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Indigenous Peoples Week 2017

Poster: #ipw7

Planeta.com’s seventh annual celebration of social web storytelling about Indigenous peoples and tourism around the world — Indigenous Peoples Week took place August 7-13. 2017, the seventh year for Indigenous Peoples Week and Planeta.com’s 17th year of innovative online conferencing.

Hashtag: #ipw7

Participation is free. Donations are welcome.

The week focuses attention on August 9, the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples.

Indigenous Peoples Week takes place everywhere at once, so consider this Planeta.com page the conference hub.

As a non-traditional unconference, participants are asked to actively use the social web a way to curate, share and understand stories relevant to Indigenous cultures and travel and tourism.

Venues for conversations during the week are Twitter and the Facebook event page. Planeta editors are encouraged to weave lessons learned directly onto our site.

Objectives of IPW
• Raise awareness of Indigenous tourism options around the world
• Improve digital literacy skills among the Indigenous tourism providers themselves
• Listen to Indigenous voices

How This Works

Everyone’s invited. Our circles of conversation include Indigenous and non-indigenous peoples around the world. Please register online indiweek2017.eventbrite.com/. You only need to register once on Eventbrite.

Most of this event takes place online. Starting Monday, June 7 we ask #IPW7 questions on Twitter. Your responses – as comments or tweets – are the core of this conversation. There will also be introductions and resource sharing on the Facebook event page.

Become literate on the social web by registering and participating on a few social web channels or apps. We’re actually making a game out of this.

Levels of Engagement – Be creative and make something. Be generous and encourage someone else. Applaud the work of others who inspire and be generous. Strive toward empathy – consider someone else’s point of view. All of this may sound like a lot, but if you take the deep dive this week, you’re to be surprised by what you learn and what you contribute. More about engagement here

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

Co-sponsors and partners are asked to register and encourage others to register the conference. We appreciate links and graphics on your website and across the social web. We need you to be engaged – attentive, creative, generous, curious and empathic. And if you can help edit our wiki, bonus points! We’d also ask (not demand) to make a presentation and show live video sometime during the week. Your logos will appear on the posters.


Indigenous Peoples Week Questions

How to Be Engaged During Indigenous Peoples Week

• Promote the event via face-to-face conversation, online your own social web channels and by sharing / liking / hearting other people’s #ipw7 posts. A little encouragement goes a long way!

• Develop an online presentation to be shared during Indigenous Peoples Week. The presentation can be as simple or as complex as you’d like. It could be a YouTube video, a Flickr album, a YouTube playlist or a Slideshare presentation. Give us something we can embed and promote.

• Participate in live public video before, during and after the week. Be a viewer and a creator. We’d love to see your #Periscope and #FacebookLIve videos with Indigenous culture in the spotlight.

• Suggest edits for Planeta.com. 20+ years running and we are just getting started here. Help us embed local and Indigenous culture on our relevant pages.

• Host or join local events on the ground.

• Open your heart. Effective Indigenous tourism is mutually beneficial.

Be Engaged: How to participate in the natural world

These suggestions work year round, but Indigenous Peoples Week is a great time to start!

  • 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 lesson. You might learn how to say hello or you might dive deeper
  • Make a sign: Put bilingual signs up where you are – signs are a visible way of showing that Indigenous languages are valued.

Translating: Indigenous Peoples Week
Ayuuk: Kajpïn jayïta xyëëta
Diné (Navajo): Diné Bikéyah Yikáá’ Hólóonii Baa Ákohwiindzin
Estonian: Põlisrahvaste nädal
German: Die Woche der indigenen Völker
Finnish: Alkuperäiskansojen viikko
Hungarian: Bennszülöttek hete
Karelian: Alkuperäinen rahvahan netäli
Khanty: Там Лапт шоши Мир емн, хатл
Māori: Te Wiki o Te Tangata Whenua
Mari: Тӱп калык-влак арня
Maya: U k’iinilo’ob wayil kaajo’obe’
Russian: Hеделя коренных народов
Quechua: Sumaj wauky sumaj kuraj
Spanish: Semana de los Pueblos Indígenas
Swedish: Ursprungsbefolkningarnas vecka
Udmurt: Выжы калыкъёслэн арнязы


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