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Native Sun News Today: Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe must wait to grow hemp
Native Sun News Today: Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe must wait to grow hemp (June 14, 2019)

The Trump administration's failure to finalize hemp regulations is hindering at least one tribe's efforts to join the newly legal industry.


Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe presses for decision on industrial hemp
Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe presses for decision on industrial hemp (June 5, 2019)

The window to plant hemp is ending soon and the Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe wants to get moving.


'Our inherent sovereignty': Yurok Tribe legalizing hemp on reservation
'Our inherent sovereignty': Yurok Tribe legalizing hemp on reservation (May 10, 2019)

The Yurok Tribe is asserting its sovereignty with the passage of a new hemp law.


Sault Ste. Marie Tribe becomes second to legalize marijuana in Michigan
Sault Ste. Marie Tribe becomes second to legalize marijuana in Michigan (April 18, 2019)

Adult citizens of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians can use marijuana and grow small amounts under a new law.


'A leader in Indian Country': Bay Mills Indian Community legalizes recreational marijuana
'A leader in Indian Country': Bay Mills Indian Community legalizes recreational marijuana (April 10, 2019)

The Bay Mills Indian Community is the first tribe in Michigan to legalize marijuana for recreational purposes.


Native Sun News Today Editorial: Please keep religion out of lawmaking
Native Sun News Today Editorial: Please keep religion out of lawmaking (February 19, 2019)

Thousands of South Dakotan are not Christians -- most are Lakota people who practice the beliefs of their ancestors.


Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux Tribe secures 'big victory' for hemp in Indian Country
Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux Tribe secures 'big victory' for hemp in Indian Country (January 31, 2019)

Thanks to the efforts of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, hemp production is now legal in Indian Country.


Indian Country makes final push for Farm Bill on Capitol Hill
Indian Country makes final push for Farm Bill on Capitol Hill (December 12, 2018)

A bill that would breathe new life into food sovereignty efforts and expand agricultural and economic development opportunities in Indian Country is almost across the finish line


St. Croix Chippewa Tribe wins agreement over hemp and state jurisdiction
St. Croix Chippewa Tribe wins agreement over hemp and state jurisdiction (July 27, 2018)

The state of Wisconsin is promising not to interfere with the St. Croix Chippewa Tribe's hemp and CBD business.


Colville Tribes enter second year of hemp production with bigger grow
Colville Tribes enter second year of hemp production with bigger grow (June 18, 2018)

The Colville Tribes are expanding their hemp operation in Washington state.


Trump will 'probably end up supporting' marijuana bill that helps tribes
Trump will 'probably end up supporting' marijuana bill that helps tribes (June 12, 2018)

President Donald Trump is expressing support for a bipartisan bill that recognizes tribal and state sovereignty over marijuana.


Bill recognizes tribal sovereignty over marijuana amid uncertainty in Washington
Bill recognizes tribal sovereignty over marijuana amid uncertainty in Washington (June 7, 2018)

A bipartisan group of lawmakers is hoping to clear up a cloud hanging over marijuana in Indian Country and in states across the nation.


Winnemucca Indian Colony files lawsuit over raid of hemp grow in California
Winnemucca Indian Colony files lawsuit over raid of hemp grow in California (October 31, 2017)

The Winnemucca Indian Colony is conjuring up Christopher Columbus in a lawsuit that challenges a raid of its hemp farm in California.


St. Croix Chippewa Tribe announces plan for cannabidiol business in Wisconsin
St. Croix Chippewa Tribe announces plan for cannabidiol business in Wisconsin (September 27, 2017)

The St. Croix Chippewa Tribe is moving forward with plans for a cannabidiol production and distribution business in Wisconsin.


White Earth Nation looks to diversify economy with first hemp crop on reservation
White Earth Nation looks to diversify economy with first hemp crop on reservation (August 9, 2017)

The White Earth Nation is looking to diversify its economy by growing hemp.


Colville Tribes start hemp cultivation and marketing project in Washington
Colville Tribes start hemp cultivation and marketing project in Washington (July 31, 2017)

The Colville Tribes have joined the hemp industry, the first in Washington state to do so.


