At Six Nations, a grassroots coalition has emerged – in the face of Band Council opposition and violent police raids – to set rules and to ensure the safety of Indigenous cannabis industry at Six Nations.
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“Band Councils can’t collect any government money unless you go into a state of emergency. That’s the unfortunate part and that’s why you’ve got provinces and municipalities all calling these. You get no funding unless you do. That’s an interesting position for our people to be in; we’re really fucked. It gets back to my original point – we shouldn’t be closing our businesses. We should be doing everything in our power to make commerce safe.”
We do need to protect our communities, but there is a difference between being cautious and being careful. Being cautious is reactionary, and based on the emotion of fear which makes us unable to think clearly and makes us easy to be controlled. Being careful is an action where we use our intelligence intelligently.
The following is an overview of the Cannabis Control Law that the MBQ claims has been in effect since March of 2019.
Why the MBQ has no right to create or enforce a “Cannabis Control Law” on Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory
For the MBQ to claim in its proposed “Cannabis Control Act” that it, as an Indian Act Band Council and creature of the Federal Government, is a “First Nation” and that it exists as “part of the Mohawk Nation and the Haudenosaunee Confederacy” and that thereby it has “the existing and inherent right of self-determination, which includes the inherent jurisdiction over their lands, people and territory” is a blatant falsehood and an act of economic and political appropriation.
This event was sponsored by Herbal ReLeaf CBD+, Smoke Signals Media, and King Leaf. Cannabis and the Onkwehon:we was a public meeting held in Six Nations on March 27th, 2018. The event was sponsored...
SIX NATIONS – Six Nations Police doubled down in their attempts to shut down Onkwehon:we run medicinal cannabis dispensaries on the territory this week, carrying out two consecutive raids on the Onkwehon:we owned store...
Public Meeting on Cannabis and the Onkwehon:we Please join Francis Boots, Loran Thompson, and Paul Delaronde at an open meeting at Yogi’s Barn, 2318 Chiefswood Rd, Six Nations from 5:30–8pm for a dinner and...