A Timeline of Events that exposed Genocide in Canada
January 23, 1995: After objecting to the theft of local native land and allowing Indian residential school survivors to speak from his pulpit, Kevin Annett is fired without cause, notice or due process as minister of St. Andrew’s United Church in Port Alberni. Since August 1992 he has built his congregation from ten to eighty participants on Sundays.
September 1995: After being blocked from finding further employment in the United Church, Kevin enrolls in a doctoral program at the University of BC. The same month, Kevin’s wife Anne McNamee is offered money and legal help by United Church officers Jon Jessiman and Brian Thorpe if she divorces Kevin, and she agrees.
December 18, 1995: At a protest held by Kevin at the Vancouver office of the United Church, an eyewitness to a murder in the Alberni Indian residential school, Harriett Nahanee, is quoted in the Vancouver Sun: the first such report in the Canadian press. The same day, United Church official Brian Thorpe asks Anne McNamee to begin her divorce action against Kevin.
February 1, 1996: Fifteen survivors of the Port Alberni residential school sue Canada and the United Church for damages for sexual and physical assaults, the first such lawsuit in Canadian history.
February 3, 1996: The United Church begins defrocking procedures against Kevin.
April 4, 1996: Kevin loses custody of his children in BC Family Court and is ordered out of his home by a Family Court judge, Justice Barber, who is a friend and associate of United Church lawyer Jon Jessiman, who brokered Kevin’s firing.
August 27, 1996-March 7, 1997: Kevin is publicly defrocked and stripped of his livelihood at an in-house United Church hearing that operates without due process or legal procedure. This is the first public defrocking of a United Church minister in its history, staged as a public show trial at the cost of at least $300,000.
June 1997: Kevin is invited by residential school survivors in Vancouver to attend their healing circles and record their stories of atrocities. Kevin and Harriett Nahanee form the Circle of Justice to unite survivors and bring charges of genocide against Canada and the Catholic, Anglican and United Church.
September 1997: Kevin is denied funding for his UBC doctoral program after intervention by the United Church, and he is forced to withdraw from the program. Similar pressure by the church subsequently blocks Kevin from lecturing on the UBC campus and elsewhere.
February 9, 1998: The Circle of Justice sponsors the first public rally of Indian residential school survivors, held in downtown Vancouver. The crowd of six hundred people decides to hold a public Tribunal into Indian residential school crimes.
June 6, 1998: The BC Supreme Court in its Brenner Decision finds the United Church and Canadian government guilty and “equally liable” for damages and “institutionalized pedophilia” against Indian residential school children. Hundreds of lawsuits against the churches follow.
June 12-14, 1998: The Northwest Human Rights Tribunal is convened in Vancouver by Kevin and survivors with the sponsorship of the United Nations affiliate IHRAAM. Eyewitness accounts from thirty-two survivors describe killings, medical experiments, sterilizations, ongoing child trafficking and mass graves at eleven residential schools in BC and Alberta. The Tribunal recommends to UN Human Rights Commission head Mary Robinson that Canada and its churches be charged with genocide, but Robinson does not reply. Tribunal judges and eyewitnesses are subsequently threatened into silence by RCMP operatives under the direction of “E” Division Inspector Peter Montague.
August 1, 1998: Kevin publishes and distributes to the media and politicians the evidence and eyewitness accounts from the IHRAAM Tribunal and his own research, but he receives not a single reply, and the evidence is ignored. Kevin continues to work with residential school survivors across BC as the media restricts its reports to “physical and sexual abuses”. Lawsuits by survivors escalate across Canada.
February 1, 2000: A permanent public inquiry into Indian residential school crimes, The Truth Commission into Genocide in Canada, is formed in Vancouver by Kevin and thirty others, most of them aboriginal. The same month, Kevin publishes his first of many books compiling the evidence of that genocide, “Hidden from History: The Canadian Holocaust”. The Truth Commission holds public hearings at which survivors are invited to speak and name their torturers.
