Champion of Abused Native Americans Comes to New York

February 29, 2012 Updated: February 29, 2012

The Rev. Kevin Annett kicked off a series of interviews, lectures, and news conferences on the abuse of Native American children, who attended church and government-run boarding schools, on Sunday at Nola Studios on West 54th Street. The series will continue through Thursday.

He will meet with local victims, and be available to the public for an informal dialogue Thursday evening after a live interview (also open to the public) at M&N TV studio at 537 W. 59th St. An interview at the studio on Tuesday from noon to 2:30 p.m. is also open to the public.

Annett uses the word “genocide” to describe the treatment of Native Americans at these schools in Canada and the United States.