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Lawyer and former RCMP officer push Canadian cannabis regulations on unwilling Tyendinaga Mohawks

The Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte Band Council is trying to assert Canadian law over sovereign Mohawk Territory by pushing for a “Cannabis Control…

This Indigenous Community Might Be the Best Place to Sell Weed In Canada

Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory is the Indigenous cannabis capital of Turtle Island. In this fiercely independent Mohawk community of 8,000 people on the Bay of Quinte, east of Belleville, Ontario, there are now over a dozen cannabis dispensaries, some selling purely recreational, some fully medical. Facilities range from trailers at the side of the road, to newly built multimillion dollar state of the art buildings.

This new Indigenous group wants to harness the healing powers of weed

Last weekend, a few dozen people gathered in Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory to formally launch a national Indigenous organization to promote and defend the Indigenous relationship to the cannabis plant. Named NIMCA—the National Indigenous Medical Cannabis Association—the association is aiming to have branches in every province in Canada.

‘A bundle of arrows doesn’t break’: The formation of the Indigenous Medical Cannabis Association

Originally published on January 18, 2017 by Real People’s Media By Tom Keefer TYENDINAGA MOHAWK TERRITORY  – ’The times they are a changin’. 10 or 20…

Mario and Buzzy Baptiste: rights, responsibilities, and knowing who you are

Mario and Buzzy Baptiste are two Kanienkehaka (Mohawk) men who have long been involved in the cannabis industry. They were both in attendance at the January 28th meeting of the Indigenous Medical Cannabis Association in Tyendinaga where this interview was recorded.