January 2001 – April 2005: The Truth Commission documents and publishes evidence of ongoing genocide across Canada, provokes media reports (see appendix) and compels the federal government to admit that “some children” had died and been experimented upon in Indian residential schools and Indian hospitals. Violating international law, the government introduces legislation restricting the number and scope of lawsuits brought against the guilty churches, and offers money to survivors who sign off any legal action against them.
April 15, 2005: The Truth Commission launches the first Aboriginal Holocaust Remembrance Day at protests at Vancouver churches. The Commission sponsors the formation of Friends and Relatives of the Disappeared (FRD), which plans a nation-wide campaign of protests and civil disobedience to “bring the killers to justice”.
January 2007: Kevin publicly releases his documentary film on Genocide in Canada, “Unrepentant”. The film quickly receives a half million views on the internet and wins Best Documentary awards at the New York and Los Angeles Independent Film Festivals. Church occupations by survivors spread across Canada, and three Catholic churches in Alberta and Manitoba are burned to the ground.
April 24, 2007: The Globe and Mail, quoting Kevin Annett’s work, publishes a front-page article “Natives died in droves despite warnings to Ottawa”, which confirms a fifty percent death rate in Indian residential schools across Canada.
April 2007 – April 2008: The FRD stages high profile press conferences, rallies and church occupations in Vancouver, Winnipeg and Toronto, and their allies abroad protest at Canadian embassies in England, America, Italy and elsewhere. The FRD calls for an international war crimes trial and for the arrest of the Pope, Queen and other heads of church and state.
March 17, 2008: The widely reported occupation of the Catholic Holy Rosary Cathedral in downtown Vancouver during a Sunday mass by FRD members compels Member of Parliament Gary Merasty – who cites Kevin Annett’s film Unrepentant on the House of Commons record – to demand a missing children’s inquiry. The following week, the Harper government announces the formation of a “Truth and Reconciliation Commission” (TRC) into Indian residential schools.
April 2008 – October 2009: As the TRC is established, Kevin and the FRD are blacked out of media reports and their history and research is censored from official memory. The Harper government announces that the TRC will be set up by the churches themselves and the state Privy Council. No reports of dead children or capital crimes will be allowed to be recorded as evidence by the TRC Commissioners, who cannot issue subpoenas, name names, press charges or conduct a legal investigation. The TRC will hold tightly regulated whitewashed “forums” until its final report is issued in June 2015.
October 2009: Kevin is invited to Ireland and Italy by survivors of Catholic church crimes. On October 11 he conducts a public exorcism outside the Vatican. The next day a tornado strikes the center of Rome and later that week the first European media reports reveal Pope Benedict’s personal complicity in concealing the rape and death of children in his church.
June 15, 2010: Kevin and nine organizations establish the International Tribunal into Crimes of Church and State (ITCCS) in Dublin, Ireland. Its mandate is to “prosecute and stop crimes against children by Church, State and Corporations”. ITCCS announces its plan to hold a Common Law Court trial into Genocide by the Vatican, the British Crown, and others. The Canadian media black out the story.
March 2011: Nine traditional Mohawk elders invite Kevin and the ITCCS in writing to their territory at Brantford, Ontario to help them locate and analyze the remains of children buried at the Anglican Mohawk Institute residential school (nicknamed “the Mush hole”).
