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Native leader's hate crimes trial comes to a close

Final arguments were made on Tuesday in the hate crimes trial of David Ahenakew, a prominent Native leader accused of making statements against Jewish people.

Ahenakew, a former chief of the Assembly of First Nations and former head of the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations, has apologized for praising Hitler for the Holocaust and putting the blame on the "Jewish" media. But he says he shouldn't be punished.

The judge will deliver a verdict on June 30.

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Final arguments made in Ahenakew hate case (CBC 6/21)

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