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Smoke Signals Bulletin No.1



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Welcome to the weekly Smoke Signals Bulletin!

Smoke Signals Media is a collaboration between independent indigenous cannabis entrepreneurs and a team of freelance media creators living in Iroquoia (Southern Ontario and Quebec). The goal of Smoke Signals Media is to create and share news and knowledge from those on the front lines of the indigenous cannabis industry. Learn more about what we do and who’s on our team!

Issue 1 | March 20th, 2018 | Here’s what’s in this week’s issue:

  • 2018 Indigenous Cannabis Cup in Tyendinaga – Smoke Signals in the Sky
  • Green Health for 6 launches the new product line from Mukwa Botanicals in Six Nations
  • Public Meeting in Six Nations – Onkwehon:we and Cannabis: an open discussion

Smoke Signals in the Sky: the 2018 Indigenous Cannabis Cup approaches

Want to meet and network with the people running the booming indigenous cannabis industry in Tyendinaga? To be among more than 3,000 like-minded, peace-loving people who share a love and respect for the cannabis plant? To be front row for four days of cutting-edge workshops where you’ll learn more than you ever imagined about indigenous connections to cannabis and hemp?

Then come join hundreds of vendors selling every cannabis product under the sun, May 18-21 at the first annual Smoke Signals Indigenous Cannabis Cup, in Tyendinaga, Mohawk Territory. Anyone 19 years or older is welcome to join thousands of cannabis experts, connoisseurs and enthusiasts during four glorious days of everything cannabis-related.

This historic, one of a kind gathering will chart a whole new way for coming together, planting seeds, and celebrating, the likes of which Victoria Day Weekends have rarely seen. Read full article…

Mukwa Botanicals Product Line will launch in Six Nations coming March 23

From salves and lip balms to tinctures and vape pens, Mukwa Botanicals now offers a wide range of indigenous sourced and indigenous made cannabis products. The Mukwa Botanicals line is exclusively available in Six Nations at Green Health for 6

Mukwa means “bear” in the Ojibway language. In Anishinaabe culture, the bear represents courage, strength, and leadership and the bear clan is traditionally tasked with providing medicines for the people. Mukwa Botanicals was created by Rob Stevenson, an Anishinaabe man of the Bear Clan, who owns Medicine Wheel Natural Healing in Alderville First Nation.

On Friday, March 23rd, from 2:30-5pm, at the Six Nations Tourism building, Green Health for 6, and Mukwa Botanicals are co-organizing an event geared at informing seniors about how medicinal cannabis can be a part of their healthcare. Green Health is giving away of series of cash prizes for attending, so make sure you come out and learn more. Bring a grandparent or senior with you!


Cannabis and the Onkwehon:we: An open discussion coming March 27

Herbal Releaf CBD+, King Leaf and Smoke Signals Media Present: 

What is the Onkwehon:we relationship to cannabis?

What are the implications of the Canadian legalization of cannabis for Onkwehon:we people?

How should cannabis be “regulated” on Onkwehon:we territories?

Given the potential economic benefits of the cannabis industry, what lessons for cannabis can be learned from the experience of the Tobacco industry?

With presentations from elders Loran Thompson, Francis Boots and Paul Delaronde.

For more info, check the Facebook Event page.

Link of the week

Is Indigenous cannabis an Aboriginal Right? Read all about it in Smoke Signals Magazine.

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