Grand Council Treaty 3 to host forum on cannabis

Kenora, ON – Grand Council Treaty 3 (GCT3) will hold a forum on the evolving legal and regulatory landscape surrounding cannabis, and the opportunities and impacts this creates for First Nations:


GCT3 Cannabis Forum
Tuesday June 19 and Wednesday June 20
Seven Generations Education Institute
240 Veterans Drive, Kenora, ON
8:45 AM to 4:30 PM (both days)


This event will bring together First Nation leaders, community representatives, elders, and Indigenous service organizations to learn about and share perspectives on this evolving topic.

Experts from law, business, relevant and social and policy areas, as well as representatives from the Government of Ontario and the federal government will be on hand to present information and consult with participants.

The goal of the forum is to provide resources for the First Nations in Treaty 3 that choose to engage with cannabis, whether from a health, bylaw, education, or economic development perspective.

The GCT3 Cannabis Forum is made possible through funding provided by the Government of Ontario.

Media that wish to attend are asked to email their request to





  • “I welcome the opportunity to engage with Ontario, Canada, and community, policy, and industry leaders on this topic. It is important that the circumstances of our communities be taken into account when laws are changed that have unique impacts on First Nations people. It is also important that our people have the ability to reconcile our approach to cannabis with our traditional laws and values, and have the appropriate tools to determine our own path forward as the role of cannabis evolves in our society.”
    – Ogichidaa Francis Kavanaugh, Grand Chief of Treaty 3


  • “Through this conference, our goal is to equip the Treaty 3 communities and related agencies with authoritative and relevant information about the evolving cannabis landscape. We hope to connect communities with reputed experts and organizations to explore both opportunities and challenges that the new cannabis framework may create in economic development, justice, the workplace, education, and social policy.”
    – Douglas W. Judson, CEO of Treaty 3 Investment Group


Click Here to Download the Cannabis Forum – Agenda – PDF


Douglas W. Judson
Chief Executive Officer, Treaty 3 Investment Group
Phone: 807-861-3684