Photo: Ma’atsy (Some rights reserved)
Links related to Indigenous peoples and cultures, presented in a somewhat random fashion:
The Karuk’s Innate Relationship with Fire: Adapting to Climate Change on the Klamath
Indigenous people find legal, cultural barriers to protect sacred spaces off tribal lands – AZCentral
An Open Letter to the Lead Authors of ‘Protecting 30% of the Planet for Nature: Costs, Benefits and Implications.’
Status of Tribes and Climate Change Report
Amajtsk. Los 500 años y el concepto de lo prehispánico ht @YasnayaEG
Indigenous people are the world’s biggest conservationists, but they rarely get credit for it – Vox
Return the National Parks to the Tribes – The Atlantic – @davidtreuer
People have shaped most of terrestrial nature for at least 12,000 years – PNAS @erleellis @PNASNews
Time to Indigenize Lands and Water Conservation – Sierra
Chicago Blackhawks to read Indigenous land acknowledgment before each home game
App saving indigenous Alaskan language from extinction
Indigenous Land Acknowledgement, Explained – Teen Vogue
How Can the UN Better Include Indigenous Peoples in Its Development Goals?: There’s An App For That
Digital footprints of the past: An online archive of Native history – Santa Fe New Mexican
Canada’s record on racial discrimination under scrutiny at UN
Asked and Answered: A President for Indian Country – White House
An Indigenous curator for Indigenous artefacts: South Australia breaks new ground
Mexico indigenous people: Pope Francis asks for forgiveness
Technology key to revitalising language and culture – @DigitalMaori
Indigenous Peoples’ food systems: Insights on sustainability and resilience from the front line of climate change
Media Faves (Trying to create a Top 10)
- ABC – Awaye
- Radio New Zealand – Te Ahi Kaa – Facebook
- Maori Television – @maoritv – Facebook
- National Indigenous Radio Service – @NatIndigRadio – Facebook
- Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association (CAAMA) – @caama
- Native America Calling – soundcloud
February 6 Sámi National Day
August 9 International Day of the World’s Indigenous People
September Te Wiki o te Reo Māori (Māori Language Week)
Indigenous Literacy Day
September 2 is Indigenous Literacy Day
Second Monday in October
Live Video / Ustream
The National Museum of the American Indian is the first national museum dedicated to the preservation, study, and exhibition of the life, languages, literature, history, and arts of Native Americans. Join us for lectures, plays and musical performances from the Nation’s Capitol.
Never Alone: Ki Edition by E-Line Media
The Twitter phenomenon that is @IndigenousX
I just supported @IndigenousXLtd on @StartSomeGood. You should too! https://shar.es/1tYmqq via @sharethis
Building genuine partnerships with Aboriginal people isn’t just about benefiting indigenous Australians. Perhaps non-Aboriginal Australia can learn from a people who have survived 60,000 years on this harsh continent. We will then be on the way to developing an equal partnership that makes Aboriginal health ‘everyone’s business’. Don’t be put off if you are unsure how to proceed. Those ten women showed me, in a way I’ll never forget, that you don’t have to know the answers. You don’t even have to know the questions. What you need to do for successful consultation is to know how to build trust, show respect, listen and not be hurried.
– Anthony Hillin, Walking the path together
The measure by which we should test our laws and our institutions is to ask how they work for the poor, the marginalized and the culturally distinct. It’s never enough that they work well for the rich, well-educated members of the dominant culture.
Larissa Behrendt, Perils, Real or Imagined (2005)
Kakadu has sort of fallen between the cracks. Even with the abundance of publicity derived from films like Crocodile Dundee and countless wildlife documentaries, the significance of the indigenous peoples is rarely properly acknowledged.
– John Morse, cited in Kakadu or Don’t
Too long we have been brainwashed into believing that our own indigenous languages of the world are not compatible with the modern world. We no longer succumb to the colonisations of our minds forcing us to believe that we must give away our indigenous languages in order to be part of our global community. We know that is rubbish and it’s time to say it loudly around the world.
