400 people have signed on to support the Ranch. About half of the pledges are from Indigenous people, coming from a wide variety of nations and clans across Turtle Island, including strong representation from Batchewana and Garden River First Nations.
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A new step in a dialogue was made on Sunday as Sergeant Jim Sayers of the Batchewana Police (OPP) agreed with dispensary owners that criminalization doesn’t work to address rights issues; and offered to “sit down, talk about it, come to an arrangement” as Anishinaabe people. OPP Provincial Liaison Team…
My mind is a free mind. Creator give me this life, and not once did he ever tell me that one individual is going to tell me what I can and can’t do here. This air is free. These plants are free. This is us. This is ours. Creator told us straightforward that we could use this. Put a little back if you’re going to take it. And don’t ever take too much – don’t take more than what we need. Those are our laws.
Supporters of Syrette have launched a petition where supporters may identify themselves and stand in support of The Ranch and the good that it is doing for the people.
Tensions are rising in Batchewana First Nation as the Band Council uses the Indian Act to try and shut down a community garden and dispensary on unceded Anishinaabe lands.