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‘The happy smoke’ is coming: Elder wants to teach people about cannabis using simple language

Randi Beers • CBC News • Oct 05, 2018 Non-profit group hosts workshop to learn how First Nations communities are coping with legalization Ellen Smith says Fort McPherson isn’t ready for cannabis. That’s not to say it’s bad or harmful — Smith just wants her community to understand what’s coming. She adds the key to getting…

TRANSCRIPT-Akwesasne’s Stacy Huff on Cannabis, Healing and the Great Law

TRANSCRIPT Smoke Signals Radio Speaks with Stacy Huff March 16, 2018 Downloads: Audio  / PDF INTRO: You’re listening to Smoke Signals Radio, a Smoke Signals Media Production. I’m datejie green Today I’m speaking with Stacy Huff of Akwesasne Mohawk Territory. Stacy is a midwife trained in the healing powers of cannabis…

Analysis: Is cannabis an Aboriginal Right?

A groundbreaking 2014 ruling by Ontario Justice Gethin Edwards may point the way to Indigenous medicine claiming cannabis as an “Aboriginal right.” Indigenous Medical rights and the Constitution In 2014, Ontario Court Justice Gethin Edward made a groundbreaking ruling in a case having to do with Aboriginal rights and Indigenous medicine. The…

Cannabis and Onkwehon:we politics: An interview with Kanasaraken Loran Thompson

Kanansaraken Loran Thompson is a Kanienkehaka (Mohawk) elder who has devoted his life to the well being of his people. This interview was conducted by Tom Keefer of Real People’s Media and can be listened to at http://bit.ly/2wX8UHw. On the Cannabis industry Concerning those cannabis stores that are open in…

Decolonizing cannabis: An interview with Akwesasne Mohawk elder Ateronhiata:kon Francis Boots

One of the things I see as an absolute necessity is that we educate ourselves about the effects and benefits of cannabis. Up to this point, we’ve had a very negative stereotype of cannabis in our community. It’s like we even labelled it in the language in a negative connotation;…