SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwired - September 26, 2016) - CannaNative™, LLC ("CannaNative™"), the premiere Native American-owned and operated company that uses cannabis to develop opportunities for economic development on American Indian lands, announced today that it has been invited to attend the 2016 White House Tribal Nations Conference hosted by President Obama on Sept. 26 in Washington, D.C.
President Obama's eighth and final 2016 Tribal Nation's Conference will provide tribal leaders from the 567 federally-recognized tribes with the opportunity to interact directly with high-level federal government officials and members of the White House Council on Native American Affairs.
"We are extremely proud that representatives from Cannanative will be the first-ever cannabis industry professionals to attend this esteemed event at the White House that aims to strengthen the relationship between the U.S. government and Indian Country," said CannaNative™ co-founder and Chief Executive Officer Anthony Rivera. "It is important that our Company is in Washington, D.C. at this time along with U.S. Tribes, and we are looking forward to the opportunity to meet and interact with tribal and federal government officials to continue the conversation of industrial hemp production on Native lands, as cannabis restoration by sovereign nations represents a unique advantage that is actually larger than the multi-billion-dollar Native American gaming industry."
CannaNative™ is run by co-founder and CEO Anthony Rivera, a Harvard University graduate who led the Acjachemen Nation in Southern California for nearly a decade; co-founders Cedric Black Eagle, a former chairman of the Crow Tribe of Montana, and Andy Nakai, a member of the Navajo Nation who also serves as vice chairman of the board for the Navajo Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI.)
In August 2016, CannaNative™ partnered with Medical Marijuana, Inc. (OTC: MJNA) and its subsidiary HempMeds® to produce the first-ever cannabis product line for the Native American marketplace. The CannaNative™-branded line, which is being distributed to tribal wellness centers on reservations and native doctor's offices, includes products derived from industrial hemp and is intended to help tribal nations develop hemp and cannabis-based economies to protect their sovereignty.
CannaNative™ works in coordination with America's first Indian-focused marijuana trade organization, the National Indian Cannabis Coalition (NICC), which was formed after the U.S. Department of Justice granted tribes the ability to legalize and regulate on-reservation marijuana with the 2014 Wilkinson memo.
CannaNative™ and the NICC are at the forefront of Native American legislative affairs, working towards legislation for industrial hemp agriculture on Indian lands. Together, they are actively involved in the Congressional legislative process and in educating tribal leaders on the emerging regulated cannabis markets from an entrepreneurial and operations perspective to help them develop successful cannabis-based economies within their sovereign nations and to prevent disruptive and costly incidents such as crop destruction.
CannaNative™ is also at the forefront of providing solutions for the U.S.-based cannabis industry's lack of banking alternatives. Lack of banking in a cash-and-carry industry is creating a public safety issue, which CannaNative™ is addressing by modeling the highly regulated and successful cash-based gaming industry by Native American tribes to provide banking solutions for the U.S. cannabis industry.
CannaNative™ was formed to spearhead the restoration of cannabis cultivation, manufacturing and distribution of products for industrial uses, products for health and wellness initiatives, medical research, banking and more.
For more information on CannaNative™, visit the Company's website at www.CannaNative.com.
About CannaNative LLC.
CannaNative™ goal is to help tribes to develop hemp and cannabis-based economies on Native American lands throughout the United States. We believe that every tribe should have the opportunity to establish and grow a responsible, cannabis-based economy to sustain all future generations. For more information on CannaNative, visit the Company's website at www.CannaNative.com.