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Welcoming The First Tribal Government Member: Sokaogon Chippewa Community Joins ICIA


Sokaogon Chippewa Community joins ICIA
Sokaogon Chippewa Community joins ICIA

We are so excited to announce today that Sokaogon Chippewa Community Mole Lake Band of Lake Superior Chippewa has joined the ICIA as our first member tribe.


By joining our network of Tribal Nations, industry partners, advocacy groups, mentors, businesses, and aspiring entrepreneurs Sokaogon Chippewa Community will have access to the ICIA’s national resources to aid in industry exploration and development as well as regular engagement of tribal cannabis regulators and policy experts.


“Our Tribe is excited to continue exploring and investing in hemp and cannabis development with the strategic partnership of ICIA. With the plant's healing medicinal properties and the economic opportunities that the industry provides, we’re optimistic about the impacts on our community,” said Robert VanZile, chairman of the Sokaogon Chippewa Community. “With ICIA in our corner, we’re poised to take a strategic and phased approach to entering this emerging industry. We’re continuing our path with a commitment to responsible and sustainable development.”


Tribal cannabis is in a unique position within the national hemp and cannabis industry. We have an unprecedented opportunity to build equity into policy reform. Ahead of federal cannabis legalization, we’re using our sovereignty to take a leadership position in the industry and penetrate markets before anyone else can. It’s exciting that Tribes are engaging us directly and leveraging the resources of the ICIA. All eyes are on us and we are going to do this the right way.

We’re so excited to welcome the Sokaogon Chippewa Community to our growing organization. As we add members, we continue to grow our capabilities, the education and technical resources we provide, ultimately maximizing the positive impact of cannabis and hemp on Indigenous entrepreneurs and tribal nations across the United States.


Be a part of ICIA's first ever Indigenous Cannabis Roundtable Session


Tuesday 7/11 @ 11am-1pm CST


Join ICIA at the $10,000 or more sponsorship level and get instant access to this initial meeting of ICIA leadership, national ambassadors and advocates, tribal cannabis leaders, industry legislative updates, commerce, finance and more.

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