press release, nov. 2011 details

A Child's Remains and other bones have been identified at
Canada’s oldest Indian residential school
in Brantford, Ontario:
A Statement from the Kanien'keha':ka Nation of the Grand River
Archaeological surveys and test digs authorized by we, elders of
the Kanien'keha:ka Nation, have been conducted at the former Mohawk Institute
Indian residential school since October 1.
This past week, while on the grounds of the school, our researchers along with Kevin
Annett -Rawennatshani, who acts with our approval, have unearthed what has been
described as human remains. One bone among sixteen uncovered has been
identified, through preliminary visual examination by a competent archaeologist, as
that of a young child. This bone sample is described by the same archaeologist as
“definitely human”.
A test dig in a twenty square foot area on grounds adjoining the former Mohawk
Institute have revealed a considerable number of bones, as well as buttons which
have been confirmed to be part of the children's school uniforms. Large deposits of
coal were also found associated with these remains, all at a depth of barely two feet.
Several of the bones have also been cut up, suggesting that the bodies may have
been deliberately dismembered, while other bones were broken.
We declare the area on and near the former Mohawk Institute to be a crime site
under our jurisdiction, and we will not allow representatives of the Crown or Church
of England, or the government of Canada, access to these excavations because of
their complicity in this crime.
These institutions have consistently refused to disclose the evidence they possess
regarding the Mohawk Institute and the deaths of children under their legal care, and
therefore, we are proceeding to charge these bodies with crimes against humanity in
international courts of justice, based in part on the forensic evidence we have
We now call upon our community and the world to rally behind our efforts to bring
recognition to the remains of children buried on the Mohawk Institute grounds, and
our work to excavate this site. Prior to any possible repatriation of these remains,
and because these remains may include children from other indigenous nations, we
look to those nations to participate with us in this work and welcome their input, and
we urge them to begin their own excavations at local Indian residential schools.
We appeal to other nations to send archaeological and forensic specialists and
international observers and peacekeepers to our territory to operate under our
Mohawk jurisdiction, to assist with our inquiry and protect the burial sites until the
remains can be accorded a proper burial according to our diverse traditions. Until
these experts arrive to conduct a professional archeological excavation of these
graves, we are temporarily suspending our excavations.
As our investigation continues, the bone samples will be subjected to further forensic
tests, and this data about the human remains uncovered at the Mohawk Institute will
be prepared in a final report to be delivered in the spring of 2012 to human rights
courts and Parliamentarians in Europe, as part of a campaign to bring charges of
genocide against the Crown of England, the government of Canada, the Anglican
Church in Canada and other guilty parties.
The Mohawk Institute inquiry is held under the auspices of the Onkwehon:we
(Mohawk) Nation and Kevin Annett (Rawennatshani) of the International Tribunal
into Crimes of Church and State, who has our full authority and protection.
For more information contact us at 519-757-3624 or at or
Piece of humerus or tibia of a young child
Probable piece of spine of an adolescent
Frank Miller, Mohawk Nation, and Kevin Annett, ITCCS, announce