Over 60 people gathered on Thursday, December 19th, 2019 to hear Del Riley, a former leader of the National Indian Brotherhood, and co-author of Section 25 and 35 of the Canadian Constitution, speak about the Indigenous right to run cannabis dispensaries on their own lands. The evening’s event came in the context of a recent raid on an indigenous cannabis dispensary in the territory, and a 50 person strong rally outside of Band Council offices.
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John Trudell talks to the crowd about hemp as earth medicine at the Portland Hempstalk on September 7, 2013. Footage: Campaign for the Restoration and Regulation of Hemp (CRRH)
Referendum on New Zealand Cannabis Legalization: the Maori are arrested at significantly higher rates. Approximately 40% of the current Maori prison population are serving sentences for minor possession and supply charges.
About a dozen community members and cannabis dispensary owners in Garden River First Nation (GRFN) were shocked when they arrived at the Band Council office only to find the doors locked and the meeting cancelled.
The Ketegaunseebee Medzin Society is sponsoring a community meeting and feast on Thursday December 19th from 5:30pm-8pm. The meeting is being held “to discuss how we can best adopt the historical governance structures and policies of our ancestors in regards to the beneficial use of the cannabis plant.” The event…
The art of denying Indians their human rights has been refined to a science. The following list of commonly used techniques will be helpful in " burglar- proofing" your reserves, and your rights.
Over 50 members of Garden River FN gathered in -15 weather outside of the Elected Band Council Offices for over an hour and a half on Tuesday, Dec 10th, to express their disagreement with Band . Council's cannabis policy. Inside, council was in a private closed door meeting with Isadore Day of the consulting firm Bimaadzwin – decision that many people disagreed with.
New Zealand MP Willie Jackson doesn't want recreational cannabis legalised, but if it is, says Māori have a right to share in the profits under the Treaty of Waitangi.
More than 50 Māori health leaders are calling on the Crown to ensure regulations for cannabis legislation favours Māori who want to participate and operate in the market, if New Zealand votes yes next year.
The one-year anniversary of the legalization of cannabis in Canada marks the launch the third edition of Growth and Prosperity: Indigenous Hemp and Cannabis Magazine.