Ho’oku’ikahi Establishment Day Hawaiian Cultural Festival

Hawai’i – Pu’ukoholā Heiau National Historic Site celebrates its 45th anniversary with their annual Ho’oku’ikahi Establishment Day Hawaiian Cultural Festival. The festival opened with Nā Papa Kanaka o Pu`ukoholā Heiau performing the Ho`okupu ceremony on Saturday, August 12 at Pelekane Bay. On Sunday, August 13 the festivities continue from 930am to 3pm. This annual celebration …

Indigenous Peoples

Buzz: Indigenous Indigenous peoples are ethnic groups native to a land or region, especially before the arrival and intrusion of a foreign and possibly dominating culture. They are a group of people whose members share a cultural identity that has been shaped by their geographical region. Each group of Indigenous people are unique, some following …

International Day of the World’s Indigenous People 2017

Poster: Indigenous Day The United Nations’ International Day of the World’s Indigenous People is observed each year on August 9 to promote and protect the rights of the world’s Indigenous population. This event recognizes the achievements and contributions made by Indigenous Peoples. The commemoration takes place on in recognition of the first meeting of the …

Indigenous Peoples Week Questions

Poster: #IPW7 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 (Monday-Sunday). Some of the questions we are asking: What is the status of Indigenous tourism in 2017? Spanish: ¿Cuál es la situación del turismo indígena en 2017? Portuguese: Qual é o status do turismo indígena em 2017? German: Was ist …

Sámi

Photo: Visit Finland, Sámi Garment Sámi is used to name the Lappish people, the Indigenous population of Sápmi (northern Norway, Sweden, Finland and Kola peninsula in Russia). the Sami flag has been flying in Norway, Finland, Russia and Sweden since 1986. The Sámi people live in four countries and have no national state of their …

International Day of the World’s Indigenous People

August 9 is the International Day of the World’s Indigenous People / Día Internacional de los Pueblos Indígenas / Journée Internationale des Peuples Autochtonesa. The United Nations’ International Day of the World’s Indigenous People is observed on August 9 each year to promote and protect the rights of the world’s Indigenous population. This event recognizes the achievements and contributions made by …

Garma Festival 2017

The 2017 Garma Festival of Traditional Culture takes place August 4-7 and brings together business leaders, international politicians, academics and journalists, to discuss the most pressing issues facing Australia. The event is held annually at the remote Gulkula ceremonial grounds in northeast Arnhem Land. This year the event is scheduled to host a Q&A broadcast. The …

Māori

Poster: 2017 Language Week The Māori are the Indigenous Polynesian people of New Zealand. They arrived from Polynesian islands before 1300 AD. They are the first known inhabitants of New Zealand before the Europeans arrived in the early 1800s. September 11-17 are the dates for the next Māori Language Week / Te Wiki o te …

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 …