Nobel Peace Prize Nominee (2014, 2015);
Recipient of the Prague Peace Award (2016 );
Community minister, human rights consultant and Special Adviser to the International Tribunal of Crimes of Church and State (ITCCS). Award winning film maker, lecturer, broadcaster and author*. Born 1956, Edmonton, Canada.
B.A. (Anthropology), University of British Columbia (USC), 1983; M.A. (Political Science), UBC 1986; M.Div. (Master of Divinity), Vancouver School of Theology, 1990.
Ordained as a clergyman in the United Church of Canada, 1990; held three pastoral positions, including at St. Andrew’s United Church, Port Alberni, BC, 1992-1995. Fired from there without cause and expelled from the ministry without due process, 1995-97, after publicly exposing the murder of aboriginal children and theft of native land by the United Church of Canada.
Organized the first public inquiry into crimes in Canadian Indian residential schools, June 12-14, 1998 in Vancouver ( co-sponsored by the United Nations affiliate IHRAAM). Established the first permanent body to further this inquiry: The Truth Commission into Genocide in Canada, September 2000. Published the first account of genocidal crimes in Indian residential schools: Hidden from History: The Canadian Holocaust (March 2001).
Formed The Friends and Relatives of the Disappeared (FRD) in Vancouver and Toronto, 2005-2010; led high profile church occupations and national conferences into missing residential school children. Forced Canadian government’s “official apology” for Indian residential schools, June 8, 2008.
Led public protests and exorcism ceremonies at the Vatican, 2009-2010; won the endorsement of the Italian Democratic and Radical parties and the Municipality of Genoa for an international inquiry into crimes of Genocide in Canada, April 2010.
Co-founded the International Tribunal of Crimes of Church and State (ITCCS) in Dublin, June 15, 2010; appointed ITCCS North American Field Secretary.
Served as Chief Adviser to the International Common Law Court of Justice in Brussels in its two criminal cases against the Vatican, the Crown of England and Canada and its churches for Crimes against Humanity, 2012-14. Forced the resignation from his office of Pope Benedict, Joseph Ratzinger, in February 2013 after his conviction in the Common Law Court, along with Cardinals Bertone, Brady and Jesuit leader Adolfo Pachon.
As Adviser to the Provisional Council of the Republic of Kanata, helped establish its founding Proclamation and Constitution in Winnipeg, January 15, 2015. Serves as one of three chief conveners for the Republic. Launched and hosts the Republic’s media arm Radio Free Kanata. (www.bbsradio.com/radiofreekanata)
Presently serves as spiritual adviser and elder to the Covenant of Free Congregational Christians (The Covenanters ).
*Publications and Films
Establishing the Reign of Natural Liberty: A Common Law Training Manual (Amazon, March 2017) Murder by Decree: The Crime of Genocide in Canada -A Counter Report to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (Amazon, 2016. See www.murderbydecree.com) Unrelenting: Between Sodom and Zion (Amazon, 2016) Truth Tellers’ Shield: A Whistleblowers Manual (Amazon, 2016) 1497 and so on: A History of White People in Canada (Amazon, November 2016) Samuel Wedge: Memoirs of Necropolis (Author House, 2015)
Unrepentant: Disrobing the Emperor (0 Books, 2010)
Hidden No Longer: Genocide in Canada, Past and Present (2010, self published) Love and Death in the Valley (First Books, 2001) Hidden from History: The Canadian Holocaust (2001, self published)
Film: Unrepentant: Kevin Annett and Canada’s Genocide (2006)-Winnier of Best Documentary at the New York Independent Film Festival (2006) and the Los Angeles Independent Film Festival (2007); Best Film, Creation Aboriginal Film Festival, Edmonton (2009)
See also an insightful personal interview “Who is Kevin Annett?” (2013) at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AY 4h3h DiOYM