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[NEWS] Five first nations links: tobacco, yaupon tea, Kahnawake cannabis, Cree fiddling, Indigenous

  • D-Brief notes evidence that indigenous peoples in the Pacific Northwest smoked tobacco long before Europeans arrived.
  • Atlas Obscura looks at “yaupon tea”, a caffeinated beverage brewed from the leaves and stems of the cassina plant of the southeastern United States popular among indigeous peoples but mysteriously neglected in recent years.
  • The Mohawk reserve of Kahnawake is facing a referendum over whether or not to legalize the sale of cannabis products. CTV reports.
  • Cree fiddler Byron Jonah is the first person to win a new fiddling award of Eeyou Istchee, the Cree region in northern Québec. CBC reports.
  • Mathieu Landriault at The Conversation looks at how, in the Justin Trudeau era, the term “Aboriginal” has been replaced by “Indigenous”.