Yellowknife Federal Cannabis legalization and regulation Town Hall videos

Re cannabis legalization and regulation town hall

Yellowknife Federal Cannabis Town Hall pt01
https://youtu.be/94jpMhAhd54
00;00;00;00 first frame (not synced to visible TC over time)
00:00:30:15 Introduction by N.W.T. MP Michael McLeod
00:05:02:19 Bill Blair’s opening platform – historic use – youth protection – $600 million criminal activity – health of consumers – kids – criminal record – reduce health and social harms – comprehensive and strict regulation – oversee or production distribution – legal, healthier adult use – criminal record issues – legalizing to regulate – to learn from local experience – consensus on three things from other meetings across Canada – roadway safety – impaired driving –
00;10;55;00 Question: Kim MacNearney … social harms of criminal records – pardons ….
00;11;16;11 Bill Blair’s reply – pardons – law, repeal and replace – criminal records – pardons
00;13;00;09 Michael McLeod – minister of public safety reviewing the pardon system –
00;13;07;15 Bill Blair – cost of pardon system fees – accessible $$ dollar wise and socially –
00;14;00;21 Question: Sara Murphy – education youth – distribution
00;14;34;24 Bill Blair’s – govt support of education programs – youth – research & public education campaigns – driving – territorial responsibilities
00;17;48;23 Excise tax & federal others taxes applied to cannabis to be reinvestment in research, public education, rehabilitation and treatment –
00;18;15;23 Question: Nancy Vail pt 1 – booze / pot double standard – THC levels – driver levels –
00;19;21;01 Bill Blair’s reply – sobriety of all on the road is the preference
00;22;35;28 Question: Nancy Vail pt 2
00;23;06;18 Bill Blair’s reply – social de normalization – workplace safety – managed risk – reduce social health harms – public health approach –
00;26;09;25 Question: pt 1 – what NWT regulatory body? – access – tax levels – point of sale pricing –
00;27;16;04 Bill Blair’s reply – low enough to be competitive in the marketplace – high enough not to encourage –
00;29;44;18 Question: pt 2
00;29;54;28 Bill Blair – federal / territorial / provincial roles / regulation of distribution – appropriate – respectful to people of the territory – “co-operative confederation” –
00;31;50;22 Question: Kim MacNearney… Hight restriction?
00;32;10;29 Bill Blair’s reply “the vacation effect” –
00;33;34;14 Question: Kim MacNearney… NWT Dry Communities?
00;33;51;25 Bill Blair’s reply – on provincial / territorial authority
00;34;58;08 Follow-up: Kim MacNearney…NWT Dry Communities?
00;35;10;01 Bill Blair’s reply – Confirming territorial control over distribution & Dry Communities
00;35;24;24 Question pt 1 : On bootlegging in small communities and appropriate, fair access in all communities compared to Yellowknife –
00:37:59:09 Bill Blair’s reply … NWT has regulatorial control over distribution… Canada Post…
00;38;46;26 Question pt 2 : Father 17 yr old son / parental / householder / grower – responsibility
00;39;16;20 Bill Blair’s reply – grower regulation – fencing – urban regulation – municipal regulations like chicken / hen house permits – 15 yrs experience with permits to grow for medical purposes – harvesting and giving plant to a 17 year old is still an offence –
End Part one
00;41;36;17

