Related: Deliver Us From Evil
Taking Action - What You Can Do:
1. Educate Yourself and Others
a) Order and distribute our book Hidden from History:
The Canadian Holocaust and our film UNREPENTANT to libraries, colleges and the media in your community - UNREPENTANT can be ordered through our Commission (below) and view the above video.
b) Hold a public screening of UNREPENTANT in your community and invite Kevin Annett to come and speak at the event.
c) Order educational material and leaflets from our Truth Commission (Education Kit #1), and distribute them outside Catholic, Anglican and United Churches on Sunday mornings (see contact info below)
2. Refuse to Cooperate with Genocidal Institutions
a) Boycott the Catholic, Anglican and United Church of Canada - Refuse to attend their services or rent their facilities, or if you do attend, withhold from them all donations, tithing and bequests. (See the sample Declaration of Conscience form below
Sample Declaration of Conscience Form:
To be submitted to the Catholic, Anglican and United Church of Canada
Pledge of Conscience
I, the undersigned, cannot in good conscience contribute money to this church until it returns the remains of the children who died under its care, in Indian Residential Schools and hospitals, and fully discloses their fate and cause of death.
Until this occurs, I am refraining from financially supporting this church. I will not make any form of donation or pledge to this church, nor will I rent your facilities. I will urge others to conduct a similar boycott of your institution.
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b) Withhold all tax payments to the government of Canada.
c) Support an international boycott of Canadian tourism and goods, and a boycott of the 2010 Olympics in British Columbia.
d) Write to your local M.P. and to Revenue Canada and demand that the charitable tax-exempt status of the Catholic, Anglican and United Church of Canada be revoked.
3. Take Direct Action
a) Hold protests, memorial vigils and civil disobedience actions at these churches and government facilities, demanding to know where the deceased residential school children are buried, and calling for their return to their families for a proper burial, and for a surrender of those persons responsible for their deaths.
b) Publicly identify and perform citizens' arrests on those persons responsible for crimes against native people and the land.
c) Create indigenous and popular courts of justice where the perpetrators of murder and other crimes against our people and the land can be tried and sentenced.
4. Support our efforts to launch a full, non-governmental inquiry into genocide in Canadian Indian residential schools
a) Endorse our call for an international Tribunal into Genocide in Canada.
b) Organize a local chapter of our Truth Commission in your community and formally affiliate yourself and your organization with our Commission.
5. Help us to research and document the evidence of genocide in Canada
a) Interview residential school survivors in your community, record their stories, and help create local video libraries containing this evidence.
b) Research local archives and government and church records for the evidence of crimes in residential schools and hospitals across Canada.
c) Organize academic and public conferences on the theme of genocide in Canada.
6. Send us a donation, which will be used to produce our books and film and fund our research and travel costs
To send donations, see the Paypal link on this website, or send a cheque or money order made out to Lori O'Rorke to - 260 Kennedy St., Nanaimo, B.C. Canada V9R 2H8.
To order our books, film and other material, and to arrange to work with us, contact:
The Truth Commission into Genocide in Canada
c/o 260 Kennedy St.
Nanaimo, B.C. Canada V9R 2H8
ph: 250-753-3345 or 1-888-265-1007
CBC Radio Interview
- As It Happens: May 28, 2007: In a national prime time interview on "As It Happens
", Kevin Annett accuses the government and churches of Canada of genocide, and challenges them to publicly disclose the fate and buried remains of children who died in Indian residential schools. Kevin is preced ed in this interview by government spokesperson Bob Watts.