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December 15, 2018: a new episode of The Anatomy Lesson at 11pm EST on CFRC 101.9 FM. Egoism. Music by 21st Century Wolf, Demdike Stare, Heith, Laura Luna Castillo, Jensen Interceptor, Raw Silver, Curse Ov Dialect + more. Tune in at 101.9 on your FM dial, stream at http://audio.cfrc.ca:8000/listen.pls or listen to the finished show on cfrc.ca or here: https://www.mixcloud.com/cameronwillis1232/the-anatomy-lesson-december-15-2018/

Laura Luna Castillo – “Uppended Lullaby” Laminares (2018)
Dez Williams – “Familiar Circumstances” Against Your Will (2018)
21st Century Wolf – “Versions / Inside” City Zen (2018)
Victor – “Amerikan Dread (NY Dub)” Amerikan Bread (1987/2018)
Curse Ov Dialect – “Conscious Terror” Crisis Tales (2009)
Hegira Moya – “Black Tar” Slow Vein (2018)
LA Vampires x Matrix Metals – “Still Going Down” So Unreal (2010)

Heith – “Maria (ft. Weightausend)” Laguna (2018)
Essel – “Misconceptions Reduce Efficiency” Surplus Labor: 2012-2014 (2015)
Jensen Interceptor – “Delayed Response feat. Kirin J. CallinanDelayed Response (2018)
Raw Silver – “Thick Atmosphere” Aqua Spells (2016)
Demdike Stare – “Spitting Brass” Passion (2018)
Gaika – “Close To The Root” Basic Volume (2018)

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December 8, 2018: a new episode of The Anatomy Lesson at 11pm EST on CFRC 101.9 FM. Hard truths. Music by  SARIN, Tourist Gaze, Aemong, Bonaventure remixing Prison ReligionLensk, Suzi Analogue, Giant Swan, SADAF + more. Tune in at 101.9 on your FM dial, stream at http://audio.cfrc.ca:8000/listen.pls or listen to the finished show on cfrc.ca or here: https://www.mixcloud.com/cameronwillis1232/the-anatomy-lesson-december-8-2018/

Greenhouse – “Rotator” Depression Era (2018)
Panchasila – “Dalang” Panchasila (2018)
Tourist Gaze – “A Belief Or Behavior” Traditional (2017)
Lensk – “Litter” Flatline (2018)
Oklou & Casey MQ – “DAWN” FOR THE BEASTS (2017)
Suzi Analogue – “TTTouch ft. Anna Wise” Zonez V.1 (2016)
Blood Room – “EBER MaLASH” Pang (2016)
Bonaventure + Prison Religion – “Alicia Keys” Resonance in Explonetary Hybridization (2018)

SADAF – “War Text” (2018)
Aemong – “Bad End” 1000 (2018)
Intoxication – “A Dream” Contradict (1992)
Giant Swan – “Celebrate The Last 30 Years Of Human Ego” Celebrate The Last 30 Years Of Human Ego / IFTLOYL (2017)
SARIN – “Control” Current Conflict (A+W-IX) (2016)
Erronous Zone – “Nothing Else Matters” Strigil (2018)
Rian Treanor – “Saturday Night” RAVEDIT (2018)

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The ascent to Cassidy Arch – legendary hideout of Butch Cassidy. Very difficult but very rewarding to actually get on top of the arch. No bandit ghosts, save the cries of ravens and winter winds. // Capitol Reef National Park, Utah (at Capitol Reef National Park)
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December 1, 2018: a new episode of The Anatomy Lesson at 11pm EST on CFRC 101.9 FM. Soft riots. Music by Body of Intrigue, Erik Tisu (on @koreaundokgroup​), Zen Zsigo, Fuath Vough, Alethe, Debit, Skullflower + more. Tune in at 101.9 on your FM dial, stream at http://audio.cfrc.ca:8000/listen.pls or listen to the finished show on cfrc.ca or here: https://www.mixcloud.com/cameronwillis1232/

Body of Intrigue – “Subtleties” Figuration (2018)
chemielfaserwerk/bagatela – “lado a” A Cornered Animal (2018)
Zen Zsigo – “Flickering” Winter Orbit (2018)
Spiritflesh – “Cobalt Links” Menace (2018)
Alethe – “My Apologies For Me” Humble Beginnings (2018)
Debit – “Standing In Our Truths” Love Discipline (2018)

Pontiac Streator & Ulla Straus – “Chat 04″ Chat (2018)
Fuath Vough – “Side A” Demo I (2015)
Erik Tisu – “Holiday (Thanksgiving/Hunting Ground/Remembrance Day)” P (2018)
Skullflower – “Charnel Ground” Werecats Power Of The Crossroads At Midnight (2018)
Maar – “Flies” Phenotype (2018)

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“November 27th marks a dark day in the history of the Battlefords. It is the anniversary of the executions which took place at Battleford in 1885, which were also the largest mass execution in Canadian history.