Yellowknife Federal Cannabis Town Hall pt02 https://youtu.be/nstwJoHyMIo
Begin Part two
00;41;36;17 Question: Noeline Villebrun, former Dene National Chief
00;46;17;20 – Dene law – Dene plants – Dene medicine – health funding – jurisdictional concerns – language – NWT majority Dene – older Dene users – PTSD use for residential school survivors –
00;54;01;12 Michael McLeod’s reply – Feds working with First Nations – four tables / First Nation, Metis, Inuit and one more for the Land Claim Coalition Groups… –
00;57;20;03 Bill Blair’s reply – language – culturally appropriate communication
00;57;53;10 Question: On revenue being earmarked for education, health and addiction services in the NWT … local enforcement issues … growing 4 plants in small remote communities – grade 7 youth smoking –
01;01;01;07 Bill Blair’s reply- on enforcement – cultivation & rules – parental responsibility in the home – number of plants limit –
01;03;54;07 Question: On parents roles … parenting roles, adult education in addition to education in the schools …
01;05;18;00 Bill Blair’s reply – education – safety is a shared responsibility
01;07;10;23 Question: Lydia Bardak – Youth education… mental health – self medication justice… school.. health crisis – pardon issues
01;12;45;22 Bill Blair’s reply
01;18;56;18 Question: Sara Murphy – Community growing / shared gardens…
01;19;46;03 Bill Blair’s reply – “designated grower” under the medical regulations…
01;22;05;04 Follow-up: Sara Murphy – training medical growers –
01;22;38;22 Bill Blair’s reply – Health Canada small “craft brewery” production group license? Non-medical use licenses..
01;24;12;24 Follow-up: Sara Murphy –
01;24;16;16 Bill Blair – Non-medical use grow licenses
01;25;13;27 Noeline Villebrun – health & metal health issues – treatment centre shutdowns – why is that –
01;26;46;06 Michael McLeod’s reply – on the land treatment – and down south –
01;28;01;25 Noeline Villebrun Follow-up: banishment – Dene law –
01;31;21;12 Michael McLeod’s reply –
01;33;45;18 Noeline Villebrun Follow-up
End Part two
01;34;23;20

Yellowknife Federal Cannabis Town Hall pt03 https://youtu.be/d1JKgWkQaec
Part three starts
01;34;23;20 Question – Inaudible
01;34;28;00 Question –
01;35;17;09 Bill Blair – rights of the employer – appropriate rules for safety –
01;37;05;04 Question –
01;39;57;15 Michael McLeod’s reply – indigenous governments and relationship –
01;41;14;14 Question – US border crossing questions / answers – price disparity in Canada / provincial / territorial trade rules – NWT position ?
01;42;50;00 Bill Blair’s reply – provincial / territorial responsibilities – criminal vs territorial regulations – ticketing – US border – international laws – laws of other sovereign states –
01;48;27;01 Question: Kim MacNearney: Medical users under new regulations for recreational use – landlords / tenants rights
01;49;05;28 Bill Blair – medical system remains in place – based on court decisions – constitutional situation – review medical system within five years – user rights limits / balance – alternatives to ingestion –
01;51;22;15 MacNearney – edibles
01;51;23;22 Bill Blair – safety regulated – edibles – dosage – no gummy bears marketing –
01;52;22;01 Noeline Villebrun – traditional healers prescribing –
01;53;34;29 Bill Blair – on authorizations not prescriptions – no DIN number no prescription – NWT traditional healers with authority to authorize? –
01;54;19;19 Noeline Villebrun follow-up –
01;54;24;00 Bill Blair – first time hearing question regarding traditional healers – bring question back to Ottawa for answer
01;54;51;27 Lydia Bardak question: on the job use and consequences – random testing – impairment levels
01;55;40;02 Bill Blair –
01;56;00;19 closing
01;58;00;21 final frame

Still photo set
https://www.flickr.com/photos/george-lessard/albums/72157661675464578

The 🇨🇦 federal government’s representative on legal cannabis, Blair said mail order weed will only come to the communities if the territorial government doesn’t say otherwise. “… N.W.T. MP Michael McLeod and Liberal MP Bill Blair. Blair, the federal government’s representative on legal cannabis, was in Yellowknife Wednesday evening for a public meeting hosted by McLeod. […] He assured the about 40 people who came out to hear what he and McLeod had to say that the territorial government will have the authority to define and control distribution in the North.
It’s been clear that territorial and provincial governments would be responsible for defining legal distribution within their jurisdictions, but what hasn’t been clear is to what extent jurisdictions would be able to supersede federally approved methods of distribution, like mail order cannabis.
But Blair said mail order weed will only come to the communities if the territorial government doesn’t say otherwise.
“That’s their authority to make that decision,” Blair said. […]
For many, a more urgent discussion than preparing for legal weed was how to tackle the already serious issues related to addictions, drug use and related social ills.
“Are the communities ready is not the right question,” said Noeline Villebrun, former Dene National Chief.
Villebrun said she was also concerned the discussion surrounding legalized cannabis in the Northwest Territories was taking place outside the framework of Dene law, traditions and language. …”
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/legal-cannabis-in-the-communities-1.4351916

