Fw: Letter to the Editor: Stop the "truth and reconciliation" fraud - please print and circulate...
From: Eagle Strong Voice
>June 2, 2010
>Open Letter to the People of Winnipeg
>June 15, Winnipeg
>will be the scene of the greatest miscarriage of justice in Canadian history:
>an expensive and disgusting fraud called the Indian Residential Schools “Truth
>and Reconciliation Commission” (TRC).
>of doing what any normal inquiry into crimes of rape, murder and torture would
>do – gather evidence in an open and uncensored forum in order to lay criminal
>charges against the guilty – the government-funded TRC will muzzle witnesses,
>protect the guilty and prevent any criminal investigation into residential
>schools, including the deaths of thousands of children.
>glance at the TRC’s mandate reveals that it will have no power to lay criminal
>charges, issue subpoenas or compel involvement, which is not surprising, since
>the TRC Commissioners were appointed in part by the very Catholic, Anglican and
>United churches that ran the residential schools!
>self-inquiry by the guilty will also not allow any names to be named or
>wrongdoing to be discussed, nor will it offer any immunity or protection to
>people giving statements.
>short, the TRC is saying to those who somehow survived the residential
>schools: Come and tell your story! You risk legal retaliation if you do
>you can’t actually name anyone who’s responsible, and we’ll never act
>anything you tell us, and the perpetrators will get off scot free. But
>we call “truth and reconciliation” here in Canada .
>politicians and church leaders who set up this fraud should do more than turn
>away in shame: they, and their pathetic aboriginal accomplices, should be brought to trial for conspiring to obstruct
>justice and conceal their own complicity in genocide.
>Canadians are to recover any semblance of humanity and honor, it’s time we
>stopped this kind of smug self-absolution called the TRC, and find the courage
>to face and admit what our culture did and is still doing to native people: and
>then face the consequences.
>for that to happen, we’ll need a revolution in this country, since those who
>murdered thousands of native children are still in power.
>meantime, let us do what decency requires: boycott the TRC, and start holding
>real legal investigations that have the power to convict and jail those
>responsible for the torture and murder of innocent children within Indian residential schools.
>Please join me and others outside the TRC fiasco on June 15 at The Forks, in memory of these children.
>The Friends and Relatives of the Disappeared
>260 Kennedy St.
>Nanaimo, B.C. V9R 2H8
>250-753-3345 or 1-888-265-1007
>Read and Hear the truth of Genocide in Canada, past and
>present, at this website: www.hiddenfromhistory.org , and watch Kevin's
>award-winning documentary film UNREPENTANT on the same website.
>>UNREPENTANT: Kevin Annett and Canada's Genocide
>>- Winner, Best Foreign Documentary Film, Los Angeles Independent Film Festival, March 2007, Best Director of a Foreign Documentary, New York Independent Film Festival, October 2006
>>- Winner, Best Canadian Film, Creation Aboriginal Film Festival, Edmonton, 2009
>>“Kevin is more deserving of the Nobel Peace Prize than many who have received it in the past.”
>>- Dr. Noam Chomsky
>Institute Professor Emeritus
>Massachusetts Institute of Technology
>>"As a long time front line worker with the Elders' Council at the
>Downtown Eastside Women's Centre, I stand behind what Kevin Annett is
>trying to do for our people. The genocide that continues today and
>which stemmed from the residential schools needs to be exposed. Kevin
>Annett helps break the silence, and brings the voice of our people all
>over the world."
>>Carol Muree Martin - Spirit Tree Woman
>>"I gave Kevin Annett his Indian name, Eagle Strong Voice, in 2004 when
>I adopted him into our Anishinabe Nation. He carries that name proudly
>because he is doing the job he was sent to do, to tell his people of
>their wrongs. He speaks strongly and with truth. He speaks for our
>stolen and murdered children. I ask everyone to listen to him and
>>Chief Louis Daniels - Whispers Wind
>>Elder, Turtle Clan, Anishinabe Nation