Zaachila

Zaachila, Oaxaca is famous for its weekly Thursday market, its fresh meats, its key role in Mixtec and Zapotec history and its very own Guelaguetza. NATURAL WORLD Zaachila is located in a fertile valley, irrigated by the Atoyac River. The center of town is lush with walnut and mesquite trees. CULTURAL WORLD The Santa María …

#Guelaguetza2017

Poster: Ron Mader, Guelaguetza 2017 Some of the most colorful celebrations in the Americas take place in the southeastern corner of Mexico. Example one: Guelaguetza is one of the world’s most important festivals and takes place every year in Oaxaca, Mexico. Hashtag: #Guelaguetza2017 Since 1932 the city of Oaxaca de Juárez and neighboring villages have put on …

Indigenous Peoples Week 2017

Planeta.com’s seventh annual celebration of social web storytelling about Indigenous peoples and tourism around the world — Indigenous Peoples Week takes place August 7-13. Hashtag: #ipw7 Wiki Participation is free. Donations are welcome. Registration is open. Powered by Eventbrite The objective is two-fold: to raise awareness of Indigenous tourism options around the world and to improve …

Sierra Juárez

Photo: Ron Mader, Bosque de Ixtán For International Day of Forests, we’re making a list of my favorite forests in the world. Let’s start with Oaxaca’s Sierra Juárez, home of Guelatao San Antonio Cuajimoloyas, Ixtlán de Juárez, Santa Catarina Ixtepeji, Santa María Yavesia and Santa Catarina Lachatao What connects these communities are the forests and Indigenous histories. …

Ayuuk Vocabulary from Santa María Ocotepec

Here are key Mixe (Ayuuk) words and phrases used in Santa María Ocotepec and translated in Spanish and English. The Ayuuk and Spanish translations are courtesy of Engracia Perez Castro and Rodrigo Martínez Vásquez who sell crafts at the La Cosecha Market in Oaxaca de Juárez. Mixe Español English nëë agua water poj aire air naax tierra …

Diné = Navajo

Photo: Navajo Weaving, Luchia’s Restaurant Planeta.com guide to Diné (Navajo) culture, language and travel tips for visitors. The Navajo Nation extends across Arizona, New Mexico and Utah, covering more than 27,000 square miles. Wiki More information about Diné culture on the Planeta Wiki Slideshare DineBizaad from ron mader

Te Matatini 2017

Photo: Te Matatini Society Incorporated, Poster Held every two years Te Matatini Kapa Haka Festival celebrates the cultural dance of the Māori people of New Zealand. Over four days audiences experience the best kapa haka in the world, taste Māori food (kai) and local delicacies and shop for Māori arts and crafts. A record 47 teams …

Māori Language Week / Te Wiki o te Reo Māori 2017

Breaking: September 11-17 are the dates for the next Māori Language Week / Te Wiki o te Reo Māori 2017 The theme is ‘kia ora te reo Māori.’ Look for details online Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori​ http://www.tetaurawhiri.govt.nz https://www.facebook.com/tetaurawhiri Māori Language Week, te wiki o te reo Māori, is a government-sponsored initiative intended …

February 21 is International Mother Language Day

Poster: Ron Mader, International Mother Language Day = Dia Internacional de la Lengua Materna February 21 is International Mother Language Day declared by UNESCO in 1999 to celebrated linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism. Events, workshops and even tweets on this date promote awareness. Hashtags: #imld17, #dilm17, #LenguaMaterna UNESCO: “Languages are the most powerful instruments …