|Photo: Charlie Johnston|
This online "unconference" is free, and everyone's invited. The objective is two-fold: to raise awareness of indigenous tourism options around the world and improve digital literacy skills among indigenous tourism providers themselves.
Our circle of conversation includes indigenous and non-indigenous peoples around the world. Complete details are available online at Planeta Wiki.
Be Engaged: How to Participate
Learn social media by using it — blogs, Delicious, Facebook, Flickr, Foodspotting, Foursquare, Google+, Linkedin, Pinterest, Slideshare, Twitter, YouTube, and Wikipedia — to learn and share info about indigenous culture.
- Delicious: Follow the Indigenous Peoples Week Stack, and suggest a link.
- Facebook: Introduce yourself or ask a question on the event page.
- Flickr: Create an account, and upload a few photos of your work. There are a
number of relevant groups. One of our favorites is the World Crafts Group, and another is the World Parks Group.
- Foodspotting: Please share photos of indigenous foods available for visitors.
- Slideshare: Favorite the overview presentation, and seek out or create a new presentation about indigenous culture.
- Twitter: Tweet about indigenous culture, and please tweet about the event. Use the hashtag #ipw2012.
- YouTube: Videos, please! Record your own video, and introduce yourself and your interest in indigenous tourism. You can also curate a playlist to document indigenous culture and traditional knowledge. Example here.
- Wikipedia: Read or edit information about indigenous culture.
Our current July/August 2012 issue contains a story about the Pyramid Lake Indian Reservation, which was voted a Nevada "treasure" in the recent Discover Your Nevada campaign. Read the story here, and learn how the Nevada Governor is taking an active role.
|Pyramid Lake Indian Reservation in Nevada. Photo: Charlie Johnston|