Peoples Week (August 3-9) is co-hosted by Planeta.com,
Nutti Sámi Siida,
and The Travel Word.
Participation is free and open to all.
This is our fifth annual celebration of social web storytelling
that explores the connections among Indigenous peoples and tourism
around the world. Five years?! We encourage you to use our #IPW5
hashtag on Facebook, Google+ and Twitter.
One of Planeta.com's tentpole
events, Indigenous Peoples Week manifests our commitment
toward effective communication and collaboration. Responsible
travel is not an ethical dilemma of whether to have fun
or be responsible. We can do both!
Registration is now open via Eventbrite: http://indiweek2015.eventbrite.com
Be Engaged: How to make the most of online participation
Learn social web skills by using the social
web: Blogs, Facebook, Flickr, Google+, Linkedin, Periscope,
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.
If you know of specific indigenous tourism operations with presence
on Facebook, invite them to join Indigenous Peoples Week
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.
Google+: Join the Indigenous Tourism community
Linkedin: Introduce yourself and your interest
in indigenous culture on the event page
Periscope: Stream live video
Pinterest: Create or co-create an album about
Slideshare: Favorite the overview presentation;
create a new presentation/slideshow about indigenous culture.
Storify: Curate tweets or pictures about #ipw5
Twitter: Tweet about indigenous culture and
please tweet about this page! Ask others to invite indigenous
guides and artisans.
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
Planeta Wiki: Editors
are encouraged to update pages and embed information on indigenous