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Indigenous leaders raise concerns over impact of legal marijuana on First Nations communities

Reprinted from the Toronto Star, Dec 12, 2017. Isadore Day, Ontario regional chief of the Assembly of First Nations, says it’s embarrassing that Indigenous leaders weren’t invited to take part in Monday’s talks between finance ministers in Ottawa. By KRISTY KIRKUP The Canadian Press OTTAWA—Indigenous leaders looking at the prospect of legalized…

Uncertainty envelops impact of federal pot law on First Nation territory

By Jorge Barrera | APTN National News | September 14, 2017 The federal Liberal government’s point-man on legalizing marijuana said more talks between Ottawa, the provinces and First Nations are needed to sort out how the looming pot law will apply on reserves. Liberal MP Bill Blair, who is also parliamentary secretary…

Phil Fontaine enters marijuana business

By: Mia Rabson Winnipeg Free Press 12/6/2016 4:42 PM OTTAWA — A former national indigenous leader is launching a new venture to take weed to reserves. Phil Fontaine, former head of both the Assembly of First Nations and the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs, will lead Indigenous Roots, a medical marijuana company…