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Murder by Decree: The Crime of Genocide in Canada – A Counter-Report to the ‘Truth and Reconciliation Commission’ - $20.00
Unrelenting: Between Sodom and Zion by Kevin D. Annett – $15.00
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A narrative of extraordinary power and importance, Unrelenting is the long-awaited account of how one man’s courage toppled a Pope and changed the face of the world.
The twenty year saga of Reverend Kevin Annett to expose Genocide and child torture by his own Canadian culture has been recounted in part in other testimonies, but not until now has the entire story been told with such depth and humanity.
In his own words, and drawing on a rich body of evidence and experience, Kevin recounts a Herculean struggle to force a buried truth into the light of day, and to prosecute Church and State for their unspeakable crimes against the innocent.
Written as both historical record and spiritual reflection, Unrelenting moves past the bare facts of a global crime to the deeper question of how moral people are to respond to official malfeasance in their own back yard. Its passion and devotion reveal a man who has found his real vocation as “a doer of the word, and not merely a speaker”.
In the manner of the author’s own cited 18th century ancestor, the persecuted English free thinker Peter Annett, this work is written not as mere commentary, but to arouse the readers and summon them to change.
Reverend Kevin D. Annett has twice been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. He is an award winning author, broadcaster, film maker and human rights figure. He lectures widely in North America and Europe and serves as a community minister and spiritual adviser to many communities including the International Tribunal of Crimes of Church and State. (www.itccs.org) He may be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or through 386-323-5774 in the USA. Please see www.KevinAnnett.com .
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Maisie Shaw, age 14, kicked to her death down basement stairs by Principal Rev. Alfred Caldwell, United Church Alberni residential school, the night of December 24, 1946. Burial site unknown.
Albert Gray, age 11, beaten to death by the same Rev. Alfred Caldwell for taking a prune from a jar, Ahousaht United Church residential school, January 13, 1938. Burial site unknown
Vicky Stewart, age nine, died from brain injuries after assault from matron Ann Knizky, United Church Edmonton residential school, April 9, 1958. Buried in Waglisla after a false death record was issued.
Richard Thomas, age fifteen, beaten to death by Brother Terrance MacNamara, Kuper Island catholic indian school, April1964. Buried south of the school property in a mass grave with other children.
Joey Lavallee, age five, killed by torture from electric cattle prod shocks given by a priest at the portage la prairie catholic school, June 1966. Burial site unknown.
Elaine Dick, age 6, kicked to death by a nun, St. Paul’s catholic day school, North Vancouver, spring 1966. Buried in Squamish cemetery under a false name.
Margaret Sepass, age 9, flogged to death by a dorm supervisor, St. Michael’s Anglican Indian school, Albert Bay, December 1961. Burial site unknown.
Joseph Jones, age 11, sodomized to death by a staff member, St. Michael’s Anglican Indian school, Alert Bay, October 2, 1949. Burial site unknown.
Albert Hance, age 14, starved to death in a cold storage room as punishment for running away, St. George’s Anglican Indian school, Lytton, Buried next to the school in a mass grave.
Nora Jones, age 4, disappeared from the United Church Alberni school, April 5, 1970.
Sally Gardiner, age 16, died during forced abortion after being raped by senior staff member, United Church Alberni school, February 1966. Buried with her fetus in the forest west of the school building in a mass grave.
Albert Baptiste, age 9, died from electric shocks from a cattle prod wielded by a priest at the St. Eugene catholic Indian school, Cranbrook, on Christmas day, 1951. Buried in the local Indian cemetery.
Clifford Tate, strangled to death by staff member, United Church Alberni school, February 3, 1965. Burial site unknown.
Newborn baby girl, burned alive in the furnace of the Muscowequan catholic Indian school in Saskatchewan by a priest, November 1944. Ashes scattered.
Maggie Seward, age 13, pushed to her death out a window by a nun, Kuper Island catholic school, January 1930. Burial site unknown.
Sandy Mitchell, age 10, died after receiving experimental drugs from German speaking doctors at the Kuper Island catholic school, January 1939. Buried secretly in the Coqualeetza hospital graveyard, Sardis.
Fifteen Mohawk boys and girls shot to death by Canadian soldiers near the Anglican Indian school, Brantford, Ontario, summer of 1943. Buried in a mass grave at the nearby Glebe park.
