Planeta.com, Nutti Sami Siida and friends hosted Indigenous Peoples Week (August 8-12, 2011). This online unconference
focused on Indigenous
Peoples and tourism. Themes include biodiversity conservation,
crafts, cultural heritage, food and literacy (traditional
reading and writing and digital literacy
-- the emerging read
Indigenous Peoples Week highlights examples where tourism
has helped the indigenous culture to prosper. Featured are
participants in the Indigenous
Tourism and Biodiversity Website Award.
"The objective of Indigenous Peoples Week is to embed
responsible indigenous tourism into the bigger picture,"
said Planeta.com founder Ron
Mader. There are plenty of great examples of thriving
indigenous cultures around the world, people who are eager
to share stories and engage with visitors. Social Web is being used by indigenous peoples and visitors alike
and we invite friends to share stories that inspire and educate
Outcomes of the event were a series of zipcasts of the slideshare
presentation, 84 people registering on Facebook and numerous
tweets and retweets among the participants.
Planeta.com and Nutti Sami Siida are scheduling the next
Indigenous Peoples Week August 6-10, 2012.
We continue our call for educational and engaging videos,
podcasts, websites and online resources.
Those interested in partnering are asked to contact Planeta.com