Indigenous Peoples Day

Photo: Caldo de Piedra We celebrate the second Monday in October as Indigenous Peoples Day. Hashtag #IndigenousPeoplesDay In the past twenty years, this celebration has become a counter narrative to Columbus Day. USA Today reports that more cities are recognizing Native Americans on Columbus Day. The roots of rethinking the holiday go back several decades. …

Native Innovation

Photo Native Innovation is a Native American and Veteran owned, full service network management company serving the southwestern United States. “We provide enterprise network services to corporate, educational, government, and medical customers. With a variety of support options, from pay-per-incident to annual maintenance agreements, you’ll be sure to find a solution that fits your budget. …

North House Folk School

Favorites North House Folk School – northhouse.org – is a small educational non-profit on the shore of Lake Superior in Grand Marais, Minnesota. The school fosters a non-competitive learning environment devoted to teaching traditional northern craft and offers more than 350 courses year round in everything from timber framing to woodworking to boatbuilding to caning …

Upgrade

Verbs Upgrade = To raise (something) to a higher standard Upgrade your world by making the most of old-school allies and the expanding universe of the social web This presentation shows how the messages of environmental conservation and responsible / conscious / local travel is told using hi-tech and lo-fi communication. Engage! Comments are welcome …

Museums

Photo: Queensland Museum If you want to understand what makes a place tick, visit a museum. We would like to take a deep dive into museum attractions and activities that orient visitors and engage locals. Comments and suggestions are welcome. DefinitionsA museum is a ‘permanent institution in the service of society and of its development, open …

Latin American Studies

Photo: Chapultepec Park Wikipedia: Latin American studies is an academic and research field associated with the study of Latin America. The interdisciplinary study is a subfield of area studies, and can be composed of numerous disciplines such as economics, sociology, history, international relations, political science, geography, gender studies, and literature. Translating: Latin American Studies Spanish: …

Academics

Buzzwords Academic = Scholar in a college or institute of higher education Headlines Why College Became So Expensive Academic travel culture is not only bad for the planet, it is also bad for the diversity and equity of research I’m a non-serious academic. I make no apologies for this Ten reasons we should ditch university …

Tools

Buzzwords Tool = a device, especially one held in the hand, used to carry out a particular action Opening the toolbox Keen on responsible travel , conscious travel and ecotourism? Here are tips on using social web channels including Facebook, Flickr (still!),  Twitter, and YouTube. More about this online What’s in your digital toolbox? Planeta.com Education Workshops = Talleres Digital Literacy Quiz Responsible Travel …