https://ca.news.yahoo.com/n-w-t-pot-legislation-195148927.html

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Beijing Taxis

When I arrived at the Beijing 🇨🇳 P.R.C. airport customs… in May of 1995, the officer decided that since the computer screen for my computer was not attached to my computer I would have to pay U$ 300 .. so I had to get cash at the airport bank, bring it back, pay him and then enter officially…the person who was supposed to see me was not there… So my 5 items of luggage went looking to go to China Daily… I had a letter in English… with the address and logo of China Daily…
The airport was almost empty other than a few taxi drivers… one seemed to understand English… he looked at the paper and by conversation I believed he understood where to go…
My cart of stuff and I were escorted to his cab… a regular looking car… by himself and a buddy???
Suddenly the cab ride became a two car trip…
I refused.. and I loaded all the bags into one car… and away we went…
With the second car following…
We arrived at…..
A hotel with the same name as the China Daily publication I was to work for…
As printed in the letterhead of my letter…
21st Century ….
(China Daily’s English language paper for the education sector…)
There the doorman actually spoke enough English that he told me and the driver of the error.. checked the China Daily address …
and away the two cars, two drivers, all my bags and I…

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We arrive at the offices of China Daily late at night.. and there is no security guard… no doorman… but the front door is unlocked….
I walk in looking around…
pass the wooden staff mailboxes on the wall in the front lobby..

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Not a live human being to be seen but I and the two taxi drivers….
Then, along a long slopping ramp from the third floor…
A white haired American woman says…
“Hey are you the new guy we were expecting…??”
Yes!

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The foreign experts manger is quickly roused…
descends form his upper floor apartment …
in glasses, slippers, PJs and a rain coat…
and proceeds to pay both taxi drivers much to my vocal protest…

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And that’s when I am told by Ann Holiday that my taxi ride from the airport is officially the most expensive on record for the 20 or so foreign experts contract to China Daily at that time..

The Design and Development of Digital Return Platforms for Northern Indigenous Heritage (PDF)

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Executive Summary

“… Digital return technologies offer Indigenous communities a means of repatriating objects and knowledge gathered from their ancestors as part of earlier colonial endeavors. Many third party institutions such as museums, universities, and government heritage agencies, retain possession of these collections because of the perceived impracticality of returning them to source communities.
The concept of digital repatriation or “digital return” has emerged as a means of rebuilding relationships between source communities and third party institutions through the transfer of knowledge and objects in digital form. In this way, digital return systems, such as online archives, electronic atlases and digital databases, are excellent examples of disruptive technologies.
The idea of disruptive technologies was first popularized by Clayton Christensen in his 1997 book “The Innovator’s Dilemma”. Disruptive technologies are technological innovations that upset networks supporting the existing state of affairs. Digital return acts as a disruptive technology because it disrupts established institutional models for archiving, accessing, and interpreting objects and cultural knowledge.
Paradoxically, digital return also disrupts traditional Indigenous networks that support how objects and cultural knowledge are accessed and circulated by making them freely available on the public Internet . Resolving this paradox requires that we identify and address existing knowledge gaps in both the sociocultural and technological sides of digital return.
A three-part scoping review of Indigenous digital return projects in regions of the North American and European Arctic was undertaken to: a) identify the extent and objectives of academic, government, and community-led digital return projects; b) characterize the digital return methodologies currently used in arctic communities; c) identify the issues and challenges facing digital return projects within the study area; and d) draw attention to heritage initiatives that are grass roots and community led.
The methods used in this study include: a) bibliometric analysis of electronic databases; b) online surveys of digital return projects; and c) a case study of community-led heritage organizations and their projects. …”
PDF http://www.idees-ideas.ca/sites/default/files/sites/default/uploads/general/2016/2016-sshrc-ksg-dawson_0.pdf

