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“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…

Unauthorized cannabis dispensary in M’Chigeeng F.N. leads to Cannabis Act charges

By Press Release | Manitoulin Expositor | December 21, 2021 On December 17th, 2021, members of the UCCM Anishnaabe Police Service received a complaint regarding a person opening and operating a cannabis dispensary on M’Chigeeng First Nation. The owner of the business had applied for and was denied a business license in…

Cannabis is an Aboriginal Right: Chief Del Riley’s Georgian Bay speaking tour July 12-15

Chief Del Riley, Hereditary Crane Clan Chief, former leader of the National Indian Brotherhood, past president of the Union of Ontario Indians, and past chairman of the World Council of Indigenous Peoples is doing a speaking tour to discuss the constitutionally protected Aboriginal right to cannabis. Chief Riley will be…

Analysis: SNGR Band Council “Cannabis Law” violates both Canadian Law and the Great Law

From RealPeoples.Media EDITORIAL June 18, 2021 SIX NATIONS – On June 9, 2021 elected Chief Mark Hill and the Six Nations of the Grand River Indian Act Elected Band Council passed a new version of their “cannabis law” that will come “into force” on June 21, 2021. The law is a brazen attempt by elected…

‘Our own grey areas:’ First Nations navigate hazy cannabis retail jurisdictions

From LeaderPost.com by Evan Radford April 23 2021 Zagime Anishinabeck is leading four communities in drafting cannabis safety standards for current and possible future on-reserve pot shops. More than two years after Ottawa legalized weed, Saskatchewan’s green industry has grown into a jurisdictional grey zone. First Nations in the province’s…

“Return our medicines:” supporters of High-Way 69 Medicinal Dispensary rally against APS raid

About two dozen people gathered at the Shawanaga Band Council office on Monday, March 22nd to rally against the March 11th, 2021 raid by Anishinabek Police Services on the High-Way 69 Medicinal dispensary. The group was led by Hereditary Chief Del Riley, a former head of the National Indian Brotherhood, and one of the main authors and negotiators for the sections of the Canadian constitution which are meant to safeguard Aboriginal and Treaty Rights.