December 20, 2006

Aboriginals seek DiCaprio

Native group asks DiCaprio to help block Ontario diamond mineA group representing aboriginal communities in northern Ontario is trying to enlist U.S. film star Leonardo DiCaprio in its fight against diamond mining in the boreal forest.

The Nishnawbe Aski Nation—a political organization that represents about 45,000 Cree and Ojibwa people in 49 communities—has written to DiCaprio, who stars in Blood Diamond, a recently released film about the diamond trade in war-torn Sierra Leone.

1 comment:

Rob said...

I don't think the aboriginals claimed the situations were comparable. They oppose a diamond mine for their own reasons...DiCaprio's the diamond-mine celebrity of the they want him to publicize their cause. The causes don't have to be comparable for them to seek his help.