Hemp and First Nations: Exploring the Economic Potential of Hemp for Indigenous Peoples


Hemp is empowering indigenous people—providing them with better housing, more control over their natural resources, and generating a self-reliant system of jobs.

High Grade Hemp Seed sat down with Roger Fragua, CEO of Cota Holdings, to discuss the impact that hemp has had on his tribe, from eco-friendly hemp fiber building materials to new jobs in hemp farming and extraction.

“Hemp doesn’t just represent cultivating plants, but really cultivating ideas and cultivating new businesses and coming in with a fully integrated approach, and that makes a lot of sense to Indian country.”  – Roger Fragua, CEO of Cota Holdings