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Ep. 137: Questions of Cannabis Justice and Jurisdiction for Indigenous Peoples

MEDIA INDIGENA : Weekly Indigenous current affairs program

On this week’s program, recorded live in Winnipeg, we stir the pot now that Canada’s cannabis countdown is complete, making it only the second country in the world to legalize marijuana.

But what could this all mean for Indigenous peoples? Some see cannabis as the great green hope, but others aren’t nearly so high on the plant’s prospects for prosperity. In part one of our discussion, we explore matters of jurisdiction and justice with University of Alberta associate professor of Native Studies Kim TallBear, special guest Tim Fontaine, Editor-in-Grand-Chief of Walking Eagle News, and cannabis beat reporter Solomon Israel of TheLeafNews.com.

// Our theme is ‘nesting’ by birocratic.

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