First Nations

Feds Won’t Stop Native Americans  Growing, Selling Pot in Sovereign Tribal Territories

Feds Won’t Stop Native Americans Growing, Selling Pot in Sovereign Tribal Territories

Yesterday, the U.S. Justice Department announced a dramatic departure from standing cannabis prohibition policy: as long as they comply with federal guidelines put in place for states with recreational cannabis legalization or medical marijuana programs, Native American tribes can grow and sell cannabis on their sovereign territories (also referred to as reservations). Mirroring the 2013 […]

Keystone XL Pipeline Defeated; Sioux Who Sang in Senate in Victory Arrested

Keystone XL Pipeline Defeated; Sioux Who Sang in Senate in Victory Arrested

Last night, the Senate chambers briefly filled with the sounds of a Crow Creek Sioux tribe member named Greg Grey Cloud singing in victory after the vote on the Keystone XL Pipeline Bill was not passed. The bill failed to pass by only one vote. This vote came after months of heated debate and increasingly […]