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Former national chief says First Nations leadership have ‘no authority’ over cannabis dispensaries

Del Riley authored two sections of Canada’s Constitution Act affirming existing aboriginal and treaty rights. Decades later, they’re being used as a line of defence for the on-reserve cannabis industry From SooToday.com Original Article by James Hopkin June 23 2020 Although Del Riley is lending his roughly four decades of…

Del Riley blazes trail for Indigenous cannabis stores with speaking tour and gifting of Constitutional certificates

Riley, with a lifetime of leadership at every level of Indigenous politics – local, regional, national and international – is now turning his mind to the issue of cannabis, and believes that Sections 25 and 35 of the Constitution Act can be used to protect the Indigenous right to use cannabis as a medicine and means of economic sustenance.

‘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;…