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Planeta.com, Nutti Sámi Siida, TIME Unlimited, The Travel Word and Nevada Magazine co-hosted Indigenous Peoples Week 2013

If you are just finding out about the event, have a look at the agenda which features plenty of great links curated during the week and upcoming events. These are ongoing conversations and collaborations. Thanks, everyone!

Indigenous Peoples Week wraps around August 9 — the United Nations’ International Day of the World’s Indigenous People.

This is our third annual celebration of social web storytelling about indigenous peoples and tourism around the world.

Our conversations have already begun. You’ll be the most engaged during Indigenous Peoples Week if you take an honest look at the way you use the social web today to learn about indigenous culture and options for authentic encounters and responsible travel. If you’re not using the social web to follow indigenous friends, then this week will show you how to begin. If you’re already using the social web, then you can delve deeper into the local and global scenes. You might find some photos, videos and educational resources that will inspire.

Indigenous tourism comes in many forms — from pow wows to museum visits, local meals, guided walks, presentations and lectures. Please show us what is happening in your corner of the world and please be curious and learn about cultures in other places around the world.

Participation is free and open to all. We also have VIP tickets for those who wish to support these efforts financially.

Kudos to Planeta editors for updates here and embedding indigenous culture elsewhere on this site.



Online Challenges
Buzzword Bingo: Guelaguetza Before the event …
Ask your neighbors, family, friends about indigenous tourism: What are their recommendations … questions?
On your browser, favorite or bookmark the pages that inform you about indigenous peoples
Register on the social web and set up an account on Twitter
Update your profile, avatar on the social web channels you have
Search for partners and colleagues

Buzzwords: app, avatar, empathy, collaboration, guelaguetza, open

On the Web:
Convention on Biological Network – World Indigenous Forum
Celebrating Indigenous Peoples – Greener Pastures
Indigenous Peoples Week Poster Contest
Third Annual Indigenous Peoples Week – Travel Word
Tips on how to participate during Indigenous Peoples Week

Buzzword Bingo: Interaction = reciprocal action or influence Monday, August 5
Please introduce yourself on Twitter
On Flickr, update your profile and avatar – aka buddy icon – and add a star to one of the posters. Bonus points if you upload photos or original poster.

Buzzwords: conscious, local, hashtag, twitterstorm, hangout

YouTube: http://youtu.be/X5-TBjBMTs8
Blog: http://ronmader.wordpress.com/2013/08/05/ipw3aug5

New on the Web:
Greater consistency needed to protect sacred sites

Buzzword Bingo: Curate = To collect, assemble, organize (2011) #buzzwordbingo Tuesday, August 6
Please show us something you have curated – a Flickr gallery, a Pinterest album, a story on Storify, a YouTube playlist
Buzzwords: curate, digital literacy, digital inclusion, mining
YouTube: http://youtu.be/8k_18EKObeM
Blog: http://ronmader.wordpress.com/2013/08/06/ipw3aug6

New on the Web:
When you dishonour my flag, you dishonour my people
Sweden: Ongoing Road Blockade Against Mining in Saami Territory
Gurrumul live with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra
Homestays in Argentina: how ethical holidays are protecting a way of life
Whaka defends ‘world class experience’
Whaka tourism slammed
Haka, powhiri ‘cringing’ spectacles, says historian

Buzzword Bingo: Outlier = Uncommon ideas @iftf Wednesday, August 7
Please share the challenges of developing indigenous and digital literacy

Buzzwords: haka, literacy, outlier
YouTube: http://youtu.be/oQSEzIofZ38
Blog: http://ronmader.wordpress.com/2013/08/08/ipw3aug7

New on the Web:
London, England, 5pm UK Time Travel Coffee Break Panel on Indigenous Tourism. Details
Nat Geo fights Swedish reindeer helicopter ban

Buzzword Bingo: Friends (2011) Thursday, August 8
Please share an example close to home of indigenous tourism done right. Share what you love.Buzzwords: engagement, friends, media, backcasting
YouTube: http://youtu.be/ojf9fXwmIYM

New on the Web:
ATTA Webinar
Directorio de Internet: TURISMO COMUNITARIO
Special Rapporteur issues report on extractive industries and indigenous peoples
Shea Butter Helps Drive Community Development and Ecotourism in Ghana
Summer Road Trip! Next stop: The Great Basin and Colorado Plateau
#Flashback Thursday http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t1SxdK5GTNk

