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Cannabis Harvest Gathering

Vernon, British Columbia and

Lakeside Trading Post

Okanagan Nation

Friday, October 21 - Sunday, October 23

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Overview

Historic gathering of BC, Canadian and US Indigenous leaders with invited guests to celebrate the annual cannabis harvest, discuss the future of BC (and Canada’s) cannabis industry ad respond to the federal Cannabis Act review.

Indigenous Gathering Goals

Celebration and Growth

Celebrate cannabis and discuss important business opportunities for Indigenous Peoples regarding Canada’s evolving legal cannabis industry

Governance

Respond to Canada’s request for feedback regarding the Cannabis Act review

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Policy

Honour and advance the cannabis policy proposals developed and approved by the Union of BC Indian Chiefs and Assembly of BC First Nations

Awareness

Promote education and dialogue regarding medical cannabis consumption and traditional methods of farming and plant processing

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Gathering Overview

Through the leadership of Band Councils across BC, the Union of BC Indian Chiefs (UBCIC) and the Assembly of BC First Nations, Indigenous Peoples have expressed an interest in law-making and regulation, economic development, taxation, revenues, health, safety, and education, among other matters, as they relate to cannabis, and which are tied to inherent jurisdiction.

With the Government of Canada’s current review of their Cannabis Act, a coordinated and strategic approach to the implementation of First Nations’ rights and interests with respect to cannabis in B.C. will strengthen First Nations advocacy and contribute toward the achievement of mutual objectives related to Reconciliation, consumer protection, environmental stewardship, inclusion, job creation, social and economic development.   

 

The October 21-23, 2022 Indigenous Cannabis Harvest Gathering in Vernon, BC presents an opportunity for elected Councillors, economic development staff, cannabis farmers, processors, retailers and a limited number of special guests to advance this accepted policy objective.

DAY 1
Friday, October 21

LOCATION: PRESTIGE VERNON LODGE, VERNON BC

9:00 am - Registration Opens: Indigenous Delegates

10:00 am - Welcome Ceremony

10:30 am - Nation-to-Nation Roundtable and Working

Lunch

 

1:00 pm - Registration Opens: Invited Guests

 

Hotel Check-In

 

1:30 pm - Presentations from Invited Guests

2:30 pm - Dialogue

4:00 pm - Closing Remarks: Day Two Preview

4:30 pm - Host Committee Welcome Reception

6:00 pm - Private Evening

DAY 2
SATURDAY, October 22

LOCATION: RURAL TRADING POST, OKANAGAN NATION

8:30 am - Registration Opens: Vernon Lodge

 

Shuttle Services Depart Vernon Lodge for Lakeside

Trading Post

 

9:00 am - Host Committee Trading Post Reception

10:00 am - Day Two Welcome Ceremony and Opening

 

Speakers

 

11:00 am- Roundtable Dialogues x2

12:15 pm - Trading Post Lunch Break

1:00 pm - Presentations from Invited Guests

1:30- Roundtable Dialogues x 2

2:30 pm - Trading Post Break

3:00 pm - Presentation of Roundtable Dialogue Results

 

General Discussion

 

4:00 pm - Closing Remarks: Day Three Preview

4:20 pm - Shuttles to Depart Lakeside Trading Post for

 

Harvest Celebration

 

5:00 pm - Indigenous Cannabis Harvest Celebration

7:00 pm - Private Evening

DAY 3
SUNDAY, October 23

LOCATION: PRESTIGE VERNON LODGE, VERNON BC

8:30 am - Registration Opens

10:00 am - Nation-to-Nation Roundtable: Outcomes and

 

Next Steps

 

11:00 pm - Closing Presentation to Invited Guests

 

12:00 pm - Media Availability & Regional Cannabis Tour

Note: Full Agenda Details and guest speakers will be announced over the coming month.

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  EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT  

   BOOK BEFORE OCT 7 TO GET 30% OFF  

Indigenous delegates and partners

$110 CAD

Event Price before oct 7, 2022

$150 CAD

Event Price AFTER oct 7, 2022

$210 CAD

 

Register Today

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