About two dozen people gathered at the Shawanaga Band Council office on Monday, March 22nd to rally against the March 11th, 2021 raid by Anishinabek Police Services on the High-Way 69 Medicinal dispensary. The group was led by Hereditary Chief Del Riley, a former head of the National Indian Brotherhood, and one of the main authors and negotiators for the sections of the Canadian constitution which are meant to safeguard Aboriginal and Treaty Rights.
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At 9:30am on Monday, March 22nd, supporters of the High-Way 69 Medical Cannabis dispensary will gather in the parking lot of the store, and then travel in a convoy to the APS station in Wasauksing First Nation which launched the raid. The convoy will be led by Chief Del Riley and will demand that the APS return the stolen medicines and apologize for the raid. Supporters are asked to bring flags and signs and wear camo to show their support.
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…
Supporters of Indigenous Cannabis dispensaries are holding a rally outside police stations in Garden River and Batchewana First Nation on National Aboriginal Day this Sunday, June 21st to take a stand against racism and police oppression in Ojibway territories.
From theobserver.ca Original Article by Tyler Kula June 20 2020 A shop was burned down, another damaged, and a firearm appears to have been drawn – and a suspect arrested – in what Kettle and Stony Point First Nation’s chief called a tense and hostile situation reminiscent of the deadly…
On Tuesday, June 16 2020, Police Officers from the Anishinabek Police Services (APS), a body funded by and operating in accordance with Provincial and Federal governments, threatened four cannabis dispensaries on unceded Indian lands with raids if they return to business after the Covid-19 barricades are lifted.
About a dozen community members and cannabis dispensary owners in Garden River First Nation (GRFN) were shocked when they arrived at the Band Council office only to find the doors locked and the meeting cancelled.
Over 50 members of Garden River FN gathered in -15 weather outside of the Elected Band Council Offices for over an hour and a half on Tuesday, Dec 10th, to express their disagreement with Band . Council's cannabis policy. Inside, council was in a private closed door meeting with Isadore Day of the consulting firm Bimaadzwin – decision that many people disagreed with.
On Thursday September 18th over 50 people showed up on less than 12 hours notice to rally in support of Derek Roque, the owner of Creator's Choice, an indigenous cannabis dispensary in Wahnapitae First Nation. Here is a compilation of some of the video that was taken that day.
by Alan S. Hale, Standard Freeholder, February 23, 2019 AWKESASNE — The Mohawk Council of Akwesasne (MCA) is pleading for calm after a protest in front of the Akwesasne Mohawk Police Service headquarters became violent on Friday night, resulting in a police SUV to be stolen by protesters and burned on…