Mashantucket Tribe expresses interest in growing industrial hemp
Mashantucket Tribe expresses interest in growing industrial hemp (April 24, 2017)

Hemp production represents a way for the Connecticut tribe to diversify its economy.


Brandon Ecoffey: Hemp can bring a better future for our tribal nations
Brandon Ecoffey: Hemp can bring a better future for our tribal nations (November 29, 2016)

Widespread hemp cultivation would be an immediate boost to employment and would also provide for a more sustainable use of our lands than beef production.


Navajo Nation lawmaker warns further action needed on hemp
Navajo Nation lawmaker warns further action needed on hemp (October 26, 2016)

No agreements have been signed to start growing hemp on the reservation, officials said.


Navajo Nation in discussions to cultivate hemp on reservation
Navajo Nation in discussions to cultivate hemp on reservation (October 25, 2016)

The Navajo Nation Council legalized hemp in 2000 but cultivation has never gotten off the ground.


Passamaquoddy Tribe is no longer interested in growing marijuana
Passamaquoddy Tribe is no longer interested in growing marijuana (August 3, 2016)

The Maine tribe was working with a cannabis development company whose executives have landed in legal trouble in South Dakota.


Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux Tribe celebrates historic victories
Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux Tribe celebrates historic victories (July 1, 2016)

There was plenty of cause for celebrating at Kiza Park Saturday, June 25.


Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux Tribe reaffirms hemp grow policy
Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux Tribe reaffirms hemp grow policy (June 16, 2016)

The move comes as Alex White Plume and his family host a celebration on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota.


Menominee Nation considers options after losing hemp lawsuit
Menominee Nation considers options after losing hemp lawsuit (May 24, 2016)

A federal judge refused to treat the tribe in a manner similar to states when it comes to hemp cultivation.


Menominee Nation set for court hearing in industrial hemp lawsuit
Menominee Nation set for court hearing in industrial hemp lawsuit (April 20, 2016)

The tribe is seeking governmental parity under the 2014 Farm Bill, which respects states' rights to legalize and grow hemp.


Native Sun News: Alex White Plume weighs next move on hemp
Native Sun News: Alex White Plume weighs next move on hemp (April 12, 2016)

After living under the watchful eye of the federal government for the last 15 years, the trailblazing Pine Ridge hemp farmer can finally breathe a measure of relief.


Lakota Country Times: Alex White Plume wins round in hemp case
Lakota Country Times: Alex White Plume wins round in hemp case (April 8, 2016)

In a ruling that is being called a win for tribal sovereignty a federal judge has lifted a decade old injunction against an Oglala Lakota farmer that prevented him from cultivating industrial hemp.


Judge lifts injunction in hemp dispute on Pine Ridge Reservation
Judge lifts injunction in hemp dispute on Pine Ridge Reservation (March 29, 2016)

Citing changes in the legal landscape, a federal judge opened the door for Alex White Plume, a former president of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, to cultivate hemp again.


Oglala Sioux Tribe might ask membership about legal marijuana
Oglala Sioux Tribe might ask membership about legal marijuana (January 28, 2016)

A fellow South Dakota tribe ran into serious obstacles after legalizing the drug on its reservation.


DOJ asks judge to dismiss Menominee Nation hemp grow lawsuit
DOJ asks judge to dismiss Menominee Nation hemp grow lawsuit (January 20, 2016)

Federal agents raided the tribe's operation last October even though field tests appeared to confirm that the tribe was not cultivating marijuana.


Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe won't give up plan for marijuana
Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe won't give up plan for marijuana (November 20, 2015)

A Department of Justice policy generated a lot of interest in Indian Country but tribes remain cautious amid raids and legal concerns.


Menominee Nation asserts right to grow hemp in new lawsuit
Menominee Nation asserts right to grow hemp in new lawsuit (November 18, 2015)

The tribe is seeking to be treated as a state when it comes to industrial hemp.


Hilary Bricken: DOJ sending mixed signals on tribal marijuana
Hilary Bricken: DOJ sending mixed signals on tribal marijuana (November 17, 2015)

In 2014, the Department of Justice issued an enforcement memo addressing how Native American tribes should go about marijuana legalization.


