What Children’s Bones Reveal: A Lament for the Dead and a Call to the Living
by Kevin D. Annett
Canadian Field Secretary of the International Tribunal of Crimes of Church and State (www.murderbydecree.com)
First excavation of Indian residential school children’s bones, Brantford, Ontario, October 2011(Archives of the ITCCS and Mohawk elders)
I first learned of the mass graves of children in Kamloops twenty-three years ago from an eyewitness who had helped bury them. In June 1998, he spoke at a Vancouver Tribunal I organized to investigate genocide in Canadian Indian schools. His name was Jessie Jules.
Jessie was a frightened man. He had been warned by his own native band council in Kamloops not to speak about what he knew.
“They told me I’d get thrown out of my home on the reserve if I ever mentioned the dead kids” Jessie said on record to our panel of Tribunal judges. But despite this threat he spoke anyway.
Jessie told us how his fellow Kamloops students were starved to death in underground chambers at the school and forced to sleep with children dying of tuberculosis after they tried running away. He named Catholic priests like Brother Murphy who sodomized kids with cattle prods and beat a boy named Arnold to death with a club. Jessie saw another priest push a young girl named Patricia out a window to her death. He even drew us a map of where he buried children at night at the order of the priests.
“There were lots of those little bodies” he said. “We ran out of room in the ground, so they started burning them in the school furnace. It was kept going 24-7. They even chucked in there the babies from the girls they’d got pregnant, to get rid of the evidence. I saw the nuns do it.”
The Kamloops center was a particular house of horrors, even by residential school standards, which is why such an effort has been made by the guilty to hide their atrocities. For many years it was an experimental center where particularly rebellious Indian children were sent for “special treatment”, including involuntary drug testing, sexual sterilizations, and pain threshold studies to see how much torture the mind and body can endure. Generations of experimental vaccines were tried out on Indian children at Kamloops by drug companies like Pfizer, Bayer, and Eli Lilly with the help of the Catholic church and the government. Most of the little test subjects died.
After our Tribunal had catalogued these grisly crimes, in mid-June of 1998, we shared with the world the evidence, including Jessie’s account and that of twenty-eight other survivors with similar stories of the Canadian Holocaust that killed more than 60,000 children over a century. We included Indian school records from Kamloops and across the country showing a huge death rate of over fifty percent that spanned decades, and evidence that disease was routinely and deliberately spread among children by the staff, and letters confirming the sexual sterilization of native children by church doctors that was funded by the Canadian government.
We sent this proof of genocide to the world’s media, the Canadian government, the United Nations and to aboriginal groups and band councils across Canada, including the one in Kamloops. And every single one of them ignored us.
Over the years that followed some of us did not give up. Our campaign to expose our home-grown genocide grew until it threatened the Church and State killers, as lawsuits by survivors escalated thanks to our work. And in retaliation, the RCMP and the blood-soaked Catholic, Anglican, and United churches began attacking us, smearing us to the press and killing our native eyewitnesses. They even dug up and destroyed the graves of children we had identified.
Like a huge baby-burning furnace, Canada has done everything possible to get rid of the evidence and wipe clean the memory of its mass murder of children. And that deadly coverup is still going on. We have witnessed it happen again just this past week, at the scene of the crime in Kamloops, British Columbia.
Last week, the Kamloops Indian band leaders displayed a sudden concern for their relatives in the ground whom they have ignored for so many decades. The state funded Tk’emlups band council announced that it is digging up a mass grave of 215 children just south of the former school. In fact, what they are doing is breaking the law.
The band council officials are interfering with a crime scene and obstructing justice by destroying the evidence of how those children died. So naturally they’re doing the dig quickly and in secret, without any plan to determine how the children died or who caused their death or to lay criminal charges. Even though the site is a crime scene, the police are absent, and the media and public are banned from the site. And since the land is legally owned by the Crown, this subversion of justice is authorized and is being done in the name of the Canadian state and the Queen of England.
To cover their misdeeds, the band council’s public relations people are issuing the usual politically-correct phrases about justice and remembrance. This is mere smokescreen to distract from their destruction of the graves, but it also hides the fact that for decades, the Kamloops chief and council actively colluded in keeping secret the murder of so many of their children.
As early as 1922 the Canadian government made a deal with band council chiefs that in exchange for benefits, they would round up the children from their tribes and deliver them into the residential school death camps and hospitals. The chiefs also agreed to track down runaway children and bury those who died in secret. Is it any wonder that the same chiefly families are now posing as the good guys?
