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Indigenous cannabis news round-up

The Indigenous cannabis industry in Canada is growing quickly. There are two main aspects of the industry on reserve, grassroots people who are opening up their own dispensaries, and deals made by Band Council leaders with Licensed Producers. The following is a brief summary of some of the latest Indigenous…

‘A huge economic opportunity:’ Akwesasne embracing legal pot

By ELIZABETH PAYNE: October 24, 2018, Ottawa Citizen Video coverage https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=avJaddut0JA&feature=youtu.be Some dispensaries in Akwesasne will have their legal Canadian pot delivered by boat to avoid bringing it through the U.S. where it remains very much illegal, but despite the unique geographical challenges, the reserve is poised to become a…

Two Communities Planning For Cannabis Future

 by Daniel J. Rowe – October 5, 2018 • The Eastern Door Those who attended last week’s Community Decision-Making Process (CDMP) meeting know that when it comes to cannabis, strong opinions are held. Kahnawake is not the only Kanien’kehá:ka community grappling with the upcoming federal legalization October 17, with some leaders looking at…

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…

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;…

Cannabis, Sovereignty and the Onkwehon:we

 This is an edited transcript of an interview that Real People’s Media conducted with Kanienkehaka elder Kanasaraken (Loran Thompson) in January of 2017. Given the recent attempts by the OPP in Tyendinaga to close down Onkwehon:we cannabis dispensaries, this article is more timely than ever. This article is brought to…

Kanasaraken (Loran Thompson) on medical cannabis and the Onkwehon:we

Kanasaraken (Loran Thompson)speaks to Tom Keefer of Real Peoples Media about his thoughts on the draft framework and bylaws of the Indigenous Medical Cannabis Association, the significance of medical cannabis as a healing herb, and how longhouse people should relate to this growing industry. This interview was recorded in Tyendinaga Mohawk…