Anti-pipeline protests derail Trudeau's trip to Barbados

World Feb 17, 2020

Anti-pipeline protests derail Trudeau's trip to Barbados

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has canceled his planned trip to Barbados for a regional conference to help resolve widespread rail disruptions caused by indigenous rights activists opposing the construction of a natural gas pipeline, his office said Sunday. Indigenous communities across Canada have been ...

New Ainu culture complex generating little buzz outside Hokkaido

National Feb 3, 2020

New Ainu culture complex generating little buzz outside Hokkaido

Upopoy, a new national facility intended to revitalize and develop the culture of Japan's indigenous Ainu people, is facing challenges attracting attention ahead of its opening on April 24 in Shiraoi, Hokkaido. The new complex may miss the annual goal of 1 million visitors set ...

National Ainu Museum in Hokkaido to exhibit over 700 artifacts

National Dec 19, 2019

National Ainu Museum in Hokkaido to exhibit over 700 artifacts

A national museum dedicated to the Ainu ethnic minority in northern Japan will exhibit more than 700 artifacts, an official said Thursday, as the facility offered a preview to the press ahead of its official opening in April. The museum, which together with a park ...

Guatemala indicts fourth former top military official for Maya genocide

World Nov 30, 2019

Guatemala indicts fourth former top military official for Maya genocide

Guatemala's human rights prosecutor on Friday indicted another former top military official for genocide and crimes against humanity committed during the bloodiest phase of the Central American country's 36-year civil war. A military operations chief under deceased Guatemalan dictator Efrain Rios Montt, Luis Enrique Mendoza ...