Indigenous Peoples Week Celebrates Indigenous Tourism, August 6-12, Nutti Sámi Siida, Guurrbi Tours, TIME Unlimited and Nevada Magazine co-host Indigenous Peoples Week August 6-12, our second annual celebration of social media storytelling about indigenous peoples and tourism around the world.

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 to 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 online the Planeta Wiki.

Be Engaged: How to participate

Learn social media by using social media  to learn and share info about indigenous culture. While the conference ‘hub’ is the Planeta Wiki, it also takes place everywhere at once. If you wish to participate, you do not have to do everything, but you have to try something. Here’s our checklist of
social media challenges:

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 an 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 fave is the World Parks Group

Foodspotting: Please share photos of indigenous foods available for visitors

Google+: Please join the event

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. Please 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. 2012 Indigenous Peoples Week On YouTube

Wikipedia: Read or edit information about indigenous culture

** Promotion on’s World Travel Directory ** is offering a special bonus and VIP status to businesses in our World Travel Directory which feature indigenous culture. We’ll extend the directory listing free for one month for businesses actively participating in Indigenous Peoples Week. Tour guides and companies not in the directory but which would like to support this event, may apply for a new listing.

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