NEWS RELEASE · 30th May 2011
ITCCS - London
On the verge of his addressing a major public rally in London against child trafficking by church and state, Rev. Kevin Annett was arrested and detained in an immigration prison at Stansted airport last night for over 12 hours, and then deported from England without due cause.
Border officials detained Kevin at 8 pm Sunday night upon his return from speaking in the Netherlands , and deported him the next morning, after fingerprinting, photographing and jailing him in a crowded immigration prison cell.
“The only reason they gave for denying me re-entry into England was that my giving public lectures was not an appropriate activity for visitors to that country, if you can believe that” Kevin Annett said today in a press statement.
“But I’ve repeatedly mentioned my lecturing work to customs people whenever I enter England , and it’s never been an issue before now. And the cop who detained me admitted that the decision to deny me entry came after he consulted his supervisor and the computer files about me.”
Kevin was detained by British customs police and members of the private security firm Reliance, which operates the airport detention facilities and growing numbers of prisons in England .
While detained, Kevin was denied the right to communicate with others, and the arresting officers refused to give him their names or badge numbers. This morning, Kevin was sent back to his departure point in Eindhoven , Netherlands .
“This was obviously aimed at our ITCCS (International Tribunal into Crimes of Church and State) tribunal, to prevent its convening this September in London . But nothing will halt our campaign for the murdered and tortured children. This only shows how scared these villains are of exposure.”
Picture of girl on book
Comment by Chris on 4th June 2011
I am pretty sure that the girl pictured on the book you wrote "accompanied by the disturbing picture of a native child covered in smallpox pores" is a picture of a girl from Bangladesh in the early 70s and not a Native / First Nations child. This doesn't diminish the fact that smallpox is a horrible disease but the picture I think is just misrepresented.
Comment by Helmut Giesbrecht on 3rd June 2011
But which of us would claim we left 50,000 bodies in our wake?
The basic rules of a conspiracy theory
Comment by Helmut Giesbrecht on 2nd June 2011
1. It is only necessary to observe the evidence that you wish to.
2. A lack of evidence is only proof of the depth of the cover-up.
3. Anyone who doesn't agree with a conspiracy theory is either part of the cover-up (see rule 2) or just a close minded drone of the government or other institution "or just plain stupid".
4. The law of inverse proportionality of authority.The validity of any source is inversely proportional to its authoritativeness .
5. Occams Corollary: The complexity and difficulty of a conspiracy theory is only proof of the depth and deviousness of the conspiracy.
6. The Law of Infinite Permutations: Even in the case that an infinite amount of statements are proven wrong an equally infinite amount of new statements can be made.
You can find this easily on the internet. I have added a couple of short phrases to fit in with the debate so far. I say, prove it with evidence that the RCMP or the Canadian courts or the Court of the Hague OR average caring, compassionate people can work with. Over and out!
Editor Note: If I called you and asked if we could meet for a cuppa coffee without our wives knowing, you and I just participated in a conspiracy. It is nothing more complicated than that. The Canadian Government and the churches conspired against the native population. Over and Out!
I read it, revisionist
Comment by RP on 2nd June 2011
I read it and for all the "evidence" presented, it is on par with the "evidence" for big foot. He goes all the way back to the crusades to try and demonstrate that the west is just blood thrusty.
On a side not, it was not written very well.
Hidden From History
Comment by Sheldon Davidson on 2nd June 2011
I have read the book and the evidence is undeniable.
Anyone who says otherwise is ill educated on the subject. if you have not already done so, please read the book before making any more comments on the subject
Link to Book of Evidence now live again
Comment by Merv Ritchie on 2nd June 2011
Contained within the story accompanied by the disturbing picture of a native child covered in smallpox pores, is a link to the almost 400 pages of direct evidence asked for by some readers. The link went dead the day after we first posted this story. It has now been repaired.
Should you wish to read all the government documents, letters and health reports, bills and acts passed in parliament and the legislatures, it is all there for you to see.
As for the number who died? The governments own estimate, from their own doctors and officials, is 50% of those attending the Res schools died. Some schools mortality was as high as 75% others 25%. The official count is 100,000 attended. Therefore, as a minimum we can determine 50,000 died. The unofficial number of those taken from native villages is much higher.
