Virginia gov signs deal expanding Mattaponi reservation
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam has signed a land trust agreement that transfers more than 100 acres of land to the Mattaponi Indian Reservation.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Federal immigration policy and concerns about preserving New Mexico's Native American and centuries-old Hispanic cultures were at the forefront of a congressional candidate forum Tuesday, as six Democrats compete for an open Albuquerque-based seat in primary elections.
15 Nevada projects get nearly $1M in preservation grants
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — State officials say a more than 140-year-old schoolhouse in Virginia City, a nearly 70-year-old hotel in Wells and a school in Goldfield are being awarded part of nearly $1 million in cultural preservation grants.
Nonprofit awards grants to auto, labor history projects
DETROIT (AP) — The MotorCities National Heritage Area is awarding more than $60,000 to 10 Michigan projects through its 2018 Challenge Grant cycle.
Projects include the physical restoration of historically significant buildings or automobiles and educational programs that chronicle important stories from the region's automotive and labor history.
Will the unique culture of Miami’s Coconut Grove survive?
MIAMI (AP) — With its artsy vibe, lush landscapes and free-roaming peacocks, Coconut Grove has long been known as a bohemian paradise.
It's also Miami's oldest neighborhood, established along the shores of Biscayne Bay in 1873 before the city existed. Located nearly 5 miles from what is now Miami's downtown, its streets are shaded by thick canopies of trees and its housing stock includes some of Miami's oldest homes.
Episode 30: Hidden cultural stories and how to find them when you travel
A Japanese-American internment camp from World War II in Colorado. A Chinese history museum in a Montana mining town. African-Americans in 20th century Paris. All these topics make for fascinating travel itineraries.
In this episode of "Get Outta Here," hosted by AP Travel Editor Beth J. Harpaz, we'll hear from Russell Contreras, a reporter with AP's race and ethnicity team, about finding hidden cultural stories when you travel.
Europe should preserve its cultural heritage, EU’s Tusk says
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union must do more to defend its external borders against migrants, EU chief Donald Tusk said Tuesday, describing Europe as a "cultural community" whose heritage must be preserved.
While the president of the European Council insisted that Europeans are not superior to other peoples, his rhetoric of cultural preservation echoed in some ways the language of populist politicians winning support across Europe with calls to keep migrants from settling on the continent.
‘Uncle George’ helped shape presentation of arts, culture in New Mexico
Some remember George Ewing as a new-age Renaissance man. Others recall him as a leader in Santa Fe’s cultural preservation community. And then there were those who thought of him simply as “Uncle George”: a man who lived a life devoted to art and history, but didn’t take himself too seriously.
“That’s probably in a nutshell what most people thought of him — ‘my kindly uncle,’ ” said his nephew John Ewing. “He was probably as nice a person as you’d ever want to meet.”
GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — Over the past 20 years, the Grand Teton National Park Foundation has raised more than $65 million for the site in Wyoming.
Foundation President Leslie Mattson told the Jackson Hole News & Guide (http://bit.ly/2qkKBAi) that its next priorities include the cultural preservation of the Mormon Row area and improving public access to the Snake River.
The foundation was created in 1997 as the primary fundraising partner for the park.
Upstate NY Mohawk tribe funds cultural preservation
AKWESASNE, N.Y. (AP) — A Native American tribe in upstate New York is investing awards from a pollution lawsuit into cultural preservation, funding tribal environmental groups and a language-preservation program.
Grand Teton National Park is launching a new Tribal Youth Corps program this summer. The goals of the program are to reconnect American Indian youth with the Grand Teton landscape while assisting with cultural preservation projects and to introduce participants to careers in the National Park Service.
The program provides hands-on opportunities for native youth to connect nature and cultural history by participating directly in heritage preservation. Grand Teton’s...