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‘The happy smoke’ is coming: Elder wants to teach people about cannabis using simple language

Randi Beers • CBC News • Oct 05, 2018 Non-profit group hosts workshop to learn how First Nations communities are coping with legalization Ellen Smith says Fort McPherson isn’t ready for cannabis. That’s not to say it’s bad or harmful — Smith just wants her community to understand what’s coming. She adds the key to getting…

Cannabis and the Onkwehon:we: An open meeting with elders Loran Thompson, Francis Boots, and Paul Delaronde

Herbal Releaf CBD+, King Leaf and Smoke Signals Media Present: An open meeting to discuss the following topics: What is the Onkwehon:we relationship to cannabis? What are the implications of the Canadian legalization of cannabis for Onkwehon:we people? How should cannabis be “regulated” on Onkwehon:we territories? Given the potential economic…

Medicinal Cannabis – Healthcare for Seniors Information Session – Friday March 23

Come and learn about how Medicinal Cannabis can improve Senior Healthcare. This event will showcase presentations by representatives of Green Health, Mukwa Botanicals, and a workshop for seniors on how medicinal cannabis can improve their healthcare. Friday, March 23, 2:30-5pm,  Six Nations Tourism Building, 2498 Chiefswood Rd, Six Nations All are…

Cannabis and Onkwehon:we politics: An interview with Kanasaraken Loran Thompson

Kanansaraken Loran Thompson is a Kanienkehaka (Mohawk) elder who has devoted his life to the well being of his people. This interview was conducted by Tom Keefer of Real People’s Media and can be listened to at http://bit.ly/2wX8UHw. On the Cannabis industry Concerning those cannabis stores that are open in…

Decolonizing cannabis: An interview with Akwesasne Mohawk elder Ateronhiata:kon Francis Boots

One of the things I see as an absolute necessity is that we educate ourselves about the effects and benefits of cannabis. Up to this point, we’ve had a very negative stereotype of cannabis in our community. It’s like we even labelled it in the language in a negative connotation;…

Cannabis, Sovereignty and the Onkwehon:we

 This is an edited transcript of an interview that Real People’s Media conducted with Kanienkehaka elder Kanasaraken (Loran Thompson) in January of 2017. Given the recent attempts by the OPP in Tyendinaga to close down Onkwehon:we cannabis dispensaries, this article is more timely than ever. This article is brought to…

Mario and Buzzy Baptiste: rights, responsibilities, and knowing who you are

TYENDINAGA MOHAWK TERRITORY – Mario and Buzzy Baptiste are two Kanienkehaka (Mohawk) men who have long been involved in the cannabis industry. They were both in attendance at the January 28th meeting of the Indigenous Medical Cannabis Association in Tyendinaga where this interview was recorded. Mario Baptiste provides his understanding of…

Kanasaraken (Loran Thompson) on medical cannabis and the Onkwehon:we

Kanasaraken (Loran Thompson)speaks to Tom Keefer of Real Peoples Media about his thoughts on the draft framework and bylaws of the Indigenous Medical Cannabis Association, the significance of medical cannabis as a healing herb, and how longhouse people should relate to this growing industry. This interview was recorded in Tyendinaga Mohawk…