Category: Indigenous Economy

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Analysis: SNGR Band Council “Cannabis Law” violates both Canadian Law and the Great Law

The level of powers the “law” gives the Cannabis Commission are unprecedented and extreme. The Commission would hold a monopoly on sales of all cannabis products in the territory. Anyone looking to sell any cannabis products in Six Nations would have to buy it from the Commission at prices “inclusive of the Commission’s wholesale margin” (which it may set at whatever price it wants).

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Video: Police raid second cannabis store in Six Nations within 10 days

Derek Doolittle, the acting chairperson of the SNPCC arrived shortly after the raid occurred, and filmed a portion of the raid and posted it to his Facebook account. In the video Doolittle asks “Who’s in charge here?” A SNPD officer dressed in all black with no badge number or name tag says “I am.” When asked under whose authority he is acting, the officer simply looks down at the large “POLICE” emblazoned on his tactical vest and taps it with his fingers.

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Where coffee, cannabis and Indigenous culture connect

Few things go together better than fair-trade coffee and organic craft grown cannabis – especially when they’re infused with the Mohawk culture and worldview. That’s exactly what’s going on in Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory where Two Row Coffee Co. brings a Mohawk perspective to selling coffee in partnership with The Potshoppe, one of Tyendinaga’s best weed shops.

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Onkwehonwe Economics – A Fireside chat about money, banks, and the ecology of everyday life

Sitting around a fire on an unseasonably warm November evening, Kanenhariyo and Tom discuss some principles of Onkwehon:we economics as it relates to an anti-colonial divestment plan that some Toronto activists are working on....

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“You’re an Indian and therefore we own you” – Reflections on the Pipestone tobacco raids

Everyone, including us, were expecting a raid… but it didn’t happen. TV crews were out in full force interviewing all afternoon to keep themselves occupied. When we finally did get raided a week later, we had an interesting phone conversation with a provincial tax representative.

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The Indian Act is the doctrine of discovery made into law

The Indian Act is based on the doctrine of discovery. What is the doctrine of discovery? The doctrine of discovery is the Roman Catholic church’s belief that the native people are not “human”.

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When these 200 treasonous lobster fishermen are behind bars for a decade, who will ply the waters of Digby?

A group of as many as 200 white people are suspected of participating in a series of violent, racist raids which saw buildings besieged, property damaged, commodities destroyed and (as of last night) at...

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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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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.