Occupying and evicting genocidal churches: Historic footage of how it all began – Evidence submitted to the West Coast Common Law Court of Justice

By Kevin Annett

Occupying and evicting genocidal churches: Historic footage of how it all began – Evidence submitted to the West Coast Common Law Court of Justice

October 11, 2023 Uncategorized 0

Squamish elder Kiapilano (right), Kevin Annett (center), and the priest who assaulted them (left): Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Vancouver, March 16, 2008

On March 16, 2008, Squamish elder Kiapilano and Kevin Annett Eagle Strong Voice led fifty mostly indigenous people in the occupation of the Catholic, Anglican, and United churches in downtown Vancouver and publicly evicted them from the city. Some of this historic event is featured in this video. 

Four of the participants in this action were subsequently killed by the RCMP or Vancouver police: William Combes, Ricky Lavallee, Johnny ‘Bingo’ Dawson and Edna Philips, all of whom can be seen in this video, along with Kiapilano and Kevin. 

These evictions stand. The Catholic, Anglican, and United churches are illegally squatting on Squamish land (and all of Canada), have been banished by nine indigenous nations, and can be lawfully seized by the public. 

This video is entered into the docket of evidence of the West Coast Common Law Court of Justice, which is set to convene on Monday, October 16, 2023 in Vancouver. 

Two weeks after these occupations, the Canadian government began publicly acknowledging the death of “Indian residential school” children and performed a rapid official cover up called the ‘Truth and Reconciliation Commission’. The Vancouver church occupations and evictions forced this change and the subsequent revelations of mass murder of children by these churches and the government. 

Its first case is the investigation of the murder of the native people seen in this video and of Harriett Nahanee, the first indigenous eyewitness to describe a killing in a ‘residential school’. (United Church Alberni ‘residential school’, December 24, 1946) 

See more at www.murderbydecree.com under ITCCS Updates and write to angelfire101@protonmail.com to become involved in this court case and wider campaign to disestablish these genocidal churches and governments. 


This is more than another protest, because four of our brothers and sisters who were there that day were killed for it. Remember our heroes Edna, Bingo, William, and Ricky – and carry on the fight they died for! (“If you have found nothing to die for, you have nothing to live for”).

William Combes is featured at 25:25 (he’s the one who saw the queen abduct 10 kids in Kamloops and was murdered in St. Paul’s catholic Hospital in Vancouver). He says, “When those killers die and I die, I’m going to kick their ass!”). Blessings brother. You live on in us.

Also, on a humorous note, the bald priest up front (at the first church) is Glen Dion, who the following month was charged with stealing thousands of dollars out of Holy Rosary’s funds and collection plates. No prosecution of course.

All in all, it was quite the miracle that day – no cops or Knights of Columbus were barring the door of the catholic church, like they usually did. Plus, after assaulting us, the two priests headed out the back door, and the folks in the pews stood in respect as we left. That’s called counting coup! Soul power plus people power equals victory! Now let’s do it again in many places!