The link to the book is www.HiddenNoLonger.com
Comment by Jane Fregin
on 2nd June 2011
You sound just like the ones who deny the haulocaust. Shame on you.
As far as finding the bodies, some were shipped home for burial with a lie of how they died and some were buried in unmarked graves. Just because there is no bodies does not mean these atrocieties didn't happen.
As far as trying to bring people to court over this the government has absolved the churches so who do they go after.
I had one uncle that was at the Alberni school and the one time he said any thing about his experiance it was when he first got there. He told me that they were only allowed to speak engilsh never mind the fact that he didn't know english. The way the school dealt with this problem was not to teach the abc's but to give a beating. So don't sit there in your glass houses and say get over it. It is hard to get over something when the church and government act like they really did nothing wrong.
Hypocrisy at its finest.
Comment by Rp on 2nd June 2011
The hypocrisy of this whole thing is bordering on being nauseating. On the one hand you would have us believe that some great holocaust occurred, for which I have not yet seen the great pile of bones that should be there if it did occur. And, on the other hand silence when we bomb a complete civilization back into the stone age. If you have such a high concern for the miss-deeds of the past, then have that same concern for all.
On an aside, you cannot charge a nation with a crime only individuals. A nation is not capable of committing a crime just the individuals within said nation. Therefore, identify the individuals who you say committed these crimes and then charge them. Maybe the reason it was thrown out of Canadian courts is that you did not have verifiable evidence.
Comment by Kevin Annett on 2nd June 2011
The problem is not the lack of evidence of murder and even of genocidal intent - the question is, with whom do we file charges against canada and its churches? It's been tried in canadian courts and thrown out, repeatedly. The UN has ignored petitions about Canada's crimes, and the International criminal Court refuses to prosecute regimes, only individuals. Ultimately that's why we'll need common law courts outside "crown" and admiralty law jurisdiction, which was what some indigenous nations are looking to. White people need to reassert their common law right to refuse allegiance and consent to criminal bodies like the churches, the vatican and the alleged crown of england.
Comment by RP on 1st June 2011
Me bad, even though there was a vaccine available since the mid 1700 it was not till 1979 that the disease was eradicated, according to the WHO.
If their law and language was superior to that of ours than why did it not survive, of that is right they did not have a written language. I do a lot of reading, the only problem is that the subject that I what to read about must be written. A peoples group that do not have a written history have no way of objectively proving anything about their history as there are no records of it.
If there were so many people killed in these schools, were the hell are the bodies. If you cannot show me the bones, then the conversation is over as you have no proof.
Re: Re: Sheldon
Comment by Sheldon Davidson on 1st June 2011
In Response to RP:
RP says this:
"Life some times sucks, the best thing to do if you have lemons, is to make lemonade. Complaining about how bad someone in the past has treated me will not make my tomorrow any better, only I can change my tomorrow by determining how I will act regardless of how other people act"
Your stance on mass murder has not changed since your last post. What you are saying is forgive and forget the murder and rape of tens of thousands of children.
What I hear you saying is to stop complaining about all the rape and murder and live our lives amongst monstrous criminals.
Mr. Peters - The Cure for Small Pox was made law in 1840
Comment by Editor on 1st June 2011
A simple Google search refutes the statement, "besides there was no cure". The English instituted the Smallpox vacine as the only proper cure in 1840.
Before they had a cure they knew how to use the disease though;
From Hidden No Longer;
The English as well relied on germ warfare as a chief weapon against hostile native tribes, as described by British General Geoffrey Amherst in July, 1763, in a letter to a subordinate regarding the local Miq Maqs:
You will do well to try to inoculate the Indians by means of Blanketts, as well as to try every other Method that can serve to Extirpate this Excerable Race. I should be very glad (if) your scheme for hunting them down by Dogs could take effect … I would rather chuse the liberty to kill any savage that may come in our way, than to be perpetually doubtful whether they are Friends or Foes.
Nice english people eh?
