Regena Crowchild has been a long time councilor for the Tsuut’ina Nation. She gave the following speech at the National Indigenous Cannabis and Hemp Conference, held on Tsuut’ina Territory, on Nov 19th, 2018. When our peoples entered into Treaty, they had a right to self-determination. They had exclusive jurisdiction in…
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A northern Ontario Indigenous community has become the first to ban the province's monopoly pot delivery service from its territory, a move that at least one Southwestern Ontario First Nation - and maybe more - is looking to follow.
Two major conferences held in Treaty 7 and Treaty 6 territory in November of 2018 focused on how Indigenous people could take advantage of new opportunities around cannabis and hemp following the recent Canadian legalization of the plant. These well attended conferences were a clear sign that Indigenous entrepreneurs and…
Members of the Kwaw-kwaw-Apilt First Nation are clashing with Canadian and provincial laws by operating a cannabis store near Chilliwack and First Nations advocates say the federal government should have foreseen the conflict.
The controversial Kahnawake Cannabis Control Law was given a final reading earlier this week in a closed setting, marking the end of the Community Decision-Making Process (CDMP) on marijuana.
The Six Nations Nations elected-band council is proposing a minimum age of 21 to use, grow, distribute and sell recreational marijuana in its territory. That's older than Ontario's threshold of 19 for pot in Canada's new legalized landscape.
Saskatchewan's justice minister is to meet next week with the chief of a First Nation that has opened an unlicensed cannabis store.
The provincial government maintains that the First Nation went ahead and opened its pot shop without a provincial license. The First Nation, on the other hand, stated that it passed its own band legislation with an 86 per cent majority voting in favour.
Saskatchewan’s justice minister says an unlicensed cannabis store on Indigenous land northeast of Regina is illegal.