October – November 2011: Kevin and the ITCCS, forensic specialists and Mohawk elders commence Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) surveys and studies on the grounds of the Mush Hole where eyewitnesses buried children. Massive soil dislocation points to one area where mass graves are identified by survivors. Mohawk elders Bill and Cheryl Squire open the ground and the excavation commences. Burned and cut bones and school uniform buttons are quickly unearthed. Upon analysis by Dr. Don Ortner of the Smithsonian Institute, one of the bones is positively identified as that of a young pre-pubescent girl. The Mohawk elders decide to go public with the news, and Kevin reveals the bones on That Channel community TV in Toronto and in a press release. But the media blackout continues, and news of the dig and its discovery is censored by the entire national media. (See Appendix)
January 3, 2012: State-funded “Chief” Bill Montour of the local Six Nations Confederacy shuts down the Mush hole dig and orders all Mohawks to refrain from supporting it. The sponsoring elders are threatened or bribed to drop their support for the dig, all save Bill and Cheryl Squire. A massive smear campaign begins against Kevin and the ITCCS, echoed in APTN and other state-controlled media. But “smoking gun” evidence is surfaced by Anglican Church insider Leona Moses that shows a century-long coverup of deliberate genocide and cultic atrocities at the Mush hole. (See Appendix)
July 15, 2012: The ITCCS launches its first Common Law Court proceedings against Church and State for genocide in Canada: the International Common Law Court of Justice (ICLCJ). Thirty defendants are summoned to appear before it, including Pope Benedict/Joseph Ratzinger, Queen Elizabeth, Prime Minister Stephen Harper, and the heads of the Catholic, Anglican and United Church of Canada. Extensive evidence, including from eyewitnesses, the Mush hole dig and secret Vatican archives, is presented to the Court’s jury for over six months. (See Appendix)
February 11, 2013: Shortly before the ICLCJ’s verdict is announced, Pope Benedict resigns from his office: the first such resignation in papal history. He does so five days after Spain’s Vatican Ambassador, Eduardo de Buruaga, delivers the Pope a diplomatic note stating that he may face arrest and trial if he enters Spain, based on the ICLCJ docket of evidence which has been sent to him by the ITCCS.
February 25, 2013: After not contesting the charges or evidence, the defendants are all found guilty of committing or concealing Crimes against Humanity, and are sentenced to twenty-five years imprisonment and the loss of their authority, property and assets. Arrest warrants are issued against them. Not only Pope Benedict but Cardinals Bertone and Brady and Jesuit head Adolfo Pachon – all named in the ICLCJ indictment – subsequently resign from their offices after being ordered to do so by ICLCJ warrants.
March – July 2014: A second ICLCJ Court brings similar charges and a guilty verdict against Pope Francis/Jorge Bergoglio, who is found guilty of involvement in child trafficking in Argentina and in a Catholic child sacrificial cult known as the Ninth Circle.
January 15, 2015: Kevin and two hundred other people convene the Republic of Kanata at a convention in Winnipeg, citing the need for a new, post-colonial nation now that Canada and its “head of state”, Elizabeth Windsor, are convicted felons. The Republic allies with sovereign native nations and evicts and banishes the convicted churches from their territories, seizing their properties and attempting to arrest their officers.
February 2016-June 2019: Kevin authors eleven books and training manuals, launches the globally-syndicated “Here We Stand” blog radio show, and builds dozens of local Republic Assemblies across Canada. His name and work are permanently censored from the Canadian media and academia. In September 2017 he issues a “Report on the Continuity of Genocide in Canada” to world leaders, calling on them to bring sanctions and charges against Canada, the Crown and the Vatican.
June 4, 2019: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau publicly admits that genocide has occurred in Canada. The UN refuses to enforce its own Convention on Genocide by not bringing charges against Trudeau and others.
May 27, 2021: In the course of a routine destruction by Mounties and government chiefs of a mass grave of children at the Catholic Kamloops residential school, a band council insider blows the whistle to local media. News of the grave goes viral across the planet, compelling calls for Canada’s prosecution for Crimes against Humanity. In response, the ITCCS and Republic of Kanata form the Canadian Genocide Tribunal to act on the verdict of the previous ICLCJ war crimes trials and disestablish the Canadian government and the guilty churches.
June-July, 2021: Over a dozen Catholic churches across Canada are burned to the ground, and statues of Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth are defaced and pulled down in three cities. Protesters demand the arrest of Prime Minister Trudeau for complicity in Genocide.
