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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.”

Anishinaabe Constitutional Challenge on Cannabis passes hurdle as Crown’s motion to dismiss is thrown out

A group of 10 Anishinaabe cannabis users and dispensary owners who have raised a constitutional challenge to Canada’s Cannabis Act, won a victory at the Superior Court of Justice in Ontario yesterday. In a seven page decision, Justice P.J. Boucher refused a motion by the Crown to summarily dismiss the…

“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…

Chief Del Riley to speak in Millbrook First Nation on March 16th

Former National Chief Del Riley will deliver a presentation entitled: “Decolonization, ‘Moderate livelihood,’ and cannabis as an aboriginal right” at 5pm on March 16th at the Legends Gaming Center in Millbrook First Nation. Chief Del Riley is a Hereditary Crane Clan Chief of the Chippewa Nation, a two term Chief of the Chippewas…