It has been an interesting ride to say the least, since first coming into contact with Kevin Annett back in July of this year. Time, I find, gives you such an interesting perspective on what you thought you knew then to what you know now. By this I mean that the articles that Kevin publishes, when you read the backdated ones from 6 months, one year, to two years ago sheds a giant spotlight on all that is wrong with the man.
First of all, as Ken Bear Chief and I like to say…Kevin is engaged in a long-con, probably the longest in history. This is made evident when you go back and read some of Kevin’s older “Urgent Updates” and “Action Alerts” and “International Press Releases”. The common theme? To make promises of some historic action to occur some time in the future that you can’t have all the details about now because it’s so epic and awesome and because to do so might endanger the lives of the many people involved in the epicness…… Case in point is Kevin’s joke of a Tribunal. Yesterday he released a video as a “teaser” of all the epic evidence he has awaiting those poor defendants who’ve refused to acknowledge Kevin’s existence. This falls on the heels of the video the previous day where he showed clips from his previous work which really didn’t say anything new and which hardly constituted a format of presentation of evidence… If anything Kevin should have stuck with making documentary’s… this Chief prosecutor/secretary/litigant and judge thing isn’t sitting well with a lot of normal and moral people. I wonder… does anyone else feel tired of all this by now? I mean, where’s the big payoff we’ve all been waiting for??? Didn’t happen in September… didn’t happen in October…. maybe it’ll happen in November!!
Like Jerry McGuire says….”Show Me The Money!”
Yes, Kevin… show us the money… I mean is there anything that you have come through on? Or is the game to keep dangling a new carrot on front of peoples noses every week or so just so they don’t lose sight of you?
My case in point is, again, the issue with the bones….
A year ago, in an article on ITCCS.org, Kevin made the following declaration:
Two weeks later (Oct 24, 2011), Kevin issues a “clarification” regarding the claims of digging mass graves:
I should make clear, too, that in their zeal to share what we are uncovering and support our efforts, some media outlets have overstated our findings and made reference to our opening mass graves of children. Let me state, clearly, that we have not excavated any such graves, although on the basis of much evidence we do believe that the grounds of the Mush Hole school constitute an enormous mass grave of children who died there.
Notice how Kevin suddenly blames the Mass Media for exaggerating Kevin’s claim, when it clearly was Kevin’s exaggeration.
What most people didn’t know was that Kevin had been kicked off Six Nations Land at this point:
Public Announcement – October 18, 2011
Six Nations Elected Council and the ITCCS
Recently statements have been made regarding Six Nations Elected Council (SNEC) providing support to Kevin Annett and the International Tribunal into Crimes of Church and State (ITCCS).
SNEC became aware after the fact that SNEC ground penetrating radar (GPR) was being used at the Woodland Cultural Centre (WCC). Six Nations Elected Council supports finding out the truth.
However, SNEC has not provided any documentation to the ITCCS, nor has SNEC confirmed any evidence or allegations made by Mr. Annett or the ITCCS in relation to the WCC.
SNEC is in a position where it must counteract misleading information sent out by others.
In 2009, the SN Environment Office did use the GPR unit on a site for a construction project. From a detailed analysis of the survey data, the main finding was that no anomalies resembling typical grave sites were found.
In the fall of 2011, the Environment Office conducted GPR surveys at four locations around the former residential school in Brantford where they were led to believe that this work was only for locating potential graves. When the Office was led to believe that the surveys would be used as evidence to support criminal charges related to the death of children, all work with the GPR ceased.
At no point was any information about the data was passed to ITCCS. If work was to continue, qualified and experienced forensic GPR specialists should be hired.
Chief Montour and the Council want to make it clear that they did not speak to federal government officials about mass graves at the Mohawk Institute. Claims that skeletal remains of children were found in 1982 and 2008 are false. Claims that “forensic examinations” were kept secret by Council are false. Furthermore, the federal government does not speak for SNEC nor have they provided
SNEC direction on this issue.
Again, SNEC supports the truth and, if GPR is to be used, proper protocol and procedures will be implemented.
