VANCOUVER, Sept. 4, 2019 /CNW/ – Meeting of First Nations (AFN) Nationwide Chief Perry Bellegarde and AFN British Columbia Regional Chief Terry Teegee addressed delegates as we speak on the AFN’s first ever Nationwide Hashish Summit in Vancouver, B.C. The Summit is likely one of the most complete examinations of the implications and points surrounding First Nations and authorized cannabis.
In Summit Delegates will Handle Key Problems with Jurisdiction, Well being, and Social and Financial Impacts
“This Summit is about First Nations instantly addressing the various points associated to authorized cannabis. These points weren’t addressed by the federal authorities whereas implementing this new regime,” mentioned AFN Regional Chief Terry Teegee, who oversees this portfolio for AFN. “We’ll be analyzing important points associated to income sharing, commerce, well being and social impacts and extra. The aim of this Summit is to offer the very best and most present data on all features of authorized cannabis so First Nations could make knowledgeable choices. The federal government excluded us from this essential dialogue. And we’re filling the area and discovering methods ahead that can respect First Nations rights and jurisdiction.”
Lots of of First Nations leaders and residents. Together with, consultants in well being, economics, the regulation, and social growth are gathered in Vancouver over the following two days for the Nationwide Hashish Summit. Hashish turned authorized in Canada on October 17, 2018 when the Hashish Act and associated laws got here into drive. The federal authorities didn’t totally interact or seek the advice of with First Nations on how its proposed laws would guarantee respect and implementation of First Nations rights, title and jurisdiction.
Nationwide Chief Bellegarde mentioned:
“The AFN Nationwide Hashish Summit is likely one of the most complete examinations of First Nations and cannabis to this point. It is a chance for First Nations to debate, dialogue and share their views. First Nations have various views on authorized cannabis. However, all of us agree that governments should acknowledge and respect our jurisdiction. The AFN will advocate and assist First Nations who need to assert and train their jurisdiction on this space. And can totally assist these First Nations who don’t need to take part.”
The AFN Nationwide Hashish Summit is being held September 4-5, 2019. In Vancouver, British Columbia on the territory of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations.
For extra data, please go to: www.afn.ca
Watch the stay webcast right here: https://livestream.com/afn/afncannabis
The AFN is the nationwide group representing First Nations residents in Canada. Observe AFN on Twitter @AFN_Updates.
SOURCE Meeting of First Nations