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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…

Why the MBQ has no right to create or enforce a “Cannabis Control Law” on Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory

The following is analysis of why the MBQ has no right to create or enforce such a law on Mohawk land. The Indian Act is openly recognized…

First Nations entrepreneurs are asserting sovereignty and seizing the new cannabis economy

Six Nations cannabis dispensary owner defiant after raid: ‘Stay out of our affairs’ By Jorge Barrera, CBC News Posted: Jan 10, 2018 8:10 PM ET Last Updated: Jan 15,…

Indigenous pot superstore drives profound transformation on Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory

From Toronto Star link to article by John Barber Oct. 14, 2018 Tim Barnhart has a problem that few Indigenous entrepreneurs before him have ever experienced. With annual…

On the symbolism and meaning of the Tyendinaga Police badge

The focus of this story is to examine the Tyendinaga police logo which Ron Maracle and his officers carry on their uniforms. The logo is rich in symbolism, and by attaching it to their uniforms, it would appear to promise a certain type of police behaviour in relationship to the confederacy of Onkwehonwe nations united together by the Kayenere:kowa, or Great Peace.

Tyendinaga police considering “pro-active policing” against Indigenous cannabis on reserve

Police, Chief say Mohawk pot illegal By Jason Miller, The Intelligencer Tuesday, July 11, 2017  The Mohawk police chief is set to initiate ‘proactive policing’ to…