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Hidden from History Books Systematically Destroyed across Canada
November 3, 2010 by Alex
Filed under Eugenics & Depopulation, Intel Hub Featured Articles
Hidden From History
Copies of the historic book Hidden from History: The Canadian Holocaust have disappeared this week from the libraries at McGill and Concordia Universities, and from local aboriginal resource centers, following on a similar disappearance of the book from the Vancouver Public Library and the University of B.C. Library system during October.
Librarians have not provided any clear reason how the books vanished so easily and quickly.
Hidden from History is the primary resource book that documents the evidence of the deliberate genocide of native people in church-run Indian residential schools across Canada. Published in 2005, its 500 pages contain documents, death records, official correspondence and eyewitness testimonies that prove a fifty percent death rate in the schools, and a clear intent by church and state to wipe out indigenous populaces under the guide of education and religion.
The disappearance of the books coincides with the sudden and unilateral banning without cause of Kevin Annett, the book’s author, from his decade-long public affairs program on Vancouver Co-op radio, after apparent RCMP intervention.
“This is hardly a coincidence” commented Kevin today in Vancouver.
“In 2008, the government admitted they employed document destruction teams during the 1970′s and ’80′s to systematically destroy residential school records. I believe those teams are still in existence, and are continuing to wipe the truth of our crimes from our collective memory. My information indicates that the RCMP and CSIS operatives are behind this action.
“This makes it all the more necessary for our efforts to expand. This next week, I will therefore be posting the new and updated version of Hidden from History on a special website, and will publish it in ‘e book’ form on the internet, to allow its dissemination to millions of people.
“This new edition is entitled ‘Hidden No Longer: Genocide in Canada, Past and Present’. Among other things, it contains new evidence that Anglican church missionaries spread smallpox disease through inoculations among west coast Indians in 1864, to allow the Church, Crown and Hudson’s Bay Company to grab land of the Chilcotin and other Indian nations.
“It also documents evidence of RCMP involvement in the murder of aboriginal women today on the west coast of Canada.
“This is some of the evidence we will be presenting in April, 2011 at the opening session of The International Tribunal into Crimes of Church and State in london, England.”
Copies of the new book can be ordered from Kevin Annett through his new email address:firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information see:
Last edited by oldsalty (Nov-08-2010 03:47:pm)
Response to: Holocaust Denial In Canada, Times Colonist (July 16, 2000)
The Kevin Annett article "Holocaust Denial in Canada," July 16, 2000, is a strange blend of half-truths and unsubstantiated charges that has marked his crusade against the United Church in recent years.
Mr. Annett presents himself as a lone ranger voice for justice.
We know of no First Nation who endorses the work, style and/or comments of Mr. Annett. In fact some, like the Circle of Justice group with whom Mr. Annett worked closely for a number of months, have taken pains to distance themselves from Mr. Annett.
In a public statement they say to Mr. Annett:
That you have repeatedly in print and word spread unproven gossip, conversations given in confidence for reasons of security, information, sources of information and ongoing investigations that could compromise and has compromised First Nations activists and certain struggles and activities;
That you have repeatedly in print and in word, slandered and libeled, without evidence, trusted and dedicated First Nations activists (who dared to disagree with you or pose some penetrating and tough questions) with summarily-declared labels like"RCMP agents" or "The Eyes and Ears of the RCMP" or "Government-paid stooges" and with no regard to the damages done to them personally or to the struggles of which they have been trusted and effective instruments; and
That you have summarily and for purposes of self-promotion, assigned to yourself and used in print and in word non-existent titles like "Advisor", Chief Researcher" (we have not seen even one piece of your research), "Chief Expert Witness to the Vancouver Tribunal" and others that were neither authorized nor voted on and ratified by the Circle of Justice.
Let there be no question that the United Church of Canada was involved in the running of residential schools on behalf of the Canadian people and the federal government. The United Church has repeatedly acknowledged this, apologized for its historic role and has gone on record as determined to pay our fair share of compensation due those who were harmed during those years. We will bring an honest accounting of resources to the table.
Ultimately though, the twisting of detail proves most damaging to a true understanding of the source and toll of residential schools. The story of these schools is not some made-for-TV movie subject to Hollywood stereotypes and characterizing it in this way does great disservice to those for whom this still provides painful and difficult wounds. Residential schools were born in a society that, by and large, viewed the assimilation of First Nations as appropriate, by any means. The church had its role but so did the Canadian public and government. To provide credence to the Annett perspective of historical record prevents the kind of profound examination and repentance that needs to happen if the deep scars caused by the legacy of residential schools are ever to be healed.
