One of the progressive activists I follow on Twitter posted a link last night.
In a story that is almost too horrific to believe, what looks to be a childrens’ mass burial ground has been discovered around the Mohawk Institute Indian residential school near Brantford, Ontario, Canada.
“According to Rev. Kevin Annett, Secretary of the International Tribunal for Crimes of Church and States (www.itccs.org), the Mohawk Institute was “set up by the Anglican Church of England in 1832 to imprison and destroy generations of Mohawk children. This very first Indian [First Nations] residential school in Canada lasted until 1970, and, like in most residential schools, more than half of the children imprisoned there never returned. Many of them are buried all around the school.”
Preliminary scanning by ground penetrating radar adjacent to the now closed main building Mohawk Institute has revealed that “between 15-20 feet of soil” was brought in and put over the mass graves just before the Mohawk Institute closed in 1970 in order to camouflage the mass graves of Mohawk Children and avoid prosecution for genocide and crimes against humanity under the Geneva Conventions, the International Criminal Court, and cooperating national courts.
International Tribunal for Crimes of Church and States (ITCCS.org) is expected to commence judicial proceedings starting in late October 2011 in Brussels, Belgium and Dublin, Ireland for child genocide crimes against humanity against defendants Elizabeth Windsor, head of state of Canada and head of the Church of England and Pope Joseph Ratzinger, both of whom knowingly participated in the planning and coverup of the child genocide, according to forensic evidence.
It’s a story based entirely on a set of press releases and videos by the ITCCS, which is enough to raise some flags for me. More were raised as the story went on.
The discovery of the mass graves of Mohawk children, uncovered by ground-penetrating radar at the Mohawk Institute comes on the heels of videotaped evidence by eyewitness William Coombes, who in Oct. 1964 witnessed Elizabeth Windsor, as Head of State of Canada and Head of the Church of England, visit an aboriginal school in Kamloops, British Columbia, choose 10 young aboriginal children, made them kiss her feet, and allegedly took them from the school for a picnic at a lake.
The 10 aboriginal children were never seen again. Mr. Coombes, who was to give evidence at the International Tribunal for Crimes of Church and States (ITCCS.org) of Elizabeth Windsor’s child genocide, was murdered in Feb. 2011. Fortunately, Mr. Coombes’ testimony was videotaped before his death and is available for the Tribunal.
Rev. Kevin Annett states that instruments of torture such as a rack for torturing the Mohawk children in ritual torture have been found at the now closed Mohawk Institute. Eyewitnesses from the Mohawk community have stated they witnessed priests in red robes torturing children in ritual torture.
Rev. Annett made these revelations in an exclusive Oct. 7, 2011 interview with Alfred Lambremont Webre. In the interview, Rev. Annett acknowledges the close parallels between the Oct. 1964 personal child genocide and possible ritual killings of 10 aboriginal children by Elizabeth Windsor, Head of State of Canada and Head of the Church of England, and the child genocides occurring during the same period at the Mohawk Institute.
The ritual abuse and murder of children is one of those things that has been alleged so many times and panned out so few that it makes me instantly skeptical. The appropriate response to feeling skeptical, of course, is to keep digging.
I went to Google News to see whether anyone was doing any reporting on this beyond reprinting the press releases. Almost all of the search results were for conspiracy sites. It didn’t take long, looking at the ITCCS website to figure out why. Their official broadcasters run a conspiracy talk radio show.
I did manage to find one Native American news site that contained information I had missed: “Annett said the investigation began September 28 with a psychic he brought from B.C..” Even if none of the national or big regional presses had picked this up, I would have expected the specialty presses to have information from someone other than Annett. So far, not so good.
I checked the individuals and groups mentioned in the press releases and videos. Men’s Fire doesn’t have an official site that I could find. They appear to be an activist group within Six Nations, having gotten the most coverage for protesting land claims by developers. Six Nations doesn’t mention the disinterment or investigation in their news. Nor do any of the Mohawk councils to which they link.
