How Cannabis Companies Can Partner with Indigenous Nations (Invite Only)

Saturday September 8th
12:15 PM - 1:15 PM - Port Colborne Lounge
Speakers: Blaine Favel, Chief Isadore Day, Dineh Benally, Patricia Owl

Networking Lunch

(Panel Discussion) Many indigenous nations have expressed an interest in the cannabis industry a means of economic opportunity and many are already open for business. In Canada there are varying degrees of acceptance and openness to doing business with cannabis companies as well as varying degrees of legislative understanding. This intimate discussion with some of the most respected indigenous business leaders and cannabis executives will guide you through the path forward and cover everything from putting together balanced deals, to navigating cultural sensitivities, band by-laws, and more. (Moderator: Chief Isadore Day)

This year, Grow Up will be focusing on cannabis and the First Nations community along with an Indigenous Luncheon on Saturday. These panels will feature well-respected indigenous figures and discuss current topics regarding the First Nations community and cannabis.

This luncheon is open to the Indigenous / First Nations  community and companies looking to explore cannabis opportunities within the First Nations community. You must R.S.V.P. or request an invite by September 1st, 2018.


Sponsored by the Ontario First Nations Economic Developers Association and the 2018 First Nations Economic Advancement Conference


DOWNLOAD – Discussion Paper


Speaker Submissions

If you are in the cannabis growing industry and would like the opportunity to speak at Grow Up Conference and Expo, please click here to apply.