As for native culture, commerce, language and trade; the Russians, Chinese and Americans traded with the Northwest Coastal First Nations since the 1700's. There is evidence the Chinese trade respectfully for hundreds of years earlier. The First Nations traded with each other right through to the interior. Their law and language was likely superior to that which we practice today. All trading Nations respected their hierarchial system of government when trading.
You would do well to do some reading. There is lots to learn apart from the school books written by the victors of the wars.
If the evidence exists....
Comment by Helmut Giesbrecht on 1st June 2011
Comment by Rp on 1st June 2011
At no time did I condone genocide, it was simply an indicative statement of fact. Humans have been hunting and killing each other sense the dawn of time and will continue to do so until this world ends. I do not think there is enough evidence to support the label of genocide.
Look at it from the European's point of view. When they came here they encountered a peoples who had no written language, no permanent cities, no agriculture, no metal works, etc. etc. As far as the Europeans were concerned these people were simply one step out of the caves. They did not think enough of them to commit genocide. When the smallpox broke out, to them it was survival of the fittest, and besides they did not have a cure for it anyway.
Life some times sucks, the best thing to do if you have lemons, is to make lemonade. Complaining about how bad someone in the past has treated me will not make my tomorrow any better, only I can change my tomorrow by determining how I will act regardless of how other people act.
Pages 69 to 77 part 3
Comment by Extract Hidden No Longer on 1st June 2011
Canada’s official ideology proclaimed that Indians were a “dying race” and would not survive, and that massive deaths from disease were inevitable in residential schools. Behind the legitimating cloak of this belief could occur the homicide, sterilizations, germ warfare and other crimes against humanity that were daily life in Indian residential schools.
Figure 8: Letter from Dr. John Poole, referring to government practice of not
hospitalizing Indians suffering from tuberculosis – January 1938
Figure 8(a): Ottawa let Indians die: Statement by Anglican Church official Rev.
Trevor Jones regarding the same government policy of non-hospitalizing Indians
– Globe and Mail, May 29, 1953
It is significant that the father of the Dr. Pitts who described the two standards of care system in the residential schools was Reverend F.W. Pitts of the United Church of Canada, who, as Principal of the Alberni residential school during the 1930’s, allegedly exposed children to tuberculosis and caused their deaths.
According to an eyewitness and survivor, Willie Sport,
“That Principal Pitts was trying to kill us. I was the only kid who survived. Pitts took eight of us and he fed us this canned meat. He didn’t give it to anybody else. Then we all got sick with the TB. Every other boy died, but my Dad broke into the infirmary and got me out, and took me to my grandfather who was a medicine man. He sucked the black poison out of each of my lungs three times, then spit it out, I seen it. But all the other kids died, thanks to Pitts.” (March 28, 1998, Port Alberni, B.C.)
A church official infects and kills seven children, while his state-paid doctor son exonerates the crime, and many like it, by operating according to an unspoken law that has him look the other way when native children grow sick and die. The ease with which such a tag team operation occurred between church and state in Canada, and accounted for so many supposed “deaths due to natural causes”, indicates an obvious criminal conspiracy.
Clearly, not only definitions of law and health, but morality itself, operate according to a double standard under any genocidal regime. Nor does this double standard fade with time, as is evident in the lower bar of justice that Canada continues to apply to Indians when it comes to their “compensation” for years of torture in residential schools: a limit of $10,000 on the basic “common experience payment”, as opposed to millions of dollars in damages regularly won by non-native survivors of the same and even milder forms of torture.
Nothing is more indicative of the deliberate de-humanizing of Indians under Canadian law, religion and medical care than is such a prolonged double standard, which allows the continued assault and destruction of indigenous people to occur under an apparently “democratic” regime.
Pages 69 to 77 part 2
Comment by Extract Hidden No Longer on 1st June 2011
“As above, so below”: for this national policy by the government of officially condoning genocidal practices sent a clear message to every lower level employee, including school principals and medical workers like Dr. Pitts – namely, that an enormous death rate and the practices that caused it were acceptable when it came to Indians. Thus, in official correspondence concerning the Indian residential schools, statements by Indian Agents and others that the children “seemed healthy” or were “receiving good care” must be taken in the context of this two standards of care system: that is, the Indian children were healthy according to the standards applied to natives, in which an “acceptable” death rate of nearly fifty percent was the norm and acceptable to both church and state.
