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UNREPENTANT: KEVIN ANNETT AND CANADA’S
(NATIVE PEOPLES) GENOCIDE
UK MP: Queen may derail March 2014 Brussels trial with Pope by arresting Kevin Annett for sedition
Published on Feb 8, 2014
UK MP: Queen may derail March 2014 Brussels trial with Pope by arresting Kevin Annett for sedition
Kevin Anette Biography http://canadiangenocide.nativeweb.org/kevin_bio.html
Hidden from History: The Canadian Holocaust
Biography of Reverend Kevin Daniel Annett
Secretary, The Truth Commission into Genocide in Canada
(established September 3, 2000, in Vancouver, BC, from a mandate arising from the IHRAAM Tribunal into Canadian Residential Schools, June 12-14, 1998, Vancouver)
Author of Hidden from History: The Canadian Holocaust (February 2001), and Love and Death in the Valley (First Books, November 2002)
Born Edmonton, Alberta, 1956
Raised in Winnipeg and Vancouver
Education and Professional Background:
B.A., Anthropology, University of British Columbia (UBC), 1983
M.A., Political Science, UBC, 1986
M.Div, Vancouver School of Theology, 1990
Graduate with Honors, Native Ministries Consortium, 1993
Worked as Counsellor and Community Organizer, 1976 – 1990
Ordained as a Minister in the United Church of Canada, May, 1990
Served in churches in rural Manitoba, 1990-91
Served as Director of Urban Ministry program and Chaplain at Fred Victor Mission, Toronto, 1991-92
Hired as Minister of St. Andrew’s United Church, Port Alberni, BC, July 1992; tripled the size of this congregation and served there until summarily fired without cause or notice on January 23, 1995, after uncovering evidence of murders and land theft by United Church officers; subsequently expelled from United Church ministry without due process, March 1997
Ordained as Minister in the Cooperative Community Fellowship Church, December, 1995
Counsellor and Documenter, Residential School Healing Circles, Vancouver, 1996-present
Organized IHRAAM Tribunal into Canadian Residential Schools, under the auspices of the United Nations, June 12-14, 1998, Vancouver; served as Advisor and authored final report of the Tribunal
Founded the Truth Commission into Genocide in Canada, September 2000
Hired as Lecturer in Canadian Studies, Langara College, Vancouver, September 2000
Created and Hosts “Hidden from History”, a public affairs and human rights program on Vancouver Cooperative Radio, February 2001 to present
Presently serving as Minister of All Peoples’ Church, a non- denominational community church uniting native and non-native people, Vancouver
Other Achievements and Involvements:
1. Founder or Co-Founder of the following Organizations:
The British Columbia Educational Task Force, 1973
The Hamilton Union of the Unemployed, 1978
The Green Party of British Columbia, 1983
The Lower Mainland Solidarity Coalition, 1983
The Coalition to Oppose the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS), 1984
The Ecumenical Coalition for Social Justice, 1986
The Melita Rural Life Survival Network, Manitoba, 1990
The Loaves and Fishes Food Bank, Port Alberni, 1992
Low Income Folks Together (LIFT), Port Alberni, 1993
Justice in the Valley (the first coalition of native and non-native political activists), Port Alberni, 1994
The Circle of Justice, Vancouver, 1997
The IHRAAM Tribunal into Canadian Residential Schools, under United Nations auspices, June 1998
The Truth Commission into Genocide in Canada, 2000
All Peoples’ Church, New Westminster, 2001
2. Served as Resource Person and Counsellor at Native Healing Workshops and Conferences in the following First Nations:
Tseshaht and Opitchesaht bands, Port Alberni, 1993-95
Kwantlen band, Fort Langley, 1997
Songhees Nation, Victoria, 1998, 2000
Squamish Nation, Vancouver, 1998
Burrard band, Vancouver, 1998
Micmac Nation, Bear River band, Nova Scotia, 1999
Cowichan and Nanaimo bands, Duncan, 2000, 2001
Anishnabe Nation, Sioux Lookout, Ontario, May 2002
Thunderbird House, Winnipeg, May 20023
… and at uncounted sessions of Urban Native societies in Vancouver, Victoria, Port Alberni and Winnipeg between 1993 and the present
1. Have published articles or reviews in these periodicals:
The American Indian Review (UK)
The New Internationalist (UK)
Against the Current (USA)
Ha-Shilth-Sa (Nuu-Chah-Nulth Tribal Council, Port Alberni)
The Eastern Door (Akwesasne Six Nations, Montreal)
The Victoria Times-Colonist
2. Published Books:
Hidden from History: The Canadian Holocaust (2001)
Love and Death in the Valley (2002)
Hidden from History, Second Edition (October 2005)
November 25, 2013. http://kevinannett.com/
He was an odious little creep, even by church standards. But in his immaculate suit and “I can sell you anything” smile, he obviously had just the right stuff to head a seminary: specifically, as Principal of my Alma Mater, the Vancouver School of Theology (VST).
