Monday, January 11, 2010


13 January 2010 ECD
Kevin Annett Assaulted
Annett, who exposed the murder of Indian children in church-operated residential schools in Canada, was beaten in Vancouver
UPDATE January 11, 2010 Vancouver
Today, after being beaten, Annett released a new article on the role of Vancouver police in sex crimes
“Ten of the last dozen women to be taken to the killing site at Piggy’s Palace were accompanied by Mounties or regular cops. You think it was just Willie Picton who was killing them?”  
[For more, see here.]  12 January 2010 ECD update:This documentary, like the blockbuster film Avatar,* must rely on the story of the good white man. (And the good white man is always heterosexual, and we are always made to know it.) It is always presumed, in a white male supremacist region, that audiences (presumed white) will not be able to relate to a story if there isn't a white male hero. We are also always socialised to believe if a white man says it, it must be true. Be that as it may, this is a terribly important and terribly horrifying story of politically denied truth, spoken by First Nations people. (*Click on the word Avatar, above, for an Indigenist review of that film.)  **WINNER: BEST INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY - 2006 LOS ANGELES INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL. **WINNER: BEST DIRECTOR for an INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY - 2006 NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL. (excerpt) "...This documentary reveals Canada's darkest secret - the deliberate extermination of indigenous (Native American) peoples and the theft of their land under the guise of religion. This never before told history as seen through the eyes of this former minister (Kevin Annett) who blew the whistle on his own church, after he learned of thousands of murders in its Indian Residential Schools..."What follows can be linked back to from the blog where I was introduced to this film. Click on the title below to get there. The video also is at Google Video here. THANK YOU Rowland @ bermudaradical blog.

UNREPENTANT: Kevin Annett and Canada’s Genocide



Rhondda said...

When I first heard about Mr. Annett, I tried to find out more and what I found was exactly what he says in this movie-- that he is sick and really should not be listened to. The problem I had with that is that I was brought up in this United Church of Canada and I as a white child in it knew in an intuitive way it was shit. In fact my father who was a minister in this organization put me in a nut house because I saw him seducing and violating his marital and church vows. He got away with it, so I am not surprised at what the church has done. I have a very deep sympathy for the First Nations people here. I know from personal experience the lies and deceit this church exhibits and the double whamy when my father tried to say he was persecuted by them when he himself used it as an excuse for his own behaviour.
So thank you for posting this. It has confirmed what I know to be true.

Julian Real said...

Welcome Rhondda,

I am sorry you had to find out through your father's lies. And I'm so glad this film has been affirming of what you know.

Atrocity is the right word for this and it is so aggravating to me in the U.S. that white people are in complete ignorance or denial about this recent past, which crosses the artificial border between Canada and the U.S.

Thanks for sharing what you know to be true.