The Stephen Harper government was exploring ways to have Canadian military trainers work with Afghan security forces in Russia as part of a wider plan to significantly downgrade Canadian involvement in Afghanistan and shift focus to the rebuilding of Haiti, according to “confidential “U.S. diplomatic cables obtained by APTN National News.
Another Manitoba First Nation faces record flooding. Lake St. Martin is located 300 kilometres northwest of Winnipeg.
A new batch of WikiLeaks cables includes some interesting details about the botched raid in 2004 of Kanesatake.
First Nations leaders in the Northwest Territories are also concerned over the oil spill in northern Alberta.
The First Nations people living downwind from Alberta’s worst oil spill in over 30 years say their children are falling ill from the spill’s emissions.
The Alberta government is putting the Lubicon Cree in danger by refusing to believe the community is suffering from serious ailments caused by the spill of 28,000 barrels of crude oil on their territory, said Assembly of First Nations national Chief Shawn Atleo.
Apparently impressed with her work, the U.S. government tried to entice Auditor General Sheila Fraser to take a job as the United Nation’s top auditor, according to a “confidential” diplomatic cable obtained by APTN National News.
The Northwest Territories devolution agreement was one of the key issues during the federal election.
The oil spill in Alberta has heightened the fears of the many First Nations opposed to new oil projects.