Over 60,000 other children between the age of four and sixteen, cause of deaths unknown and unrecorded, who died in the Indian residential schools under the legal guardianship of the Catholic, Anglican and United Church between the years 1889 and 1996. Buried in at least 28 mass grave sites across Canada, or burned into ashes and scattered.
Johnny Bingo Dawson, age 53, residential school survivor and leader of Friends and Relatives of the Disappeared (FRD), died of a brutal beating by three Vancouver policemen, December 6, 2009. Cause of death falsified. Burial site unknown.
Ricky Lavallee, age 47, residential school survivor and leader of
the FRD, and an eyewitness to the beating death of Bingo Dawson, died of a blow to the chest by an unknown assailant, January 3, 2012.
William Arnold Combes, age 56, residential school survivor, FRD leader, and eyewitness to the abduction and disappearance of ten children by Queen Elizabeth in 1964, died after lethal injection and premature separation from his life support, St. Paul’s catholic hospital Vancouver on February 26, 2011. Burial site unknown.
Harry Wilson, age 53, residential school survivor and first eyewitness to finding a dead body at the Alberni school, died of the effects of blows to the head and chest, March 3, 2012, Vancouver. Burial site unknown.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 15, 2015
International Tribunal will investigate “the Disappeared of Canada”, past and present, and lay criminal charges – Canada’s government, courts “too complicit” to conduct such an inquiry
London, New York, Ottawa:
A special inquiry into the disappearance of generations of indigenous people in Canada will commence on January 1, 2016, under the auspices of an international Tribunal of jurists and human rights groups.
The International Tribunal for the Disappeared of Canada (ITDC) will be established under the law of nations as an investigative legal body with the power to subpoena and prosecute. Its creation is necessitated, according to its mandate, “because of the inability of the Canadian government or its courts to neutrally and effectively investigate crimes in which they are complicit”.
The new Tribunal will be allied and work with families of the disappeared and grassroots community groups across Canada to ensure that “the entire truth is revealed concerning why aboriginal people have been targeted for extermination for generations, and to criminally charge the forces responsible in competent courts of justice.”
The ITDC was established in response to the Canadian government’s recent announcement of its own “Missing Women’s Inquiry”, and in the wake of Canada’s efforts to officially conceal its historic genocide of Indians through a stage-managed “Truth and Reconciliation Commission” (TRC).
“Experience has shown that when faced with human rights crimes within their own borders, Canadian governments of every political persuasion rely on very restricted and controlled in-house ‘inquiries’ designed to conceal more than they reveal” commented a spokesman for the Tribunal today in London.
“We have no confidence that the presence of a few token aboriginal figureheads to head this latest state-managed ‘Inquiry’ into missing women will yield anything more than did the previous cover-up known as the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, which charged no organization or individual with a crime despite their admitted responsibility for the death of thousands of children.”
Commencing in January, the ITDC will be opening three Canadian field offices in Vancouver, Winnipeg and Toronto, and will issue regular progress reports to the media and public in the course of its investigations. The Tribunal will build upon the work of previous independent inquiries into genocide and missing people across Canada, and anticipates the release of its own official “counter report” to the Canadian government’s TRC and its upcoming “Missing Women’s Inquiry”.
For more information contact the ITDC c/o email@example.com .
Released to the world media 15 December, 2015 at 15:00 GMT
Searching for the Disappeared: Mohawk mass grave, Brantford, October 2011
by Kevin D. Annett
We always knew a fix was coming down when the local Chief of Police started public grandstanding and making noise to the press about holding “criminal inquiries”. That was his way to warn his mob buddies to make their getaway and hide their shit before they were really exposed. Governments are no different. - Retired RCMP officer George Brown, Vancouver, 2006
It not just our women who are going missing. Whole families are disappearing. Our northern indigenous communities are being terrorized and wiped out for their land by big corporations and their hired RCMP thugs. It’s the residential schools genocide taken to its next step. – Carol Martin, Vancouver, 2009
It was fitting that when I read tonight of the new Liberal government’s grandstanding announcement of yet another “inquiry” into missing aboriginal women I was standing across from the Georgia hotel in downtown Vancouver. Native prostitutes go into the Georgia all the time and are never seen again, since it’s also a private club for the Vancouver police and senior judges. But most people don’t savvy the connection, any more than they understand government “inquiries” for what they really are.