“We were always being told we were fine and healthy when we were sick as dogs and could barely stand” recalls Delmar Johnny, a Cowichan Indian on Vancouver Island, and a survivor of the Catholic school on Kuper Island during the 1950’s and ‘60’s.
“They never tried to separate us from the kids with TB, ever. It was okay to let Indians run around sick, but not whites. We just came to accept that about ourselves.” (March 9, 2006)
Figure 7: Top Indian Affairs official justifies high death rate in residential schools
– Letter of Duncan Campbell Scott, 1910
Further proof of the policy by Canada of such non-intervention to save the lives and health of Indians is evident in this comment by Prime Minister Arthur Meighen in the House of Commons on June 8, 1920: the same year that attendance by all native children in residential schools was declared mandatory under the law.
In response to an opposition question about the terrible sickness and epidemics raging among Indians, Meighen said,
“The Health Department has no power to take over the matter of the health of Indians. That is not included in the act establishing the Department. It was purposely left out of the Act.” (Hansard, House of Commons Summer session, 1920, Ottawa ; my emphasis)
Why would the health of Indians be “purposely left out” of the very legislation governing them, unless they were never intended to survive?
It was the policy and practice of the government of Canada not to hospitalize Indians who had contracted tuberculosis. In January, 1938, Dr. John Poole in Fraser Lake, BC wrote a letter to Indian Agent R. H. Moore, referring to Dorothy Paul, a girl in the Lejac Catholic residential school who was sick from tuberculosis – another admission that TB-infected children were allowed to remain in residential schools.
In his letter, Poole refers to the practice of Indian Affairs of not hospitalizing Indians suffering from tuberculosis. (Fig. 8)
Fifteen years later, a top official of the Anglican church, Trevor Jones, commented in a Globe and Mail article about the same government policy, of not hospitalizing Indians “and Eskimos” who had tuberculosis. (Globe and Mail, May 29, 1953, see Fig. 8a)
Why would the Canadian government refuse to aid Indians dying from a disease introduced by the same government and its church partners, unless it was their intent to let the Indians die off en masse?
Pages 69 to 77 part 1
Comment by Extract Hidden No Longer on 1st June 2011
To save you from following the links - Read this extract;
Unfortunately, but hardly surprisingly, “mainstream” consensus in Canada attempts to achieve precisely such a separation in its false portrayal of residential schools as “a good intention gone bad”. In the summer of 2008, after the media finally began reporting fifty percent mortality rates in residential schools, a government-paid apologist, Dr. John Milloy of Trent University, made the astounding and much-reported claim that these huge death rates “were not the result of deliberate acts, but were caused by government under funding.” (Statement by John Milloy at a public forum in Peterborough, Ontario, August 9, 2008)
Despite being disproven by hard evidence, including Dr. Peter Bryce’s on-site report in 1907 that “conditions (in the schools) are being deliberately created to spread infectious disease”, Milloy’s claim illustrates the method of all holocaust deniers: to impute innocence to a system of brutality and murder by making actual decisions to kill appear benign.
Thus, in Milloy’s logic, denying funds to Indian children for basic food and medicine is not a deliberate, deadly act, but proof of unintentionality and innocence by the government and churches. In reality, a major device in depopulating native communities by weakening the health and stamina of children was precisely such deliberate denial of funding for essential services to captive populaces.
For example, a study of federal government expenditure on tuberculosis prevention in 1913 found that $3.39 per capita was spent annually on eliminating that disease among Caucasian populaces in Canada, while only six cents was spent per capita for TB prevention among Indians on reservations. (Department of Indian Affairs Quarterly Review, No. 114)
Ironically, in his rush to exonerate Canada of intentional genocide, Milloy inadvertently spotlights the very issue that proves that Canada and its churches did indeed deliberately sought to kill off Indians: namely, the institutionalized practicing of two systems and standards of care and funding when it came to Indians, as opposed to the rest of the populace. William Wood, the newly-arrived principal of the United Church Indian residential school in Ahousaht, B.C., stated in a letter to Indian Affairs in April, 1929,
“The conditions in this school can at best be described as deplorable, and seemingly designed to cause sickness and death among the students … I was informed by my predecessor that Indian children do not require the same level of nutrition as white children and can survive on a piece of bread a day.” (William Wood to D.C. Scott, INAC RG 10 series, R7733)
This double standard of care was also applied medically. According to a Dr. C. Pitts in Fraser Lake, B.C., the son of a residential school principal, a lower standard of health care was practiced in relation to Indians in not only the local Lejac Catholic school, but generally across the province.
