Registration is open for Indigenous Peoples Week #ipw6

Planeta.com’s sixth annual celebration of social web storytelling about Indigenous peoples and tourism around the world — Indigenous Peoples Week takes place August 8-14. Partners in this endeavour are Nutti Sámi Siida, TIME Unlimited , Madidi Jungle Ecolodge and The Travel Word. Hashtag: #ipw6 Participation is free. Donations are welcome. Registration is open https://indiweek2016.eventbrite.com The objective is …

Indigenous Day 2016

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 each year to promote and protect the rights of the world’s Indigenous population. This event recognizes the achievements and …

Guelaguetza 2016

guelaguetza2016 Oaxaca, Mexico – Guelaguetza is one of the world’s most important festivals. This year’s dates: July 25 and August 1. Because of the continuing social conflict in Oaxaca, reservations to Oaxaca have dropped, but the show is going on. We’ll keep track of this year’s event and add a link to the live video via Cortv — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WfJ6m-slb0w. …

Turkey Coup (2016)

Today’s news from Turkey We don’t know much. Questions What are recommended sources of information? Who would you follow in Turkey on Twitter? Follow Byron Tau ✔@ByronTau Follow our man in Istanbul, @DionNissenbaumhttps://twitter.com/DionNissenbaum/status/754049312464654336 … 3:26 PM – 15 Jul 2016 5555 Retweets 1414 likes What is happening? View image on Twitter Follow Ceylan Yeginsu ✔@CeylanWrites Erdogan …

When is bus service expected to resume in Oaxaca? = ¿Cuando reanude el servicio de autobuses en Oaxaca? #OaxacaNow (July 2016)

oaxaca bus Social protests continue in Oaxaca, Mexico. July is normally a festive month in the southern Mexican state, but with blockades and marches occurring the past two months, visitor cancellations have been on the increase. More disturbing is the news that the ADO Bus Terminal has been blockaded the past two weeks (late night …

#EcuadorNow (July 2016)

Here’s the latest news from Ecuador, mostly as embedded tweets from friends and colleagues in the South American country. Status Report: Ecuador seeks to invigorate its travel and tourism sector after an earthquake caused considerable damage earlier this year on the coast. Read: The best way to help Ecuador is to visit Ecuador Embedded Tweets YouTube …

Songlines: The living narrative of Australia

NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. 2016 dates: July 3-10. Theme: Songlines –The living narrative of our nation Hashtags: #NAIDOC2016,  #NAIDOCWeek NAIDOC Week is an opportunity for all Australians to come together to celebrate the history, culture and …