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Dispensing Freedom – Gary Wassakeesic in the former Cannabis Culture Toronto dispensary and lounge

Toronto – Gary Wassaykeesic sits in the lobby of The Village Dispensary, formerly Cannabis Culture. The shop, a cannabis dispensary was forced to change its name after Toronto police arrested Marc and Jodie Emery on drug trafficking charges. In this video, Gary speaks about his view that Native people in…
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Let’s Talk Native with John Kane – The Gambling Compact between Seneca Nation and NYS

Money for nothing to NYS from the Senecas comes to an end. Under the terms of the recently renewed Gaming Compact between the Seneca Nation and the State of New York, revenue sharing termed out in December of 2016. So that $130+ million dollars the governor put in his budget…
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Settlers, Immigrants, and the Kaianerehkó:wa

  By Kahehtí:io, Rotiskare:wake I should first point out that my assertion that settlers should identify as immigrants to begin true reconciliation with Onkwehón:we, is primarily directed toward settlers of European descent for they initially laid the colonial foundations that set the stage and standard of living for all other…
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Hundreds of years later, plants domesticated by ancient civilizations still dominate in the Amazon

By Erik Stokstad | Science |Mar. 2, 2017 , 2:00 PM After Europeans brought smallpox and other highly infectious diseases to the Amazon in the 15th and 16th centuries, millions of native people died and much of their civilization was wiped out. But it didn’t disappear entirely. Left behind was a…
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Elected Band Council discusses cannabis in Tyendinaga

  Tim Barnhart makes a presentation to the Tyendinaga Elected Band Council on February 20th, 2017. Photo by Tom Keefer. By Tom Keefer TYENDINAGA – It is no secret that the cannabis industry is booming in Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory. There are now eight different medical dispensaries on the territory, and…
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Interculture Magazine: Western and Mohawk political cultures, a study in contrast

The Mohawk Nation and its Communities by Robert Vachon Interculture is an an International Journal of Intercultural and Transdisciplinary Research that was established in 1968. This article is a followup to the first examining "major sociological facts" of the Mohawk Nation. This section examines the differences between Western and Mohawk…
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Indigenous Medical Cannabis Association holds inaugural meeting

The first meeting of the Indigenous Medical Cannabis Association was held in Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory on Saturday, January 28th. By Tom Keefer Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory – Over 40 people attended the inaugural meeting of the Indigenous Medical Cannabis Association on Saturday, January 28th. Attendees came from a number of different…
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Coverage of the developing Indigenous medical cannabis industry in Tyendinaga

Over the past year Real People's Media has covered the growth of an Indigenous medical cannabis industry in Tyendinaga that of this writing now consists of three dispensaries openly operating within the territory. The first and most established of these businesses is Legacy 420, owned and operated by a Tyendinaga…
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