Hot on the heels of the immense camouflage called the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC), the diminutive Prime Minister Trudeau the Lesser has launched his own smoke and mirrors effort, equipped with all the right phrases. This one is aimed, not surprisingly, at that other genocide that’s giving Canada such a bad name and damaging its global credit and tourism rating: namely, the restrictively labeled “missing aboriginal women” matter. And as a neophyte who still looks like he doesn’t need to shave, wee Justin Trudeau has got to make this latest farce look convincing.
Of course, behind the political imperative of a new facelift for the nation is the reality that, like all “official investigations” emanating from Ottawa, this “Missing Women’s Inquiry” will have no teeth and no balls, nor the legal power to do anything besides make flaccid “recommendations”. Did somebody say TRC, Part Two?
For one thing, the very groups that have for years blocked and disrupted genuine efforts to find those responsible for the disappearances are the same ones in charge of this “inquiry”. Foremost in this regard is the misnamed “Native Women’s Association of Canada” (NWAC), a wholly funded, owned and operated subsidiary of the government, set up like the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) to divert and hijack genuine indigenous movements for change. NWAC will be leading the Inquiry, so don’t hold your breath.
For another, the “Inquiry” has already announced its plans to “work closely with the existing police investigations” into missing women. The what? There are no such investigations; or more accurately, whenever one begins, it gets shut down very quickly by those same police bodies. But don’t believe me. Ask a cop himself, like George Brown.
George is a west coast aboriginal man and a retired RCMP officer with over twenty years on the Force. In the spring of 2006, he and a few others tried setting up their own “Community Inquiry into Missing People” based in Vancouver’s downtown east side neighborhood where so many native people were and are disappearing. Their efforts lasted not even six months before the Vancouver police literally put a gun to George’s head and told him to back off.
As George remembers,
“From the eyewitnesses and even a couple of insiders, we were getting very close to finding out which senior cops and politicians were involved in the human trafficking and even some of the killings. That’s when the boot came down. I had to stop what I was doing if I wanted to live, it was that simple.” (1)
Annie Parker was one of the eyewitnesses. Kidnapped and tortured by Vancouver cop Bruce Michaelson into working for the police-run prostitution and snuff film operation called “the Hooker Game”, Annie was taken to parties where young, mostly aboriginal girls were drugged, raped and killed on camera. The girls were then disposed of by Michaelson and one of the Vancouver serial killers, a Canadian military officer named Jean-Guy Boudrais. At these parties Annie saw Vancouver mayor and now Senator Larry Campbell, former Prime Minister Paul Martin and a host of lesser politicos. (2)
That said, anyone who works with west coast aboriginal people for very long learns quickly the real reasons why so many of them are going missing. It’s not so much because of lone demented psychopaths – although such monsters are certainly useful to the real culprits – as due to the corporate hunger for the bountiful native-held lands and resources of central and northern British Columbia. And these corporations get a lot of help not only from the feds themselves but aboriginal politicians closely tied to the government and NWAC, like “chief” Ed John, himself an accused woman-killer.
Ed John made his early fortune and political capital by evicting fellow Carrier-Sekani tribal members off their land for companies like Alcan and Interfor, and trafficking native children into the homes of wealthy pedocides. He also helped shut down the only independent tribunal into Indian residential schools in the summer of 1998 by terrorizing its witnesses through his hired goons. Ed’s efforts so impressed Ottawa that they eventually made him Canada’s “aboriginal representative” (I kid you not) at the United Nations. (3)
Ed’s also done his own share of raping and killing people, according to eyewitnesses like Les Geurin of the Musqueam Indian reserve in south Vancouver, where Ed lives along with his wife, national AFN chief and government hack Wendy Grant. The Musqueam reserve, according to Les who has uncovered some of the bones, is also a regular dumping ground for the remains of the very missing aboriginal women who will be “investigated” by Ed John’s buddies on the NWAC and its upcoming “inquiry”.
