Alberta authorities have stayed contraband tobacco charges against the former chief of the Montana First Nation.
The federal tax agency has faced pressure from the RCMP to stop licensing Kahnawake Mohawk cigarette manufacturers, court documents show.
It didn’t take long for Manitoba tax authorities to strike.
A Manitoba First Nation branded “American Indian refugees” by Ottawa has turned to the sale of Mohawk-made cigarettes and a casino to raise revenue for their cash-strapped community and escalate their battle with the federal government.
The Assembly of First Nations has joined the battle over First Nations cigarettes after chiefs passed a resolution directing national Chief Shawn Atleo to press Ottawa and the provinces to back off attempts to regulate the tobacco trade between communities.
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North America’s largest tobacco companies have launched a $1.5 billion lawsuit against Aboriginal producers in Ontario and Quebec.
The president of a Kahnawake tobacco company facing charges in Alberta over the seizure of 16 million cigarettes from a First Nation community says he’s unfazed by the development and plans to continue a push to establish a distribution network throughout western Canadian First Nations.
Alberta authorities have charged the embattled chief of an Alberta First Nation and the president of a Kahnawake-based tobacco company in connection with the seizure of 16 million cigarettes on the Montana First Nation reserve earlier this year.