Māori

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. Breaking: September 11-17 are the confirmed dates for the next Māori Language Week / Te Wiki o te Reo Māori …

Te Matatini

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 are set to take the …

Wish List for the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development #iy2017

The United Nations General Assembly approved the adoption of 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development. The resolution recognizes “the importance of international tourism, and particularly of the designation of an international year of sustainable tourism for development, in fostering better understanding among peoples everywhere, in leading to a greater awareness of …

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 …

Indigenous Peoples

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 similar beliefs …

SOS Acción Ecológica

#SOSAccionEcologica is the hashtag critical of the Ecuadorian government closure of environmental group Accion Ecologica (@AcEcologica). The military oppression of the Shuar continues and is linked to Ecuador’s new dependence on China. This is a developing story. More about Ecuador’s nature and biodiversity on the Planeta Wiki. Twitter Moment Acción Ecólogica SOS