Kevin Annett

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Rev Kevin D Annett MA, MDiv.

Kevin D. Annett (aka. Kevin McNamee-Annett, and Eagle Strong Voice born 1956 in Edmonton, Alberta) is a Canadian writer and former minister of the United Church of Canada. He has authored three books about Canadian aboriginals - Love and Death in the Valley, Hidden from History: The Canadian Holocaust and Unrepentant: Disrobing the Emperor.

His treatment at the hands of the Canadian Establishment over his persistent, selfless advocacy for the indigenous populations of Canada, is an object lesson in the gross self-serving dishonesties, corruptions and hypocrisies of power.

Education and ministry

In the 1980s, Kevin graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor's degree in anthropology and a Master's degree in political science. In 1990, he graduated from the Vancouver School of Theology with a Master of Divinity, and was subsequently ordained by British Columbia Conference of the United Church of Canada. In 1990-1991 he served in churches in rural Manitoba, and in 1991-1992 served at the Fred Victor Mission in Toronto, an outreach street-ministry of The United Church of Canada. He was appointed minister to St. Andrew's United Church in Port Alberni, British Columbia in 1992.

Port Alberni ministry

From early in his ministry Kevin was puzzled by the total absence of indigenous people from his church. He determined both to discover why this should be and to be as pro-active in his contacts with his indigenous parishioners, as with his traditional aging white flock. Unknown to Kevin at the time, he had embarked on a deeply traumatic Road to Damascus-type journey which, at its nadir, was to see his marriage and family torn apart, render him destitute and earmark him as a reviled outcast from his own 'Establishment' society.


Residential school work and writings

Annett has written three books on the subject of residential school abuse in Canada. The first, Hidden from History: The Canadian Holocaust, was published in two editions: 2001, and 2005. It was substantially updated in a revised 3rd edition in September 2011 and retitled Hidden No Longer. [1] [2]The second, Love and Death in the Valley, was published in 2002.[3] In 2006, Kevin produced a documentary on this topic: Unrepentant: Kevin Annett and Canada's Genocide which won the 2006 award for 'Best Director' at the New York International Independent Film & Video Festival [4]. It provided the title for his third book "Unrepentant: Disrobing the Emperor" published in January 2011 [5]

Denied entry into England 2011

On May 29, 2011, Annett was denied entry into England at Stansted airport, and briefly held in an immigration prison before being deported. The only explanation offered was that giving public lectures was not an appropriate activity for visitors to UK. He had been scheduled to speak at a public rally in London against child trafficking by church and state.[6]

Kevin Annett on Wikispooks

Title Document type Publication date Subject(s) Description
Chronology of Attacks on Kevin Annett WikiSpooks Page 18 September 2010 Kevin Annett
In a British Deportation Prison WikiSpooks Page 2 June 2011 Kevin Annett
The Times that Try our Souls WikiSpooks Page 14 July 2011

Related Documents

Title Type Publication date Author(s) Description
A Day in the Life of a Banned Canadian WikiSpooks Page 17 February 2012 'Sarah J Miller'
Chronology of Attacks on Kevin Annett WikiSpooks Page 18 September 2010 Kevin Annett
File:Hidden-No-Longer.pdf
In a British Deportation Prison WikiSpooks Page 2 June 2011 Kevin Annett

See Also

References

  1. File:Genocide.pdf - Hidden From History: The Canadian Holocaust
  2. File:Hidden-No-Longer.pdf - Hidden No Longer: Genocide in Canada Past and Present
  3. Kevin Annett biography
  4. New York Film and Video Festival
  5. ISBN 1846944058 - Unrepentant: Disrobing the Emperor
  6. Hidden from History

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