His name was Bud Phillips, and he dropped among all the pious bunnies a year after I had enrolled there.
VST’s gaggle of resident theologians were enamoured with Bud, for some reason, despite the fact that the guy’s background was in chartered accountancy and public relations. Conveniently, however, a Master of Divinity degree had found its way onto Bud’s curriculum vitae, much in the same way that the hand picked Medici or Borgia popes of the middle ages were given honorary ordination into the priesthood the day before their bought and paid for elevation into the spot of Top Papal Gun.
Alas, things are more banal, if no less corrupt, in these, humanity’s final days. For with barely a by your leave, The Reverend Bud kicked off his tenure among we, his erstwhile flock, by sacking several long time VST staff members in order to free up the cash needed to redecorate his fancy residence next to the school.
I knew one of the sacrificial lambs who had to face the knife so that Bud could lounge in a sauna: a single mom with two kids named Hanne who worked as a secretary in the school’s Development office. She was in fact the friend and co-worker of my wife back then, Anne McNamee, so from both of them I got all the gory details of what had come down.
“That bastard called all of us into his office and told us that two of us had to be laid off for fiscal reasons, but he wouldn’t say who. Then he tortured us by waiting a week before doing it.”
“Yeah” said Anne. “Then we heard confidentially from Jessie in Accounting that Bud had been told right when he got here that there wasn’t available the $100,000 to fund the renovations he wanted on his house.”
“Well, I guess he’s found the money” I remarked.
Hanne burst into tears at that point, and Anne turned her “Well Kev, what are you going to do about this?” look on me.
Anne generally didn’t like me causing a stink over something that might affect her personally, as she demonstrated with deadly effect some years later; but at the time, she was about to quit her job at VST anyway, so I guess she figured she could afford to have me fight for Hanne’s job – which I did, of course. And in the process, I nearly got bounced from the church even earlier than I eventually was.
Out of that experience, I learned a lot about the fibre, or rather lack of it, of my fellow clergy-in-training, and the whole church crowd. A more circumspect fellow might have grown cautious from the conflict. But all I could see at the time were Hanne’s inconsolable tears – and Bud’s swanky new abode.
So I put out a leaflet, naturally. It was dispatched anonymously, which was unusual for me. It laid out the facts of the debacle and asked, naively, where the justice of Jesus was. And as it appeared like an unwanted mustard seed plant on the walls and tables of VST, the effect my epistle had was comparable to my depositing a pile of excrement on the chapel’s communion table.
The school exploded.
It was fun to watch the normally austere and pretentious veneer of all the god-groupies fall apart as a sort of paranoid McCarthyism swept the school. And Reverend Bud was furious. Within a day of the leaflet’s appearance, he called an assembly and demanded, before the gathered, cowed crowd of all the holy folk, to know the identity of the leaflet’s author.
Bud wanted blood.
It was understandable, from a realpolitick point of view. After all, in his greed, Bud had made himself look like a complete ass hole in front of his entire, new constituency: the kind of guy who would (to quote my Irish relations) “take the eye outta your head and come back for the eyelashes”. And so, like any Emperor caught with his pants down, Bud Phillips needed a scapegoat – you know, like, to distract everybody. And so the witch hunt was on.
Fortunately for my future and short lived career as a clerical caretaker for the United Church of Canada, no-one but Anne and Hanne knew that I had written the offending tract. Yet my visible lack of ecstasy for our new Principal made me an immediate and prime suspect to Bud and his gang of saintly sycophants, which by then included most of the VST faculty and students.
And so, gentle readers, in a not-so-oddly-similar scenario to what would come later, when I broadcast even greater crimes and hypocrisies by the church, the general consensus among the local Christians was that Kevin Annett was clearly to blame.
They had no proof, of course, but that’s never bothered the church officialdom all that much. Overnight, I became a seminarian to avoid: a condition not helped by my tendency to regale anyone within earshot with hitting quotes from Monty Python’s Life of Brian – my favourite one being, of course, “Alright, I AM the Messiah. Now fuck off!”.
Hanne never did get her job back. And oddly enough, two years later, I graduated from VST into the comfy ranks of the United Church clergy.
I suppose the church overlooked my little “indiscretion”, and Bud’s bigger one, for the same reason: the institution had to carry on. Now as then, they have a deficit of clergy people, and practically anyone will do. Besides, the Temple money changers probably didn’t imagine that I would be back again for an even more impressive table-overturning performance, at a little place called Port Alberni.
It just goes to show you that rulers of whatever denomination tend to exchange not only their ethics but wisdom and reason itself for a new sauna and nicer wall panelling in their private studies.
BREAKING NEWS “The Downfall of the Vatican The Queen & The System”
Published on Feb 25, 2013
Recorded on 2/25/2013
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