Who are the Kaweskar? An Interview – Part 1

Buzzword Bingo: Soundwalk = excursion where the main purpose is listening to the environment Friday, August 9
Today – International Day of the World’s Indigenous People – spotlights “Indigenous peoples building alliances: Honouring treaties, agreements and other constructive arrangements.” Details: http://www.un.org/en/events/indigenousday
Livestreaming event from the UN, 3pm New York City time webcast at webtv.un.org.
Hashtag: #UNIndigenousDay and #IndigenousDayBuzzwords: alliance, treaty uncoordinated collaboration
Hashtag: #UNIndigenousDay

New on the Web:
Engaging FPIC: Understanding, Interpretation & Self Determination
It’s World Indigenous Peoples Week, and We’re Dedicating it to FPIC!
International Day of the World’s Indigenous People – UNESCO
Message from WIPO Director General, Francis Gurry
Sapa O’Chau – Vietnam’s First Minority-Owned Tour Operator
Re-Visiting The Indigenous Past Of Northeast India
Who are the Kaweskar? An Interview – Part 2
International Day of the World’s Indigenous People – Flickr
On International Day, UN urges respect for treaties with indigenous peoples
Observance – UN Web TV
FPIC Webinar

Buzzword Bingo: Hangout = To relax completely in an unassuming way, also Google term for live video conversation Saturday, August 10
Please go outside and hang out with indigenous friendsBuzzwords: hangout

New on the Web:
10 easy ways to experience Navajo America
Hopi Arts Trail

Buzzword Bingo: Legacy = Something received from the past Sunday, August 11
Please go outside and hang out with indigenous friendsBuzzwords: legacy
Buzzword Bingo: Blue Sky Thinking = Positive thinking, creative ideas September 8
International Literacy Day
Mark your calendar! Everyone's invited to Responsible Travel Week, February 10-16 #rtweek14 February 10-16, 2014
Responsible Tourism Week
Join us August 4-10 for Indigenous Peoples Week 2014 #ipw4 @Nevada_Magazine @nuttisamisiida @timeunlimited @localtravels Monday Hangout on Air

Key Links:

Tuesday Hangout on Air

Key Links:
Wednesday Hangout on Air

Thursday Hangout on Air

Friday Observance

What’s new in 2013?
There are some big changes for Indigenous Peoples Week 2013.

Tickets! Participation is free, but we want to give folks a chance to give back financially if you’re able. Check out the Free, Donation and VIP Tickets

Google hangouts. We will be scheduling at least one hour per day during Indigenous Peoples Week. We love the hangout as it encourages ambient, candid conversations rather than discourses or people reading out presentations word-by-word.

Collaborative Notetaking: Using Google docs we will create some collaborative documents, either transcripts of the hangouts or creating brand new proposals. For some ideas, take a look at NetHui’s use of collaborative notetaking.

Gamification. We ask participants to make learning fun via gamification. Are there respectful ways to gamify Indigenous Peoples Week? We think so and thus have created the poster contest. Museums and site specific spots that want visitors are encouraged to offer promotions for those who visit during Indigenous Peoples Week.

Controversies. One of the attributes of an unconference is that the participants set the agenda by what they do and what questions they raise. While we are not seeking out controversies, we welcome the opportunity to explore critical issues. Already we’ve seen a discussion blossom on Facebook as to whether indigenous peoples should always be capitalized ‘Indigenous Peoples.’ There’s also discussion about mining and other extractive industries.

YouTube Playlist Contest
One of our favorite forms of curation is via the selection of favorite videos on YouTube. Call it old school or call it brand new, we challenge you to create inspiring playlists focusing on indigenous culture and travel. Look for our favorite video playlists below.
Poster Contest
Put your hands and heart to work. We’d love to see your handmade posters for Indigenous Peoples Week. Be creative and show us the results. Bonus bonus points for artwork in indigenous languages.

What to do with your poster? You can add your artwork on Facebook and Flickr. Tip: If you post to Flickr, it’s easy for us to embed the widget code on this page … and we can easily see which poster is the most popular in number of views. On Flickr please use the license ‘Attribution-ShareAlike’ which allows anyone to use and remix the poster. More about licensing via creative commons.

