I felt this post under the ‘Testimonials’ page was worth reposting…. I will follow with more information to fill you in as soon as possible…
November 18, 2012 at 9:45 am
Mr. Ken Bear Chief,
My name is Camilla Novelli, I am from Italy, I was there when Kevin Annett came in 2009 (I translated and travelled with him for 9 full days) and I was part of the audience in 2010 (he didn’t want me to translate for him anymore), when he came with his wife Mrs. Carol (Lori) O’Rourke, Mrs. Clarita Vargas and Mr. Charles Cook, elder from the First Nations. My work was to translate and for months I translated ALL the e-mail (hundreds) exchanged between Kevin Annett and the Italian Associations in order to organize the Delegation visit, so I know well what I am talking about. I confirm all what you have written. Unfortunately also Mr. Charles Cook was treaten very badly….as soon as he didn’t accept to say what Annett wanted him to say, or act as Annett wanted him to act, Annett called him “sabotator”, telling everybody Charles Cook was a sabotator. But the truth cannot be hidden and the hearts and simpathy of all the Italian people who attended the lectures, in all the town they visited were with Clarita and Charles.
I do not like to say bad hings about people, but Kevin Annett is hurting Native and First nations People, is manipulating them and he is manipulating in the worst ways their suffering, their wounds, their tragic history. He doesn’t know them, he doesn’t care for them. Some of my relatives have suffered in the boarding schools: for this reason I cannot shut up. This is not right. Kevin Annet needs help: must be stopped and cured and healed. He causes a lot of damage both personal damage and suffering to individuals, and especially greater damamge to the Native issues and claims.