Category: Indigenous Economy

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The source of Canada’s “Indian Problem” is the theft of Indigenous lands and resources

Canada’s criminalization of Onkwehonwe land protectors and silencing of Indigenous reporters directly results from their efforts to usurp land and natural resources that our people have used and accessed as long as the sun has risen.

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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 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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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.

Cannabis and the Onkwehon:we – Video from the March 27th gathering in Ohsweken 2

Cannabis and the Onkwehon:we – Video from the March 27th gathering in Ohsweken

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...

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Six Nations Police raid King Leaf dispensary twice in two days: shop vows to stay open and expand

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...

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Cannabis and the Onkwehon:we: Public Meeting, Six Nations Tuesday March 27th

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...

Cannabis and Onkwehon:we medicine: an interview with Kanenhariyo 0

Cannabis and Onkwehon:we medicine: an interview with Kanenhariyo

In this interview Kanenhariyo speaks about his understandings of Onkwehon:we medicine, especially as it concerns the cannabis plant.  

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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...

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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...