July 1, 2021: Nine indigenous nations issue an Eviction and Banishment Order against the Catholic, Anglican and United Church that expels them from their territories, seizes their properties and assets and calls for the arrest of church officers. The nations are Squamish, Gitxsan, Nuu-Chah-Nulth, Secwepemc, Tsilhqot’in, Cree, Anishinaabeg, Mohawk-Kanien’keha:ka and Mi’kmaq nations.
July 1-4, 2021: The Republic of Kanata officially disestablishes Crown authority and the Canadian state at its First Constitutional Convention in Vancouver. Its emissaries seek diplomatic recognition for Kanata from other nations and commence negotiations with indigenous nations in Canada to establish a federated Union. A national election to establish a Republican Congress is scheduled to occur before December 31, 2021.
Corresponding Media Coverage of this Campaign and Kevin Annett (see Appendix)
“Schools aid white plague: Startling death rolls revealed among Indians”, The Ottawa Citizen, November 15, 1907
“Minister who tried to bring natives into the fold fired by his church” by Stephen Hume, Vancouver Sun, July 10, 1995
“Murders alleged at residential school” by Stewart Bell, Vancouver Sun, December 13, 1995
“Claim of murder goes back to ‘40’s” by Karen Gram, Vancouver Sun, December 18, 1995
“Beaten to death for theft of a prune” by Mark Hume, Vancouver Sun, December 20, 1995
“15 Indian men seek millions for assaults” by Mark Hume, Vancouver Sun, February 1, 1995
“School’s electric chair haunts natives; First it was used for entertainment, then for punishment for aboriginal children” by Peter Moon, The Globe and Mail, October 21, 1996
“Story of a Reverend on Trial”, The Ubyssey, November 22, 1996
“Former minister pulls out of hearing” by Keith Fraser, The Province, March 5, 1997
“United Church rules against Annett” by David F. Dawes, Christian Info News, June 12, 1997
“Maverick Minister” by Clodagh O’Connell, Vancouver Courier, September 21, 1997
“Police told of death at residential school” by Dirk Meissner, Victoria Times-Colonist, September 24, 1997
“Former minister alleges officials killed students” by Nelson Bennett, Nanaimo Daily News, February 9, 1998
“Abuse claims against churches surge” by Peter Cheney, Robert Matas et al, The Globe and Mail, June 9, 1998
“Probe of Canadian residential schools to be reported at UN” by Robert Matas, The Globe and Mail, June 20, 1998
“Sterilization victims urged to come forward” by Sabrina Whyatt, Windspeaker, August issue, 1998
“Disturbing revelations: Native Canadian nightmares see the light of day” by Alan Hughes, The New Internationalist, No. 309, January-February, 1999 (the first international coverage)
“Native kids ‘used for experiments’” by Rick Mofina, Vancouver Sun, April 26, 2000
“Judge sets new limits on residential school lawsuits”, Vancouver Sun, June 3, 2000
“Genocide, Canadian-style” by Eva Lyman, Republic of East Vancouver, March 7, 2002
“Truth commission meeting” by Ken Gracey, The Record, September 11, 2004
“United Church clergy explore unionization” by Lena Sin, The Province, November 5, 2004
“Aboriginal seek answers; payoff to residential school victims lets churches off easy, elder says” by Sean Condon, The Westender, December 17, 2005
“Protesters recall the painful years in residential schools” by Martha Tropea, Nanaimo Daily News, April 9, 2006
“Native group says children’s bodies at churches; Churches and government say no record of residential school deaths” by Joan Delaney, The Epoch Times, April 12-18, 2007
“Natives died in droves as Ottawa ignored warnings” by Bill Curry and Karen Howlett, The Globe and Mail, April 24, 2007 (note: the words “in droves” were excluded in the online edition)
“Residential school docs pulped: MP”, 24 Hours News, April 25, 2007
