Ending the Whitewash of Genocide in Canada
This April 15, on the Fifth National Aboriginal Holocaust Memorial Day, organisers are calling for a boycott of the government's fraudulent "Truth and Reconciliation Commission"; the expulsion of the Catholic, Anglican and United churches from indigenous lands; the arrest and trial of those responsible for the residential schools crimes in indigenous courts of law; and the convening of an international war Crimes Tribunal into Genocide in Canada.
Two years have elapsed since the national press in Canada reported that more than half the children in church-run residential schools died there. (Globe and Mail, April 24, 2007).
Two years have elapsed since the government promised an investigation into the missing residential school children.
Two years later, nothing has been done: no disclosure, no investigation, no justice for the residential schools survivors who continue to die in droves.
The churches and government who killed off thousands of native children have proven that they will never tell the truth or surrender themselves to justice. It is up to us.
It was our protests and sit-ins at government and church offices that forced the issue of our home-grown genocide into the limelight, and made the world sit up and notice. Last month, Canada and its churches were condemned in the United Nations' human rights councils for genocide of native people.
This April 15, we will continue this movement. We call on people to occupy church and government offices - Hold local inquiries into the residential schools, bring home children's remains, and publicly name the criminals - Extend our call to the world to boycott both the 2010 Olympics in B.C. and Canadian trade and goods.
We ask our local supporters to commemorate the missing residential school children this Wednesday, April 15 at 12 noon outside (in inside) the headquarters of the Catholic, Anglican and United churches, and of the federal government, in your communities.
In Vancouver, our network will gather on April 15, at 12 noon outside "Christ Church Cathedral" at the corner of Georgia and Burrard streets.
Make justice happen in our time. In memory of the living and the dead.
The National Committee, The Friends and Relatives of the Disappeared www.hiddenfromhistory.org pager: 1-888-265-1007
Kevin Annett will be speaking in eastern Canada and the USA during late April and May. Here is a partial itinerary:
April 28: Ottawa - Screening of film UNREPENTANT at 7 pm at the Mayfair Theatre, 1074 Bank St.
April 29: Ottawa - Protest by residential school survivors on Parliament Hill - meet for a vigil for the disappeared outside Indian and Northern Affairs (INAC) at 10 Wellington St.
April 30: Hamilton - Kevin speaks at the Skydragon centre at 7 pm.
May 1: Brantford - Kevin speaks at the next TRUE meeting at the Laurier University Theatre, at 7pm.
May 2: Niagara Falls
May 3-4: Western New York
Mid May: Eastern seaboard of the USA
Late May: Western seaboard of the USA
For specifics of these events, contact Kevin at hidden-from firstname.lastname@example.org or at 250-753-3345. Also call TRUE c/o Jim Windle and Marilyn Vegso at 519-732-5700.
Former United Church Pastor Kevin Annett has sacrifices a lot to bring the Canadian Holocaust against Onkwehon:weh children into the public eye. The Brantford based citizen's group, T.R.U.E, (Tow Row Understanding through Education), will be hosting an evening with Annett, May 1st, at 7 pm, at the
Wilfred Laurier University Theatre, at 50 Market Street, Brantford.