Guelaguetza 2016

Oaxaca, Mexico – Guelaguetza is one of the world’s most important festivals. This year’s dates: July 25 and August 1. Because of the continuing social conflict in Oaxaca, reservations to Oaxaca have dropped, but the show is going on. We’ll keep track of this year’s event and add a link to the live video via Cortv — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WfJ6m-slb0w. Local …

Songlines: The living narrative of Australia NAIDOC Week 2016

Poster (Some rights reserved) NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. 2016 dates: July 3-10. Theme: Songlines –The living narrative of our nation Hashtags: #NAIDOC2016,  #NAIDOCWeek NAIDOC Week is an opportunity for all Australians to come together to celebrate …

Welcome to the Modern Classroom: Native Innovation Conference #nii2016

Screenshot Native Innovation hosted its 4th annual technology event for educators — Welcome to the Modern Classroom: Native Innovation Technology Conference June 10-11, 2016. The event is a two-day immersive, hands-on experience redefining the “Classroom” and held at the Twin Arrows Navajo Casino Resort outside of the Flagstaff, Arizona. According to the organizers: “we are witnessing a transformation in the creation …

Bad Day for Ecolodges

Photo: Tropic It’s a bad day for ecolodges. Breaking news from the Global Ecotourism Network regarding closures of Ariaú Amazon Tower in Brazil and Huaorani Ecolodge in Ecuador. We will be posting updates and explainers for each. Abandoned should be the theme parks near radioactive sites, not the eco-minded, community-minded lodges in the wilderness. But here we are in 2016 …

Celebrating Matariki (2016)

Poster: Matariki New Zealand (Aotearoa) – Matariki is the Māori name for the stars also known as the Pleiades star cluster in the constellation Taurus. Celebrations begin on the day of the first new moon following the rising of the star cluster. In 2016 the Matariki star cluster rose in New Zealand skies on Thursday, …

Indigenous Peoples Week 2013

Poster From the archives 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. …

Developing an Indigenous Tourism Policy in Australia (2012)

Logo From the archives:2012 Ecotourism Australia release Ecotourism in Australia is strongly linked to this country’s ancient and diverse landscape, and its unique flora and fauna. This landscape is an artifact of the traditions, beliefs and land management practices of diverse groups of Australia’s indigenous peoples over tens of thousands of years. Whether they be …

Indigenous Tourism and Biodiversity Website Award

Photo: Sarah Henderson, Portland (Some rights reserved) The Indigenous Tourism and Biodiversity Website Award was a collaborative effort betweenPlaneta.com and the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity/UNEP (CBD) The award is aimed at private tourism services, owned and operated by Indigenous and local communities embodying traditional lifestyles, and its main objectives are to motivate …

Workshop: Indigenous Biodiversity and Tourism on the Social Web (2010)

Poster InstructorRon Mader We created this resource page to include worksheets and exercises for the participants of the 2010 Biodiversity Workshop: New Information and Web-based Technologies. Happy #ThrowbackThursday Our workshop was taught in English with a smattering of Ayuuk, Maori, Sami, Zapotec, Swedish and Spanish. Bonus points for anyone who can say Eyjafjallajökull (Aye – …