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Indigenous Peoples Week 2015 #ipw5
by Ron Mader


Publication date: August 2015

Indigenous Peoples Week 2015 #ipw5


Indigenous Peoples Week (August 3-9) is co-hosted by, Nutti Sámi Siida, TIME Unlimited 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'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:

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 indigenous travel
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 culture.
Planeta Wiki: Editors are encouraged to update pages and embed information on indigenous culture.



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