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.
Akwesasne, NY - The Forestry Resources Program overseen by the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe’s Environment Division has announced signups for seasonal programs that assist community members with their annual spring clean-up. Beginning on Onerahtókha/April 1, 2015, individuals may apply for wood chipping services and hazardous tree removal. The deadline to apply is Ohiarí:ha/June 30, 2015; with work commencing when weather conditions are favorable for equipment.
A former Cape Dorset nurse at the centre of a controversy after refusing to see a baby who later died has given her version of what happened that night in a sworn affidavit filed with the Nunavut Court of Justice.
Debbie McKeown, 56, of Thunder Bay, Ont., filed the affidavit this month as part of her fight against the suspension of her nursing licence in Nunavut. She is arguing that the regional nursing oversight body overstepped its authority when it suspended her licence last May and took additional disciplinary action in October.
Family members of Tina Fontaine are reeling from news that two Winnipeg police officers who saw and spoke with the 15-year-old girl not long before she disappeared, but let her go, will not face charges.
The Winnipeg Police Service launched an internal investigation last fall after discovering that the two officers came across Fontaine during a traffic stop on Aug. 8, 2014 — a week after she had been reported missing — but did not take her into custody.
A chief, who once went to jail for defending his First Nation's traditional territory during a mining dispute in northern Ontario, says he has grave concerns about Bill C-51.
Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug Chief Donny Morris sent a letter to his MP, Natural Resources Greg Rickford, asking him to withdraw support for the proposed anti-terrorism law.