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Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte push back on annual Cannabis Cup, detours in place on Highway 49

From quintenews.com original article by David Foot September 11 2020 An emergency detour has been put in place on Highway 49 due to what OPP are calling a “community event”. The Tyendinaga Mohawk Police tell Quinte News officers are supervising a blockade by community members, who are trying to stop…

Veritas Pharma Enters into Definitive Agreement to Acquire Indigenous Bloom Hemp Corporation

From newsfilecorp.com original article September 9 2020 Vancouver, British Columbia–(Newsfile Corp. – September 9, 2020) – Veritas Pharma Inc. (CSE: VRT) (OTC Pink: VRTHF) (FSE: 2VPA) (“Veritas” or the “Company“) is pleased to announce that it has entered into a business combination agreement dated September 4, 2020 (the “Business Combination Agreement“) to…

New job opportunities in sight for Chippewas of the Thames First Nation through new partnership

From anishinabeknews.ca original article by Colin Graf September 7 2020 CHIPPEWAS OF THE THAMES FIRST NATION— Officials with the Chippewas of the Thames First Nation (COTTFN) are announcing a $2 million investment in a Canadian licensed cannabis cultivation and production company. The purchase of 21% of Sensi Brands Inc. will…

4% of Canadian cannabis licensees Indigenous-affiliated, with systemic barriers ‘baked into system’

From mjbizdaily.com original article by Matt Lamers September 3 2020 Just over a dozen Indigenous-affiliated cannabis companies have wound their way through Health Canada’s marijuana licensing process in the past 18 months, according to new data provided to Marijuana Business Daily. And none of the latest licensees are located on a…

OPINION: We need to liberate Indigenous entrepreneurs

From theguardian.com original article by Josh Quesnel August 31 2020 A Winnipeg-area Indigenous entrepreneur might hold the key to Indigenous peoples controlling their response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Josh Giesbrecht is president and co-founder of Exchange PPE, a new business-to-business venture that distributes personal protective equipment (PPE) to Indigenous businesses,…

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