Indigenous people’s movement, Yellowknife, Canada #Denendeh #J11 #IdleNoMore #YZF #NWT via @citiesandmemory

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“… Protest and Politics is the first global mapping of the sounds of protest, demonstration and political activism. Whether it’s people standing on either side of Donald Trump in the USA, Brexit in the UK, Marine Le Pen in France or any of thousands of local and national protests around the world, people are increasingly finding their voice and expressing themselves through sound. These sounds, more than any other, are coming to define the age in which we’re living, and are uniting people, communities and entire countries around the world. More than 100 sound designers, musicians and sound artists have contributed to the project, whether by reimagining a sound, providing a field recording from a sacred space, or both. Contributors come from all around the world – from Australia and the USA to Costa Rica and Brazil via Italy, France, Spain, the UK and many other countries. Field recordings provided by: George Lessard​…”
Yellowknife Field recording provided by: George Lessard​…”
Listen here
Part of the Protest and Politics project
@citiesandmemory
Set of still photos from the #Denendeh #J11 #IdleNoMore #YZF #NWT shoot
The original #Denendeh #J11 #IdleNoMore #YZF #NWT video is here

 

 

Trudeau cooks s’mores

On the rabble.ca Facebook page/group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/rabbleca/
Sherri Ingrey  https://www.facebook.com/sherri.ingrey
posted the following URL  to the rabble.ca page/group
and the image below is what was displayed in Facebook

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/justin-trudeau-nova-scotia-summer-visit-1.4215527
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However.. when visiting the URL I found a different story there…
“… Justin Trudeau cooks s’mores on Nova Scotia working vacation
Prime minister visited Shelburne, Port Joli and will attend Liberal party event in Halifax tonight By Jean Laroche, CBC News Posted: Jul 21, 2017 10:36 AM AT Last Updated: Jul 21, 2017 4:25 PM AT…” http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/justin-trudeau-nova-scotia-summer-visit-1.4215527

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So I commented …

Great photo capture…???? strange it’s not actually the one that appears in the CBC story at the time of this comment… on CBC it’s the one below…
and CBC headline reads “… Justin Trudeau cooks s’mores on Nova Scotia working vacation Prime minister visited Shelburne, Port Joli and will attend Liberal party event in Halifax tonight By Jean Laroche, CBC News Posted: Jul 21, 2017 10:36 AM AT Last Updated: Jul 21, 2017 4:25 PM AT…”
This is not the first time Ive seen a misrepresentation of a URL’s content on Facebook… but usually it’s just commercial click bait…
In this case it seems that it’s posted here as an editorial/commentary/op-ed/opinion piece rather than an accurate representation of the URL…
Not a problem when such #Satire #Opinion #Editorial #Commentary is indicated … #GimmyAClueEh?

NOTE: this #social #political #creative #phenomenon is becoming a very interesting side side of Facebook

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George Lessard Of course…
I do enjoy recognizing and celebrating the expert practice of the new medium’s arts ….
Much thanks, Sherri Ingrey!

Read Un/Covering the North: News, Media & Aboriginal People

@melindatrochu Read Un/Covering the North: News, Media & Aboriginal People http://ow.ly/IB9D307e8R4 #ValerieAlia #FB http://ow.ly/ENyP307e8SA

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NWT’s The Sun at Midnight actor wins award

Yellowknife's Kirsten Carthew on the set of The Sun at Midnight, a Canadian film which she directed, wrote, and produced. (submitted)

Yellowknife’s Kirsten Carthew on the set of The Sun at Midnight, a Canadian film which she directed, wrote, and produced. (submitted)