Six nêhiyawak (Plains Cree) and two Assiniboine men were hung at Battleford and their bodies dumped into an unmarked grave that remained undiscovered until the 1970s when erosion on the riverbank exposed some of the remains.

The men were named:

Kah – Paypamahchukways (Wandering Spirit)
Pah Pah-Me-Kee-Sick (Walking the Sky)
Manchoose (Bad Arrow)
Kit-Ahwah-Ke-Ni (Miserable Man)
Nahpase (Iron Body)
A-Pis-Chas-Koos (Little Bear)
Itka (Crooked Leg)
Waywahnitch (Man Without Blood)

Some facts about the hangings at Battleford:

1. Judge Rouleau, the man who sentenced the eight men to die at Battleford, had his house in Battleford burned during the Resistance: The local newspaper at the time reported that Judge Rouleau: “is reported to have threatened that every Indian and Half-breed and rebel brought before him after the insurrection was suppressed, would be sent to the gallows if possible. In view of all the circumstances, and particularly as Judge Rouleau was a heavy loser pecuniarily by the Indian outbreak at Battleford, it is contended that he should not have been allowed to preside at the trial of the prisoners. A memorial has been received by the Department of Justice asking that the matter be investigated.”

2. Although the men spoke Cree – not English, none were provided with a translator at their trials.

3. Almost all of the historical writings about the hangings were written from the perspective of settlers. Blood Red the Sun and other narrative accounts paint the men as criminals. Barry Degenstein, local author of In Pursuit of Riel, as one relatively recent example, has continued to assert the men were “cold blooded murderers of innocent civilians.” (See: https://www.newsoptimist.ca/…/grave-not-that-of-heroes-and-…) It is important to remember that the North West Mounted Police (now Royal Canadian Mounted Police) played a major role in colonizing the region around the Battlefords and committed serious violent acts against Indigenous people here. The history of the Battle of Cut Knife Hill and other major events are primarily told in history books and other accounts from the perspective of the colonizers and settlers. (See also: Views from Fort Battleford: Constructed Visions of an Anglo-Canadian West https://archive.org/details/ViewsFromFtBattleford)

4. Hayter Reed, the Assistant Indian Commissioner in 1885, wanted a public execution. He asked the Lieutenant Governor to send any Indians who were sentenced to death during the second series of Regina trials so they could be executed with those sentenced to die in Battleford. He insisted that “the punishment be public as I am desirous of having the Indians witness it – no sound thrashing having been given them, I think a sight of this sort will cause them to meditate for many a day and besides have ocular demonstration of the fact.” This was echoed in the local newspaper. The Saskatchewan Herald’s P.G. Laurie understood the importance to the government of making the hangings a public spectacle. “We are not in favor of public executions as a rule,” wrote Laurie, “but we believe that in this instance it would have a wholesome influence on the Indians at large to have the extreme penalty of the law so carried out on those whom the court may find guilty.” Laurie viewed the hangings as a type of deterrence to further violence, arguing that the calm administration of punishment would impress the Native population more than further battlefield bloodshed. Laurie also agreed with the government that the executions should happen at the place of the capital trials, in Battleford. Laurie argued, “[I]f the Department of Justice will.. .permit the executions to be public, the sight will have such an effect upon the native beholders as will make them think twice before they again take up arms.” (See “A Lesson They Would Not Soon Forget” Chapter 3: https://drive.google.com/…/1yvqkd4LfbfO4YC5mWcQS0QfCPVEWNo_k)

5. The biography of Senator John Tootoosis notes at page 77 that among the witnesses at the hangings were “the Indian children from the Battleford Industrial School who had also been brought to see the eight men die. It was a part of their education that none of them would soon forget!”

6. One week prior to the hangings, Prime Minister John A. MacDonald wrote in a confidential letter to the Indian Commissioner: “The executions… ought to convince the Red Man that the White Man governs.”

