Thursday, April 26, 2012
Former First Nation Leaders Look to Iran for Human Rights Help
By ICTMN Staff
As the West seeks to continue to isolate Iran to contain its burgeoning nuclear program, a renegade former chief and other First Nation leaders are actively trying to engage the leadership of the Middle Eastern nation.
The outreach is led by Former Roseau River First Nation chief Terry Nelson, Canupawakpa Dakota Nation Chief Frank Brown, Dakota Plains Wahpeton First Nation Chief Orville Smoke and former Sioux Valley First Nation chief Ken Whitecloud. All want to visit Iran, which the U.S. State Department says sponsors terrorism, to enlist its help in combatting Canada’s human rights record in regard to aboriginal peoples.