International Day of the World’s Indigenous People

Poster August 9 is the International Day of the World’s Indigenous People. The United Nations’ International Day of the World’s Indigenous People is observed on August 9 each year to promote and protect the rights of the world’s Indigenous population. This event recognizes the achievements and contributions made by Indigenous Peoples. The commemoration takes place in recognition …

Aotearoa New Zealand on the Social Web

Artwork What are your inspired, go-to online resources for Aotearoa New Zealand? Whether you’re a Kiwi or a friend of the island, share with us your recommendations that make the most of the social web. This presentation features snapshots from websites and social web channels and apps. We welcome your interaction — comments, questions, suggestions, …

Diné (Navajo) Links

Photo: Navajo Tours USA What would the Diné like others to know about their culture, language, history, current politics, and future? Presenting relevant links in a somewhat random fashion: Headlines‘Dark Winds’ fails authenticity test – Navajo TimesWelcome to Máaz: NASA Names New Features on Mars in Navajo LanguageLiving Planet: Navajos uranium legacyFInding Nemo in NavajoNavajos …

Exploring the Maya World

Indigenous peoples There are an estimated 7 million Indigenous Maya living in southern Mexico and northern Central America at the start of the 21st century. The breakthrough we would like is one in which we learn more from the Maya themselves. We would like to see travel and tourism that benefit Indigenous communities and in …

Australia Aboriginal Music

Poster Spotlight on Australia’s Aboriginal and Indigenous musicians: Archie RoachArchie Roach, Aboriginal musician, songwriter and artist, dead at 66 after ‘a remarkable life’ archieroach.com.au – FacebookWikipedia Embedded Tweets Making us curious about Indigenous music from around the world and from Aboriginal Australia in particular. Recent thread from @IndigenousX (Claire Coleman @clairegcoleman): I’ve had an idea. …

Grand Canyon National Park

Photo: Ron Mader, View from Imperial Point (Some rights reserved) Grand Canyon National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, encompasses 1,218,375 acres and lies on the Colorado Plateau in the state of Arizona. It was one of the first national parks created in the United States. The canyon is 277 miles (446 kilometers) long, ranges in …

Teotitlán del Valle

Photo:Ron Mader, At the church 2007 (Some rights reserved) Oaxaca, Mexico – Walk with the weavers and spend time in the place of the gods. The Zapotec town of Teotitlán del Valle (elevation: 1,670 meters = 5,500 feet) is world-famous for production of colorful weavings (laadi or Ladih in the local language). Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/DbWimDqvvGRwAh5a6 HeadlinesIndigenous …

Aboriginal and Indigenous cultures, languages, and peoples in Australia

Photo: Ron Mader, Tribal Warrior (Some rights reserved) Human occupation of Australia started about 65,000 years ago with successive waves of immigration from south and southeast Asia. Archaeologists continue to revise the date of early settlements. Today Aboriginal Australians conserve the oldest culture in the world. The word ‘Aboriginal’ has appeared in the English language since the 17th century …