Regardless Kevin proceeds with the con and issues the following on Nov 28th:
A test dig in a twenty square foot area on grounds adjoining the former Mohawk Institute have revealed a considerable number of bones, as well as buttons which have been confirmed to be part of the children’s school uniforms. Large deposits of coal were also found associated with these remains, all at a depth of barely two feet. Several of the bones have also been cut up, suggesting that the bodies may have been deliberately dismembered, while other bones were broken.
We declare the area on and near the former Mohawk Institute to be a crime site under our jurisdiction, and we will not allow representatives of the Crown or Church of England, or the government of Canada, access to these excavations because of their complicity in this crime.
These institutions have consistently refused to disclose the evidence they possess regarding the Mohawk Institute and the deaths of children under their legal care, and therefore, we are proceeding to charge these bodies with crimes against humanity in international courts of justice, based in part on the forensic evidence we have uncovered.
Despite Kevin being aware of the Six Nations Council decision to kick him off Mohawk land, Kevin released the above statement along with several video’s and interviews claiming that there were human bones dug up at the Mush-Hole in Brantford. He states several times that these bones belonged to children who were murdered there.
We now call upon our community and the world to rally behind our efforts to bring recognition to the remains of children buried on the Mohawk Institute grounds, and our work to excavate this site. Prior to any possible repatriation of these remains, and because these remains may include children from other indigenous nations, we look to those nations to participate with us in this work and welcome their input, and we urge them to begin their own excavations at local Indian residential schools.
We appeal to other nations to send archaeological and forensic specialists and international observers and peacekeepers to our territory to operate under our Mohawk jurisdiction, to assist with our inquiry and protect the burial sites until the remains can be accorded a proper burial according to our diverse traditions. Until these experts arrive to conduct a professional archeological excavation of these graves, we are temporarily suspending our excavations.
Are we to assume that the UN is being asked to intervene here?? It almost seems that way. In any case no work will get done until the above conditions are met… which is going to be NEVER thanks to Kevin.
What’s worse (and typical behavior for Kevin) is that he labelled Chief William Montour (who Kevin once quoted favorably in an article about the upcoming dig) a government sponsored agent whose intent was to cover up genocide at the Residential school
In December, 2011, Kevin dangles yet another carrot… but by this time, the bone which was definitively identified in October and November as being either part of a “humerus or tibia” of a small child is now an upper thigh bone of someone 4 or 5 years of age, and that the bone is just now being subjected to further tests.
The forensic specialists are nearly definite that it’s the upper thigh bone of a small child, maybe four or five years old. This month, their tests will confirm what I felt was true when I recently lifted it from the soil near the former Anglican Indian school in Brantford: that the first of Canada’s Disappeared – the missing and murdered residential school children – have begun to come home.
That’s quite the claim! A dubious bone fragment does not mean the children have begun to come home…There’s another carrot for you….
In January of this year, Kevin announced that buttons were also discovered amongst numerous bones found at the Mush-Hole: (oh good….carrot buttons!)
These buttons were also found in association with a number of bones which have been analyzed by four separate archaeologists. Since there is no consensus among these four specialists whether the bones are definitely human or animal, the ITCCS has advised the authorizing Mohawk elders not to make any further public announcements about these bones until more evidence and physical remains at the site can be properly excavated and identified by experts.
Did you catch that? How he slipped that in, right there so you’d barely notice? NO CONSENSUS among four ‘specialists’…(Sorry, Kev but your common-law wife hardly qualifies as a specialist). Central carrot message here? You should forget about those pesky bones and focus on the buttons.
Without re-hashing the Smithsonian’s statement about the bones, I wish to reiterate just how badly Kevin screwed things up. Not only did he destroy the credibility of his work, he initiated yet another campaign of slash & burn with Mohawk elders. He now names Chief William Montour of Six Nations Confederacy as one of the defendants in his Kangaroo court accusing him and others of genocide. How sad that the very people he claims to want to help he soon demonizes to the world…
Like I say.. Kevin’s all Honey at the beginning… Vinegar at the bitter end.
Now I ask you, as you receive your next carrot of hollow promises of justice, if the children are today any closer to coming home?