Kaitlin Reed: Settler Cannabis

Kaitlin Reed (Yurok/Hupa/Oneida) is assistant professor of Native American studies at Humboldt State University and author of ‘Settler Cannabis: From Gold Rush to Green Rush in Indigenous Northern California,’ which tells the history and present-day impact of the unregulated cannabis production practices that began in the 1960s in northwestern California and spread to Indigenous lands.

In her 2023 book, Settler Cannabis: From Gold Rush to Green Rush in Indigenous Northern California, Kaitlin Reed demonstrates that today’s "green rush" is only the most recent example of settler colonial resource extraction and wealth accumulation. In it, she situates the cannabis industry within this broader legacy and suggests an alternative path forward--one that starts with the return of land to Indigenous stewardship and rejects the commodification and control of nature for profit. 

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Supported by The Commons at KU, the IPSR Center for Compassionate and Sustainable Communities, the Indigenous Studies Program, Haskell Indian Nations University, the Office of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging, and the School of Public Affairs and Administration.

Event date: 
Wednesday, April 17, 2024 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Cider Gallery
810 Pennsylvania St
Lawrence, KS 66044
Settler Cannabis: From Gold Rush to Green Rush in Indigenous Northern California (Indigenous Confluences) By Kaitlin P. Reed, Charlotte Coté (Editor), Coll Thrush (Editor) Cover Image
$47.40
ISBN: 9780295751566
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Published: University of Washington Press - June 20th, 2023

Connects California cannabis production to the violence and dispossession of Indigenous land and people


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