– Sir Tamati Reedy delivered at the World Indigenous Peoples Conference in Education (WIPCE) in 1990 held at Turangawaewae Marae, Hamilton, cited in Te Ahi Kaa
Meditating on decolonisation – Can you decolonise yourself through meditation? A visual artist who practices meditation, Katie West has created a ‘third space’ for Melbourne’s Next Wave festival of emerging arts where audiences can experience decolonisation – a process that is best described as the undoing of colonisation.
For us and our children after us: Indigenous economic survival – How should the management of intergenerational collectively owned assets be approached? Highlights of The economics of Indigenous survival the 14th annual Vincent Lingiari lecture, Charles Darwin University, Northern Territory.
Holding our tongues is a Hindsight project about the long and painful task of reviving Aboriginal languages.
The impact of English on the preservation and maintenance of Indigenous and other old languages – Why do we need to preserve and maintain languages? Well as Wade Davis reminded us in his recent Massey lecture series The Way Finders, of the 7,000 languages spoken today, half are teetering on the brink of extinction…and with the extinction of a language an entire culture is lost.
Indigenous owners hoping to protect endangered species in the desert – A large chunk of Western Australia’s desert country straddling the famous Canning Stock Route became part of Australia’s national reserve system this week.
Nineteenth-century appetites for indigenous foods – In recent years we’ve seen something of a revival for bush foods but what’s perhaps surprising is that engagement with and a curiosity about native food isn’t something new.
Elsewhere on the Web
International Indian Treaty Council – @treatycouncil
native-land.ca – @nativelandnet
indifest.org – Peliculas – Facebook – YouTube – https://twitter.com/CineIndifest/
International Indian Treaty Council – @treatycouncil
najanewsroom.com – @najournalists
https://trahantreports.com – https://twitter.com/TrahantReports
Tangatawhenua.com – App – @DigitalMaori
fnx.org – @fnxtv
pueblosoriginarios.com – @pue_originarios
internationalfunders.org – @IFIP – https://www.facebook.com/IFIPphilanthropy
International Indigenous Forum on Biodiversity (IIFB) – @IIFB_indigenous
iccaconsortium.org – @ICCAConsortium
iltf.org/resources – http://www.iltf.org/resources/land-tenure-curriculum
enearth.org – @IENearth
Cultural Survival – Facebook
A Challenge to Conservationists – Mac Chapin/World Watch
Conservation Refugees: When Protecting Nature Means Kicking People Out – Mark Dowie/Orion
The Nature Conservancy and Indigenous Peoples – TNC
Raiz de la imagen – CLACPI
Workshop Series on Indigenous Communities, Tourism and Biodiversity – NZTRI
Living on the Land: Indigenous Women’s Understanding of Place
naisa.org – @NAISA__
Global Workshop for Indigenous and Local Communities: Biodiversity, Tourism and the Social Web (2012)
Comisión Nacional para el Desarrollo de los Pueblos Indígenas
Congreso Internacional Pueblos Indígenas de América Latina (CIPIAL)
United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues
http://indigenoustweets.blogspot.com – @IndigenousTweet
http://turismocomunitarioindigena.wordpress.com – @LopezGuevaraMx
http://iccaconsortium.wordpress.com – @ICCAConsortium
http://www.survivalinternational.org – @Survival – https://www.facebook.com/survival
code of practice for filmmakers working with tribal peoples (PDF). Details
Parks and Protected Areas
Indigenous Peoples’ and Community Conserved Areas and Territories (ICCAs) – @ICCAConsortium
Grand Portage National Monument
Site operated by the US National Park Service and the Grand Portage Band of the Ojibwe
Biology and Indigenous Peoples
The International Society of Ethnobiology
13th Congress of the International Society of Ethnobiology
Spotlight on Matika Wilbur
http://firstpeoples.org/wp/reframing-native-narratives-the-allure-of-project-562 – @FirstPeoples
USA / Tribal Gaming
The Sycuan Institute on Tribal Gaming focuses on research, policy studies, and education related to the area of tribal gaming management. The Institute, centered in the largest tribal gaming community in the world, is geared to studying tribal gaming within the broader industry of hospitality and tourism management.
