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Zoom Meeting with Chief Riley and Stacy Amikwabi: Cannabis, the Rowan Proclamation, and the rights of Band Councils

The Rowan Proclamation of 1854 builds on the Royal Proclamation of 1763, and defends and protects Indigenous property and business on unceded Indian lands. On November 24th, 2022 join 420 North, Flint and Flower, and media sponsors Dispensing Freedom and Real People’s Media to discuss attempts by Indian Act Band…

Supporters join Chris Googoo at courthouse to defend Micmac Sovereignty and Treaty Rights

DARTMOUTH, NS – Over 40 people accompanied Chris Googoo to his court date at the Dartmouth courthouse on October 11th, 2022. Googoo, an Elected Councillor and entrepreneur in Millbrook First Nation, is raising a constitutional challenge to defend his Aboriginal and Treaty rights to sell cannabis on unceded Indian lands after his shop was raided by the RCMP. Councillor Googoo’s shop in Cole Harbour was raided along with several others on December 23rd, 2020. He was charged under the Cannabis Act with “possessing cannabis for the purpose of selling,” and “possession for the purpose of distributing cannabis.”

Decolonizing cannabis

Excluded from Canada’s marijuana industry, Indigenous entrepreneurs are forging a sovereign market From The Breach by Caitlin Donohue August 4 2022 When Tim Barnhart first opened a cannabis dispensary on Tyendinaga Mohawk territory back in 2015, it was considered a radical act.  Legacy 420 was a sovereign shop, promising to empower Indigenous…

Chief Riley speaks in M’Chigeeng FN as cannabis survey shows community support for grassroots entrepreneurship

M’CHIGEENG FIRST NATION – Former National Chief Del Riley, the last president of the National Indian Brotherhood, will be speaking in M’Chigeeng First Nation on Sunday, August 7th. Chief Riley, who has been at the forefront of the battle to recognize cannabis as an Aboriginal and Treaty right, will be…

“You’re actually in a hell of a good position here” Chief Del Riley on cannabis in Millbrook FN

Over 80 community members came out to hear former National Chief Del Riley speak about cannabis as an Aboriginal Right. Reposted from www.mikmaqcannabis.com MILLBROOK FIRST NATION – On Wednesday, April 6th, 2022, former National Chief Del Riley made a presentation on the topic of “Decolonization, Moderate Livelihood, and cannabis as an…