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Las Vegas Paiute Tribe prepares to open largest marijuana dispensary in nation
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Las Vegas Paiute Tribe prepares to open largest marijuana dispensary in nation (August 7, 2017)
The Las Vegas Paiute Tribe is building what Chairman Benny Tso is calling the largest marijuana dispensary in the nation.

Two tribes enter into first marijuana compacts under new state law in Nevada
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Two tribes enter into first marijuana compacts under new state law in Nevada (August 3, 2017)
Nevada tribes, sensing big economic opportunities, are getting into the marijuana industry by following a successful model from a nearby state.

First Nations are getting into the marijuana game amid uncertainty in U.S.
Business | Canada
First Nations are getting into the marijuana game amid uncertainty in U.S. (August 1, 2017)
While only a handful of tribes in the United States have successfully entered the marijuana industry, the picture looks a lot different just across the border.

Sherwood Valley Band calls in authorities to take down marijuana operation
Law | National
Sherwood Valley Band calls in authorities to take down marijuana operation (July 27, 2017)
Tribal, local and federal authorities raided a marijuana operation on the Sherwood Valley Rancheria in northern California.

Yankton Sioux Tribe hosts meeting to discuss legalization of marijuana
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Yankton Sioux Tribe hosts meeting to discuss legalization of marijuana (June 30, 2017)
The Yankton Sioux Tribe is asking its citizens about the possibility of legalizing marijuana despite hostility from officials in South Dakota.

Marijuana firm promises big investments with help of ex-Seminole leader
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Marijuana firm promises big investments with help of ex-Seminole leader (June 23, 2017)
Electrum Partners hopes to invest up to $300 million in marijuana deals with tribes in the next three years.

Former chairman of Seminole Tribe launches marijuana venture
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Former chairman of Seminole Tribe launches marijuana venture (June 7, 2017)
'It will be bigger than bingo,' Jim Billie said of the marijuana industry in Indian Country.

Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe cannabis consultant found not guilty
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Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe cannabis consultant found not guilty (May 25, 2017)
Despite the setback, South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley, a Republican, defended his decision to assert jurisdiction over activities that occurred on the reservation.

Brothers from Huichol Tribe murdered as drug war rages in Mexico
Law | World
Brothers from Huichol Tribe murdered as drug war rages in Mexico (May 23, 2017)
Miguel Vazquez and Agustin Vazquez were resisting efforts to turn their tribe's homelands into drug farms.

Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe cannabis trial opens in South Dakota
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Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe cannabis trial opens in South Dakota (May 18, 2017)
A non-Indian consultant who tried to help the tribe open a marijuana resort is being charged in state court.

Gathering of Nations gets ready for annual powwow in new venue
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Gathering of Nations gets ready for annual powwow in new venue (April 27, 2017)
Thousands of dancers and drummers, along with tens of thousands of spectators, are flocking to New Mexico.

Six more tribes are pursuing marijuana agreements in Washington
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Six more tribes are pursuing marijuana agreements in Washington (April 7, 2017)
Four tribes have already entered into marijuana compacts with the state and more are on the way.

Hopland Band submits claim for county raid of marijuana operation
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Hopland Band submits claim for county raid of marijuana operation (March 22, 2017)
The tribe is seeking more than $25,000 after county authorities destroyed 847 marijuana plants.

Acoma Pueblo in agreement to host $160M medical greenhouse
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Acoma Pueblo in agreement to host $160M medical greenhouse (February 28, 2017)
Marijuana could be growing on the New Mexico tribe's reservation later this year.

California county approves limits on marijuana near tribal lands
Environment | Health
California county approves limits on marijuana near tribal lands (January 12, 2017)
The Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation asked for a 1,000-foot buffer zone.

Lakota Country Times: Laced marijuana finds its way to Pine Ridge
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Lakota Country Times: Laced marijuana finds its way to Pine Ridge (December 2, 2016)
On the Pine Ridge Reservation more and more tribal citizens are coming up ill after unknowingly smoking marijuana that has been laced with other drugs.

Denver American Horse: Veterans column in the Lakota language
Opinion
Denver American Horse: Veterans column in the Lakota language (November 8, 2016)
Denver American Horse, a member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, writes his weekly column in the Lakota language.

Navajo Nation lawmaker warns further action needed on hemp
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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.

Puyallup Tribe interested in opening retail marijuana operation
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Puyallup Tribe interested in opening retail marijuana operation (September 9, 2016)
The tribe might be converting an existing business in Washington into a retail store.

White Mountain Apache Tribe helps bust big marijuana operation
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White Mountain Apache Tribe helps bust big marijuana operation (August 31, 2016)
Over 2,400 plants were seized on the Fort Apache Reservation in Arizona after a tribal member reported being confronted by armed men.

