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Cannabis in Six Nations: an interview with Jeff Hawk of Green Health for 6

Jeff Hawk is a Wolf Clan man of the Cayuga nation who was born and raised in Six Nations. Jeff was brought up Longhouse and is a supporter of the Six Nations Confederacy. He has long been involved in standing up for his people’s rights and has recently opened up…
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Public Meeting on Cannabis to be held in Six Nations

Cannabis: an indigenous perspective. October 21st, 2-5pm Six Nations old Bingo hall. On Saturday, October 21st, from 2-5pm at 2593 Chiefswood Rd, (the old Bingo Hall) in Six Nations, Onkwehon:we (original) people involved with the cannabis industry will offer their thoughts on cannabis. With the Federal government of Canada bringing…
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The Burtch lands and the conflict at Six Nations

Flags, signs and a discarded injunction mark the entrance to the contested Burtch lands. Photo by Tom Keefer. By Rhonda Martin SIX NATIONS – It's not exactly news that the Six Nations Elected Council (SNEC) is actively working against the interests of the Ǫgwehǫweh people of Six Nations. The Elected Council’s…
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On the symbolism and meaning of the Tyendinaga Police badge

The Tyendinaga Police badge. By Tom Keefer TYENDINAGA MOHAWK TERRITORY – Tyendinaga Police Chief Ron Maracle recently showed up in person and armed to demand that Kanyenkehaka (Mohawk) dispensaries providing cannabis to a primarily non-native clientele, immediately shutter their doors. Maracle represents a policing agency jointly funded by the elected…
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Tyendinaga Longhouse meets to discuss cannabis issue

Social media advertisement released by the Kenhteke Cannabis Association. By Tom Keefer TYENDINAGA MOHAWK TERRITORY – Over 60 people gathered in the Longhouse in Tyendinaga on Wednesday, July 19th to discuss the issue of cannabis use and sales in the territory. The meeting was called after Ron Maracle, the Chief…
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Kenhteke Cannabis Association delivers statement to OPP

Runners from the Kenhteke Cannabis Association deliver a statement to OPP officer Simon Owen on Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory on Tuesday morning. TYENDINAGA MOHAWK TERRITORY – Runners on behalf of a newly formed group of cannabis providers delivered a strong and clear message to the Tyendinaga OPP on Tuesday morning. Their…
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New petition calls on the federal government to honour the treaties with Indigenous peoples

Justin Panos of CUPE 3903, Gretta Vosper of West Hill United Church, Gary Wassaykeesic of Mishkeegogamang First Nation, and Steve Watson, Unifor (retired). Photo by Tom Keefer. SCARBOROUGH – As Canada nears its 150th birthday, not every community in the country has equal cause to celebrate. For that reason, a United…
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“This is the future” – Medicine Wheel Natural Healing

By Tom Keefer The revolution in natural Indigenous healing associated with the cannabis plant has taken another significant step forward. Readers may be familiar with the booming medical cannabis industry in Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory, where there has been an explosive growth of Indigenous run cannabis dispensaries. That movement has inspired…
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