Fifth Guajajara tribesman killed in Brazil in five months

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A member of the Brazilian indigenous group known for its forest guardians who fight illegal deforestation in their territory was killed Tuesday, marking the fifth slaying of a Gu...

S. Taiwan township moves to protect aging population from virus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A township in southern Taiwan known for its aboriginal culture and mountainous scenery will begin checking visitors’ temperatures in order to protect its vulnerable ...

Tribal leader: Work to build border wall hurts sacred land

PHOENIX (AP) — A Native American leader from Arizona grew emotional Wednesday as he told a congressional committee about the pain members of his tribe feel about U.S. officials blasting through land t...

Another Indian activist killed amid Costa Rica land disputes

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) — Indigenous groups and Costa Rica's president on Tuesday mourned the killing of yet another indigenous activist,amid continuing land disputes in the Central American country...

Mexicans march to protest major infrastructure projects

MEXICO CITY (AP) — More than 1,000 people marched through the center of Mexico City on Friday in opposition to the government's largest infrastructure projects. The protest brought t...

Brazil prosecutors seek to suspend head of indigenous body

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The Brazilian federal prosecutor's office filed a lawsuit Tuesday seeking to suspend the appointment of a former missionary as head of the government body responsible for protect...

Indonesia deports American journalist over visa regulations

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian authorities deported an American journalist who was detained for more than six weeks after meeting with indigenous rights activists on Borneo island, his lawyer sa...

Deadly attack on indigenous community in Nicaragua

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Some 80 armed men attacked an indigenous community on Nicaragua's northern Caribbean coast, killing several people, authorities said Thursday. Local leaders said there were s...

Taiwan to host 2022 World Indigenous Tourism Summit

Taiwan has won the right to host the 2022 World Indigenous Tourism Summit (WITS), the Council of Indigenous Peoples (CIP) announced Thursday (Dec. 19), after signing a memorandum of understanding with...

UN Mexico rights office criticizes government on Mayan Train

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexico office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights issued a string of criticisms Thursday of the government’s handling of consultations with indigenous communities ove...

Gunmen target Brazil indigenous people, killing two

Rio de Janeiro (AP) — Gunmen opened fire Saturday on a group of indigenous people in Brazil's Maranhao state, killing two, according to the state's public security secretariat. The a...

Bolivia’s crisis exposes old racial, geographic divides

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Bolivia’s increasingly violent political crisis is exposing historical racial, ethnic and geographic divides that many thought had been overcome after 14 years of rule by the An...

Bolivian interim leader says Morales can’t run in new vote

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Bolivia’s interim leader said Evo Morales can’t run as a candidate in any new elections, even as the ousted leader contended he is in fact still the president of the Andean coun...

Power struggle in Bolivia: Añez at home vs Morales in exile

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Where does the power line stand in crisis-torn Bolivia? Jeanine Añez, the Senate leader who has claimed the interim presidency of the Andean country, seems to ...

AP Explains: The extraordinary rise and fall of Evo Morales

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — The surprise resignation of Evo Morales as Bolivia's president can perhaps be matched only by his equally extraordinary rise to power. The country's first indigenous chief of s...