, Nutti Sámi Siida,
The Travel Word
and Nevada Magazine
are pleased to announce the dates for the 2013 Indigenous Peoples
Week: August 5-11. This is our annual celebration of social
web storytelling about indigenous peoples and tourism around
the world. Our unconference takes place everywhere at once,
so the Planeta
wiki page is our conference hub.
Now in its third year, Indigenous
Peoples Week is an online unconference
focusing on Indigenous Peoples and tourism. Themes include biodiversity
conservation, crafts, cultural heritage, food and literacy
(traditional reading and writing and digital literacy -- the
Tip: Don't wait for August. Get up to speed using the social
web and we look forward to your conversations!
Be Engaged: How to get involved online
Learn social web by using the social web: Blogs, Delicious,
Facebook, Flickr, Foodspotting, Foursquare, Google+, Linkedin,
Pinterest, Slideshare, Twitter, YouTube, Wikipedia to learn
and share info about indigenous culture. Here's our checklist
of communication challenges:
Blog: If you have your own blog, share stories about indigenous
culture; if you don't have your own blog, add constructive comments
to a blog of your choice!
Facebook: Introduce yourself on the event page;
You can also recommend relevant groups and pages on Facebook
Flickr: Create an account an upload a few photos
of your work. Create an album like Sami Food! There are a number
of relevant groups. One of our favorites is the World Crafts
Group open to indigenous and non-indigenous artisans. Another
fave is the World Parks Group. The point is to share tips on
indigenous tourism, embedding the info within the photo description.
A plus for indigenous tourism businesses is the ease of creating
a widget to share Flickr photos on websites and blogs. If you
want to be generous, buy a gift account for someone whose work
Foodspotting: Please share photos of indigenous
foods available for visitors.
Google+: Join the event!
Linkedin: Introduce yourself and your interest
in indigenous culture on the event page
Slideshare: Favorite the overview presentation;
create a new presentation/slideshow about indigenous culture.
Storify: Curate tweets or pictures
Twitter: Tweet about indigenous culture and
please tweet about this page! Ask others to invite indigenous
guides and artisans. Hashtag: #ipw3
YouTube: Record your own video and introduce
yourself and your interest in indigenous tourism. If you are
a tour company, show us something during the week. You can also
curate a playlist to document indigenous culture and traditional
knowledge. Example: 2012 Indigenous Peoples Week
Wikipedia: Read or edit information about indigenous
culture. Bonus points if you explain how the new Wikimedia Foundation
travel guide project works.
Planeta Wiki: Editors are encouraged to update
pages and embed information on indigenous culture. Examples:
Be Engaged: How to get involved in the natural world
Try these suggestions all year round, but Indigenous Peoples
Week is a great time to start!
Visit a museum: Seek out museums that work
with indigenous peoples. Bonus points if you share photos on
Flickr in the World Museums Group.
Buy a craft: Support indigenous artisans by
purchasing an authentic indigenous craft. Bonus points if you
share photos on Flickr in the World Crafts Group.
Take a tour: There are many indigenous guides
and tour companies. Make a reservation.
Create supportive work spaces: Your workplace
or school can support Indigenous Peoples Week. Support staff,
students and colleagues with resources.
Schedule some indigenous language time:Allocate
time for an indigenous language class.
Make a sign: Put bilingual signs up where you
are - signs are a visible way of showing that indigenous languages
Tip: If you create or attend a local event
relevant to indigenous peoples, let us know so we can amplify