In a letter to the local Indian Agent on October of 1935, Dr. Pitts wrote,
“As for the general examination you speak of, this is not done in any other school that I have any knowledge of … Where is the point of this, when I know that, were I to apply the standards of health to them that is applied to children of the white schools, that I should have to discharge 90% of them and there would be no school left.” (my emphasis) (See Fig. 6)
This remarkable admission by an insider – that as a doctor he was expected to apply a different standard when it came to the health of Indians, and in so doing, allow children to sicken and die – reflects a systemic arrangement that was condoned at the highest level of power in Canada.
Figure 6: Doctor admits to the existence of two standards of care regarding Indian and non-native students – Dr. C. Pitts, October 1935
Another example of this arrangement of condoning sickness and death among Indian children in the schools is the statement of Deputy Superintendent for Indian Affairs Duncan Campbell Scott, when in a letter dated March 7, 1910, he legitimized the massive death rate in residential schools, and tacitly encouraged what caused it, by stating:
“If the schools are to be conducted at all we must face the fact that a large number of the pupils will suffer from tuberculosis in some of its various forms. The admission indiscriminately of such pupils into the schools … and the failure to recognize any special treatment which could be accorded to them has no doubt led to the high death rate …”
Significantly, this letter was in response to the submission of Dr. Bryce’s report, in which he documented how the actions of church and school staff were directly causing the massive death rate. In effect, the government responded to this evidence by whitewashing it and accepting as inevitable such huge mortality.
Evidence? Plenty of it!
Comment by Rick on 1st June 2011
You can look for excuses posted by the churches. Good for you and them. But why not simply read the evidence Annett presented.
Here, go to this link. In part one look at pages 38 and read a few from there. And just start reading Part 2.
It is a horendos litany of abuses and genocide still being covered up. But go look for reasons why we should just forget it, feel good about yourself.
Re: OK, bad stuff was done.
Comment by Sheldon Davidson on 1st June 2011
This is in response to RP
This is your first paragraph:
"I think we can all agree that the treatment of the aboriginal in Canada was less than desirable. Welcome to the human species. Every culture group on this planet is capable of claiming that someone mistreated them and or kill off vast numbers of the peoples. This has happened from the beginning of time and will continue to happen no matter how many tribunals there are."
To say genocide is "less than desirable" is downplaying mass murder. Hope you feel good about having the whole community read how you feel about mass murder.
The rest of your paragraph pretty much implies that you condone genocide.
Then you say
"How about the countless people we have kill in all the unnecessary wars we have engaged in the same time period. What gives one group of people enough value to have a tribunal and an apology and the others not?"
So in other words what you are saying is that because one group doesn't get a tribunal then no groups should get tribunals.
Do you condone any other genocides, or just this one?
Comment by Helmut Giesbrecht on 1st June 2011
On the CBC recently a fellow spoke about conspiracy theories. Conspiracy theories expand to include any arguments against the theory. They actually feed on oppositions by including the contrary evidence in their theory. Hence the United Church now becomes part of the conspiracy according to Rick.
No one is denying the history and no one is condoning what was done, no one is denying the smallpox epidemic or how careless and insensitive the early settlers were to the plight of First Nations throughout it all. But some exaggerated claims require evidence and none is ever provided. It is incumbent on the person slinging accusations like this to come up with proof that the RCMP can deal with. But no, they become part of the conspiracy.
No Rick, I don't expect you to do anything. I merely point out that not all things printed by Annett are true and sometimes whatever the message, it gets lost in the method of delivery.
Comment by Darcy Metz on 31st May 2011
This was a sick and nasty part of our nations history. As long as there are living survivors there will be pain and a need for closure. So much of this cruelty done to First Nations in the past was done out a religious bigotry and stupidity not knowing that all races are H. Sapiens and none are superior to another.
