceeds a billion dollars, just in our country alone. We demand real reparations, and jail terms for the church officers, not merely token

How to make the Vatican accountable under the law is another matter. As in Canada, the church has so far evaded any criminal charges for the death and torture of children under its care.

And yet this issue will not go away, any more than a government and church-appointed "Truth and Reconciliation Commission" (TRC) in Canada will shove under the rug a century of crimes in Indian residential schools. For the scale of the crime is enormous.

According to Ojibway Chief Louis Daniels in Winnipeg, who will be protesting outside the first official TRC forum in that city on June 15, the time for lies is over.

"I was tortured in a United Church residential school and saw my friends murdered there, and now I'm supposed to not name the names of their murderers in front of the TRC. And I can't sue the church, or bring charges against it. It all proves that we'll never get justice in the white man's system. We need the UN or someone to come in here and charge Canada with genocide. Just like what happened in other countries."

Chief Daniels will be part of a delegation of native elders who will travel with me back to Europe in September to link with other survivors of church crimes in Ireland, England, Germany and Italy. And he'll stand outside the Vatican with me to help exorcise a spirit of lies and murder from the oldest institution in history.

Says Chief Daniels,

"The church is a wolf in sheep's clothing. But we're all waking up to that now. Their time is over."

May 8, 2010
Kevin Annett, M.A., M.Div.
260 Kennedy St., Nanaimo, B.C. Canada V9R 2H8
250-753-3345 or 1-888-265-1007

Kevin Annett is a community minister in the downtown eastside of Vancouver, and a founder of The Friends and Relatives of the Disappeared. For more information see the website

London, England Protest

Read and Hear the truth of Genocide in Canada, past and present, at this website: , and watch Kevin's award-winning documentary film UNREPENTANT on the same website.

UNREPENTANT: Kevin Annett and Canada's Genocide
- Winner, Best Foreign Documentary Film, Los Angeles Independent Film Festival, March 2007, Best Director of a Foreign Documentary, New York Independent Film Festival, October 2006
- Winner, Best Canadian Film, Creation Aboriginal Film Festival, Edmonton, 2009

“Kevin is more deserving of the Nobel Peace Prize than many who have received it in the past.”
- Dr. Noam Chomsky
Institute Professor Emeritus
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

"As a long time front line worker with the Elders' Council at the Downtown Eastside Women's Centre, I stand behind what Kevin Annett is trying to do for our people. The genocide that continues today and which stemmed from the residential schools needs to be exposed. Kevin Annett helps break the silence, and brings the voice of our people all over the world."
Carol Muree Martin - Spirit Tree Woman
Nisgaa Nation

"I gave Kevin Annett his Indian name, Eagle Strong Voice, in 2004 when I adopted him into our Anishinabe Nation. He carries that name proudly because he is doing the job he was sent to do, to tell his people of their wrongs. He speaks strongly and with truth. He speaks for our stolen and murdered children. I ask everyone to listen to him and welcome him."
Chief Louis Daniels - Whispers Wind
Elder, Turtle Clan, Anishinabe Nation
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Press Release: May 19, 2010 From Eagle Strong Voice
Urgent Action alert
from Kevin Annett and
The Friends and Relatives of the Disappeared (FRD)- Canada

May 19, 2010
Occupied Squamish Nation territory

Five of our aboriginal members and activists have died since December, and a sixth is missing and presumed dead.

All of these people were public critics of the Roman Catholic church's killing of residential school children, and had participated in protests against this church and the Anglican Church and the United Church of Canada.

Their names are:

Johnny "Bingo" Dawson, died December 8, 2009 after a severe beating by three Vancouver policemen

Mike Wickson, died February, 2010, cause unknown

Elder Phillipa Ryan, died April 26, 2010 from "cancer" in less than a month

Norma Jean Baptiste, died early May, 2010, apparent heart attack

Chief Louis Daniels, died May 16, 2010 in a Winnipeg hospital, cause unknown

Missing: William Combes, presumed dead after receiving poisoned crack cocaine

Chief Louis Daniels was on the Executive of the FRD. He was about to lead a major protest against the government's whitewashing "Truth and Reconciliation Commission" forum in Winnipeg on June 15; and he was scheduled to conduct an aboriginal delegation to Rome this September to heighten pressure on the Vatican for its murder of native children.

Elders Phillipa Ryan and Norma Jean Baptiste led the drumming and our group when we occupied Holy Rosary Catholic church in Vancouver in March, 2008, that grabbed headlines across the world and forced an "apology" from the government of Canada.

Johnny Dawson had led several church occupations in Vancouver and publicly accused the police of being involved in the present day disappearance and murder of aboriginal women. He was also scheduled to be part of the recent April protest in Rome led by our FRD group.

William Combes was an eyewitness to killings at the Catholic residential schools in Kamloops and Mission, BC, and a regular speaker on our weekly radio program Hidden from History.

We believe that these activists and eyewitnesses were murdered, now that the Catholic church especially is potentially facing criminal charges for the Pope's personal complicity in the rape and torture of children - and Canada and its churches may be censured and investigated by European politicians and human rights groups.

We ask you to help us stop any more of these killings, by supporting our campaign to bring the churches and government of Canada to trial for their crimes against humanity - and to confront the Pope in London and Rome next September.

Don't let the sacrifice of our people be in vain.

Which of us will be the next to die?

Please share this Alert with your network and media - and join us this September in Europe!

Written by Kevin Annett and The Surviving Members of the Executive, The Friends and Relatives of the Disappeared (FRD) - Canada


Read and Hear the truth of Genocide in Canada, past and present, at this website: , and watch Kevin's award-winning documentary film UNREPENTANT on the same website.

UNREPENTANT: Kevin Annett and Canada's Genocide
- Winner, Best Foreign Documentary Film, Los Angeles Independent Film Festival, March 2007, Best Director of a Foreign Documentary, New York Independent Film Festival, October 2006
- Winner, Best Canadian Film, Creation Aboriginal Film Festival, Edmonton, 2009

“Kevin is more deserving of the Nobel Peace Prize than many who have received it in the past.”
- Dr. Noam Chomsky
Institute Professor Emeritus
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

"As a long time front line worker with the Elders' Council at the Downtown Eastside Women's Centre, I stand behind what Kevin Annett is trying to do for our people. The genocide that continues today and which stemmed from the residential schools needs to be exposed. Kevin Annett helps break the silence, and brings the voice of our people all over the world."
Carol Muree Martin - Spirit Tree Woman
Nisgaa Nation

"I gave Kevin Annett his Indian name, Eagle Strong Voice, in 2004 when I adopted him into our Anishinabe Nation. He carries that name proudly because he is doing the job he was sent to do, to tell his people of their wrongs. He speaks strongly and with truth. He speaks for our stolen and murdered children. I ask everyone to listen to him and welcome him."
Chief Louis Daniels - Whispers Wind
Elder, Turtle Clan, Anishinabe Nation
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Skennenhkó:wa/In Peace and Friendship,
(Kahawinon:tie, Wakskarewake)

Mohawk Traditional Council
Kahnawake Mohawk Territory

"Without your voice you're next to nothing!" ~A wise young Tyendinegan


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