7. Little Bear continued to assert that he was innocent until his death.

8. Loyal Til Death (a thoughtful account of the true history of this period by Blair Stonechild and Bill Waiser – https://www.amazon.ca/Loyal-Till-Death-North-West-Rebell…/…/) discusses the terrorizing effect the hangings had on Indigenous people in the region: “As for the Indians assembled in front of the gallows, they watched in quiet horror as the men dropped to their doom and then silently moved off once the bodies had been placed in the coffins. Nothing was said or done. They simply returned to their reserves, trying to put behind them the shock of the executions. But to this day, the executions have remained a numbing event, comparable to an old scar on the soul of a people. Elder Paul Chicken of the Sweetgrass reserve recalled how the Indians of the area lived in morbid fear of being picked up and tried before "Hanging Judge Rouleau.” Dressyman’s grandson, meanwhile, related how his reprieved grandfather and several other men were forced to watch the executions and threatened with a similar fate if there was any more trouble. “My grandfather was there, he saw them hung, he watched it all,” he recounted. “They didn’t like the hanging… the law overdone it.” Don Chastis, a descendent of one of the Cut Knife warriors, said that he often heard the Elders speak of the bravery of the condemned men, how they all sang on the platform in the face of death. He also speculated that the police refused to release the bodies for a traditional burial because the government did not want the men glorified as braves. “So they were forbidden to have anything to do with them. That’s why they buried them right there in a mass grave,” Chastis said. “It would have defeated the whole purpose of the hanging if they let these people [bodies] go.” The Battleford trials and executions accelerated the exodus of Indians to the relative safety of the United States.“ (At page 226-227 of Loyal Til Death.)

9. There are almost no artistic works or photographs that depict the hangings other than the attached illustration from "Loyal Til Death” by Blair Stonechild and Bill Waiser – https://www.amazon.ca/Loyal-Till-Death-North-West-Rebell…/…/

We remember the eight men who were executed at Battleford, and encourage people to consider the perspective of the historical accounts and begin working to decolonize the accounts of this history.

Is it time to consider exonerating or posthumously pardoning the eight warriors executed at Battleford?

(See: https://www.cbc.ca/…/pm-trudeau-exonerate-tsilhqotin-chiefs…)”

– from the Battleford Residential School Facebook page

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“Convict’s Thrilling Escape: Leaps From Fast Train,” Toronto Globe. November 25, 1918. Page 08.

Man With Bad Record in Toronto Fools County Constable and Flees Near Shannonville – Recaptured at Napanee

John Gowans, who was on his way to Kingston penitentiary, where he was to commence a second five-year sentence for housebreaking, escaped from the custody of County Constable Frank Brown near Shannonville on Saturday morning. Gowans made his escape by obtaining permission to go to a lavatory, and then by leaping from the window of the train after he had slammed the door upon Constable Brown.

Gowans was the housebreaker who entered the house of the widow of the late Dr. Fenton, and assaulted her when she endeavored to hold him until the arrival of police. He was later arrested, and only recently completed his sentence. Judge Winchester on Wednesday sentenced Gowans to five years’ imprisonment upon convictions registered against him for housebreaking in Parkdale.

The convict was recaptured at Napanee on Saturday just before midnight.

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“…in the late 19th century, a British naval officer discovered the extraordinarily remote community in the Andaman Sea. Fascinated, the officer, Maurice Vidal Portman, essentially kidnapped several islanders, according to the New York Times.

He took them to a British-run prison on a larger island where he watched the adults grow sick and die. After that, he returned the children to their home and ended his experiment, calling it a failure.

Over the next few centuries, few outsiders ever returned and the islanders were left to deal with the traumatic experience.

“We cannot be said to have done anything more than increase their general terror of, and hostility to, all comers,” Mr Portman admitted in his 1899 book. Centuries later, in the 1960s, anthropologists succeeded in exchanging gifts and conducting field visits but abandoned their efforts some 25 years ago in the face of renewed hostility.

No one really knows why they are deeply suspicious of outsiders but perhaps it could stem from the trauma of the original kidnapping. [Epidemic disease] could be another traumatising factor behind the aggressive hostility of the Sentinelese.

When the British first made attempts to colonise these islands in the 19th century, their population was estimated to be some 8000. Now, their current population is believed to be 150, although a national census based on photos taken from afar put their numbers as low as 15.

Veteran anthropologist T.N. Pandit, who visited North Sentinel 50 years ago, believes there should be no rush to make contact with the Sentinelese.

Of the four Andaman tribal communities, we have seen that those in close contact with the outside world have suffered the most. They have declined demographically and culturally,” he told Down To Earth magazine in a recent interview. […] Survival International, an organisation that works for the rights of tribal people, said Mr Chau may have been encouraged by recent changes to Indian rules about visiting.

While special permissions are still required, visits are now theoretically allowed in some parts of the Andamans where they used to be entirely forbidden.

The authorities lifted one of the restrictions that had been protecting the Sentinelese tribe’s island from foreign tourists, which sent exactly the wrong message, and may have contributed to this terrible event,” the group said in a statement.”

– Julia Corderoy, “Traumatic history of isolated tribe who killed American missionary.” News Corp Australia Network, November 25, 2018.

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