Thursday, April 17, 2008

Native chief seeks help of Venezuela's Chavez

He'll ask President to help stop profitable U.S.-bound oil pipelines

From Thursday's Globe and Mail
April 17, 2008 at 5:25 AM EDT

WINNIPEG — An outspoken Canadian native leader is urging Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez to throw his weight behind an attempt to block two multibillion-dollar pipelines that will transport oil from Alberta to the United States.

Terrance Nelson, chief of the Roseau First Nation in Manitoba, met last week with officials at the Venezuelan embassy in Ottawa and yesterday released a letter to Mr. Chavez in which he calls the President "a beacon of hope for poor and oppressed people everywhere." Read On

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