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The colonial framework of the “Cannabis Control Act”

Here’s the details of how the MBQ’s “Cannabis Control Act” is based on Canadian Federal and Provincial laws that violate the customs, treaties, and constitutionally protected rights of Mohawk people. Section –  The regulation applies to “all persons and business entities” on Tyendinaga Mohawk – The regulation prohibits the cannabis…
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Why the MBQ has no right to create or enforce a “Cannabis Control Law” on Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory

On Thursday, September 12th, 2019 at 7pm, the MBQ is calling for a Cannabis Community Meeting to present and ratify the final version of its Cannabis Control Law. The MBQ’s proposed “Cannabis Control Act” is an attempt to disrupt the Mohawk cannabis industry in Tyendinaga and to put it under…
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Custom and Tradition: A comparison of Onkwehon:we fishing and cannabis rules

An interview with Kanenhariyo, Bear Clan Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory. How should Onkwehon:we people develop a system for cannabis rules and laws? Cannabis rules and laws should follow the same format as our customs and usages in other parts of our economy. We shouldn’t start creating new rules and new ways…
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Six Nations SAO disrupts community meeting on indigenous cannabis

Dayle Bomberry, Senior Administrative Officer of the Six Nations Elected Band Council (SNEC) – the arm of the Canadian federal government which has been administering the Indian Act at Six Nations since its forcible imposition in 1924 – has personally decided to cancel the booking of a public meeting to…
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The British Crown, Canada 150, and the Onkwehon:we a Kanien’kehá: ka perspective

Real People's Media is proud to announce that Kanien'kehá:ka elders Ateronhiata:kon (Francis Boots) and Kanasaraken (Loran Thompson) will be speaking at two public events over the Victoria Day long weekend. The first event is being held in Hamilton from 6-8pm on Sunday May 21st at the Tower social space, located…
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‘Status Indians’ face threat of extinction

By Nicholas Keung | Toronto Star | Sun., May 10, 2009 Many First Nations communities will die out within a few generations, in terms of registered Indians. Because of intermarriage, some communities will see their last status Indian born as soon as 2012. Leaning against a creamy white war monument on the…
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‘It’s … insulting,’ Mi’kmaq warrior chief says of Canada’s 150th celebration

By Oscar Baker III | CBC News | January 25, 2017 As Canada celebrates its 150th year of Confederation, Mi'kmaq Warrior Chief John Levi says First Nations people are still struggling with poverty and he's made a call to action to remind the country of its shortcomings. "Where we are right now, like…
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150th anniversary lays bare anger of indigenous Canadians not invited to first party

By JIM COYLE | Toronto Star | Sat., April 1, 2017 When there’s trouble in a family, it’s usually on the ritual occasions — weddings, birthdays, funerals — that the rift is most visible, the screaming absence of estranged members as obvious as missing teeth in a smile. For indigenous people in…
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“A Revolution in Indian Country” Patricia Monture speaks at 2005 Youth Think Tank

Professor Monture uses her own experience to talk about empowerment, "a revolution in Indian country".   Thunder in her soul – Remembering Patricia A. Monture Tuesday, December 7, 2010 By Malinda S. Smith, Vice President, Equity Her Mohawk name was ‘Aywahande,’ or “the one who speaks first or gets things…
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