From the Archives of my grandfather in the Year 2025
Mac & cheese by far was my most favorite dish so it didn’t take much convincing from my grandfather for me to stay for lunch and hear what he had to say about the link between the Royal family and Residential Schools.
There are enough eyewitness testimonies, government records, and statements of Indian agents and tribal elders to confirm that the aboriginal people were deliberately killed in Residential Schools. The mortality level in residential schools averaged 40%, with the deaths of more than 50,000 native children across Canada. The fact that almost every second child to die in the Residential School system kind of eliminates the possibility that these deaths were purely accidental or that the actions of a few, what I would call, depraved individuals acting alone without protection. They were protected then as they are today.
We know now that this system operated under the legal and structural conditions which not only encouraged, but aided and abetted murder and which were designed to hide these crimes. The residential schools were structured like concentration camps, under the absolute control of a principal appointed jointly by church and government, and who was usually a clergyman. This principal was even given legal guardianship rights over all students during the early 1930s by the Canadian government, at least in west coast residential schools which is where the graves were found.
This action by the government was highly unusual, considering that native people were by law the legal wards of the state, and had been so since the introduction of the Canada Indian Act. And yet such absolute power of the school principal over the lives of aboriginal students was a requirement of any system whose killing of aboriginals had to be disguised and later denied. The Canadian sponsored media certainly had no incentive in digging much deeper into the story.
These Residential Schools were constructed in such a way that the deaths and atrocities that constitute genocide could be hidden and eventually explained. In Canada, this meant a policy of gradual yet deliberate extermination under a protective legal umbrella, administered by the churches. It’s important to note that the decisions concerning the Residential Schools, including those which caused the deaths of children and the resulting cover-ups, were officially sanctioned by every level of the churches that ran them and the government which created them. Only such sanction could have allowed the deaths to continue as they did – and the perpetrators to feel protected enough to operate with impunity for many years within the system, which they universally did.
I was simply amazed at my grandfather’s recounting of this historic event but I still had no clear idea of how these events somehow involved the Queen and Prince Philip.
Back in 1964, Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip came to Canada for a royal tour starting in Prince Edward Island and ending in British Columbia. They made a stop in Kamloops BC between October 5-13 and at one point asked the Residential School principal if they could gather some children from the school to go with them on a picnic. Here is part of a signed statement from an eyewitness (William Arnold Combes) from that event:
‘In September 1964 when I was 12 years old, I was an inmate at the Kamloops school and we were visited by the Queen of England and Prince Phillip. I remember it was strange because they came by themselves, no big fanfare or nothing. But I recognized them and the school principal told us it was the Queen and we all got given new clothes and good food for the first time in months the day before she arrived.
‘The day she got to the school, I was part of a group of kids that went on a picnic with the Queen and her husband and school officials, down to a meadow near Dead Man’s Creek. After awhile, I saw the Queen leave that picnic with ten children from the school, and those children never returned. We never heard anything more about them and never saw them again even when we were older. They were all from around there but they all vanished.
‘The group that disappeared was seven boys and three girls, in age from six to fourteen years old. I don’t remember their names, just an occasional first name like Cecilia and there was an Edward.
‘What happened was also witnessed by my friend George Adolph, who was 11 years old at the time and a student there too.’
__________ _______ __
William Arnold Combes
(signed and witnessed in the original)
February 3, 2010 Vancouver, Canada
Mr. Combes’ statement was presented at the International Tribunal of the Crimes of Church and State on August 10, 2010 and was supposed to testify against the Queen in September 2011. But Mr. Combes was admitted to hospital and subsequently died a few weeks later February 26, 2011. Quite a coincidence I know however there are some that believe that he may have been assassinated. I have the testimony of the nurse who cared for him during his stay at the hospital if you care to listen to it some time.”
I couldn’t understand why there had not been any type of investigation into all of this. Were the Government of Canada and the Crown exempt from justice?
In the United states, elected officials, justices, police officers and military personnel pledge an oath to uphold the constitution and the people they serve. In Canada it is very different. They pledge an oath to …
“The Queen?” I interjected.
Correct. Oaths of office and judicial oaths in Canada are required from, for example: Ministers of State, judges, justices of the peace and other holders of executive and judicial office.
Special oaths are required upon taking up other offices or dignities: an oath of homage by archbishops and bishops, a parliamentary oath by Members of Parliament and Peers, as well as the oaths required, for example, of Privy Counsellors, members of the clergy, the armed services, police constables and of aliens upon naturalization. Here’s what it looks like:
Elected officials: ‘I …………… do solemnly, sincerely, and truly declare and affirm that I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, her heirs, and successors, according to law.’
RCMP oath of allegiance: ‘Do you solemnly swear that you will be faithful and bear true allegiance to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second, Queen of Canada, her heirs and successors according to the law, so help you God?’ the response is: ‘I do so swear.’
Military Oath: ‘I, [name], do solemnly affirm (swear) that I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second, Queen of Canada, Her Heirs and Successors (so help me God).’
As the Constitution, the Government, and all Canadians are embodied by her Majesty, there can be no conflict. Their duty is to obey Canadian civil, criminal and military law including the orders and instructions provided by their superiors. Where a superior orders a subordinate to break a law, such as to commit a war crime for instance, the order may be disobeyed in the understanding that if the order turns out to have been lawful under the circumstances, the disobedient member may face penalties under military law.
The Canadian people find themselves in a very difficult if not impossible situation when it comes to acquiring justice through the court system or their elected officials so you can imagine when there has been shown to be such a coverup against the indigenous people of Canada how much more difficult it would be to obtain justice for them at all.
I had so many more questions especially those surrounding Vatican involvement in what clearly appeared to be crimes against children and humanity.
(See Canada vs Vatican: Chapter 5)