Brandon Ecoffey: Anti-Indian fighter lurks off radar in South Dakota
Opinion
Brandon Ecoffey: Anti-Indian fighter lurks off radar in South Dakota (August 17, 2016)
Indian Country has dealt with the likes of Slade Gorton and other anti-Indian politicians but there is one who is potentially far more dangerous lurking just off the radar.

Non-Indians enter pleas in Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe marijuana case
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Non-Indians enter pleas in Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe marijuana case (August 16, 2016)
One consultant pleaded guilty to a marijuana charge while the other is contesting a charge filed by the state of South Dakota.

Young member of Warm Springs Tribes reaches deal in marijuana case
Education | Law | National | Politics
Young member of Warm Springs Tribes reaches deal in marijuana case (August 5, 2016)
Amid widespread attention, federal prosecutors are planning to drop their case against Devontre Thomas, 19.

Puyallup Tribe updates compact in order to cultivate marijuana
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Puyallup Tribe updates compact in order to cultivate marijuana (August 4, 2016)
The tribe operates a cannabis institute and will be growing marijuana to help with medical needs.

Young member of Warm Springs Tribes hit with marijuana charge
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Young member of Warm Springs Tribes hit with marijuana charge (August 4, 2016)
A year-old incident at Chemawa Indian School in Oregon led to a single charge against Devontre Thomas, 19, who graduated in May.

Passamaquoddy Tribe is no longer interested in growing marijuana
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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.

Charges filed in Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe marijuana operation
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Charges filed in Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe marijuana operation (August 3, 2016)
Two executives of a cannabis development company that worked with the tribe are accused of violating state marijuana laws.

Yurok Tribe launches operation to rid reservation of marijuana
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Yurok Tribe launches operation to rid reservation of marijuana (July 21, 2016)
Operation Yurok has kicked off for the fourth year in a row on the northern California reservation.

Gathering of Nation signs title sponsor deal with cannabis company
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Gathering of Nation signs title sponsor deal with cannabis company (July 7, 2016)
Starting in 2017, the popular powwow will be known as 'Ultra Health - Gathering of Nations' as part of the deal with the Ultra Health company.

St. Croix Chippewa Tribe warned not to launch marijuana operation
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St. Croix Chippewa Tribe warned not to launch marijuana operation (June 24, 2016)
Growing or processing marijuana will lead to federal prosecution, U.S. Attorney John Vaudreuil said.

Senate panel rejects marijuana amendment in tribal jurisdiction bill
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Senate panel rejects marijuana amendment in tribal jurisdiction bill (June 22, 2016)
Only a handful of tribes have entered the marijuana industry but Sen. James Lankford (R-Oklahoma) wants to punish them by cutting off their federal funds.

Lakota Country Times: Bill addresses marijuana in Indian Country
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Lakota Country Times: Bill addresses marijuana in Indian Country (June 9, 2016)
Across Indian Country there are lingering questions regarding the potential federal response to the possibility of tribal governments legalizing marijuana.

Carly McIntosh: A real live study on the use of medical marijuana
Health | Opinion
Carly McIntosh: A real live study on the use of medical marijuana (May 31, 2016)
Medical marijuana is just like dealing with man-made medication, you have to find just the right amount for your own body.

Warm Springs Tribes see marijuana as means to boost economy
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Warm Springs Tribes see marijuana as means to boost economy (May 20, 2016)
Sales are due to begin in early 2017 and there are plans to open retail locations off the reservation.

Yurok Tribe blames low fish runs on water used by marijuana farms
Environment
Yurok Tribe blames low fish runs on water used by marijuana farms (May 6, 2016)
The tribal fisher is closed four days a week due to low runs of salmon an sturgeon in northern California.

Warm Springs Tribes break ground on greenhouse to grow marijuana
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Warm Springs Tribes break ground on greenhouse to grow marijuana (May 6, 2016)
The tribe will be the first in Oregon to enter the marijuana industry and appears to have the blessing of the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

Eastern Cherokee group hails Tribal Marijuana Sovereignty Act
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Eastern Cherokee group hails Tribal Marijuana Sovereignty Act (April 27, 2016)
A grassroots group called Common Sense Cannabis has been advocating for marijuana as a health aide on the reservation.

Tribal Marijuana Sovereignty Act protects federal funds for tribes
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Tribal Marijuana Sovereignty Act protects federal funds for tribes (April 20, 2016)
Rep. Mark Pocan (D-Wisconsin) wants to make sure tribes aren't punished for developing their own cannabis laws and policies.

Self-proclaimed 'Native' church defends drug use and sex healing
Law | National
Self-proclaimed 'Native' church defends drug use and sex healing (April 20, 2016)
The group claims marijuana as a sacrament and has become affiliated with an Arizona woman who was recently found guilty of prostitution.

Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe refutes claims about marijuana crop
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Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe refutes claims about marijuana crop (April 20, 2016)
President Tony Reider confirmed that all the plants were destroyed after Attorney General Marty Jackley suggested otherwise.

