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New Mexico tribe puts up land for $160M medicinal greenhouse

By Susan Montoya Bryan THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.-On a patch of tribal land in western New Mexico, a company plans to build a $160 million state-of-the-art greenhouse for researching and growing medicinal plants, including marijuana. Bright Green Group of Companies is partnering with Acoma Pueblo on what would be ...

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Pope Francis:Native people have rights over their lands

By Nicole Winfield THE ASSOCIATED PRESS VATICAN CITY-Pope Francis insisted Wednesday that indigenous groups must give prior consent to any economic activity affecting their ancestral lands, a view that conflicts with the Trump administration, which is pushing to build a $3.8 billion oil pipeline over opposition from American Indians. Francis ...

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First Nation says it will distribute and invest $4.5 million compensation

DUCK LAKE, Sask.-A Saskatchewan First Nation says it will receive millions of dollars in compensation on Wednesday from a settlement that stems from a dispute dating back to the 1885 Northwest Rebellion. The Specific Claims Tribunal ruled in 2015 that the federal government breached its lawful obligation to pay Beardy’s ...

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Canadian Press business newsmaker of the year: The Foreign Investor

The Canadian Press Published Tuesday, December 27, 2016 10:09AM EST TORONTO — The foreign investor — the nameless, faceless figure believed by some to be driving up home prices, particularly in Vancouver — has been named The Canadian Press business newsmaker of the year. It’s the first time since the ...

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Trump’s team aims to privatize oil rich American Indian reservations

Monday, 5 Dec 2016 | 8:06 AM ET | 00:40 -Reuters- Native American reservations cover just 2 percent of the United States, but they may contain about a fifth of the nation’s oil and gas, along with vast coal reserves. Now, a group of advisors to President-elect Donald Trump on ...

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First Nation accepts $50M settlement for land in Nanaimo, B.C.

NANAIMO, B.C.-Members of a First Nation on Vancouver Island have ratified a nearly $50-million settlement with the federal government, compensating the community for a piece of land in what is now downtown Nanaimo, B.C. Ninety-eight per cent of the 848 community members who cast a ballot in Saturday’s vote opted ...

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Three B.C. First Nations buy parcel of prime Vancouver real estate

VANCOUVER-Three British Columbia First Nations have paid nearly half a billion dollars for a prime piece of real estate on the west side of Vancouver. The Musqueam, sickness Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh nations bought the 15.7-hectare parcel known as the Jericho lands for $480 million. A news release from the three ...

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