First Nations officials say over-arching federal and provincial frameworks in place to regulate cannabis in Canada do not consider a third level of governance that comes from rights they already have over traditional lands.
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Namaste and IcMD believe they can help bridge the gap for Indigenous communities across Canadawho are suffering from an overwhelming lack of access to quality healthcare services.
The legal cannabis market is already presenting both challenges and opportunities for many Indigenous communities across the country. Former national chief of the Assembly of First Nations Phil Fontaine spent 2017 travelling to meet with First Nations and cannabis companies about the potential for future jobs and economic growth.
Senate, Indigenous leaders flagging import points on pot: The Senate seems determined to slow the Liberal government's timeline for marijuana legalization, and Justin Trudeau seems just as determined to deliver his legalization on time
From cannabis to child welfare: Indigenous leaders hold rare special meeting on federal legislation: The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) called a two-day special chiefs meeting in Gatineau
As legal pot looms, First Nations seek a piece of the action: Near the historic native village of Kitwancool in northern B.C., the hereditary chief of the Gitanyow frog clan has his eye on an old logging site that could be the perfect place to grow
Anishinabek Health Conference hosts Cannabis Conversation with Carol Hopkins: Hopkins shared that the cannabis plant has been sited throughout history of First Nation culture. Invites communities to consider all of the issues; the pros and the cons.
Phil Fontaine, an Indigenous politician turned marijuana executive, has spent the last year travelling the country and talking to First Nations about jobs, wealth and training opportunities the burgeoning marijuana business could bring.
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…
Indigenous leaders looking at the prospect of legalized marijuana in Canada say they don’t see a route to riches, but rather a serious risk that the black market in pot will set its sights on their vulnerable communities.