National Indigenous Cannabis & Hemp Conference

Feb 19, 2019, 2:00 PM
Feb 22, 2019, 1:00 PM
The Shaw Centre

About National Indigenous Cannabis & Hemp Conference

Following the success of our inaugural conference Nov.18-21 on the Tsuut’ina Nation, we wish to personally invite you to the second National Indigenous Cannabis & Hemp Conference to be held on February 19-21, 2019, at the The Shaw Centre in Ottawa.
The passage of Bill C-45 legalizing recreational cannabis has created much debate within First Nations, Metis, and Inuit communities. The social, economic and health benefits will have an impact on each of our communities for generations to come.
It is important that we are all fully informed as to how the legalization of cannabis will affect our communities, from health and safety, to economic benefits, to our treaty rights and sovereignty.
This will be the first cannabis conference to feature leading Indigenous experts from the medical, legal, and business communities with proven experience in cannabis & hemp. The conference will include two days of in-depth presentations and panels, followed by an optional day to visit local cultivation, medical, and retail operations.
The opportunities for Indigenous communities are boundless. We invite you to join us to gather the information and ask the questions required to make responsible decisions for your community.


Ginette Petitpas Taylor
Minister of Health Moncton—Riverview—Dieppe
Gina Deer
Council Chief at Mohawk Council of Kahnawake
Isadore Day
Joseph Norton
Mohawk Council of Kahnawake
Allan Clarke
Consultant, Public Policy Forum
Blaine Favel
Poundmaker Cree Nation
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Lillian Dyck
Member of the Gordon First Nation, Saskatchewan
Sara Mainville
Leader in the Grand Council Treaty #3
Neil McKinney
Prof, of Naturopathic Medicine and Naturopathic Oncology
Wade McAdam
Founder CanWest Hemp Corp
Shelley Turner
Medical Cannabis Consultancy and Research
Steven Teed
Georges Routhier
Lorraine M. White
Vice President & General Counsel Seven Leaf
Alex Abellan
Naomi Nicholson
Co-owner of Native Naturals
Irene Wolf
Guest lecturer on Native Culture and traditions for university and high school students in Canada


Tuesday, February 19, 2019

2:00pm – 8:00pm Delegate Registration – The Shaw Centre

6:30pm – 9:00pm Opening Reception – The Shaw Centre

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

7:00am – 8:45am Delegate Registration – The Shaw Centre

8:45 am – 5:00pm Conference Day 1 – The Shaw Centre

7:00pm – 11:00pm Banquet evening featuring Comedian Howie Miller

Thursday, February 21, 2019

8:45 am – 5:00pm Conference Day 2 – The Shaw Centre

Friday, February 22, 2019

9:00am – 1:00pm [OPTIONAL] Site Tours (on Registration form) $125.00 per personBuses depart from The Westin Hotel. Price includes transportation, bag lunch and Tour. Must be booked before February 15, 2019. Destination is the Canopy Growth Facility in Smith Falls, ON. Limited seats available. Please book with your Delegate Registration.