If you cannot create your own poster, then help us out by liking, faving, sharing the posters. You can even print the posters and display them at local libraries, museums and stores. If you cannot create, curate!



Be Engaged: How to get outside, meet people and eat delicious foods
Try these suggestions all year round, but Indigenous Peoples Week is a great time to start! Find out if there are any special activities in your city for August 9, the
International Day of the World’s Indigenous People

  • Visit a museum: Seek out museums that work with indigenous peoples. Bonus points if you share photos on Flickr in the World Museums Group.
  • Buy a craft: Support indigenous artisans by purchasing an authentic indigenous craft. Bonus points if you share photos on Flickr in the World Crafts Group.
  • Take a tour: There are many indigenous guides and tour companies. Make a reservation.
  • Create supportive work spaces: Your workplace or school can support Indigenous Peoples Week. Support staff, students and colleagues with resources.
  • Schedule some indigenous language time:Allocate time for an indigenous language class.
  • Make a sign: Put bilingual signs up where you are – signs are a visible way of showing that indigenous languages are valued. Not so creative? Download our handsome posters and hit the streets to encourage others to join Indigenous Peoples Week from their homes, community buildings and businesses.

Tip: If you create or attend a local event relevant to indigenous peoples, let us know so we can amplify the message. Here are some ideas

Be Engaged: How to make the most of online participation
Learn social web skills by using the social web: Blogs, Delicious, Facebook, Flickr, Linkedin, Pinterest, Slideshare, Twitter, YouTube, Wikipedia to learn and share info about indigenous culture. Here’s our checklist of communication challenges:

  • Blog: If you have your own blog, share stories about indigenous culture; if you don’t have your own blog, add constructive comments to a blog of your choice!
  • Facebook: Introduce yourself on the event page; You can also recommend relevant groups and pages on Facebook. If you know of specific indigenous tourism operations with presence on Facebook, invite them to join Indigenous Peoples Week
  • Flickr: Create an account an upload a few photos of your work. Create an album like Sami Food! There are a number of relevant groups. One of our favorites is the World Crafts Group open to indigenous and non-indigenous artisans. Another fave is the World Parks Group. The point is to share tips on indigenous tourism, embedding the info within the photo description. A plus for indigenous tourism businesses is the ease of creating a widget to share Flickr photos on websites and blogs. If you want to be generous, buy a gift account for someone whose work you respect.
  • Linkedin: Introduce yourself and your interest in indigenous culture on the event page
  • Pinterest: Create or co-create an album about indigenous travel
  • Slideshare: Favorite the overview presentation; create a new presentation/slideshow about indigenous culture.
  • Twitter: Tweet about indigenous culture and please tweet about this page! Ask others to invite indigenous guides and artisans.
  • YouTube: Record your own video and introduce yourself and your interest in indigenous tourism. If you are a tour company, show us something during the week. You can also curate a playlist to document indigenous culture and traditional knowledge. Example: 2012 Indigenous Peoples Week
  • Wikipedia: Read or edit information about indigenous culture. Bonus points if you explain how the new Wikimedia Foundation travel guide project works.

Be Engaged: A guide for everyone
There’s something for everyone to engage in responsible indigenous tourism. Whether you’re indigenous or non-indigenous, a tour guide or traveler, museum curator or museum visitor, here are some things you can do:

Bloggers, Journalists, Guidebook Authors and Publishers – Ask questions that you’d like answers. Afterwards, please keep us updated on how you are using the information. Let’s embed responsible indigenous travel in media features.
Conference organizers – If you are holding an event that features indigenous culture, consult with local indigenous communities and co-create relevant background information and practical tips for visitors.
Government officials – Prepare blogs, tweets, flickr albums and Slideshare presentations about your work in indigenous travel.
Museum directors – Print and display the conference posters, host local events and please announce your work via our Facebook and Google+ event pages
SponsorsContact Ron if you’d like to help financially support new publications, resource guides and workshops.
Students – Share news with your teachers and classmates. Print out the free posters for your classroom or academic notice board; make your own posters and please share online!

