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First Nation leaders head to Israel to build relations

About 30 First Nation leaders are on their way to Israel to build better relations between Native and Jewish communities.

The trip was arranged in the wake of a highly publicized incident involving a Native leader. David Ahenakew, a former chief of the Assembly of First Nations, said the Holocaust was justified and made negative comments about Jewish people. He is facing trial for hate crimes.

Most of the Native leaders on the week-long trip to Israel are from Manitoba.

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Aboriginal leaders travel to Israel (CBC 8/9)

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