PURPOSE

Within Indigenous communities, mental health challenges are significantly more prevalent compared to the general population:

Diagnosed Mental Health
1 %
Major Depression
10 %
Suicide Rate
1 x

Economic Challenges

Describing the multitude of factors that have led to the economic challenges that indigenous communities face today is complex. The most pressing issues are those of economics, health, and housing. Nearly twice as many Native/Indigenous people in North America live in poverty (26.6%) compared to the total population which is estimated at 14.7%. For over a century, Indigenous communities have been systematically excluded from key economic opportunities.

Economic Empowerment & Sovereignty

Our strategic partnerships are designed to capitalize on unique market opportunities on tribal lands, providing a competitive edge and unlocking new avenues for prosperity. Discussions about cannabis legalization and regulation within First Nations are deeply linked to the broader issues of self-determination, reconciliation, and economic development. Many First Nations are navigating around formal processes and asserting their rights by engaging in the “Red Market,” a reclamation of land rights as outlined in Article 24 of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

Mental Health Challenges

Indigenous communities face mental health challenges at rates up to 10 times higher per capita than the general population. Approximately 19% of the indigenous population of North America reported having depression or a mental illness in the last year – that’s approximately 827,000 people. Native/Indigenous people who meet the criteria for depression, anxiety, or substance abuse disorders are much more likely to seek help from a spiritual and/or traditional healer than from specialty or medical sources.

Revitalizing Traditional Wisdom

Indigenous communities have always been at the forefront of holistic therapy and cultural wellness. Together, we foster a holistic approach to mental health and wellness.

Advencing Mental Health

Emerging therapies like MDMA, psilocybin, and ketamine show great promise in addressing mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, addiction, and PTSD. Recognized increasingly for their effectiveness, these therapies are becoming integral to mental health treatment, supported by significant clinical evidence and regulatory advancements. The FDA designated psilocybin as a breakthrough therapy for severe depression in 2018, and states and Provinces like Alberta, Colorado and Oregon are moving towards legalizing it for therapeutic use. MDMA-assisted psychotherapy was designated by the FDA as a breakthrough treatment for PTSD in 2017, with preliminary clinical studies showing extremely promising results

Join us in our mission to advance economic opportunities and improve mental health in Indigenous communities. Together, we can make a significant impact.

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