Category: Health and Healing

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In Quarantine without food, running water, heat, or electricity

Covid-19 is spreading through Indigenous communities in Northern Ontario and intensifying the already existing dynamics of poverty and oppression. In this interview, Darlene Necan speaks about the effects of Covid-19 in Ojibway Nation of Saugeen #258 and the abandonment of the people by Chief and Council.

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VIDEO: Strange man intimidates mother of two, makes death threats to a youth, and invades respected elder’s home in Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory

An abusive man threatened a woman and a youth at a Tyendinaga cannabis dispensary on Bayshore Rd. on Saturday night before invading a respected elder’s home.

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Is Onkwehon:we health related to our lands?

The land is just as essential and fundamental to health as is the cultural identity of the people who have lived upon it since time immemorial.

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Six Nations People’s Cannabis Coalition announces official opening of five self-regulated cannabis stores in Six Nations

On October 14th, the SNPCC announced that five currently open dispensaries have agreed to uphold the Six Nations People’s Cannabis Coalition’s Cannabis Agreement, Interim Agreement, and to contribute to the community fund.

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“One day they are going to kill me”: Joyce Echaquan killed by Canada’s racist Healthcare system

Echaquan’s health had been affected by ailments caused by colonial encroachment on her people’s lifeways. In a phone interview held on Thursday with Real People’s Media, family friend Chantal Chartrand reported that Echaquan attended the Emergency department on Saturday, Sept. 26th to seek treatment for stomach pains, and that by Monday, Sept. 28th, she was dead.

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Six Nations People’s Cannabis Coalition creates interim agreement, 6 shops open, 31 more to come

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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The RPM Covid-19 Challenge

Tell us about what positive steps you’re taking in this age of Covid-19. Are you planting a garden, cleaning up garbage, making art? Send an email to realpeoplesmedia@gmail.com with your video and we’ll compile...

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The Covid-19 epidemic, and the effect of business shutdowns on the Indigenous Economy

“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.”

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Indigenous resistance movements in distress

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.

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The colonial framework of the “Cannabis Control Act”

The following is an overview of the Cannabis Control Law that the MBQ claims has been in effect since March of 2019.