Teachers – Share news with your students and colleagues. Print out the free posters for your classroom or academic message board; make your own posters and share online!
Travel companies, guides, hotels, restaurants – Add photos to Flickr, videos to YouTube and show us specific examples of your work; print the free posters for your business; create your own poster; offer discounts to visitors who mention Indigenous Peoples Week; encourage your clients to use social web to provide testimonials of what you do well; tweet about specific actions and provide links where we can find details

Editors – please help clarify the text and translate the info on this page; update other pages on our site.


Everyone's invited: Indigenous Peoples Week: August 5-11 #ipw3 Semana de los Pueblos Indigenas y Calendario 2013 #ipw3
QR Codes
In Oaxaca the local translation for QR Code is called a Codigo de Respuesta Rapida. How do you translate ‘QR Code’ in other languages?

This online unconference is free. The objective is two-fold: to raise awareness of indigenous tourism options around the world and to improve digital literacy skills among the indigenous tourism providers themselves.

Everyone’s invited. Our circle of conversation includes indigenous and non-indigenous peoples around the world. Many of our partners are the winners of the Indigenous Tourism and Biodiversity Website Award.

Talking points include biodiversity conservation, crafts, cultural heritage, food and literacy (traditional reading and writing and digital literacy — the emerging read write culture).

Use social web to curate and share stories of starting up, collaborating and developing new initiatives. Curate has been a one of the key buzzwords as in ‘If you can’t create, curate.’

Become online conference fit by registering for social web channels. Create your own materials. Also, be generous. Applaud the work of others who inspire. Have fun.

Show us a future we can literally share.

Financial sponsors are welcome to further the dialogue through innovative workshops and road trips. We are thinking of developing a concurrent kickstarter campaign. Please contact Ron Mader if you’d like to collaborate.

Ron Mader: “One thing I’ve learned from Oaxaca, Mexico is that anything worth celebrating for one day is worth celebrating a week or more! Indigenous Peoples Week honors August 9, the International Day of the World’s Indigenous People. For non-indigenous people like myself, this week is a ticket to understanding the world’s diverse cultures. It’s time to take stock of the number of indigenous voices that reach our eardrums. The social web is used by indigenous peoples and visitors alike so we invite friends to share stories that inspire and educate us all.”

Anders Kärrstedt: “Indigenous Peoples Week tests our abilities to see what’s possible in terms of sharing information online in a timely manner. Hopefully we will share a lot of information about indigenous peoples worldwide.”

We want Indigenous Peoples Week to be fun. Keep an eye on this page as we figure out some incentives for participants. We’ll use the gamification model as a start. For indigenous tourism businesses, artisans and museums, you might want to offer a discount or promotion. For participants who want visible recognition of their contributions, we offer a certificate of participation. If there other incentives that would motivate you to get stuck into Indigenous Peoples Week, let us know.

The # of views for the 2013 Indigenous Peoples Week ‪#‎Slideshare‬ presentation has climbed to 30,480 just above Indigenous Peoples Week 2012! http://www.slideshare.net/planeta/presentations?order=popular
Ron Mader: I am satisfied if the numbers increase year-by-year. The screenshots at the end of the presentation are the most fun to collect. This year we saw some amazing Maori performances from New Zealand by way of the livestreaming Te Matahini. What I would love to see in 2014 are explicit connections of indigenous art and culture AND responsible, conscious travel. Then we all benefit!

Announcement (in English, Spanish, Swedish and German)

Announcement: Planeta.com, Nutti Sámi Siida, TIME Unlimited, The Travel Word, Nevada Magazine and friends are hosting Indigenous Peoples Week August 5-11, 2013. This is an online unconference focusing on Indigenous Peoples and tourism. Themes (aka talking points) include biodiversity conservation, crafts, cultural heritage, food and literacy (traditional reading and writing and digital literacy — the emerging read write culture).

We are calling for recommendations of educational and engaging videos, podcasts, websites and online resources.

Indigenous Peoples Week highlights examples where tourism has helped the indigenous culture to prosper. Featured will be participants in the Indigenous Tourism and Biodiversity Website Award.

Those interested in partnering are asked to contact Planeta.com Founder Ron Mader.

Planeta editors and conference partners are asked to update key resources on this site.

