For Immediate Release:
Kevin Annett is nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize
May 8 – New York City
Reverend Kevin Annett has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by a group of American and Canadian academicians, it was learned today. Annett is currently on an extended speaking tour in Holland, France, Italy and other countries.
Reverend Annett has made history since 1996 with his meticulous exposure of church and state sponsored Genocide of indigenous children in Canada’s Indian residential school system. Annett produced the first documented evidence of massive deaths in the schools and helped force official recognition and an apology from the government of Canada in 2008.
Reverend Annett has been honored and adopted by aboriginal nations in Canada over the past fifteen years and has helped immeasureable numbers of residential school survivors at a great personal cost, in recognition of which he was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by a group of North American scholars.
“Without Kevin Annett there would have been no healing and no justice for any of us survivors of this Genocide. He has put us on the map” stated Ojibway Nation elder Louis Daniels in October of 2004 when he adopted Annett into his tribe and gave him the name Eagle Strong Voice.
The Nobel Committee in Oslo – which may itself name candidates – does not reveal nominees or those who endorse them for a period of 50 years, nor does it offer comment, although contenders are sometimes named or speculated over by the media and other sources.
Rev. Annett presently serves as the Field Secretary for the International Tribunal into Crimes of Church and State. A complete interview with him will be posted shortly at www.itccs.org