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Native Sun News: Author tackles indigenous genocide in Canada
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Filed Under: Canada | National
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The following story was written and reported by Evelyn Red Lodge, Native Sun News Correspondent. All content © Native Sun News.


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Canadian author tackles indigenous genocide
Churches at center of ‘crimes against humanity’ claim
By Evelyn Red Lodge
Native Sun News Correspondent

NANAIMO, British Columbia — A non-indigenous Canadian minister is working tirelessly to expose crimes against First Peoples and humanity worldwide.

Kevin Annett announced Sept. 15 that a new court based in Canada has convened to possibly charge institutions, states, companies, churches and individuals complicit in what he calls “a shocking conspiracy.”

In an email to Native Sun News, Annett wrote, “The International Tribunal into Crimes of Church and State is the first time a legal forum has been created specifically to bring charges against entire church institutions for crimes against humanity. We aren’t at the stage of setting down sentencing yet, but among the aims will be to restore stolen lands and resources rather than monetary claims, expelling church corporations from territories and expropriating church wealth to bring real restitution to victims.”

On the International Tribunal into Crimes of Church and State website, www.itccs.org, Annett claims, “Under the authority of that Tribunal as well as Common Law and the Natural Land Law Jurisdiction of Sovereign Nations” this “Public International Court of Justice is hereby convened.” He also said summonses have been sent to seven countries, including the United States.

As much of Canadian history involving indigenous, or aboriginal, peoples mirrors that of the United States, Annett said in the email, “We are very aware of the attacks on Lakota people by the uranium industry and would like to document this and the destruction of Lakota families at our International Court.”

Recent exposure of American foster care revealed very high rates of Native children taken from their families presumably for profit, according to www.npr.org, which is also a concern for Canadian Aboriginal peoples.

Annett said, “Canadian ‘child welfare’ agencies continually target aboriginal families and women for separation from their kids, and follow an informal policy of encouraging cultural extinguishment through farming out native kids to non-native families. The number of west coast Canadian Native children in White foster homes has increased five-fold in the past 20 years.

“I dealt with a case earlier this spring in Vancouver of a Native mother who has had all five of her children seized by the British Columbia Ministry of Children and Families, and she hasn’t seen them since – a review was never done and she’s been told she can’t see them. This is common.”

Annett recently released his book “Hidden No Longer: Genocide in Canada, Past and Present.” The book chronicles centuries of shocking tales of murders, rapes, torture, land theft and human experiments by hospitals, churches, Aboriginal residential schools, corporations and individuals – much of which Annett says still happens to this day.

What is more, Annett says in his book that “the stories, documentation and other evidence in this book are based in part on the living testimonies of nearly three hundred survivors of thirty eight separate Indian residential or hospitals across Canada.”

The book also memorializes 11 chiefs, elders and others he suspects have died of “foul play after publicly confronting Catholic and Protestant churches for their Crimes against Humanity.”

“The abuse, trafficking, torture and murder of children appears endemic to European culture and continues to be actively practiced, and condoned and protected, by church, state, judicial and police forces around the globe,” the tribunal’s website says in its background and rationale section. These same institutions are equally responsible for the historic genocide of indigenous peoples at the hands of European Christendom: an enormous crime against humanity which has never stopped, and continues to ravage and destroy the innocent and the earth.”

Annett cites this chilling Bible passage from Deuteronomy in his book: “When the Lord your God brings you into the land you are entering to possess and drives out before you many nations … and you have defeated them, then you must destroy them totally. Make no treaty with them, and show them no mercy. Do not allow any of them to live … This is what you are to do to them: break down their altars, smash their sacred stones, cut down their trees and burn them in the fire. For you are a people chosen by the Lord over all others on the face of the earth.”

“I’d like to encourage people to see our websites, www.itccs.org and www.hiddennolonger.com, and get involved in our tribunals to document how the crimes of genocide continue to the present day,” Annett told Native Sun News. “I am also available to come to (Lakota) territory to meet with people. My email (address) is hiddenfromhistory1@gmail.com.”

(Contact Evelyn Red Lodge at welakota@yahoo.com)


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