I just finished watching Kevin Anett’s documentary called ‘Unrepentant‘ and I must say – bingo! You want some enlightenment on the Aboriginal condition and history of my people group(s) within Canada – watch this video.
Kevin Anett claims the Canadian Government and 3 church groups (Anglican, United, and Catholic) progressively set up to assimilate Indigenous peoples of Canada. This assimilation occured mainly via the residential school system but also included stripping Indigenous lands, killing Indigenous children, subverting justice for Indigenous people, and a continual process of hushing the whole dirty history of church work within Indigenous communities and letting it continue to this day – a genocide. Each of those churches I, along with many Indian nations in Canada, call for a total boycott of – since they will not deal with their ‘crimes against humanity’. See Kevin’s site for more info on this ‘hidden from history’.
I have not a single qualm about what Kevin has said in this video and my mother was also in Residential School as a child – in which she was severely abused and taught not to ‘love’. Actually watching the documentary – the lady that dies at the end could very well be the testimony of my own mother (and likely is – she refuses to talk about it due to it’s pain). The video is explicit about how this same genocide has also helped to keep the Indigenous population in Canada oppressed and broken – a cycle started since the Indian Act in 1876 – legislation which still exists until this day.
It is absolutely abhorent that a supposed civilized gov’t and religious structure could do this to a whole nation of people – and not care. Fact is most problems within Indigenous communities stems back directly to residential schools and the torture this had upon Indigenous families – which was then continued by several abuses by the Canadian Government (including the AIM program – adopting Indian children away from their homes and a slack justice system which see’s Indian’s get life for vicious crimes and when Indians are victims – people get slapped on the wrist). This inhumanity has to stop.
This is where I come from and where I live – and what I have also had to live through as a Indigenous child of the Cree and Saulteaux (Anishnawbe) nations in Canada – this is part of my history whether I like it or not. I suggest, if you want to find out something about Aboriginal peoples in Canada (or even the USA) – to watch the video…learn something they never teach you in any school.