Haaland criticized over ‘difficult’ choice on Willow projectMarch 17, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — In early March, President Joe Biden met with members of Alaska's bipartisan congressional delegation as they implored him to approve a contentious oil drilling project in their state.
Vatican unveils new ethnographic display of Rwanda screensMarch 16, 2023 GMT
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican Museums officially reopened its African and American ethnographic collections Thursday by showcasing intricately restored Rwandan raffia screens that were sent by Catholic missionaries to the Vatican for a 1925 exhibit.
Tiafoe, Medvedev reach Indian Wells semifinals; Gauff outMarch 16, 2023 GMT
INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) — Frances Tiafoe defeated 10th-seeded Cameron Norrie 6-4, 6-4 Wednesday to reach the semifinals of the BNP Paribas Open.
The 14th-seeded American ended the 2021 champion’s eight-match winning streak to earn his first semi berth in a Masters 1000 tournament.
Alcaraz, Fritz, Gauff into quarterfinals at Indian WellsMarch 15, 2023 GMT
INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) — Carlos Alcaraz is three victories away from returning to the world's top ranking, having reached the quarterfinals of the BNP Paribas Open on Tuesday.
Alcaraz, Fritz win; Murray, Badosa out at Indian WellsMarch 14, 2023 GMT
INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) — Carlos Alcaraz defeated Tallon Griekspoor 7-6 (4), 6-3 in the BNP Paribas Open on Monday, joining defending champion Taylor Fritz in the fourth round.
Former NBA players Dirk Nowitzki and Steve Nash sat in the front row to see Alcaraz advance in the Southern California desert, where he was a semifinalist a year ago.
Lula meets with Indigenous in Brazil’s Amazon, pledges landsMarch 14, 2023 GMT
RAPOSA SERRA DO SOL INDIGENOUS TERRITORY, Brazil (AP) — On his first trip to Indigenous land in the Amazon rainforest since taking office, Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva expressed support for creating new territories for those communities, but stopped short of announcing any demarcations.
Qualifier Garin beats Ruud at Indian Wells; Norrie advancesMarch 13, 2023 GMT
INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) — Qualifier Cristian Garin of Chile shocked third-seeded Casper Ruud of Norway 6-4, 7-6 (2) at the BNP Paribas Open on Sunday for his first win over a top-five player in nearly two years.
National Rugby League player racially abused during matchMarch 10, 2023 GMT
SYDNEY (AP) — The National Rugby League said Friday it is investigating the racial abuse of star South Sydney fullback Latrell Mitchell during a game on Thursday.
Mitchell, who is of Indigenous descent, was verbally abused by a teenage fan wearing a Sydney Roosters jersey.
Brazil delegation visits Amazon region where pair diedFebruary 28, 2023 GMT
ATALAIA DO NORTE, Brazil (AP) — A high-level delegation of the Brazilian government traveled on Monday to the remote corner of the Amazon rainforest where British journalist Dom Phillips and Indigenous expert Bruno Pereira were murdered last year, to demonstrate just how much Brazil's new government differs from that of former far-right President Jair Bolsonaro.
Rights to ‘Crying Indian’ ad to go to Native American groupFebruary 26, 2023 GMT
Since its debut in 1971, an anti-pollution ad showing a man in Native American attire shed a single tear at the sight of smokestacks and litter taking over a once unblemished landscape has become an indelible piece of TV pop culture.
Nigeria: Gunmen kill 8 police days before presidential voteFebruary 20, 2023 GMT
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Suspected separatist gunmen have killed at least eight police officers over the past three days in southeast Nigeria, authorities said Monday, raising concerns ahead of weekend presidential elections.
From a secret safehouse, Peru’s Indigenous revolt advancesFebruary 18, 2023 GMT
LIMA, Peru (AP) — In an industrial corridor of Peru's capital, a dingy stairwell leads to a second-floor safehouse. Dozens of Quechua and Aymara activists lie on mattresses strewn on the floor, resting up for more anti-government demonstrations as volunteers cook a breakfast of donated rice, pasta and vegetables.
Native Americans grapple with Chiefs Super Bowl celebrationsFebruary 15, 2023 GMT
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Moontee Sinquah spent only one minute onstage inside the Footprint Center in downtown Phoenix during the NFL's Super Bowl Opening Night. But it's a minute that will remain unforgettable.
Australia adds $300 million in funding for Indigenous pledgeFebruary 13, 2023 GMT
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Fifteen years after the Australian Parliament’s historic apology to its Indigenous people for past wrongs, the government on Monday announced 424 million Australian dollars ($293 million) in new funding to improve the lives of Australia’s original inhabitants.
Brazil pushes illegal miners out of Yanomami territoryFebruary 9, 2023 GMT
ALTO ALEGRE, Brazil (AP) — Armed government officials with Brazil's justice, Indigenous and environment ministries pressed illegal gold miners out of Yanomami Indigenous territory Wednesday, citing widespread river contamination, famine and disease they have brought to one of the most isolated groups in the world.
Indigenous senator quits party over Australian referendumFebruary 6, 2023 GMT
CANBERRA, Australia: (AP) — An Indigenous senator in Australia quit the minor Greens party on Monday in a disagreement over a referendum to be held this year that would create an Indigenous Voice to Parliament.
Australia Day focuses on Black recognition in constitutionJanuary 26, 2023 GMT
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australians marked the 235th anniversary of British colonization Thursday with a public holiday that evokes anger at Indigenous injustice, focusing national attention on a new government push to acknowledge Australia's first inhabitants in the constitution.
EXPLAINER: What is an Australian Black Voice to Parliament?January 26, 2023 GMT
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australians expect to vote this year in a referendum that would enshrine in the nation’s constitution a mechanism for Indigenous people to advise Parliament on policies that effect their lives known as the Voice.
Dye puts up 18 as Queens knocks off North Alabama 107-78January 14, 2023 GMT
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Kenny Dye had 18 points in Queens' 107-78 win against North Alabama on Saturday.
Dye added seven assists for the Royals (13-6, 3-3 Atlantic Sun Conference). AJ McKee scored 15 points while going 5 of 9 from the floor, including 1 for 3 from distance, and 4 for 4 from the line, and added three steals.
FEMA fires group for nonsensical Alaska Native translationsJanuary 13, 2023 GMT
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — After tidal surges and high winds from the remnants of a rare typhoon caused extensive damage to homes along Alaska’s western coast in September, the U.S. government stepped in to help residents — largely Alaska Natives — repair property damage.
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AG creates council to advise on missing indigenous peopleJanuary 5, 2023 GMT
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Attorney General Mark Vargo has created a council to advise him on missing and murdered indigenous people.
The Rapid City Journal reported Wednesday that a disproportionate percentage of missing people in South Dakota are indigenous.
MGM Resorts sells land that was site of Las Vegas massacreDecember 30, 2022 GMT
LAS VEGAS (AP) — MGM Resorts International has closed on the sale of land on the Las Vegas Strip that was the site of the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, the company announced Friday.
Brazil will have first Indigenous woman chief for key postDecember 30, 2022 GMT
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil’s President-elect Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva announced Thursday that Sônia Guajajara will head up a new Ministry of Indigenous Peoples, with a mandate to oversee policies ranging from land demarcation to health care.
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Peru’s ex-president faced bigotry for impoverished pastDecember 10, 2022 GMT
LIMA, Peru (AP) — When Pedro Castillo won Peru’s presidency last year, it was celebrated as a victory by the country’s poor — the peasants and Indigenous people who live deep in the Andes and whose struggles had long been ignored.