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Indigenous constitutional expert says Garden River cannabis shops are legal

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.

Garden River FN members rally outside Band Office demanding cannabis accountability

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.

Saskatchewan First Nation files claim in court over cannabis dispensary

Stephanie Taylor, The Canadian Press Published Thursday, February 28, 2019 2:30PM EST  REGINA — A First Nation operating a cannabis dispensary without a provincial permit has laid the groundwork for taking the federal and Saskatchewan governments to court. The Muscowpetung First Nation filed a statement of claim in Regina Court of…

Violence in Akwesasne as protestors clash with Mohawk police over dispensary raid

by Alan S. Hale, Standard Freeholder, February 23, 2019 AWKESASNE — The Mohawk Council of Akwesasne (MCA) is pleading for calm after a protest in front of the Akwesasne Mohawk Police Service headquarters became violent on Friday night, resulting in a police SUV to be stolen by protesters and burned on…