Anuncio: Planeta.com, Nutti Sámi Siida, TIME Unlimited, The Travel Word , Nevada Magazine y amigos están organizando la Semana de los Pueblos Indígenas que se realizará entre el 5 y el 11 de agosto de 2013. Esta será una unconferencia en línea con un enfoque a Pueblos Indígenas y turismo. Los temas a tratar incluyen la conservación de la biodiversidad, artesanía, el patrimonio cultural, comida y alfabetización (lectura y escritura tradicional así como la alfabetización digital – la emergente cultura de leer / escribir).

Hacemos un llamado para que nos manden recomendaciones de vídeos comprometidos con los tema, así como podcasts, sitios web y recursos en línea.

En la Semana de los Pueblos Indígenas se destacan ejemplos donde el turismo ha contribuido a la cultura indígena a prosperar. Destacados serán participantes en el Premio Premio Internet a la Biodiversidad y Turismo Indígena.

Los interesados en colaborar pueden contactar con el fundador de Planeta.com, Ron Mader.

A los editores y los socios del evento se les solicita actualizar los recursos clave en este sitio.

Meddelande: Planeta.com, Nutti Sámi Siida, TIME Unlimited, The Travel Word , Nevada Magazine a och vänner är värd för ursprungsbefolkningarnas vecka 05-11 augusti, 2013. Detta är en online unconference med fokus på ursprungsbefolkningar och turism. Teman omfattar bevarandet av biologisk mångfald, hantverk, kulturarv, mat och kompetens (traditionell läsning och skrivning och digital kompetens – den moderna läsa/skriva kulturen).

Vi önskar rekommendationer till pedagogiska och engagerande videor, podcasts, webbplatser och resurser.

Ursprungsbefolkningars vecka lyfter exempel där turismen har hjälpt den inhemska kulturen att blomstra. Medverkande kommer att vara bl.a. deltagare Indigenous Tourism and Biodiversity Website Award.

De som är intresserade av att deltaga ombeds att kontakta Planeta.com grundare Ron Mader.

Planeta’s administratörer and conference partners uppmanas att uppdatera viktiga uppgifter på denna sida.

Ankündigung: Planeta.com, Nutti Sámi Siida, TIME Unlimited, The Travel Word, Nevada Magazine und Freunde sind Gastgeber der Woche der indigenen Völker 05.-11. August 2013. Diese Online Unkonferenz hat einen Fokus auf indigene Völker und Tourismus. Zu den Themen gehören Erhaltung der biologischen Vielfalt, des Handwerks, des kulturellen Erbes, Essen und Bildung (traditionelles Lesen und Schreiben und digitale Medienkompetenz – die neue Lese-Schreib-Kultur).

Empfehlen Sie uns Beiträge: interessante und lehrreiche Videos, Podcasts, Webseiten und Online-Quellen.

Die Woche der Indigenen Völker präsentiert Beispiele für einen Tourismus, der der indigenen Kultur positiv genutzt hat. Dabei werden die Teilnehmer des Indigenous Tourism and Biodiversity Website Award vorgestellt.

Wer Interesse hat, sich als Partner an der Unkonferenz zu beteiligen, kann Planeta.com Gründer Ron Mader kontaktieren.

Planeta Redakteure and conference partners sind aufgefordert, wichtige Ressourcen auf dieser Webseite zu aktualisieren.



  • How do we encourage digital literacy among indigenous peoples and for non-indigenous people curious about indigenous culture?
  • Where can visitors seek out useful information about indigenous tourism options online and on the ground?
  • What are the government policies that assist indigenous tourism?
  • To what degree can we promote indigenous languages?

How to Participate

  • Seek out and patronize indigenous businesses — art, crafts, market, museums, tourism guide
  • Make a poster or foamboard.
  • Learn new words in an indigenous language.
  • Organize a local walk focusing on indigenous culture.

How to Participate if you are busy this week

  • Remember this is an going conversation.
  • Join us before and after Indigenous Peoples Week as we curate relevant resources
  • Use social web to prepare presentations or to favorite/like/thumbs up indigenous tourism resources
  • Organize a local event at your convenience

How much time will take this?

