Five generations of Nez Perce featured in the 420 Time Square NASDAQ Billboard
Education & Advocacy: ICANNC connects the outside world, including business and political leaders, with Indigenous community members to dig deeper from pre-history to the contemporary landscape of Indigenous hemp and cannabis cultures that live on today. The protection of tribal sovereignty in cannabis legalization is critical.
Elevating Cultures and Economies:
ICANNC’s THC Magazine (Tribal Hemp & Cannabis) provides for a place of Story... A common community gathering to elevate the perspectives of Indigenous communities in the hemp and cannabis field to promote our collective understanding of how we can work to protect our sister plant from exploitation while reclaiming and destigmatizing the traditional and spiritual use known since time immemorial.
Tribal Communities have been marginalized in the mainstream conversations about cannabis legalization. This failure to recognize that many Indigenous communities had pre-existing relationships and economies with hemp & cannabis has set us behind in terms of a collective advocacy and effort to protect Mother Earth, our water, and our lands in the development of the new cannabis economies. The so-called "green rush" and "wild west in cannabis" is a continuation of a colonial verbatim that stigmatizes and devalues our role as contemporary, thriving communities playing major roles in the development of complex cannabis regulations, production, medical research, and business development.
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Mary Jane is a mitochondrial matriarch living in the homelands of the Qemuyamupa people. Restoration of Indigenous women's economies in hemp cultivation is not only a passion but a blood responsibility.
Judy is a published author who works in human rights advocacy and protection of Indigenous spiritual ways of life. She is the grandmother to 13 and two great grandchildren and domiciles in the Nez Perce reservation in Idaho.
Episode #1 with Angeline Boulley
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