Of course, that kind of collusion between the suspects and the investigators is as Canadian as inside stock trading, or as the infamous quote from Indian Agent Gerald Barry who, upon concluding his “investigation” of the death of children in the United Church’s Ahousaht residential school in early 1940, wrote to his bosses in Ottawa,
“As this was the property of the church, care was taken to avoid too close an inquiry.” (4)
Everything points to a stupendous cover-up of thousands of missing native people that is already in the works, since the lawyers will once again be running the “Missing Women’s Inquiry”. The ones whom William Shakespeare urged us to kill have had long experience in hiding bodies on Canada’s west coast.
In 2004, after the lawyers for the families of some of Vancouver’s missing women were given forensic evidence that women’s remains had been uncovered from a garbage pit on Ed John’s Musqueam reserve, the lawyers steadfastly ignored it – naturally, since the new evidence upset the Big Fix agreed upon by lawyers on both sides, that a single “lone gunman”, Willy Pickton, had killed dozens of Vancouver women. Indeed, multiple body dumping sites would suggest a bigger criminal conspiracy than sorry Mr. Pickton, whom the police had already chosen as their only suspect. Cameron Ward, the main lawyer for the families, didn’t even return the calls or emails of Les Geurin, the Musqueam maintenance man who’d discovered the bones and had them analyzed and positively identified as being human. (5)
Ottawa has clearly learned its lesson from the Pickton trial, which revealed that Vancouver police knew for years of the killing center known as Piggy’s Palace in Coquitlam, and not only did nothing but were caught attending the all night raping and snuffing parties going on there. So to conceal the police and high level political involvement with the Picktons – who were in truth simply the body disposal crew for wealthier men who were doing the actual killings – the government is buying itself insurance for the latest “inquiry” by making a big show of “involving” families of the victims in the process. Such a move will head off any potentially independent critics and muckrakers who last time uncovered the police-Pickton connection. But such “involvement” will come at the price of silence and complicity in what will inevitably be another big getaway for the real killers. (6)
At the end of the day, no Canadian government will ever get to the bottom of and stop the trafficking and killing of aboriginal people, any more than child rape will ever be officially halted, and for the same reason: whenever the police dig very deep they find they’re investigating their own bosses and their friends. As Nishga activist Carol Martin reminds us about the Disappeared of Canada, “It’s just the residential schools genocide taken to its next step”.
What is necessary is for the community to take action on its own, over and against the established authorities, as George Brown and others have done. Indeed, launching such independent, citizen-based inquiries with the power to arrest and prosecute the ones killing our neighbours is the only recourse left for Canadians who want to do more than simply remember the Disappeared. To do that, we’ll first need to establish our own common law courts and step outside the sordid “crown” jurisdiction entirely, nourished by the will and freedom to make such a change happen. But considering our sorry track record to date, that kind of daring by Canadians is as likely as Justin Trudeau naming the names of all the child trading politicians.
Nevertheless, do stay tuned. It can only get ever more amusing, to those with eyes to see and hearts to revolt.
(1) From an interview with the author on May 14, 2006 in Maple Ridge, B.C. George Brown is also featured as a witness in Unrepentant, the award-winning documentary film on Indian residential schools found at www.hiddennolonger.com .
(2) See Annie Parker’s complete testimony at www.itccs.org , Important Posts: “Memo on the Organized Disappearance, Torture, Exploitation and Murder of Womena and Children on Canada’s West Coast”, May 26, 2006: ( http://itccs.org/2011/02/02/
(3) From the testimony of numerous witnesses in closed sessions, and of Frank Martin and Helen Michel, Carrier-Sekani tribal members who testified about the killing of their relatives by Ed John’s agents in Prince George, at the IHRAAM Tribunal in Vancouver on June 13, 1998. The author was physically assaulted at the same Tribunal on June 14 by a rather large man named Dean Wilson who claimed to represent Mr. John, and who while clutching the author by the throat exclaimed, “Eddie John doesn’t like what you’re doing here! He’s the one who speaks for Indians, get it?”
(4) From the Indian Affairs RG 10 collection (Indian residential schools), R 7733 file, West Coast Agency reports, January 17, 1940, as quoted in “Hidden No Longer: Genocide in Canada, Past and Present” BY Kevin D. Annett, www.hiddennolonger.com .
(5) From a series of videotaped interviews by the author during 2004 with Les Guerin and Jim Kew, both of whom were residents on the Musqueam Indian reservation during this period. Documents related to these incidents are also on line at www.hiddennolonger.com .