Pinoleville Pomo Nation files claim with county for marijuana raid
Law | National
Pinoleville Pomo Nation files claim with county for marijuana raid (April 15, 2016)
The tribe is seeking more than $25,000 after its marijuana crop was destroyed by authorities in Mendocino County, California, in September 2015.

Self-proclaimed 'Native' church loses decision on marijuana use
Law
Self-proclaimed 'Native' church loses decision on marijuana use (April 7, 2016)
The controversial Oklevueha Native American Church claims marijuana as a sacrament in addition to peyote.

Judge lifts injunction in hemp dispute on Pine Ridge Reservation
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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.

Brandon Ecoffey: Taking a hard look at addiction in Indian Country
Opinion
Brandon Ecoffey: Taking a hard look at addiction in Indian Country (March 3, 2016)
In order to properly have a conversation about legalization we as a society need to take a hard look at our addictions.

Marijuana company working on a deal with tribe in New Mexico
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Marijuana company working on a deal with tribe in New Mexico (March 2, 2016)
Ultra Health just signed a deal with the Las Vegas Paiute Tribe in Nevada and hopes to announce one with at least one tribe in New Mexico.

Las Vegas Paiute Tribe plans to enter medical marijuana industry
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Las Vegas Paiute Tribe plans to enter medical marijuana industry (February 29, 2016)
The tribe broke ground on a medical dispensary on its reservation in downtown Las Vegas, Nevada, and a separate facility on its reservation northwest of the city.

Updates from National Congress of American Indians DC session
National | Politics
Updates from National Congress of American Indians DC session (February 25, 2016)
Reauthorization of the Native American Housing Assistance and Self Determination Act, tribes and marijuana and the Bernie Sanders presidential campaign were some of the highlights on the closing day of the NCAI winter meeting.

Family from Quapaw Tribe enters marijuana consulting business
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Family from Quapaw Tribe enters marijuana consulting business (February 25, 2016)
Flying Eagle Advisors is led by Thomas Mathews, the current vice chairman of the tribe, and his father, J.R. Mathews, a former chairman and former vice chairman of the tribe.

Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe still pushing for marijuana resort
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Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe still pushing for marijuana resort (February 17, 2016)
The efforts face questions at the state and federal level but council member Kenneth Weston said the tribe isn't giving up.

Brandon Ecoffey: Marijuana can boost economy on reservation
Opinion
Brandon Ecoffey: Marijuana can boost economy on reservation (February 16, 2016)
The fact of the matter is that the people of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation deserve a functioning economy.

Shinnecock Nation approves plans to join medical marijuana field
Health | National
Shinnecock Nation approves plans to join medical marijuana field (February 8, 2016)
The tribe will grow and process the drug for medical purposes and will open a dispensary on the reservation.

Lael Echo-Hawk: Too much uncertainty for tribes and marijuana
Law | Opinion
Lael Echo-Hawk: Too much uncertainty for tribes and marijuana (January 29, 2016)
We are still in the infancy of this industry, both in Indian Country and the 'outside' world. Growing pains are inevitable.

Santa Rosa Band inaugurates Steven Estrada as new chairman
Politics
Santa Rosa Band inaugurates Steven Estrada as new chairman (January 29, 2016)
Steven Estrada, 30, has served on the tribal council for nine years, most recently as secretary.

Oglala Sioux Tribe might ask membership about legal marijuana
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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.

Puyallup Tribe signs marijuana compact with Washington state
Health | National
Puyallup Tribe signs marijuana compact with Washington state (January 28, 2016)
The tribe is the third to sign an agreement with the state and is planning to open a marijuana testing facility in Fife.

DOJ asks judge to dismiss Menominee Nation hemp grow lawsuit
Law | National
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.

Leader of Sault Tribe removed from office after drug conviction
Law | Politics
Leader of Sault Tribe removed from office after drug conviction (January 15, 2016)
Rita Glyptis was convicted in tribal court but refused to step down from her position as the Unit V representative on the tribe's board of directors.

ONAC: Church defends attempt to use marijuana in ceremonies
Opinion
ONAC: Church defends attempt to use marijuana in ceremonies (January 4, 2016)
We believe individuals who are healthy and at peace will contribute to the peace of their families, their nation and the world. Individuals who are incomplete, fearful, and hopeless do harm to themselves, others and all of society.

Ruth Hopkins: Fake Indians claim religious right to marijuana
Law | Opinion
Ruth Hopkins: Fake Indians claim religious right to marijuana (December 21, 2015)
Claiming marijuana as part of our spirituality to avoid catching a case threatens the rights of actual Natives who deserve protection under the American Indian Religious Freedom Act.

Ho-Chunk Nation still moving cautiously after vote on marijuana
Law | National
Ho-Chunk Nation still moving cautiously after vote on marijuana (December 9, 2015)
Tribal members embraced the concept in a non-binding referendum but the tribe's attorney general is warning of potentially negative consequences.

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