“… The first full-length feature film shot in the N.W.T. is quickly becoming a celebrated selection at some major Canadian film festivals.
Mohawk-actor Kawennárhere Devery Jacobs won the award for best performance in a Canadian film at the Whistler Film Festival on Sunday for her performance in The Sun at Midnight.
“I’m just filled with gratitude,” said Jacobs in an interview Tuesday. “I had no expectations going to shoot it in the Northwest Territories. We just went to film this ultra low-budget project, and it was such a passion project that I really hold dear to my heart.” […]
It’s the first acting award Jacobs has received, and she credits Carthew’s talent for the win.
“It’s all because of our writer-director [#Yellowknife’s] Kirsten Carthew. Her writing, if you look at the film, there really isn’t a lot of plot-driven stories, so it really rests on the shoulders of myself and [co-star] Duane Howard to carry the film, which I haven’t’ had the opportunity to do in past projects.” […]
The Whistler Film Festival marks the film’s second screening outside the N.W.T.
The Sun at Midnight also screened at imagineNATIVE in October, complete with a standing ovation from the audience.…”
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/sun-at-midnight-performance-award-1.3884105

Becky Qilavvaq’s “Feel the Inukness” 230,634 hit #video “… u know u wanna dance; don’t fight the feeling!…”

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Feel the Inukness #BexxStudio #video “… u know u wanna dance; don’t fight the feeling! (made by Becky Qilavvaq / starring Anguti Johnston)…” 230,634 views

 

Becky Kilabuk
Artist, Throatsinger, Short Filmmaker at BexxStudio
Nunavut, Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/becky-kilabuk-a5193135

“Everyone is waking up”: Tanya Tagaq on fighting for justice and singing for Björk

“….Protest music has found an avant-garde champion in the formidable grunts and howls of Inuk throat singer Tanya Tagaq. April Clare Welsh finds out how the First Nations activist and Björk collaborator is using her platform to shine a light on Canada’s dark history […]Tagaq believes that online activism like the virtual mob that flocked to Standing Rock has become “absolutely crucial” in the global fight for Indigenous rights. “Indigenous people have been fighting for the planet for a very, very long time,” she says, “but everyone is waking up to it now. You see these elders engaging in peaceful protests and getting pepper-sprayed by billionaire companies that just want more money – in 2016 that’s just unacceptable. Too many people are awake to accept that behaviour.”[…] Tagaq herself is a survivor of Canada’s notorious Residential School System, a forced assimilation programme which operated from the late 19th century right until 1996, taking Indigenous children away from their communities and placing them in boarding schools around the country. Around 6,000 students died during the residential schools’ existence, and sexual and physical abuse was endemic – though Tagaq emphasises that she doesn’t carry personal pain from her time at high school: “I wouldn’t want to take anything away from the people who suffered the massive indignities themselves.”….”
Tanya Tagaq – Retribution

Tanya Tagaq “Uja” and “Umingmak” (live) — Polaris Music Prize 2014

Demolition video of Yellowknife’s Robertson Head Frame Oct 29th, 2016

A very sad moment

Demolition video of Yellowknife’s Robertson Head Frame Oct 29th, 2016

Demolition video still of Yellowknife’s Robertson Head Frame Oct 29th, 2016

“… Hundreds watch Yellowknife’s Robertson headframe fall to the ground – Many show up for blast at 5 p.m. MT Saturday, hundreds more watch from Australia, N.S., Alaska
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/hundreds-watch-robertson-headframe-blast-1.3828368
N.W.T. gov’t won’t save Yellowknife’s Robertson headframe
Agreement could not be reached with mine owner, says GNWT
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/nwt-gov-t-won-t-save-con-mine-robertson-headframe-1.3701613
“…The Con Mine (1938-2003) was the first gold mine developed in the Northwest Territories, just south of Yellowknife.[1] The property was staked by Consolidated Mining and Smelting Company of Canada (Cominco) in September 1935 in response to the discovery of visible gold nearby; the name “Con” is an abbreviation of “Consolidated”. The advent of winter prevented any prospecting from being conducted, but work in the summer of 1936 led to the discovery of numerous gold veins. The Con Mine entered production in 1938 and ceased operations in 2003. It has produced over 5,000,000 ozt (160,000 kg) of gold from 12,195,585 tons of ore processed.[2] The mine was over 6,000 ft (1,800 m) deep.[3]…”
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Con_Mine

Video runs 01:58

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