Asian ecotourism delegation explores Tsou villages in central Taiwan

CHIAYI (Taiwan News) — A delegation from the Asian Ecotourism Network (AEN) embarked on a three-day tour Monday to Alishan mountain where they visited three villages to explore the traditions an...

Students in 'MAGA' hats mock Native American after rally

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A diocese in Kentucky is looking into videos that show youths, possibly from its all-male high school, mocking Native Americans outside the Lincoln Memorial after a rally in Wash...

Taiwan aborigines' message to Xi: 'Taiwan is not part of China'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In response to Chinese President Xi Jinping's speech mentioning the "1992 consensus" and "one China principle" given last week, the representatives of T...

Llamas help Andes peoples survive, but youths are leaving

SANTIAGO DE MACHACA, Bolivia (AP) — Stormy winds, frosty nights and a scorching midday sun make life difficult on the Andean plateau, but the docile, tough-natured llama is one reason why indigenous p...

Indigenous Sweety & Warrior to present free musicals in Hualien, Taiwan Dec 22 – 23

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Indigenous Sweety & Warrior, a Hualien-based indigenous performance group, will present their 2018 annual exhibition in musical form at Hualien County Taiwan Indigenou...

Jesuits sent abusive priests to retire on Gonzaga's campus

On the surface, Father James Poole seemed like the cool priest in Nome, Alaska. He founded a Catholic mission radio station that broadcast his Jesuit sermons alongside contemporary pop hits. A 1978 st...

What to catch at last weekend of Taipei’s Shilin Residence Chrysanthemum Show

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The 2018 CKS Shilin Residence Chrysanthemum Show officially kicked off on Nov. 30, with exhibitions of a variety of chrysanthemums and many performances and events having ...

Taiwan exonerates 1,505 victims of political persecution

TAIPEI (CNA) -- The criminal records of 1,505 victims of political persecution in Taiwan were wiped out Sunday at a formal ceremony, in a bid to help heal their long-lasting trauma and to remind the c...

Kaohsiung's Mayor-elect Han taps alleged felon as cabinet member

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Kaohsiung's controversial Mayor-elect Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜), who last week was found to have been convicted of negligent homicide, yesterday (Dec. 3) announced that he has chose...

AP PHOTOS: Indigenous Panamanians compete in ancestral games

PIRIATI, Panama (AP) — Some brought bows and arrows to show off shooting skills. Others came to demonstrate their strength, endurance or ability to pull heavy ropes or to paddle small wooden dugout ca...

400 years after Pilgrim landing, natives finally being heard

PLYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — The seaside town where the Pilgrims came ashore in 1620 is gearing up for a 400th birthday bash, and everyone's invited — especially the native people whose ancestors wound up l...

GOLDEN HORSE: Si Pangoyod wins best new performer award

Taiwan's Si Pangoyod (鍾家駿) on Saturday received the Golden Horse Award for best new performer for his role in the drama "Long Time No Sea" (只有大海知道) directed by Heather Tsui (崔永徽). In ...

Human rights commission expresses 'concern' over Brazil

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights has expressed "deep concern" over human rights in Brazil and says it will monitor what happens when the government of President-elec...

Southern New Mexico churches eye expanding migrant shelters

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A network of churches in southern New Mexico is seeking to expand the number of temporary shelters for migrants amid an expected jump in demand. A Catholic-ru...

AP Analysis: Bolsonaro rivals bet Brazilians would unite

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Just as many opponents of Donald Trump considered him unelectable in 2016, detractors of Brazil's President-elect Jair Bolsonaro always believed the far-right candidate himself w...