A former Manitoba chief on his way to Tehran says the Iranian government is looking to sign agreements with First Nations.
Former Roseau River chief Terry Nelson is spending the night in Geneva, Switzerland and will be flying to Tehran on Thursday.
He will land in a country gripped by economic crisis and facing continued speculation it could also soon be the target of a precision strike by U.S. and Israeli jets.
The Harper government has also shut down its embassy in Tehran and kicked Iranian diplomats out of Canada.
Nelson, who is travelling with former Dakota Tipi First Nation chief Dennis Pashe, will be met by Iranian government officials when they land in Tehran. The two former chiefs will stay in Iran until about Oct. 19, Nelson said.