Security officers dragged Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard out of a Canberra restaurant Thursday after an angry mob of protesters surrounded the building during a luncheon ceremony, police said.
An Australian panel on Thursday suggested changes to the country's Constitution to give better recognition to the indigenous population that inhabited the vast continent long before Europeans settled there.
Ernesto Zedillo said in a court filing Friday that his status as Mexico's former president gives him immunity from being prosecuted for a massacre in 1997 that left 45 people dead in a Chiapas village.
Bowing to months of pressure and demonstrations from indigenous communities, Bolivian President Evo Morales has scrapped a plan for the construction of an international highway through a national park that is their ancestral homeland.
The Cherokee Nation had difficulty electing its principal chief, so much so that members called in the Carter Center to observe the most recent vote and judge whether it was free and fair. We normally observe elections only in politically troubled countries abroad but believe that the contentiousness and fundamental voting rights issues at stake -- and not just for the Cherokees -- justified this exceptional mission.
Fighters pushed Sunday to the outskirts of one of Moammar Gadhafi's last bastions of support, setting the stage for possible clashes ahead of this week's deadline for loyalists of the ousted leader to surrender.
More than 15,000 people descended on this oil-rich north-central Colombian city last week to attend a national "peace congress" aimed at bringing calm to areas torn by decades of fighting among guerrillas, paramilitary units and government forces.
On a day in which at least 26 people were killed in fighting between local tribes and government forces, President Ali Abdullah Saleh pledged to return to Yemen, and denounced the violence there as inspired by reactionary elements "who want to take the country back" to the days before its independence.
The call came in the morning of July 30 to the offices of the Association of Indigenous Councils of Northern Cauca, a local organization in the province of the same name in southern Colombia. A woman asked for group's boss and, at being asked to identify herself, threatened the person who answered the phone.
Pakistan's security forces are not tipping off militants about upcoming raids, the country's top military spokesman said Monday, adding that tribal elders are sometimes notified before the military moves into their regions.
In light of reports that linked the name "Geronimo" with the operation that took down Osama bin Laden, Native Americans expressed disappointment Thursday and pointed to the sacrifices they have made in the service.
While Afrah Nasser, a 25-year-old Yemeni journalist, has been reporting on the protests sweeping her country over the past two months, one thing has surprised her more than anything else: the lack of tribal infighting.
In an effort to ramp up pressure for Peru to crack down on illegal loggers in its region of the Amazon, an indigenous rights organization has released what it says are photos of an uncontacted tribe in Brazil that is threatened by the logging across the border.
Efforts to strengthen Native American communities and improve their relationships with the federal government have already borne fruit, President Barack Obama told a group of leaders from more than 500 federally recognized tribes Thursday.
About 300 indigenous people from eight ethnic groups have released about 100 workers who had been held hostage on the banks of the Aripuana River to protest construction of a hydroelectric dam over what they consider a holy site, Brazilian state media reported Monday.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai and Gen. Stanley McChrystal, the top U.S. military commander in Afghanistan, say they've secured backing from local leaders for an upcoming military operation in the province.
Delegates to a peace conference in Afghanistan asked Friday that Taliban prisoners be freed from Afghan and international detention centers. They also urged the Taliban to cut its ties with the al Qaeda terror network.
Plans to drive the Taliban from Afghanistan's second-largest city and surrounding districts will start only when the plans have the support of the population, Afghan President Hamid Karzai said Monday.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai met with tribal leaders Sunday in the violence-plagued Kandahar province to shore up support for an impending military offensive. He promised to hold back until he had their backing.
More than 200 indigenous people who refused to vacate their land in eastern Paraguay were sprayed late last week with what some believe was pesticide, sending seven to the hospital, a government cabinet member said this week.
On the edge of Ecuador's Amazon Basin, the Upano River gives life to a vibrant agricultural sector that keeps the economy of the southeastern city of Macas beating. Bananas, papayas and coffee are some of the foods farmed by the largely indigenous population.