ITS OFFICIAL: Treaty 1 & Canada Sign Kapyong Barracks Agreement

Through the smoke of burning sage and sweetgrass the future of the Kapyong Barracks site in south Winnipeg became a little clearer Wednesday morning. Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr (Winnipeg South Centre) — Manitoba’s lone member of cabinet — and Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan gathered with 10 First Nations Chiefs and Grand Chiefs at Assiniboia…

Prince Ogitchita Martial Arts Systems Students to Represent Canada In Martial Arts

Prince Ogitchita Martial Arts Systems (POMAS) students are looking to make their mark on the world stage. Grandmaster Stephen Prince had this to say. “I’ve been actively coaching and mentoring youth for many years,” says Prince. “I’ve been involved in martial arts myself for over 35 years. I’ve been honoured by the Manitoba Association for Sikaran…

Long Plain First Nation Receives Financial Performance Certification

LONG PLAIN FIRST NATION RECEIVES FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATION AND CAN NOW ACCESS CAPITAL MARKET FINANCING   Long Plain First Nation located 125 km’s West of the City of Winnipeg has been awarded a Financial Performance Certificate from the First Nations Financial Management Board, an independent statutory institution. The certification makes Long Plain First Nation among…

National Access Cannabis One of Four Groups to operate retail pot stores in Manitoba

Manitoba has identified four companies that will be allowed to operate retail  locations for recreational cannabis   The province says it has conditionally accepted proposals from: Consortium of Delta 9 Cannabis Inc. and Canopy Growth Corporation — Delta 9 operates an 80,000 square foot production facility in Winnipeg and expects to hire approximately 100 people for production and…

Long Plain and Two other First Nations Enter Partnership with Cannabis Company

Three Manitoba First Nations outlined plans on Friday that could see retail cannabis locations open on treaty land, including locations in downtown Winnipeg.   They have a partnership agreement with National Access Cannabis, a chain of medical cannabis access clinics with plans to open recreational marijuana dispensaries after legalization on July 1. The chain is…