I did find some more information when I looked up Bill Squire, the Mohawk elder quotes as approving Annett’s plan and who has equated the theft of land with genocide. It turns out he represents a local labor group and one of those rather odd groups that pops up now and again around indigenous peoples. Warning, if the blue and red don’t already hurt your eyes, the text will hurt your brain.
The site that links Bill Squire to Sovran has some more information about the group:
The “Sovran” Movement
The proponents of the “Sovran” movement include members of dangerous militias (one of whom worked to overthrow a government), alternative medicine, New Agers, and Quebec separatists. The central idea running through this movement is that a person can supposedly legally declare themselves sovereign, or in the movement’s bizarre misspelling, “Sovran,” and thus be beyond all laws. Sorry, but the real world does not work that way, and the only likely result is that you will go to jail. Judges and prosecutors will just be amused at how little you understand both the law and the real world.
The Sovran group has “Departments of Technology” and sells “Quantum Healing,” “Orgonite Pendants,” “Healing Machines to cure cancer,” and an “Energy Auto Charging Device to restructure the molecules of the OGM Foods.” For various fees from fifty to 300 dollars, plus annual fees of twelve more dollars, you can get different IDs and license plates. Their store is largely altmedicine, including pyramids and “implant killers.” Someone needs to tell them The Matrix was just a movie.
The Sovran group will also give you advice on the IRS, have a Security Department and another called, “Formation and Guiding Department for all new Ambassadors.” There is also a department called Hemp Industry, and another called Earth Healing.
The Sovran group uses false versions of Native prophecies from a virtual Who’s Who of New Age frauds, including:
Adam DeArmon AKA “Adam Yellowbird of Sedona,” a white New Age healer.
Roy Steevensz AKA “Roy Littlesun,” a Dutch-Indonesian man claiming to be a Hopi elder who is barred from the Hopi Nations for disrupting their ceremonies
Aurelio Diaz AKA Tekpankalli, who claims to be Purapecha, but has an Aztec name.
Perhaps our “psychic” who sent Annett after the bodies of ritually murdered children came out of Sovran. Either way, claiming his approval as a Mohawk elder should not be inferred to signal an endorsement of the ritual killing theory by any of the larger native governments of the area.
This is important because when I started researching Annett himself, I found a history of using native activist organizations for personal fundraising, claiming their support and endorsement, and failing to treat them as partners in his own plan for…whatever his plan is. Annett says it is to uncover the truth. Whatever his purposes, he seems to be repeating part of the pattern here.
There are, of course, other sites that say the reason he’s been discredited is exactly that he is trying to expose the truth. Annett’s own explanations rely on all the official representatives of native Canadians being corrupt and agreeing to keep the deaths of thousands of children secret. Given the requirement for a vast conspiracy in Annett’s account, and the fact that a historian published (under his university press) the harsh documentation of residential schools, A National Crime, the very next year, I’m less inclined to believe Annett than the activists.
In fact, this issue routinely gets press these days, even outside of Canada. Cynically, I find myself wondering whether this is why Annett is no longer going on about genocide but is focusing on ritual abuse and murder by high-ranking government officials. Apparently taking children away from their parents and their communities, sexually and otherwise abusing them, and shoving healthy children into residential schooling with children with tuberculosis isn’t sexy enough. Not if it means the attention is going somewhere else.
In addition to the conspiracy websites, I found the unchecked, unqualified information from the ITCCS on a couple of atheist sites. There are plenty of anti-religious critiques to be made of Canadian residential school history: Churches ran the schools; they provided the personnel that abused these children; they ignored the abuse for decades; getting the money for restitution has not always gone smoothly. It will take some research, but there are lines to be drawn between church authoritarianism, the assumption of God’s will in colonization, and the horrors that have already been well-documented.
Can we please, please, not pass this particular story around with gasps and pointing fingers? Not unless and until it checks out?