Those kind of sweetheart deals with the native elites are nothing new in Canada and have ensured that our domestic genocide has remained hidden and that it continues today. But a particular insiders’ arrangement took place in the spring of 1996 that ensured that west coast chiefs and councils would steer clear of mentioning dead residential school children and mass graves.
On April 10th of that year in Port Alberni, leaders of all three guilty churches met with the state-funded chiefs. The deal offered by the churches would fork over monetary settlements to residential school survivors for limited “sexual and physical abuses” provided that the chiefs never supported investigations into deaths and burials in the schools. The chiefs agreed to this Judas offer, and their silence was bought.
This private arrangement broke down over the years as our campaign forced the little matter of buried children to the surface and the crime could no longer be denied: especially two years ago, when Justin Trudeau publicly admitted that genocide had happened in Canada. At that point, under international law Trudeau should have been hauled before a War Crimes trial, along with his co-conspirators in the churches, police and native band councils. Instead, the world community turned a blind eye on the Canadian Holocaust and did not enforce its own Genocide Convention. That freed up Trudeau to give the same assurance and legal indemnification to the native chiefs that the churches had received in the summer of 2008 as part of the government’s farcical “apology”. The issue of buried children could then be safely spun and damage controlled, as is now being done in Kamloops.
And so, copying their Church and State partners, the Tk’emlups band council’s disinterring of children’s remains is openly defying international law, which states that the parties to a Crime against Humanity cannot investigate their own crime. The Kamloops dig is nothing less than a smaller version of the massive obstruction of justice that was Canada’s misnamed “Truth and Reconciliation Commission”. The law has become a dead letter and the killers are once again officially exonerating themselves. This fact seems to have eluded everyone who is applauding the dig.
Like a bad comedy, all the dirty actors are jumping in now to milk this chance to evade justice and look good in the process. This week in the press the British Columbia Coroner announced that he will be on the scene working closely with the Tk’emlups band council to “investigate” the children’s remains, as if that’s a good thing. It isn’t, actually, since the BC Coroner has a long and sordid history of issuing fake certificates to conceal the real cause of death of murdered Indians.
My friend William Combes suffered such a fate at the hands of the Coroner’s office. After enduring years of sodomy, torture on a rack and electric shocks at the Kamloops school, William witnessed the abduction of ten Kamloops school children by Queen Elizabeth on October 10, 1964. Just before he was to give his testimony before a citizens’ Grand Jury in February 2011, William was killed by arsenic poisoning at the Catholic St. Paul’s hospital in Vancouver.
The BC Coroner claimed that William’s death was due to tubercular meningitis. But his attending nurse Chloe Kirker has said under oath that William had no symptoms of TB, but rather the bloated face and darkened fingernails of one who has been poisoned by arsenic. So, the very fact that the BC Coroner is showing up in Kamloops now is a sign that an official coverup is at work. You can be assured that any incriminating evidence found on those little bones will be expunged as quickly as were their lives.
The whole sorry charade reminds me of a scene from the movie Mississippi Burning, when three civil rights workers are murdered by the Ku Klux Klan and thrown into a swamp. But when their bodies are discovered, it is the sheriffs and judges who are KKK members who disinter the remains and conduct the autopsy and issue the verdict on their death that prevents anyone from going to jail. And all the locals and the press are satisfied that justice has been done!
In that regard, it’s not only the aboriginal accomplices to the serial killer called Christian Canada that are falsely posing as the friends of the slaughtered innocents. So too is the rest of the world and its media. Suddenly the mass graves of Canadian residential school children have become hot news in the New York Times and the BBC and China’s Peoples’ Daily. But where were they all in the summer of 1998 after our Tribunal first broke the news, and in November 2011 when our campaign unearthed the positively identified bones of Mohawk residential school children in Brantford, Ontario?
We know very well that this contrivance in Kamloops is not simply another sordid coverup. It is the way of all serial killers who hold power. First, they torture and kill their victims for profit or sport, then they secretly bury them and their memory, and much later after the truth begins to emerge and it is safe to do so, the murdered are disinterred by the killers themselves who shed crocodile tears and claim it was all an unfortunate accident, a sad chapter that can be healed and reconciled, somehow.
