Saskatchewan’s Carry the Kettle First Nation partners with B.C. company to form cannabis facility
Carry the Kettle intends to build the new facility at the location formerly occupied by Indian Head Tree Nursery
Carry the Kettle Nakoda Nation (Ceg-A-Kin Treaty 4 Territory near Sintaluta, Saskatchewan) is partnering with Surrey, B.C.-based licensed producer (LP) Indigenous Bloom with plans to form a wholesale cannabis business on reserve land.
It is the first official partnership with a First Nation from Saskatchewan for Indigenous Bloom.
Carry the Kettle, which bought the land and its accompanying grow facilities years ago, intends to build the new facility at the location formerly occupied by Indian Head Tree Nursery. The 350,000 square-foot property was allocated as reserve land last month.
Carry the Kettle Chief Brady O’Watch says that the new venture will provide jobs and economic growth for the First Nation.
“As a priority as a chief, you’re trying to look at ways you can help your nation succeed, not only revenue wise but also jobs wise,” O’Watch told CTV News. “One of the main purposes of what we’re doing is to create economic prosperity for my nation and this was something that was long overdue and will be able to supply jobs to our people.”
The announcement is also big news for Saskatchewan cannabis lovers, who will benefit from the planned retail shops that are expected to result from the partnership.
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