Tag Archives: Hemp

Marcus Grignon on “Make No Bones About It.” August 6th, 2017 at 5pm 

Marcus Grignon is Campaign Manager of HEMPSTEAD PROJECT HEART. 

This project is apart of John Trudell’s work on hemp. I hope you like the site. Marc will bring us up to date on this project and how we can help. 

Marcus’ professional career includes service as an advocate in the public sector. Marcus served the Obama Administration as a staff assistant for the Small Business Administration’s Office of Native American Affairs and as an AmeriCorps member for the Santa Fe Food Policy Council and Earthcare International. He began his federal career as a legislative intern for U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow in 2009. He is an enrolled member of the Menominee Nation in Keshena, Wisconsin. He is a recipient of the 2010 Brower Youth Award from the Earth Island Institute. 

Marcus holds a double associates degree in Tribal Law and Sustainable Development from the College of Menominee Nation and a Bachelor’s degree in Democracy and Justice Studies with a minor in First Nations from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. He holds various certificates in political management, lobbying, Indigeous Entreprenurship, and the Federal Budget Process from George Washington University, the Institute of American Indian Arts, and American University.


Alex White Plume on “Make No Bones About It.” -Sunday, September 25 · 4:00pm – 6:00pm

Alex White Plume is the former Tribal President of the Oglala Sioux Tribe of South Dakota. Alex White Plume, from the Oglala Sioux Tribe of South Dakota, is the only farmer to plant, cultivate, produce, sell and deliver a hemp crop within the borders of the USA since 1968. The 1851 Ft. Laramie Treaty recognizes the Lakota as a sovereign nation and grants that the Lakota of the Pine Ridge Reservation can grow any food or fiber crop.He is the first farmer in the United States that planted, cultivated, produced and sold industrial hemp within the borders of the USA.

In 2006 he released, The film Standing Silent Nation, a documentary about the White Plumes and their hemp crop.

Listen to the show:

Alex White Plume on KAOS 89.3 FM