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There is a holocaust that you have never heard of in a place you would never guess. Canada. You see, for deacdes there was a slient holcaust going on in Canada, one that involved taking away the children of the indians (in other words, the natives) to "Indian Schools" far away from their home. The vast majority of them never made it home. It is estimated that over a million were killed, mostly while going to these "religous" schools.
To discuss this we will have Kevin Annett (http://itccs.org).
Born 1956, Canada
Nobel Peace Prize Nominee (2013)
Community minister, human rights consultant and Field Secretary for The International Tribunal into Crimes of Church and State (ITCCS) – Award winning documentary film maker (Unrepentant, 2007) and author*
Education: B.A. (Anthropology), University of British Columbia (UBC), 1983; M.A. (Political Science), UBC, 1986; M.Div. (Master of Divinity), Vancouver School of Theology, 1990
Ordained as clergyman into United Church of Canada, 1990. Held three pastoral positions, including as Minister of St. Andrew’s United Church, Port Alberni, 1992-1995. Fired without cause and expelled from ministry without due process, 1995-97, after publicly exposing the death of aboriginal children and land theft by the United Church.
Organized the first public inquiry into crimes in Canadian Indian residential schools, co-sponsored by United Nations affiliate IHRAAM, June 12-14, 1998, Vancouver
Established first permanent body to further this inquiry, September 2000, Vancouver: The Truth Commission into Genocide in Canada; appointed Acting Secretary
Published first account of crimes of Genocide in Indian residential schools, February, 2001: “Hidden from History: The Canadian Holocaust”.
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