  • 15 minutes – Consult this page for updates
  • 1 hour – Read and view more online resources; Comment, Favorite, Like, Star resources that inspire you
  • 2-3 hours – Visit a local indigenous business; learn about indigenous culture in another part of the world

Indigenous Peoples Week is open to posts in multiple languages. We encourage the use of audio and video to document the culture in the local vernacular. Record a conversation with an indigenous friend. We would like to challenge participants to have a discussion with someone whose native language you don’t understand!

Tips: Try something new.

Tips: Try reading information in a different language. We encourage the use of Google Translate. It’s not perfect but it will help expand your frames of reference.

Levels of Engagement
We have come up with five simple levels of engagement that apply to successful participation. If you want to be engaged, be attentive, be creative, be generous, be curious and be empathetic.

Be attentive: Go outside, visit a museum, learn about indigenous culture. Do stuff!

Be creative: Use the social web to share stories and ask questions. Make something! Examples: Make a Flickr gallery (example) or Pinterest album. Upload a video to YouTube or presentation to Slideshare.

Be generous: Add stars to other people’s photos or make a gallery of your faves, like comments on Facebook, give a thumbs up to videos on YouTube and have a heart by favoriting the Indigenous Peoples Week presentation on Slideshare. Plus +1 the post on Google+. When in doubt how to be generous, just be kind!

Be curious: Be open to examples of indigenous tourism where you were not necessarily looking. Let your curiosity surprise you. This might be in your own country or in the place where you are planning a vacation.

Be empathetic: Extend your compassion to what and who you see.

Misc: Contests or Ranking

Favorite government working toward indigenous tourism.
Favorite directory of indigenous tourism services.
Survey: Which indigenous group would you like to visit?
Survey: Which indigenous group would you like to learn some language?

More YouTube Playlists

More Videos

Introducing The First Nations of Montana to the World from Montana Office of Tourism on Vimeo.

Special Dates
August 9 International Day of the World’s Indigenous People
suggested hashtag: #UNIndigenousDay

Translating: Indigenous Peoples Week
English: Indigenous Peoples Week
Swedish: Ursprungsbefolkningarnas vecka
German: Die Woche der indigenen Völker
Spanish: Semana de los Pueblos Indígenas
Ayuuk: Kajpïn jayïta xyëëta (Santa María Ocotepec, Oaxaca)
Estonian: Põlisrahvaste nädal
Finnish: Alkuperäiskansojen viikko
Hungarian: Bennszülöttek hete
Udmurt: Выжы калыкъёслы сизем арня
Maori: Te Wiki o Te Tangata Whenua
Russian: неделя коренных народов

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Why is Indigenous Peoples Week celebrated in August?
The United Nations’ International Day of the World’s Indigenous People is observed on August 9 to promote the rights of the world’s indigenous population. We wrap our week around this day.

Who can participate in Indigenous Peoples Week?
Everyone’s invited. We welcome anyone interested in indigenous culture and responsible travel.

Why an unconference? What’s an unconference?
We have chosen the format of an unconference — a facilitated, participant-driven conference centered on a specific theme — in order to catalyze a global conversation so that lessons can be shared around the world. This also allows us to co-create an event with a minimum budget. The organizers are volunteering their time and no charge is made of participants.

Who are indigenous peoples?
Anders Kärrstedt: Ethnic groups who are native to a land or region, especially before the arrival and intrusion of a foreign and possibly dominating culture. They are a group of people whose members share a cultural identity that has been shaped by their geographical region. A variety of names are used in various countries to identify such groups of people, but they generally are regarded as the “original inhabitants” of a territory or region.

What is indigenous tourism?
Indigenous tourism can be a guided trek, a meal, a night spent in an indigenous home or a visit to a museum or a performance. It can be 100% manufactured or 100% authentic. What makes indigenous tourism responsible travel is when the locals and visitors are treated with mutual respect.

How has the awareness of indigenous tourism changed in the past ten years?
Awareness of indigenous tourism has matured in the past decade. Irresponsible actions — exploitation — are frequently headline news and the focal points of campaigns. However the promotion of indigenous tourism options has not enjoyed similar popularity, leaving visitors and locals alike with the notion that there is much to be wary and little to cheer for. That said, the intention of Indigenous Peoples Week is catalyze a productive conversation (and hopefully some real-time reservations) that support indigenous tourism. This is a call to action and we hope that Indigenous Peoples Week provides the needed wake-up call.

