This conference would be a good learning experience for anyone sitting on a complaint or discipline committee. - Assistant to the Registrar, College of Physicians
and Surgeons of PEI

Cannabis and Indigenous Communities

What you need to know before you take the plunge

April 2 - 3, 2019  ·  Vancouver, BC
Featuring These Industry Experts:
Sinclair Norton Jules Dick Devlin Lustig
Hykin Reist Tokarek Parent Anand Coleman
Experts with the experience you are looking for will:
  • Convey what they have learned about the cannabis industry including special presentations from:
    • Chief Christian Sinclair, Opaskwayak Cree Nation
    • Grand Chief Joseph Tokwiro Norton, Mohawk Council of Kahnawake
    • U.S. CASE STUDY: How Squaxin Island Tribe in Washington State Build Its Cannabis Business, Michael Ogden, Manager, Elevation, Squaxin Tribe Washington State
  • Tell you what it takes to be successful as a grower, seller or investor in the cannabis industry
  • Provide information on how to regulate to keep your community safe and develop a thriving business
  • Help you understand the benefits, risks, challenges and opportunities in the cannabis industry including investing, leasing, growing or selling
  • Explain tax Issues, advantages and disadvantages of various business structures
  • Provide information on how impaired driving is being policed
  • Deliver important facts on effective community education
  • Explain what advertising is allowed, what is prohibited and why
Cannabis for Indigenous Communities Brochure Download Brochure as PDF File
A Snapshot of Previous Participants
These Experts Have Taken Part in Our Previous Cannabis-related Events
Aird Cook Dexter Fabiani-Carter
Foster Kilroy Liu Loh
Lucas Rueda Turner Watson
Who Has Attended
Here is a sample of organizations that have attended previous events:

Berens River First Nations · Bigstone Cree Nation · Blood Trib First Nation · Champagne & Aishihik First Nation · Cheam First Nation · Cowichan Tribes · Doig River First Nation · Ermineskin Cree First Nation · First Nations Emergency Services Society · Gitxsan Development Corporation · Hulitan Family and Community Services Society · Inuvialuit Regional Corporation · K'asho Got'ine Charter Community · Kwikwetlem First Nation · Liidlii Kue First Nation · Little River First Nation · Little Salmon Carmacks First Nation · Musqueam Nation · Nak'azdli Whut'en · Namgis First Nation · North Peace Tribal Council · Piikani Nation Band Administration · Qikiqtani Inuit Association · Seabird Band · Siksika Nation · Squamish Nation · Stoney Tribal Administration · Sts'ailes Band · T'Souke First Nation · Tahltan Band · Teslin Tlingit Council · Tsuu T'ina First Nation · Vunut Gwitchin First Nation · Wei Wai Kum First Nation · Yellowhead Tribal Council
Who Should Attend This Event

  • Chiefs, Grand Chiefs and Council Members
  • Indigenous Community Managers, Directors and Officers of:
    • Business Development, Land Planning, Governance, Financial, Investment, Health & Wellness and Education
  • Legal Counsel - private or in-house
  • Tribal Police
  • Cannabis Cultivators, Processors and Retailers
  • Cannabis Company VPs, Managers and Directors of Business and Partnership Development
  • VPs, Managers and Directors of Cannabis Laboratory and Testing Facilities
  • Academics and Faculty of Law Professors
  • Cannabis Consultants
Related Events - Indigenous and First Nations Courses and Training Seminars

Human Resources Management for Indigenous Communities
Vancouver, BC · September 17 - 19, 2019
Regulating Cannabis Edibles
Toronto, ON · October 22 - 23, 2019
Indigenous Housing Solutions
Gatineau, QC · November 05 - 06, 2019




The legalization of cannabis in Canada has brought with it a conundrum for the indigenous peoples. A tough decision now faces you: do you want to get involved in this sector as an additional source of revenue or should you not get involved in a not-so-stabilised industry?

Infonex’s Cannabis & Indigenous Communities event in Vancouver is designed to tackle the very many issues and opportunities that the cannabis sector poses with a focus on:

  • Jurisdictional issues between the province and you
  • Impact on vulnerable groups already dealing with addictions
  • Law enforcement of record?
  • Policies and processes involved
  • Partnering with licensed producers

Our two-day training event, led by industry experts in the cannabis industry, aims to decode the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead for you should you choose to engage with this booming sector.

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