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Wednesday, 2018 Indigenous Peoples Week


Wednesday. Day Three. August 8, 2018. We continue our celebration of Indigenous travel and tourism around the globe. This is Planeta.com’s eighth year of hosting this online unconference, conversations found online Twitter and Facebook and as comments and responses posted on this website.

Many thanks to Aivar Ruukel and Kristin Lamoureux for their registrations. Special thanks to Anders Karrstedt for our private live chat, interrupted only once by excessive heat.

Question of the Day
How can we improve Indigenous travel and tourism? = ¿Cómo podemos mejorar los viajes y el turismo indígena?

What’s done well is done very well. What’s done poorly is done very poorly. We try to keep track of the triumphs and pitfalls when it comes to Indigenous tourism, but to be honest, it’s difficult. Most expos of Indigenous crafts and foods do not include directories of participants and it becomes difficult to find favorite purveyors. There are plenty of travel conferences, but again tracking down the providers of local services becomes a challenge after the event.

Today’s readings spotlight two of the most important cultural festivals on the planet – Mexico’s Guelaguetza and New Zealand’s Te Matatini. Both are wonderful events in their own right, spurring community-type festivals during the week of the performances. Also take note of Australia’s Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair which takes place this weekend.


Guelaguetza 2018

Te Matatini

Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair

Social Web Challenge
Please include the hashtags #ipw8 and #IndigenousPeoplesWeek on your posts

Facebook – Register on the Facebook event page — https://www.facebook.com/events/442260522952889. Share the event on your timeline and in relevant groups.
Facebook – Introduce your background and interest in Indigenous travel and tourism
Facebook – Upload live and recorded video
Twitter – Introduce your background and interest in Indigenous travel and tourism
Twitter – Follow others working on Indigenous cultures and timely issues
Twitter – Like and share our Twitter moment

If you are new to the social web, write down your account and password in a secure location.

Please post or tweet your contribution today.

Status Report
Behind the scenes at Planeta.com – Updates to Quechua, Paiute, Maasai, Pemón, Zapotec

Tomorrow is the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples.

How This Works
Each day this week Planeta.com will host an online social web challenge. Next week we’ll tabulate the points and announce winners by giving kudos to those who contribute.

This conversation is free and open to everyone – Indigenous peoples and non-Indigenous peoples, those who work in travel and tourism proper and those who work on the fringes or outside traditional definitions of ‘tourism provider’ or ‘guide.’



Indigenous Peoples Week 2018

International Day of the World’s Indigenous People

Sámi Links

Making the most of an unconference

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