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Symposium to Explore Cannabis and Hemp for Economic Development


August 24, 2018

Hemp and cannabis industries are growing exponentially—nationally, globally and across Indian Country. “Tribal hemp growers from the Meskwaki, Lakota, Menominee, Mandan, Hidatsa, Colville and other Native nations are planting the seeds of a new economy—responding with an innovative and holistic approach to the many challenges Native and non-Native communities face,” internationally renowned author and activist Winona LaDuke, founder of Winona’s Hemp and Heritage Farm, recently wrote in “The Renaissance of Tribal Hemp” for In These Times.

LaDuke is an advocate for the “green path” as the next economy, focused on local energy, local food, and appropriate industrialization—including hemp.


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