Cultural preservation

In this Oct. 17, 2018 photo, Nicole Willis, left, a member of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Reservation who lives in Seattle, listens to speakers at a rally in Lacey, Wash. Willis grew up hours away from the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Reservation in the Pacific Northwest, which she calls home. She traveled often from Seattle for cultural events and to spend summers with her grandmother. To her, being Native American means her family is part of a distinct, interconnected community that has existed since ancient times. Her tribe requires citizens to be one-quarter Native American, with 1/16 specific to the tribe, but she said “theoretically, it shouldn’t matter.” (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
October 20, 2018 - 1:26 pm
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Jon Rios traces his ancestry to the Pima people of Arizona, but he has no tribal enrollment card, lives in Colorado and isn't exactly sure what percentage Native American he is. He has no interest in meeting any federally imposed requirements to prove his connection to a...
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A local resident rides his motorcycle near portraits of Syrian President Bashar al-Asad, right, and Russian President Vladimir Putin in the town of Rastan, Syria, Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018. The Russian Defense Ministry said it is coordinating efforts to help Syrian refugees return home and rebuild the country's infrastructure destroyed by the civil war. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
August 16, 2018 - 12:00 pm
HEMEIMEEM AIR BASE, Syria (AP) — Russian air defense assets in Syria have downed 45 drones targeting their main base in the country, its military said Thursday. The Russian Defense Ministry spokesman, Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov, said that five of them were shot down in the last three days near the...
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The Brussels Flower Carpet, laid out in its entirety, on the Grand Place in Brussels, Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018. More than 500,000 flowers were used to create the Latin American theme, devoted to the Mexican region of Guanajuato which has an exceptionally rich culture and flower tradition. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
August 16, 2018 - 8:20 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — Brussels is highlighting its sun-splashed summer with a Mexican-themed carpet of over half a million flowers on its historic Grand-Place. The UNESCO World Heritage site on Thursday opened up the cobblestones of its market square for a giant display of flowers depicting scenes and...
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August 09, 2018 - 1:24 pm
LONDON (AP) — The British Museum said Thursday that it is returning to Iraq eight 5,000-year-old antiquities that were looted after the U.S.-led 2003 invasion of the country. The museum said the items, which include stamp seals, clay cones with cuneiform inscriptions and a bull-shaped marble...
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France's Samuel Umtiti, second from left, is congratulated by his teammates France's Antoine Griezmann, Raphael Varane and Paul Pogba, from left, after scoring the opening goal during the semifinal match between France and Belgium at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the St. Petersburg Stadium in St. Petersburg, Russia, Tuesday, July 10, 2018. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
July 14, 2018 - 3:10 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — France is the established power with a young team full of speed and skill. Croatia has the veterans that have shown they can never be counted out. The two sides will meet on Sunday in the World Cup final, with France going for its second title in its third final in 20 years. Croatia,...
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July 09, 2018 - 2:09 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says the U.S. opposed a resolution to encourage breastfeeding because it called for limits on the promotion of products like infant formula. In a tweet Monday, Trump criticizes The New York Times for reporting that U.S. officials sought to remove language...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Nov. 11, 2004 file photo, the Mountain View Officers' Club, built in 1942, is shown, at Ft. Huachuca, Ariz. The structure is the last of over 14,000 wooden structures built at the fort to house, train,and care for black soldiers preparing for World War II. Once slated for destruction, efforts are now underway to restore the building to its WWII condition. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)
July 06, 2018 - 11:23 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Grants totaling $1.1 million will help support important African-American heritage sites including the homes of jazz musician John Coltrane and playwright August Wilson, a Virginia location central to the slave trade and civil rights locations in Birmingham, a preservation group...
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June 26, 2018 - 4:48 pm
PARIS (AP) — Israel's ambassador to the United Nations' cultural agency said Tuesday he will recommend that his government reconsider leaving UNESCO or at least postpone the departure set for the end of the year. Ambassador Carmel Shama Hacohen's remarks came hours after UNESCO's World Heritage...
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FILE - In this May 27, 2018, file photo, U.S. Marine Corps Sergeant Major Darrell Carver, based in North Carolina, touches a headstone at the Aisne-Marne American Cemetery in Belleau, France. France and Belgium are urging UNESCO to designate scores of their World War I memorials and cemeteries as World Heritage sites as the centennial remembrance of the 1914-1918 war nears its end. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo, File)
June 24, 2018 - 3:59 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — France and Belgium are urging UNESCO to designate scores of their World War I memorials and cemeteries as World Heritage sites as the centennial remembrance of the 1914-1918 war nears its end. Both sides of the Franco-Belgian border, where much of the fiercest fighting of World War...
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In this photo taken Thursday, June 7, 2018, Pierre-Christophe Hantz, poses in front of his restaurant, Le Vaudesir, in Paris, France. Paris' bistros and terraces launch a campaign to be recognized by the United Nations' cultural agency as a French way of life. Two years and a half after extremists shot at terraces of cafes during November 13, 2015 attacks, an association of bistros owners has been created to seek the UNESCO "intangible cultural heritage" status. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
June 11, 2018 - 6:25 pm
PARIS (AP) — Owners of the bistros and terrace cafes that are integral to the Paris way of life want the "je ne sais quoi" of their establishments to be recognized as both of global value and endangered. They have launched a campaign to be named by the United Nations' cultural agency as an "...
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