“Native group threatens trouble”, 24 Hours News, May 14, 2007
“Focus on school abuse fallout; Film tracks minister’s rift with United Church over treatment of aboriginal victims” by Michael D. Reid, Victoria Times-Colonist, June 8, 2007
“Get ready for residential school probe, Mounties told; Former students to bring forth accusations of criminal deaths, panel chief warns” by Bill Curry, The Globe and Mail, January 1, 2008
“Show us where dead buried, natives ask” by Jenny Yuen, Toronto Sun, February 9, 2008
“Natives to RC’s: Give us justice; Claim church-run schools killed native kids” by Chris Doucette, Toronto Sun, February 9, 2008
“Native group warns of international court action; Government accused of humanity crimes” by Jorge Barrera, The National Post, February 13, 2008
“Churches maintain their stonewall on school deaths” by Kevin Annett, Vancouver Sun Op-ed, March 26, 2008
“Missing Children: Protesters use church for rally”, The Canadian Press/24 Hours News, March 10, 2008
“Protesters storm church in bid to learn fate of aboriginal children”, The Canadian Press/Globe and Mail, March 10, 2008
“Residential schools protest interrupts morning mass”, The Globe and Mail, March 17, 2008
“Protest over native school victims disrupts worship” by Ashante Infantry, Toronto Star, March 17, 2008
“Native protesters disrupt Easter services in Vancouver” by Jeremy Hainsworth, The Globe and Mail, March 24, 2008
“Alleged mass graves listed” by Kristen Thompson, Metro News Vancouver, April 11, 2008
“Multiple grave sites at residential schools revealed: Twenty eight possible burial sites exposed” by Jim Windle, Tekawennake News, April 16, 2008
“Apology not accepted: Sorry for schools not enough: Group” by Donna Ng, Metro Vancouver, June 2, 2008
“Residential Schools: One man’s dogged fight for the living victims – Nothing but the truth can give apology true substance” by Roy MacGregor, The Globe and Mail, June 9, 2008
“Baby burned alive at Catholic Indian school: Eyewitness”, CBC TV Town Hall Forum, Regina, July 3, 2008
“Residential schools – Victims can’t be forgotten: Group” 24 Hours News, April 16, 2009
“Residential schools crusader Kevin Annett returns Friday” by Jim Windle, Tekawennake News, Brantford, April 29, 2009
“Family says school staffer killed 9-year-old girl sister: 50-year-old Lie? Death not from TB Meningitis, siblings say” by Sam Cooper, The Province, May 28, 2009
“Church elders face court suit over alleged murder” by Sam Cooper, The Province, July 2, 2009
“Gatherers mark school’s grim litany of death: ‘Babies buried under apple tree’” by Suzanne Fournier, The Province, July 3, 2009
“Quei piccolo indiani una storia da filmare” by Raffaele R. Riversom, La Republica, Rome, October 13, 2009
“Justice for ‘children who died’”: Protesters target church role in deaths during residential school era” by Brett Clarkson, Toronto Sun, February 8, 2010
“Abuse in Canadian residential schools identical to here, says clergyman” by Marie O’Halloran, The Irish Times, April 16, 2010
“Survivors demand truth panel to probe claims on care institutions” by Fiach Kelly, The Irish Independent, April 16, 2010
“Star eyewitness who named Queen of England in Abduction of Aboriginal Children Dies Suddenly in Vancouver Hospital”, Toronto Street News, March 1, 2011
“Forensic study of Mush Hole grounds begins” by Jim Windle, Tekawennake News, Brantford, October 5, 2011
“Groundswell of support for independent Mush Hole investigation” by Jim Windle, Tekawennake News, Brantford, October 12, 2011
“Possible child’s remains uncovered at Mush Hole” by Jim Windle, Tekawennake News, Brantford, November 30, 2011
“Human bones unearthed at Woodland” by Hugo Rodrigues, Brantford Expositor, December 1, 2011