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Authorities seize more tobacco from First Nations smokeshop





Authorities raided a First Nations-owned smokeshop for a second time today.

The raid of the Dakota Chundee Smoke Shop resulted in the seizure of several cartons of cigarettes, The Winnipeg Free Press reported. But the shelves were restocked within minutes.

"They can have the stock, take whatever they want. We'll be open again," Craig Blacksmith, a council member from the Dakota Plains Wahpeton Nation, told CBC News.

The Canupawakpa First Nation, the Dakota Plains Wahpeton Nation and the Sioux Valley Dakota Nation operate the shop. It receives tobacco from Rainbow Tobacco, a company based on the Kahnawake First Nation in Quebec.

Get the Story:
Native smoke shop vows to continue (CBC 11/29)
Province seizes smoke shop's product for a second time (The Winnipeg Free Press 11/29)

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