AFN joins tobacco battle

The Assembly of First Nations has joined the battle over First Nations cigarettes after chiefs passed a resolution directing national Chief Shawn Atleo to press Ottawa and the provinces to back off attempts to regulate the tobacco trade between communities.


Tobacco battle flares in two more provinces

Authorities in British Columbia and Saskatchewan have recently seized thousands of cigarettes shipped by a Mohawk tobacco company in Kahnawake, Que., aiming to establish a reserve-based distribution network throughout the Western provinces, APTN National News has learned.