This is a collection of material recorded at the 2019 National Indigenous Cannabis and Hemp Conference in Ottawa.
Moderator – Former Chief Isadore Day, Anishnabek, Serpent River FN, Bimaadzwin Consulting
Jake Linklater, Wiisag, Chippewas of NawashUnceded FN, President & Co-Founder Long North Capital
Adam Beach, Indigenous Canadian Medical Dispensaries (IcMD), Saulteaux, Dog Creek FN Res., Ashern MB.
Ian Campeau, Ojibwe, Anishinaabe, Nipissing FN, as know as DJ NDN, co-founder & former member of A Tribe Called Red. Indigenous advocate.
Dr. Neil McKinney, Naturopathic Physician, Professor of Naturopathic Oncology, Author, Lecturer
Gerald Gosselin -Special Advisor, Indigenous Affairs Directorate, Skills and Employment Branch, Employment and Social Development Canada
Todd Cain – Director General of Licensing and Medical Access for the Cannabis Legalization and Regulation Branch at Health Canada.
Mohan Denetto – Director General, Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada
Roland Bellerose, Director, CEO, Founder, Cree, media
Francine Whiteduck, Kitigan-Zibi Anishinabeg, Algonquin FN, Principal Whiteduck Resources
Rob Stevenson, owner of Medicine Wheel Natural Healing and a member of the Mississauga of Rice Lake Cannabis Association
Georges Routhier – Moderator
Cultivation: Lorraine White, Chief Compliance Officer, Seven Leaf Medical Cannabis
Medical Clinics: Alex Abellan, Founder National Access Cannabis, Chakra Cannabis, Ask Before You Pass Youth Education Program
Medical Clinics, Chief Christian Sinclair, Onekanew Sinclair was faced with impending bankruptcy;how he was able to turn failure into success through cannabis.
Hemp: Wade McAdam, Kikano Métis Settlement, CanWest Hemp Corporation, Industry/Indigenous Advocate
Retail: Rob Stevenson, Anishinaabe of the Bear Clan, Alderville FN, Medicine Wheel Natural Healing Indigenous Medical Dispensary
Ernie Daniels, President FNFA, First Nations Finance Association
Jennifer Caldwell, Cannabis License Experts
Laurie Vaughan, from the Ulkatcho First Nation Aryon Corporation
Moderator: Ray Wanuch, Paddle Prairie Métis Settlement, Ermineskin Cree Nation, Executive Director CANDO
Brenda Zurba, Tribal Wi-Chi-Way-Win Capital Corporation TWCC
David Sharpe, Bridging Finance Inc.
Alison Gordon, C.E.O., 48 North (formerly
Former Chief Isadore Day, Anishnabek, Serpent River FN, Bimaadzwin Consulting
Hon. Ginette Petipas Taylor, Minister of Health
Hon. Bill Blair, Minister of Border Security and Organized Crime Reduction
Renu Kulendran, Exec. Director, Ontario Legalization of Cannabis Secretariat
Mary Shaw, Exec. Director, British Columbia Cannabis Legalization & Regulation Secretariat
Dale Tesarowski – Executive Director, Corporate Initiatives Branch, Integrated Justice Services, Serving the Ministry of Corrections and Policing and Ministry of Justice and Attorney General, Government of Saskatchewan
Moderator, Jodi Two Guns, Tsuut’ina Nation, AB,
Dr. Shelley Turner, Pimicikamak FN (Cross Lake) Mb., Addiction & Harm Reduction Specialist, Founder & Chief Medical Officer at Ekosi Health,Medical Cannabis Clinic, Gimli, MB., Assistant Professor, Northern Ontario School of Medicine
Rachelle Maskell, Thunderbird Foundation, M.Sc. Health & Rehabilitation
Naomi Nicholson, Tseshaht First Nation, Medicine Woman, Patient Advocate.
Introduction: Rob McIntyre, CEO / CFO of Salvation Botanicals, a Licensed Dealer and Hemp Processor. Rob has worked on several First Nations projects in Western Canada in the past.
He has initiated Salvation’s First Nations Partnership Program that consists of identifying and partnering with First Nations to provide employment and economic development under a collaborative and sustainable model.
Rob is motivated by the opportunities that the cannabis industry provides for health and wellness, reducing opioid addictions, as well as the long term economic potential,
Dr. Stuart Titus Ph.D., CEO, Medical Marijuana Inc., Cannabis Pioneer, Entrepreneur & Visionary.