Here’s some new background on the Reverend Annett assault in Vancouver, mentioned in the earlier post Stolen Lives. While he has been vilified by church and state officials for exposing past abuses of Indian children in church-run, government residential schools, it is likely his current expose of prostitution and pedophile rings protected by Vancouver police that got him beaten recently. For the residential school controversy chronology, see the timeline compiled by the Assembly of First Nations. To follow the official public process to resolve residential school grievances, beginning June 2010, bookmark Truth and Reconciliation Canada. For further information about violence targeting Indigenous women and children in British Columbia, readers might want to read about prostitution and racism on our associate Melissa Farley’s website.
The library is dedicated to the memory of Secwepemc Chief George Manuel (1921-1989), to the nations of the Fourth World and to the elders and generations to come.access here