Indigenous Peoples Week #ipw7

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. 2017 is the seventh year for Indigenous Peoples Week and Planeta.com’s 17th year of innovative online conferencing. Hashtag: #ipw7 Wiki Participation is free. Donations are welcome. The week focuses attention …

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 …

Building Las Vegas: A Woman’s Place Is …

Photo: Ron Mader, Historic Fifth Street School Announcing a series of panel discussions, part of Building Las Vegas an initiative launched by UNLV University Libraries Special Collections and Archives. Panel discussions take place at the Historic Fifth Street School, 401 South 4th Street in Downtown Las Vegas. These events are free and open to the public. RSVP to attend. Thursday, August …

Natural World 08.2017

Photo: James Wheeler, Dinosaur Provincial Park Alberta is a western province of Canada and is bounded by the provinces of British Columbia to the west and Saskatchewan to the east, the August 24 Día de Parques Nacionales de Costa Rica (National Parks Day) (Costa Rica) Twitter Moment Natural world 08.2017 🌎 Snapshots from around the globe of …

#GovHackNZ

Image: Kaleidescoped GovHack New Zealand’s GovHack is united in a single purpose – coming together in a weekend-long hackathon and working with government data to innovate and create July 28-30, 2017. Hashtag: #govhacknz GovHack’s vision is a more participatory and effective democracy and public service. The event gathers New Zealand’s best and brightest working with government data to …

Music, Dance and Commerce in Oaxaca’s Markets

August 1 is Día del Comerciante and celebrated in Oaxaca’s markets. From afar we are keeping an eye on our friends working and patronizing these wonderful spaces of music, dance and commerce. Many, many thanks for the live video from La Cosecha and Pochote Xochimilco markets. La Cosecha Facebook Videos Pochote Xochimilco Proyecto Agroecologico y Artesanal Facebook …

International Congress for Conservation Biology 2017 #iccb2017

Photo: Sebastian Moreno, Oophaga lehmanni Taking place July 24-27 in Cartagena, Colombia – the 28th International Congress for Conservation Biology hosted by International Congress for Conservation Biology and Society for Conservation Biology. Hashtag: #iccb2017 The event focuses on Insights for Sustaining Life on Earth, responding to the need for conservation science to help create a better tomorrow for both …

World Listening Day 2017 #wld2017

Poster: #wld2017 Planeta.com is updating this page and curating tweets below. Highlights include the #Aurality app and soundscapes from Yellowstone National Park. Our own contribution to the world soundscape is that of songbirds, airplanes and air-conditioners in the Mojave Desert’s urban soundscape. July 18 is World Listening Day. Hashtags: #WLD2017,  #acousticecology, #deeplistening This year’s theme is “Listening to …

Final Report of the Referendum Council

Australia – The Referendum Council (@ref_council) delivered its Final Report on June 30, 2017. You can download the Final Report in PDF format (4.1MB) here. Foreward Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have long struggled for constitutional recognition. As far back as Yorta Yorta elder William Cooper’s letter to King George VI (1937), the Yirrkala Bark …