Former National Chief Del Riley will deliver a presentation entitled: “Decolonization, ‘Moderate livelihood,’ and cannabis as an aboriginal right” at 5pm on March 16th at the Legends Gaming Center in Millbrook First Nation.
Chief Del Riley is a Hereditary Crane Clan Chief of the Chippewa Nation, a two term Chief of the Chippewas of the Thames First Nation, the last President of the National Indian Brotherhood, a past President of the Union of Ontario Indians, and a past chairman of the World Council of Indigenous Peoples.
Among Chief Riley’s many contributions, he helped to author and negotiate Sections 25 and 35 of the Canadian Constitution as the President of the National Indian Brotherhood. Section 35 is credited with winning over 270 Aboriginal and Treaty rights court cases and was recently used as a defense to have charges dismissed in a Constitutional Challenge against newly imposed Canadian Cannabis laws.
Chief Riley will make a presentation and answer questions from the audience. This event is organized by the Mikmaq Cannabis Association.
The event address is 15 Legends Ave., Exit 13A off Highway 102, Truro, Nova Scotia, B6L 0C9.
A PDF of the event poster can be downloaded here.