I first heard about Kevin Annett when he was coming to Occupy Vancouver. There was a debate going on already, about someone’s proposal to ‘occupy the churches’ in the name of justice for Canadian indigenous residential schools. The plan was to invade and occupy a Catholic and a United church in downtown Vancouver.
This immediately seemed like a bad idea to me. Not only because of the PR impact on Occupy Vancouver, but also for the Indigenous community who were pushing for us to join them. The fact is that the vast majority of British Colombians abhor this part of our country’s history- it would be hard to find someone who would say otherwise. I’d guess that most of the clergy agree- or, at least, they would have to present themselves as believing it was an atrocity. Even Canadians who are unhappy with the indigenous community still carry a certain amount of post-colonial doubt…
When I presented this case there were many people who agreed, but a few people resisted quite strongly. This was another one of those puzzling cases where the counter-argument was completely void of logic- consequently, as usual in such situations, the debate became emotional for some. Regardless, in the end, we agreed that Annett was pushing things too far by invading churches…
When I arrived here I was totally surprised to hear that Annett had also been to Occupy Toronto- and blown away by the story behind it. Apparently, people at OT had paid $500 to rent ground sonar equipment for Mr Annett to search for a mass grave at the Six Nations reserve! Say what?
There is so much wrong with this video that I don’t even know where to start. First, notice how Dave Vasey appears to be organizing the affair (one of his rare appearances at a GA at city hall.) I wrote about Dave in my last article and how he has been involved in the organizing at the Six Nations where he and Taylor Chelsea (Pottymouth) taught people about how Black Bloc tactics are exercised.
More important, look at how much of a schmuck Kevin Annett is the way he reaches into his pocket and starts to wave around the ‘bones of children’ in front of the crowd! If these actually were the bones of children, what sort of animal would act this way with them? This man is sick.
And, if you have any doubt left of whether Annett is a schmuck or not, have a look at the collection of letters that have been put together by the people who defrocked him at the United Church. Hell, even Amnesty International says he is a liar!
Also notice in the video that Annett claims that the bones “have been verified by an archaeologist to be the bones of young children.” This is interesting because Kevin has changed his story on if the bones are real or not several times. This video was from last year- yet, earlier this year he stated that the bones weren’t tested but had been submitted to a leading American forensic specialist in late December. I called a forensics lab in the US and they confirmed to me that it takes 7 days to do a DNA test- when I approached people from the Six-Nations reserve they told me they were still waiting for results at the end of February…
The fact is that Annett has told six different stories about the bones. So, I decided to ask him myself a few days ago, here’s his response:
So, asking a question is slinging innuendo, is it? It is if you are talking to a madman. I’ll be writing a lot more about the cult of Kevin Annett in the next few days- quite a fascinating story. Especially how it appears the story of the bones is being used to promote an indigenous uprising for June 21st. I’ve been warned they plan to be armed, multiple Oka’s across the country. Coming to a town near you…
- Occupy Vancouver, Kevin Annett, Knights of Columbus & Ricky Lavallie (genuinewitty.com)
- BullyWatch: Letter I wrote to Dave Vasey this morning (genuinewitty.com)
- The Coc’s Cop-Out (Once Again…) (genuinewitty.com)
- Is it Nothing to You? Another Hero Falls by Kevin Annett (promoteliberty.wordpress.com)
Well, as P.T. Barnum once said, I don’t care what you call me, just don’t spell my name wrong. And listen friend, check out your dictionary at what psychopath really means. Nothing’s being imagined, graves or otherwise – but lots is being denied, including by you. cheers, Kevin Annett
Oh Kevin, you with your grandiose named “International Court” and other delusions. How can we trust a man who does things like that?
A psychopath is a person who can tell such lies without considering or having remorse towards the pain you are causing for others.
To make false claims about the bones of children while waving them around in the air is a disgusting example of schmuckism Kevin. You are one dirty and sick bastard. Do you not understand how Dave Vasey and crowd are using your craziness to initiate a race war? Have you no shame? Of course not, you are a psychopath!
Apparently we’re not the only ones that have this opinion of you.
And I quote:
Kevin Annett has continually re-abused the horrible victims of Canada’s Holocaust. It is no longer about the survivors for Annett, he has betrayed their trusts many times and now calls all of those who detract from him police agents. Those who know what happened to AIM when similar rumours were spread about Anna Mae should note this man passing such false information now.
You may have visited his site and seen that he pretends to have been close associates of Harriet Nahanee; this is very much not the case as her family would tell you if necessary. Annett did not attend her funeral and would not likely have been welcomed.
Harriet Nahanee and many other people have been very hurt, abused and generally re-molested by the tactics of Kevin Annett, who sadly acts like so many other white people on these matters. His abuse of the already abused is beyond tolerable; at least half a dozen people in his film are already known to never have given permission to Annett to use their incredibly private, personal stories of genocidal abuse publicly, and certainly not to advance his own “saviour role”.
~ Diane Kage, MSW (Retired)
Harriet Nahanee didn’t get on very well with her family, either.
“who sadly acts like so many other white people on these matters” – uh… in almost ten years, I’ve never even heard of another white person (or native, for that matter) trying to hold anyone to account for the deaths in the schools.
And what you say about the people in his film not having given permission is flat out false; the source you heard it from might well believe it, but that doesn’t make it tru. I do happen to know.