Comment by Steve on 31st May 2011
Haven't been called "whitey" since the late sixties
and no, I dont think i'm stupid, thanks for asking
Here's a good read about a lot of people who get wealthy on "the Indian Industry" in Canada-hint..most of 'em arent "whitey" . It's surprising who is making money off of the misery afflicted on others
and this ones details will curl your hair
Read these with an open mind
Oh, my, United church and Whities think its ok
Comment by Rick on 31st May 2011
So, lets attack the messanger, annett documents the atrocity, the church denies it, says kevin is deranged, the idians who support him are deranged to.
big suprise here, oh my, i better bow down and pray to the guy who want s to stick it up my rear. kev at least has th guts to tell it as it is, they killed my family and they still just want to say sorry. you white guys should learn compassion, at least the guy who was kicked outta the church understands that much. right they say he resigned, are you that stupid?
thank you Helmut
Comment by Steve Smyth on 31st May 2011
We are, for once, in total agreement. We can't diminish the impact of the policies and actions of the day. Unfortunately, the actions, words and unproven facts that this delusional, self appointed "spokesman" must be held to the light of day. Sadly, for all involved, they are found lacking.
Enough already maybe...
Comment by Helmut Giesbrecht on 31st May 2011
...ya'll ought to read
It still matters
Comment by bill braam on 31st May 2011
There are still missing persons from WW2 buried in the dunes south of Amsterdam and relatives of these still searching for them. From my parents generation who lived there I know there are stills unanswered questions. and, It still hurts. Here in Canada first nations children dissappeared of the streets where they lived and were wisked away to residential schools with no regard to their loved ones. It still hurts. That is why we need to collectively find closure for the lost ones that disappeared. It may not have been our relatives that caused the death of so many but it certainly is the relative of a missing person that still grieves for a loss. We need proper closure. The crimes of the persons in the residential schools should be read by any one of us callous enough to think the pain will go away with a few monetary repayments.
OK, bad stuff was done.
Comment by RP on 30th May 2011
I think we can all agree that the treatment of the aboriginal in Canada was less than desirable. Welcome to the human species. Every culture group on this planet is capable of claiming that someone mistreated them and or kill off vast numbers of the peoples. This has happened from the beginning of time and will continue to happen no matter how many tribunals there are.
How about the countless people we have kill in all the unnecessary wars we have engaged in the same time period. What gives one group of people enough value to have a tribunal and an apology and the others not?
RE: Ok, how much?
Comment by Sheldon Davidson on 30th May 2011
There was mass murder to the extent of a genocide that was committed by your government and church but all you can think about is how much your taxes are going up?
Shame on you.
Also, these murders didn't happen 100 years ago, they've been ongoing for over 100 years.
Please educate yourself before you comment.
Why pay, RP
Comment by Rick on 30th May 2011
The Nazi's are still be arrested and charged. Many of the crimes against the indians were long after the secong world war. In 1972 the government ordered the destruction of all the records to do with the land and res schools. Nazi doctors even came over after the war and experimented on indian children and adults, many died. This wasn't 100 years ago, it was like yesterday. Many many abused are still alive.
Payment is not the issue, the truth is, the justice, the honesty, the acknoledgement, and Harper saying, 'Oh Gee, we're sorry' is crapola. Justice means digging up the dead children, performing forensic autopsy's and charging those responsible.
It was yesterday, not a hundred years ago. Watching the apples pray with the anglicans and catholics is an insult to all native people who died at the hands of their clergy.
Reading your unenlightened bigotry makes me sad for you. Why are you so scared of simply acknoledging the truth? What if it happened to your mom and dad, your cousins and uncles and aunts, cause it happened to mine. They are not dead, they still suffer, and you say it happened a 100 years ago.
What drugs are you on?
All children...including the unborn..
Comment by MaggieJo on 30th May 2011
They ALL need proper burials.
Ok, how much?
Comment by Rp on 30th May 2011
People do bad things to other people, got that. Governments do bad things to people as well, got that. So how much money do you want, and how long am I as an actual tax payer going to have to pay for something that was done 100 years ago?