How can we evaluate the success of Indigenous Peoples Week?
We’d like this celebration to gently nudge everyone forward. We’ll keep track of the number of participants who join and participate (aka engage!) via the social web. We’ll highlight what participants bring forward on this page and ask everyone to rate or rank their favorites. We’ll continue to count the number of views on the Slideshare presentation and encourage participants to comment and to upload their own presentations and documents. We’ll work with guides and companies featured in Planeta.com’s World Travel Directory and help articulate their connections to the indigenous world. We will also add links to media features and blogs, youtube videos and slideshare presentations that mention Indigenous Peoples Week. It’s all about building a buzz that benefits us all. Can we improve upon last year’s Indigenous Peoples Week? That’s our goal!

What are the benefits of participating in Indigenous Peoples Week?
Compassion. Education. A renewed sense of wonder. That said, what you get out of this unconference depends on what you invest and how you collaborate.

How do I get the most out of Indigenous Peoples Week?
Be specific with your goals. And prepare to follow through throughout the month of August. You will have to structure a routine that works for you. If you are not able to check out the posts on our Facebook and Google+ event pages, if you do not have time to watch the videos, then chances are you’re not going to get that much out of our unconference.

Who are the conference partners?
Planeta.com, Nutti Sámi Siida, Nevada Magazine, TIME Unlimited, The Travel Word, aka @ronmader @nuttisamisiida @Nevada_Magazine @timeunlimited @localtravels

What do you expect from IPW partners?
Some promotion, announcements before the week begins and perhaps a hangout or few before and during IPW3. Partners are invited but not obliged to help edit. Partners are encouraged but not obliged to hold a local physical event during the week. We appreciate any social web tips/examples that help explain social web channels used to catalyze communication, ala ‘Here’s how to make use of YouTube’ or ‘Here are indigenous tourism champions of the Northern Territory.’

August 6 Message for Partners
August 6, 2013
Las Vegas, Nevada

Greetings and Saludos

We are in the middle of Indigenous Peoples Week and I want to express my deepest thanks for your participation. This is our third year and in my view, it’s getting easier to bring very complicated issues to the table. Thank you for helping us broaden and deepen this subject.

As I see it, Indigenous Peoples Week is a week-long spotlight for a year-long or life-long topic of interest. The primary objective for partnering is to find ways to collaborate and share beyond this week.

That said, there are some things you can do over the next few days:

1) Join the live hangouts.

2) Like, share and comment on my blog

3) Use the #ipw3 hashtag to highlight your own work and the work of others you respect. I’ve been able to retweet a lot of #ipw3 posts and I’ve added a number of links .

4) Use our Facebook event page and talk up your work, comment on others and like and +1 the posts you respect.

5) Like, share and comment on the hangout videos

6) Propose new hangouts. If the 730am Nevada time does not work for you on Thursday and Friday, give me some options. If we can’t schedule something this week, let’s do something next week.

7) Start writing new blogs, features about the topics that interest you. I’d be happy to host collaborative essays on Planeta aimed at 1) indigenous tour providers and 2) visitors. I love the Top 10 for Indigenous Tourism options in Oaxaca – could we create something similar for Nevada? Or Sweden? Or New Zealand?

8) Use email and let colleagues know about Indigenous Peoples Week. It’s not too late to introduce the topic to those working in the field, to journalists and to policymakers. Connecting the local to the global is easiest when you make personal recommendations.

9) Upload new YouTube videos. Take us somewhere. And please, share the link via the social web and the #ipw3 hashtag.

10) Sign in to Flickr and add a star to my IPW posters <http://www.flickr.com/photos/planeta/sets/72157632176974253> and please upload your own photos and artwork.

Indigenous World
ITBW Award
Aboriginal Australia
Ecuador’s indigenous people
SamiSwedish Lapland

Indigenous Mexico
Ayöök (Mixe)

Place Pages that have been edited thanks to Indigenous Peoples Week

new zealandmaori proverbsmaori

new hampshire
new mexico

Further Viewing
Building online Te Reo

Third Annual Indigenous Peoples Week – Travel Word
Celebrating Indigenous Peoples – Greener Pastures


Indigenous Peoples Week 2018

Indigenous Peoples Week 2017

Indigenous Peoples Week 2016


Indigenous Peoples Week


Indigenous Links

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