The United Church is far from perfect or blameless. But we do stand ready to work with First Nations people and communities and the federal government so that those most damaged receive as much help as possible.
As for Annett’s charges of murder, secret graves and death camps, we say again - "Anyone having knowledge of such incidents should report them immediately to the RCMPolice or an appropriate First Nations agency!" The United Church long ago opened its archives on this unhappy period in all of our lives and will continue to cooperate fully in any investigation.
Rev. Dr. Keith Howard
Executive Secretary (Acting)
United Church of Canada.
Letter from Deb Bowman to members of BC Conference (April 17, 2001)
Periodically you or members of your congregation may receive information that comes from Mr. Kevin Annett or people associated with him.
It is almost impossible to predict the particular twist of any piece so I will offer responses that address some of the permutations of charges he has leveled against the United Church.
The United Church of Canada has acknowledged and apologized for its involvement in the federal system of Indian residential schools and actively seeks paths of justice, healing and reconciliation. The church acknowledges our part in a society that has been unjust, abusive and racist. We continue to urge the federal government to accept responsibility for addressing wrongs done to First Nations people and communities.
Occasionally Mr. Annett charges that the church has been involved in murdering children, secret burials, medical experimentation and pedophile rings. Our response is consistent in that we urge him to present whatever evidence or concerns he may have to the RCMP or an appropriate First Nations agency. To date the RCMP report that he has offered no substantive evidence. The church continues its policy of opening our archives and cooperating fully in any investigations of alleged criminal activity.
The United Church continues in conversation with the First Nation of Ahousat and with MacMillan Bloedel concerning the transfer of Lot 363 on Vancouver Island. This issue had nothing to do with Mr. Annett’s resignation as a minister in Port Alberni.
Following ordination in 1990, Mr. Annett had two brief postings before coming to St. Andrew’s United Church in Port Alberni in 1992. In January 1995, following a presbytery review, he tendered in writing his resignation to Comox-Nanaimo presbytery. He was not “fired,” “dismissed,” or “summarily removed.”
Mr. Annett’s delisting as a United Church minister was the result of two duly authorized Formal Hearings. All parties in these hearings had access to legal advice and the hearing was conducted according to the rules of evidence of the Province of British Columbia. After lengthy testimony and great expense to the church, both duly constituted panels found Mr. Annett met all three criteria for removal from ordained ministry.
ineffectiveness (or lack of fitness) as a minister;
failure to maintain the peace and welfare of the church;
failure to recognize the authority of the Church courts.
The report of the Formal Hearing panel may be found here
There has never been a United Nations Tribunal to investigate alleged genocide by the United Church of Canada. The International Human Rights Association of American Minorities (IHRAAM) has not made a report to the UN about this matter. The Secretary General of Amnesty International has disavowed any involvement in the “case” of Mr. Annett.
The Circle of Justice has distanced itself from Mr. Annett in a public statement in which they say he has “spread unproven gossip,” “slandered and libeled trusted and dedicated First Nations activists,” and has “for purposes of self-promotion assigned to himself and used in print and word non-existent titles like ‘Advisor,’ ‘Chief Researcher,’ ‘Chief Expert Witness to the Vancouver Tribunal’ and others that were neither authorized nor voted on or ratified by the Circle of Justice.”
We know of no recognized First Nations group which still endorses the work or words of Mr. Annett.
I recognize that some of the articles and flyers that you might encounter include allegations that are horrific and distressing in nature. In some cases specific names of United Church clergy and lay leaders have been mentioned. I am confident of the integrity and the deeply faithful commitment of the individuals who have been named. I am continuing to work with the RCMP, national staff and our legal counsel to ensure that Conference is doing all that is possible to be transparent and accountable.
I hope that you will find these basic affirmations to be of assistance in your response to concerns as they arise. I would be grateful if you were to pass on to Conference office any leaflets or articles that you come across that appear to be from Mr. Annett or his associates. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns that are not addressed in the web sites listed above.
Yours in Christ,
Rev. Debra A. Bowman
Acting Executive Secretary
Good to see both sides of a story which has originally been forwarded from a First Nations Source.