(6) The involvement of elements of the RCMP and Vancouver city police with the Hell’s Angels and the Pickton brothers has been testified by eyewitnesses including two aboriginal women who were taken to Piggy’s Palace by police during 1999 and 2000. Both women were interviewed by the author on his Vancouver Co-op Radio program Hidden from History in the summer of 2010, shortly before that program was suddenly cancelled without explanation by the government-funded station managers. In addition, a former Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) operative named Grant Wakefield who was an undercover informant at Piggy’s palace met with the author during 2011 and gave his own eyewitness account of seeing the politicians mentioned and senior RCMP officials participating in the rape and killing of aboriginal women there. See the author’s upcoming book Unrelenting for more details. (www.itccs.org , www.KevinAnnett.com)
Mohawk elders commence the excavation of a suspected mass grave of children, Mohawk Indian school, Brantford, November of 2011
Please watch, share and post these two readings from Kevin Annett’s upcoming book Unrelenting. They describe the early movement of residential school survivors to speak out and seek justice, and the historic, first excavation of a mass grave of children at the Anglican Mohawk school in Brantford:
1. Finding their Voice: How it Began
2. The Bones of the Disappeared in Canada – see note below
Probable socket bone from a very young child, found in situ among school buttons near the former Anglican Mohawk residential school, Brantford Ontario, 24 November 2011
ITCCS Office, Brussels
Note: Please ignore the number of views listed by you tube associated with these postings – they are being grossly manipulated – eg: the first hour after these two postings were up the number of views had climbed to several hundred – then the next day the numbers actually fell below 100, and now they are at 72 and 83! We know for a fact that, on the contrary, thousands of people tend to watch these and other ITCCS postings within the first ten days of their going up. Do not fall for obvious psy-op “demoralization” tactics by internet trolls.
Isn’t it nice to know we have the nasty people so worried about us that they need to use such pathetically obvious disruption methods? Carry it on!
by Kevin D. Annett
Punishment is now unfashionable. We prefer a meaningless collective guilt to a meaningful individual responsibility. - Thomas Szasz
The federal government conducted experiments on First Nations children in residential schools … One of the schools was located in Port Alberni. – Southam News Service, April 26, 2000
She was slightly older than me, but we would have been in the same grade in United Church Sunday school class, which we both attended as children. Every worship day, I wore a proper suit and tie and clutched my white offering envelope in which a single Canadian dollar would help fill the coffers of what the United Church still calls its “Mission and Service Fund”. But Vicky Sepass wore a shabby grey uniform and had nothing to put in the plate on Sundays, for she herself was the offering.
Church life for me began in Westworth United Church in a leafy Winnipeg suburb known as River Heights; but for Vicky, it began and ended within the dank walls of the Port Alberni Indian residential school. She died there sometime during March in the year 1965, when she and I were both nine years old.
I helped pay for her murder.
It may have taken a month for Vicky Sepass to starve to death in the special isolation ward where she was held without food and studied by military doctors as she wasted away. It was all part of an experiment to test human endurance to torture and trauma, arranged through an agreement between the United Church of Canada and the Defense Research Board in Ottawa. Test subjects were routinely raped, beaten and starved to death, and their responses and mental alacrity were carefully noted.
“They always raped me when they had me strapped down. Always. I got it every day like clockwork” remembers Kenny Quatell, who survived the same experiment at the United Church-run Nanaimo Indian Hospital.
The little white offering envelopes are still clutched every Sunday morning by the next young crop of unwitting killers. It’s still business as usual for the Mission and Service Fund, since of course the United Church got away with all of its atrocities, and made itself feel good and smug in the process. Normally, funds used for criminal purposes would be seized by the courts. But this is Canada, and the killers are still in charge.
After decades of battling this beast, and not changing it, I’ve realized what many “social activists” sense but rarely acknowledge: that we cannot bring down something that we ourselves are a part of. Rarely do we put ourselves in the equation of systemic evil, for the enemy, and the “real” problem, is always something and someone other than ourselves.
As for Vicky Sepass and all those other children who will die tomorrow at the hands of unaccountable power, they remain more than anything a legion of searching, implacable eyes, and an enormous and enduring question mark, directed at each one of us: but especially at all the slumbering United Church members who today keep funding the filth and its lies with a sweet hymn on their lips.