Is there a place for cannabis in First Nations culture?

The role of marijuana in First Nations culture was the topic of discussion on Friday’s CBC Indigenous panel.

Kylo Prince, a former Sixties Scoop adoptee, said he had his first hit of a joint at the age of eight, on a rooftop, in the “bible belt” in Indiana.

Close to 40 years later, he’s got a firm grasp of his culture but says he has also incorporated the use of marijuana.

“I’ve had lots of elders tell me that [marijuana] was medicine,” said Prince.

He’s from the Long Plains First Nation in Manitoba, and over the years, Prince has spent a lot of time reconnecting with his more at