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Annett I awoke this morning to the same familiar sounds of east Hastings street, as birdsong was smothered by traffic's din - a day after a government "apology", and a decade after a Tribunal that started everything.
Faces have come and gone in one day, and in thirty six hundred, but the same cold reality stared back at me today in the hard eyes of angry desperation of the men and women, mostly aboriginal, who share these streets, and who never rest. Steven Harper said "I'm sorry" to these people yesterday, but he didn't look sorry as he lectured the gala throngs on Parliament Hill about the Indian residential schools.
He didn't look outraged, either, as he spoke about children being ripped forever from their homes and way of life. Nor, for that matter, did any other politician who spoke to the carefully arranged crowd of natives and whites.
But there was plenty of sorrow and outrage on our streets yesterday. Somebody else had just died, a native man named Vince who had, naturally, been jailed in residential school as a kid and suffered horribly there, and every day of his life thereafter.
The clusters of people who camp around Main and Hastings were discussing Vince yesterday, rather than shuffling off obediently to the official viewings of Steven Harper's "apology" arranged by the government's flunky native chiefs.
Maybe to them they do but hey, it's always been like that, right? As much as Steven Harper and his friends know nothing of Bingo and Vince, they could not have spoken in Parliament yesterday and garnered such undeserved praise without the two of them, and all the other suffering throngs on every mean street across Canada that residential school survivors call home.
Yesterday's Parliamentary extravaganza, in fact, was built entirely on the efforts and revelations of these survivors that began ten years ago today, in a union hall in the east end of Vancouver.
Early that spring ofthe late Harriett Nahanee and I invited IHRAAM to come and listen to the stories of the residential school survivors who we had been working with for two years, many of whom had - like Harriett - witnessed killings and burials of fellow students at the schools.
From June 12 to 14, twelve IHRAAM judges and a UN observer heard stories of murder, torture, involuntary sterilization and medical experimentation in west coast residential schools, from eyewitnesses: Exactly one reporter showed up to the event - the Globe and Mail ran a short piece about the Tribunal on June 20, - but the Tribunal was an historic first: This single event was responsible for all of the changes and gains that have been won for survivors in the past decade, including yesterday's acknowledgment by a head of state that children did indeed die in church-run Indian residential schools in Canada.
The Aboriginal Healing Fund, the first court settlements, and the Liberal government's "apology" to survivors all occurred less than a year after our Tribunal. That plan is quite simple: A simple plan, but a potentially explosive one because of two threats: Oddly, Montague was then assigned to the residential schools issue inafter the first lawsuits began against his employer and the United Church of Canada.
But to one of these agents, who subsequently spilled the beans, Montague said, "Kevin Annett is the one to worry about Discredit him and you discredit the issue. Still today, the official organs of church, state and mass media in Canada seem haunted and obsessed by me, as if I am the issue; as if I personify the massively guilty conscience of "white" Canada.
That guilt struggled to be assuaged yesterday in Parliament, and in the media orgasm that tries to convince us that the "issue" of residential schools is finally resolved. But it cannot be alleviated, any more than can the pain of Bingo, or Vince.
We are, all of us, quite missing the point: To comprehend the horror and fact of the residential schools requires that we look first and last at ourselves, as we truly are: Holding up such a mirror to that truth and to my own culture has been my sole waking purpose for the past thirteen years.
And, thankfully, I have witnessed over those years an amazing thing: Last year, it would have been inconceivable for the Canadian media and government to be speaking almost casually about unmarked graves and dead residential school children. More is being admitted, all the time, as the Thing's mask slips.
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So don't believe the Big Lie emanating from Ottawa yesterday. It's all smoke and mirrors, designed to hide the crumbling tower of colonial Canada. Believe, instead, that Vince's time of vindication is coming; and along with it is approaching a great and terrible judgment on those masters of Church and State who like to imagine they have gotten away with their crime.
Ten years has taught me to stand aside from their world, as it topples. June 12, Kevin D. Annett is a community minister, film maker and author who lives and works in the downtown eastside of Vancouver, on occupied Squamish Nation territory.
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I know it is difficult to believe that Canada, a western democratic nation of such rich cultural diversity, a nation of highly respected global peacekeepers, carries shame and prejudice of this magnitude towards thousands and thousands of its own citizens.
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