400 people have signed on to support the Ranch. About half of the pledges are from Indigenous people, coming from a wide variety of nations and clans across Turtle Island, including strong representation from Batchewana and Garden River First Nations.
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A new step in a dialogue was made on Sunday as Sergeant Jim Sayers of the Batchewana Police (OPP) agreed with dispensary owners that criminalization doesn’t work to address rights issues; and offered to “sit down, talk about it, come to an arrangement” as Anishinaabe people. OPP Provincial Liaison Team…
Supporters of Indigenous Cannabis dispensaries are holding a rally outside police stations in Garden River and Batchewana First Nation on National Aboriginal Day this Sunday, June 21st to take a stand against racism and police oppression in Ojibway territories.
On Tuesday, June 16 2020, Police Officers from the Anishinabek Police Services (APS), a body funded by and operating in accordance with Provincial and Federal governments, threatened four cannabis dispensaries on unceded Indian lands with raids if they return to business after the Covid-19 barricades are lifted.
Ketegaunseebee Medzin Society - a grassroots group led by a group of Garden River First Nation cannabis dispensary owners - was created in 2019 for Garden River First Nation members who consume, sell and grow cannabis.
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.
A group of dispensary owners and concerned citizens in Garden River First Nation are advocating to chief and council to remove the community cannabis ban.
A grassroots group led by cannabis dispensary owners in Garden River First Nation is calling on chief and council to lift its community-wide moratorium on cannabis.
Many Garden River First Nation band members oppose Bimaadzwin consultation process on Cannabis and were eager to voice their concerns at a band council meeting last night only to arrive and find that the meeting had been cancelled.
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.