Aboriginal Tourism Conference in British Columbia – Livestream
Tyos meep (Dios Mep)
Zapoteco de la Costa
Flinders Range – Bookabee Tours
From little things big things grow
The Indigenous Connection – Julia Butterfly Hill/Big Picture TV
Indigenous Children Connect Across the Globe Through Technology
How do we listen to marginalized voices without making others feel like they are ‘marginalized people.’ The key lies in respecting the tradition and culture and often the locality — what makes a place special for a particular group of people. The stories indigenous peoples can share will always have a different depth than what non indigenous peoples bring to the table. There will be a seachange in tourism when enough locals and visitors embrace the local travel movement and what is hyperlocal.
Successful web presence attracts additional visitors to an area which in turn create a positive economic impact for the local economies.
Sustainable tourism presents an important opportunity to protect and conserve not only biodiversity, but also cultural diversity and traditional knowledge. In light of this, the Conference of the Parties of the CBD adopted the Guidelines on Biodiversity and Tourism Development and the Secretariat developed a User’s Manual based on these Guidelines. These Guidelines and User’s Manual are particularly useful to indigenous peoples as a blueprint and hands on guide to protect and conserve biological and cultural diversity and traditional knowledge.
Indigenous people and traditional communities around the world, particularly those managing areas with significant biodiversity for livelihood and cultural reasons, have long realized that tourists are interested in visiting their surrounding areas and experiencing their ways of life and cultural roots. This has led to the development of various tourism products (tours, accommodation services, transportation and interpretation offers) designed, managed and operated by indigenous communities and leaders.
Indigenous Communities, Tourism and Biodiversity Workshop Series: New Information and Web-based Technologies
The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity is currently organizing a series of workshops on new information and web-based technologies within indigenous communities.
Second Workshop of the Series: Islands (November 2008)
First Workshop of the Series: The Arctic (November 2007)
What are examples of tourism that includes and benefits indigenous people?
What do out-bound tour operators and travelers suggest?
What ways are there to promote indigenous languages?
Has there been genuine consultation between indigenous people and the government? Among indigenous people and tour operators?
What is the preferred language and spelling of the following words: aboriginal, indigenous, native?
What recommendations to indigenous-owned tourism operations have?
We presented the winners of the Indigenous Tourism and Biodiversity Website Award at the September 2010 Ecotourism Conference in Portland, Oregon.
TIME Unlimited tours is a luxury tour operator located in New Zealand, promoting sustainable tourism. They take you across New Zealand promoting the beautiful scenic areas and interesting history on New Zealand and Maori culture. In 2010 they were presented with this award.
Who are Indigenous peoples?
– It is estimated that there are more than 370 million Indigenous people spread across 70 countries worldwide. Practicing unique traditions, they retain social, cultural, economic and political characteristics that are distinct from those of the dominant societies in which they live. Spread across the world from the Arctic to the South Pacific, they are the descendants – according to a common definition – of those who inhabited a country or a geographical region at the time when people of different cultures or ethnic origins arrived. The new arrivals later became dominant through conquest, occupation, settlement or other means.
Among the Indigenous peoples are those of the Americas (for example, the Lakota in the USA, the Maya in Mexico and Central America or the Aymaras in Bolivia), the Inuit and Aleutians of the circumpolar region, the Sámi of northern Europe, the Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders of Australia and the Maori of New Zealand. These and most other Indigenous peoples have retained distinct characteristics which are clearly different from those of other segments of the national populations.
Aboriginal – Atlatl – Adnyamathanha – Ayuuk – Chinantec – Corroboree – fpic – Hula – Indian – Indigenous – Inuit – Kachina – Manaakitanga – Māori – Mixtec – Native – Nimi’ipuu – Pachamama – Pauite – People – Potlatch – Pow Wow – Quechua – Ráidu – Reservation – Rock Art – Sámi – Sovereignty – Survivor – Territory – Zapotec – 8J