Here’s another person who doesn’t think much of Mr Annett…
This makes me literally sick to my stomach. How disrespectful and callous.
http://thetyee.ca/Views/2008/04/30/TruthAndAbuse/ Seems the Annett fanbase is taking a good old fashioned shitkicking .http://www.united-church.ca/aboriginal/schools/statements/annett
The more I learn about this guy the more confounded I am how Dave Vasey & crowd can support him. What’s wrong with these people?
Both articles paid for by perpetrators with lots of other people’s money.
You might also be pleased to know that Annett is back with a new name (he has lately taken to calling himself Eagle Strong Voice) You can’t make this stuff up …
Indeed! When you are an Occupier, real life is often more strange than fiction…
He was given the name by Anishnabe elder Louis Daniels. I was there.
Until now I never thought much about Kevin Annett . I have listen to and read this garbage and to me it off the wall .. By my understanding he was a minister , now spends his time on many native issues only to stir up trouble with those who will follow him. . He has spent time on the Six Nations with people who have been digging for bones of missing children . He is not telling the truth about what is really happening there. They dug down fare enough to use the sonar to detect the bones . There had been 25 feet of fill covering the area when closing of the school. The bones were found and they seem to have been sawed off when placed into the site.
He has become good friends with those who have power and he should not be trusted. Who knows if he might be a mole for the government, secretly manipulating people into creating these protests and lies to discredit the Native people. His actions are unwarranted and manipulating by clever maneuvering the control using angry people to suit his purpose to benefit himself by misleading people he really hates. These sort of people have
been manipulating and dis-sieving First Nations for five hundred years ,only to benefit for them selves. I say he could be an infetraighter.
Are you a agent provocateur for the illuminati european elite. They don’t want the stories out and it seems that you are really trying to make the truth of what happened in the Canadian holocaust insignicant. You are an insult to anyone’s intelligence…they evidence is all there. Genocide was committed and continues to be committed in Canada.
You are someone who has drank too much kool-aid sir. The evidence will be certain 7 days after the bones are sent for a DNA test- simple…
Are you suggesting that evidence of the entire genocide rests on the dna test conducted on the one little piece of bone in the video?
I’m suggesting that the validity of the findings in the ‘mush pit’ rests on a DNA test on a piece of bone- yes.
Well, keep in mind that there are over 300 acres still to survey on that one site… whatever results might come of one analysis will hardly settle the question once and for all.
My goodness he doesn’t even have those bones in plastic bags. Any information can be contested from tests, because Kevin has contaminated the alleged evidence. Hello, when evidence is found it is suppose to be preserved to prevent contamination. What an idiot.Seriously. The First archeologist here in Canada said one out of sixteen bones may have been human. Without it being sent for forensics Kevin Annett is announcing that two bones are human. Yet he didn’t have the presence of mind to preserve the bones for testing. Again what an idiot.
Idiot, or does he just not care because he is a con artist?
He obviously doesn’t care and is a con artist. A person that cares would not hike those bones without any due respect to the deceased, the family or Indians, yet he is also an idiot for not having the presence of mind to put the evidence in some sort of container to avoid contamination. He has no shame for what he is doing. Its all about Kevin, he doesn’t care.
Actually, its all about trying to rouse enough concern to get a full-scale non-partisan genuine investigation going.
Its amazing to see all this outrage at the mistakes Kevin makes, while I see no concern expressed at all about the fact that, despite decades now of reporting survivors’ accounts of unmarked and mass graves of children at schools across the continent, there has never been any serious investigation into the allegations by the cops, not one charge for the death of even a single child in the legal care of those churches, or that the institutions responsible for ALL of the atrocities are running the publicly funded ($6 billion and counting…) “Truth and Reconciliation Commission” (in which survivors are NOT allowed to mention the names of any of their aggressors). Where is your anger about all of that?
My husband, Royce White Calf – full blood Oglala Lakota – has asked that I speak for him with regard to this matter. It will be to the grave dismay to Mr. Annett that he lives at home with me, his wife of 20 years, and our two sons. Mr. Annett has in desperation among 18 years of other accumulated lies, for which factual proof rests with our attorneys, attempted to misinform deliberately the international community that my husband and I are ‘estranged’. Royce is a humble but beloved leader to his People and speaks for his Elders in international capacity. He wishes me to state on his People’s behalf that proof of Mr. Annett’s grand international fraud has been exposed to Native Elders and spiritual leaders in North America. They have chosen to remain non-confrontational so as to deny him attention (that he so craves). All agree his crimes are eggregious, and his behavior is clearly pathological. It is an accepted social moray to assess pathology without the assistance of psychiatry – though all agree psychiatry would be a wise avenue for Mr. Annett. My husband has asked me to speak up here to invite any that desire information and factual proof of Mr. Annett’s fraud and documented slander, lies, theft and crimes to Native Peoples in North America and Canada to contact us via this site. Royce has chosen to speak up now due to the nature of the crimes regarding lies perpetrated about mass graves – and at his Elders behest. I have always served my husband in this capacity as assistant. It may be noted here that I have already- among countless other good people- been labeled by Mr. Annett as a “BLACK OPS”, whatever that means. Finally, my husband and I were chosen as honorable jurors for the IHRAAM Tribunal of 1998, where we met Mr. Annett. Our participation during the Tribunal has been gravely lied about in his most recent ‘book’, DISROBING THE EMPEROR. Careful planning and strategy to protect ourselves and all other Native Peoples from this terrifying predator ( I am Caucasian) has led us to proceed with grave caution. Thank you.