Omaha Tribe to continue with studies of marijuana and hemp
Omaha Tribe to continue with studies of marijuana and hemp (November 10, 2015)

Chairman Vernon Miller wasn't worried about a setback for a tribe in neighboring South Dakota.


Omaha Tribe considers next steps for marijuana operation
Omaha Tribe considers next steps for marijuana operation (November 5, 2015)

The tribe plans to work with federal and state officials in Nebraska and Iowa going forward.


Omaha Tribe voters back marijuana in advisory referendum
Omaha Tribe voters back marijuana in advisory referendum (November 4, 2015)

One question in particular drew the strongest support -- 77 percent of voters said they supported legalizing the drug for medicinal purposes.


Omaha Tribe holds advisory referendum on legalizing marijuana
Omaha Tribe holds advisory referendum on legalizing marijuana (November 2, 2015)

Members are being asked whether the tribe should legalize marijuana or industrial hemp.


BIA looked for hemp while Menominee Nation chair was at NCAI
BIA looked for hemp while Menominee Nation chair was at NCAI (October 27, 2015)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Drug Enforcement Agency searched the tribe's operation without interference, according to documents filed in federal court.


Menominee Nation slams DEA raid of industrial hemp operation
Menominee Nation slams DEA raid of industrial hemp operation (October 26, 2015)

Federal agents said they found over 30,000 marijuana plants on the reservation but the tribe insisted it was only growing hemp, a


Interview with Anthony Rivera on creation of marijuana firm
Interview with Anthony Rivera on creation of marijuana firm (October 15, 2015)

Cashinbis interviews Anthony Rivera, a former chairman of the Juaneno Band of Mission Indians / Acjachemen Nation of California who is the co-founder of CannaNative, a company that plans to help tribes develop hemp and marijuana economies.


Former chair of Crow Tribe launches cannabis development firm
Former chair of Crow Tribe launches cannabis development firm (October 12, 2015)

CannaNative plans to help tribes develop hemp and cannabis economies.


Standing Rock Sioux Tribe considers petition to legalize hemp
Standing Rock Sioux Tribe considers petition to legalize hemp (August 31, 2015)

Chase Iron Eyes, a prominent attorney and activist, is collecting signatures in hopes of forcing a reservation-wide vote on the issue.


Lakota Country Times: Alex White Plume continues hemp battle
Lakota Country Times: Alex White Plume continues hemp battle (August 19, 2015)

With recent shifts in policy at all levels of government and an ever softening position amongst the general public about the criminalization of marijuana, one Oglala Lakota citizen is again reigniting his efforts to grow and manufacture hemp.


Alex White Plume asks court for permission to plant hemp crop
Alex White Plume asks court for permission to plant hemp crop (July 31, 2015)

Former U.S. Attorney Tim Purdon wants tribes to be treated the same as states when it comes to legalized hemp.


Session at RES DC meeting explores marijuana in Indian Country
Session at RES DC meeting explores marijuana in Indian Country (June 17, 2015)

Interest in marijuana is growing but tribes are being urged to move with caution as they enter the new industry.


Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe moves forward with legal marijuana
Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe moves forward with legal marijuana (June 16, 2015)

The tribe will grow marijuana and sell it for medicinal and recreational use on the reservation.


Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe issues statement on marijuana
Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe issues statement on marijuana (May 13, 2015)

The tribe has not legalized marijuana or hemp but the idea alone is already generating opposition.


Standing Rock Sioux Tribe might be interested in growing hemp
Standing Rock Sioux Tribe might be interested in growing hemp (April 27, 2015)

Hemp is already legal in North Dakota and the former U.S. attorney in the state believes a new Department of Justice policy applies to the plant.


Alex White Plume aims to grow hemp on Pine Ridge Reservation
Alex White Plume aims to grow hemp on Pine Ridge Reservation (March 30, 2015)

The Oglala Sioux Tribe allows hemp to be cultivated but federal agents in the past contended the plant was a drug.


President Obama to sign Farm Bill with hemp grow provision
President Obama to sign Farm Bill with hemp grow provision (February 7, 2014)

Section 7606 of the Farm Bill establishes a pilot program for colleges and state agencies to grow industrial hemp for research purposes.