Plans by Noront Resources to buy Cliffs' chromite assets in northern Ontario's Ring of Fire mining area are a "barrier to future opportunities" and a "threat to aboriginal and treaty rights," say First Nations chiefs opposed to the deal.
Noront announced the $20-million deal on Monday. The purchase requires court approval and won't be finalized until at least mid-April because Cliffs' Quebec subsidiary is in restructuring proceedings under the Companies's Creditors Arrangement Act.
A Saskatchewan First Nation's plea for an airstrip was raised in Parliament on Thursday, but Minister of Aboriginal Affairs Bernard Valcourt maintained it's not federal jurisdiction.
Niki Ashton, the NDP Aboriginal Affairs critic, pressed Valcourt on the issue — which was exposed in a CBC News story on Wednesday — that without an airstrip, people living in Southend, Sask. must rely on a ground ambulance 220 kilometres away in the town of La Ronge, Sask.
Top law enforcement officials have filed court affirmations in support of New York's new gun control law, the SAFE Act as state lawyers moved to dismiss a federal challenge to the law brought by the New York State Rifle and Pistol Association.
Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice, Rochester Police Chief James Sheppard and a top State Police lawyer all filed sworn statements as part of over 100 pages filed by Attorney General Eric Schneiderman in reply to the suit, brought in March in a federal court in Buffalo.
POTSDAM - The Massena Central varsity boys lacrosse team opened the 2015 season by outlasting non-league rival Watertown IHC 8-7 at the SUNY Potsdam turf field on Thursday.
A play that has non-indigenous actors in roles of indigenous characters is creating controversy and discussion on social media amongst the theatre community across the country.
The Unplugging runs until April 5 in Toronto. It tells the story of two aging indigenous women who are cast out of their village in a post-apocalyptic world. Through their shared traditional knowledge and friendship, the women have to decide between community and isolation when a young man comes into their lives.
The northern Manitoba community of Shamattawa is mourning the deaths of four young people in the past six weeks, with concern growing after four more suicide attempts since last Thursday.
Chief Jeff Napoakesik said two young women, 18 and 19 years old, took their own lives last week, one day apart. The remote community also lost two young men to suicide in February.
The Executive Committee of the Student Assembly of SUNY passed a resolution last week in support of renewing a "rational tuition" policy for SUNY students.
Rational tuition, established in 2011 as part of the NYSUNY 2020 initiative, capped annual tuition increases at $300 for all SUNY undergraduates at four-year schools for a period of five years.
Workers are not satisfied with Gov. Andrew Cuomo's proposal of raising the state minimum wage to $10.50 an hour and $11.50 an hour in New York City — they want more.
According to the Economic Policy Institute, more than $18 an hour minimum wage would keep up with U.S. total economic productivity, but workers are asking for $15 an hour.
The developers of the $450 million Rivers Casino and Resort at Mohawk Harbor won the coveted recommendation for a New York state gaming license in part on the promises of millions of dollars in new tax revenue that will flow into the struggling city.
But Rotterdam-based developer Galesi Group pays little in taxes on nine properties that make up the former American Locomotive plant because they've all been classified as tax-exempt through the Schenectady County Metroplex Development Authority, according to property records.
Don't hold your breath waiting for the "boutique casino" on the Rensselaer waterfront.
That would be the one announced Friday, the proposal that would include 1,000 video lottery terminals for Capital District Off-Track Betting and a hotel looking out toward the river and the Albany skyline. That plan is going nowhere fast.
In fact, several of the elected officials initially touted as its backers say they never agreed to support a project that would compete with the planned Schenectady casino.