Kevin Annett, the pastor turned activist who forced the government of Canada to acknowledge its genocide of native people last year, is taking his truth campaign to California during late March and early April.
The purpose of the California leg of Annett's continental tour is to help inform Americans about crimes against humanity to their north, and launch a political movement to disestablish the institutions of church and state responsible for genocide in his country.
From March 28 to April 5, Annett will speak in five cities in California and link up with aboriginal people and other survivors of similar crimes in America. He will also publicly screen his award-winning documentary film UNREPENTANT, which won the Best Documentary Film Award at the Los Angeles Independent Film Festival in March of 2007.
His itinerary includes the following destinations:
March 28-29: San Diego
March 30-31: Los Angeles and Santa Barbara
March 31-April 1: San Francisco/Berkeley
April 2-4: Arcata, Humboldt University and northern California
(contact Kevin at the emails / numbers below to find out the specifics of these meetings)
Annett, an award-winning author and film maker, has led the movement to bring the churches and government of Canada to justice for their killing of tens of thousands of aboriginal children in their "Indian residential schools."
Last June 11, Annett and his efforts were vindicated when the government of Canada was forced to "apologize" in Parliament for the disappearance and death of children in the residential schools.
Yet now, in the wake of the government's plan to whitewash these crimes and absolve the churches for any responsibility for the death of children under their care, Annett is raising the stakes on these genocidal institutions.
Annett is part of a new political initiative known as the Republican Movement of Kanata, established to sever ties with the British Crown and legally disestablish the Roman Catholic, Anglican and United Church of Canada.
"To finally heal the scars of genocide, we need to end what is causing it, starting with the oligarchic institutions responsible" said Annett in a media statement.
"As long as those unelected bodies - the Crown and its churches - remain the legal power in Canada, there can be no justice for any of their victims - and no democracy for anyone."
Annett’s speaking tour is geared to win international support for the new movement and force a final reckoning with the churches and government of Canada for their proven crimes against humanity.
Later in the spring, Annett will travel to Europe to help convene a public War Crimes Tribunal against the British Crown and the Vatican for their responsibility for the deaths of more than 50,000 children in Indian Residential Schools in Canada.
Annett’s work has earned him international acclaim, as well as nominations for the Order of Canada and the Nobel Peace Prize from such figures as Dr. Noam Chomsky, Irish peace activist and Nobel laureate Mairead Corrigan-Maguire, and Amnesty International co-founder Dr. Jennifer Wade.
To arrange a speaking engagement, interview or meeting with Kevin Annett in your community, of for more information about his itinerary, contact him c/o 250-753-3345 or 1-888-265-1007 (Nanaimo, Canada) or at: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
To learn more, read these websites: www.hiddenfromhistory.org, http://canadiangenocide.nativeweb.org.