This farce is ultimately about power. It is how a few people hold power over the many. The killers on their thrones must continually prove that they can murder whoever they like and get away with it, and then with noblesse oblige issue insulting “apologies” to pretend things are different now. That big lie is not just a way to legally indemnify themselves, but to laugh in the face of their victims and keep them and their descendants in their place.
We know the agenda of criminals in power all too well because it keeps repeating itself: the same murderous pattern of Church and State to kill, conceal and repeat. And yet paradoxically their reopening of the graves of those they have tried so hard to erase is also an act of desperate self-destruction; a turning of the tables on themselves, like during an exorcism when the possessing entity is forced to name itself and thereby loses its power.
With all their power, Canadian Church and State have been forced to respond to our initiative, and to the issues that our campaign established as early as 1995. For since then we have done as Sun Tzu advises in The Art of War by first forming the ground of battle on our terms and not that of our adversary. We defined the issue and thereby won the fight before it ever began, even though we faced an enormous adversary. For over two decades we have described the residential schools issue as one of genocide and mass graves, not “abuses” and monetary compensation; and so now despite all their weight the killers have had to do so too.
No matter how much Canada tries to soften its mass murder of children, it can no longer deny the crime or its own collective guilt. Its mask is off and its murderous nature stands revealed.
In truth, the Church and State killers were exposed years ago. In early 2013, a Brussels common law court established by our campaign convicted Canada, its churches and their sponsors in London and Rome of Crimes against Humanity and sentenced their leaders to prison, even forcing Pope Benedict from office. Every Canadian is therefore required by that precedent and by international law to shun the system that slaughtered entire nations of original people, by not paying its taxes or voting for it or obeying its laws.
The imposition of the COVID police state by the same system that slaughtered the Kamloops children has made our non-cooperation with its evil all the more urgent. For the same agency of Health Canada that is forcing the so-called corona vaccine into your arms used the Kamloops children as lab rats and killed them en masse. Who in their right mind would allow these medical murderers to shove a needle into their arm or their children’s arms?
The graves of the Kamloops children reveal much of the criminality of our society, of the Canadian government and the churches and their aboriginal accomplices. But the graves are also a mirror on all of us and of the future that could await us. For we have all been accessories to the worst crime and the biggest coverup in Canadian history, through our taxes, our church tithings, our willful ignorance of the death camps in our own backyards and our willingness to look the other way and believe the killers in high office. When we fully embrace that dark truth and refuse to participate any longer in the criminal conspiracy called Canada, we have taken our first step out of the shadows.
And yet there is no cheap salvation for any of us. We can change only by first risking and sacrificing the security we have gained off the avails of genocide, and from the torture and death of little children, who were sacrificed in our name.
Canadians stand under a judgement imposed by the consequences of their own complicity in mass murder. As much as we deny our real heritage and history, we cannot escape its results. The tyranny and death we imposed on others is now blowing back on all of us, as it must before we see the truth. If we are to survive ourselves, we must finally realize and act on the realization that there is no answer or salvation for any of us within our corrupt and irredeemable status quo. It is time for the living to leave Sodom and its Moloch-worshipping rituals of child sacrifice.
We can begin today by knowing the truth of the Kamloops death camp and the real history of the system that spawned it in order to halt this latest obscenity of deceit and coverup by the criminals. Stand down orders have been issued and will be enforced against those destroying the children’s graves. We urge people to come to Kamloops and join our witness and protest.
But more importantly, we call on you to act wherever you are to enforce the verdict that disestablished the Catholic, Anglican and United churches. Their property and assets can and should be lawfully seized as reparations for their atrocities against children. Squamish traditional elders in Vancouver did so in March 2008 when Siem Kiapilano legally evicted those churches from his territory. The rest of us can do nothing less if our words are to be more than words.
At the end of the day, we have learned that the power to stop evil and defend the innocent lies in our own hands, but only once we recover ourselves, form the ground of battle and refuse the lies and the strategies of our adversary. The events in Kamloops these days are the playing out of a huge exorcism of that adversary that a few of us began in 1995 and that has reached as far as Rome.
So do not succumb to the lies of that expelled entity. Step out of its collapsing world while you still can, lest you too are embraced by the mass grave that is planned for humanity by the same dark power that slaughtered those children and shoved them in the ground mercilessly.
Kevin Annett (left) with Mohawk natives on Parliament Hill, summer 2012