Mni Ki Wakan: World Indigenous Peoples Decade of Water Summit

The Mni Ki Wakan: World Indigenous Peoples Decade of Water Summit seeks to co-create a collective Indigenous-designed map and transformative world agenda for the future. The 10-year international Indigenous water summit will bring and elevate the collective wisdom, intelligence, and futurities of Indigenous peoples in the world narrative. The summit takes place at the Wellstone …

The false promise of certification

New report available from London-based Changing Markets: The false promise of certification: How certification is hindering sustainability in the textiles, palm oil and fisheries industries Faced with the gravity of today’s environmental and social problems, consumers are increasingly seeking out sustainable products that minimise negative impacts on people and the planet. In the UK alone, …

Indaba Travel Conference 2018

This week Durban, South Africa hosts the Indaba Travel Conference. Hashtag: #indaba2018 Key Links https://www.indaba-southafrica.co.za https://www.facebook.com/pg/travelindaba @travel_indaba Questions Is there live and recorded video from the event? Yes on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pg/travelindaba/videos Is there a directory of exhibitors? How is the wi-fi at the @DurbanICC Where are your favorite apps, websites, Twitter accounts, LinkedIn pages and Facebook …

National Travel and Tourism Week 2018

2018 marks the 35th anniversary of the 1983 congressional resolution that established the National Travel and Tourism Week and recognizes the accomplishments of the U.S. travel community over the course of the last several decades. Join us May 6-12 as we curate highlights from this year’s celebration. 2018 dates: May 6-12. NTTW 2018: How to Celebrate …

Jane’s Walk 2018

Elsewhere on the Web Jane’s Walk – https://janeswalk.org – is an annual festival of free, citizen-led walking conversations inspired by Jane Jacobs. Walks took place in hundreds of cities around the world May 4-6. Key Links https://janeswalk.org https://www.facebook.com/janeswalk Questions Are there videos from the 2018 walks? Are there recommended online resources, publications, and maps? When …

#TRENZ2018

Around 300 international travel sellers come to New Zealand for the event and meet with New Zealand operators for one-on-one appointments over three days. TRENZ is an excellent way to get to know the offshore travel trade, educate them about your product and build business relationships, as well as to network with hundreds of other …

Academic research is publicly funded — why isn’t it publicly available?

Screenshot Academic research is publicly funded — why isn’t it publicly available? Erica Stone advocates for a new, open-access relationship between the public and scholars, making the case that academics should publish in more accessible media. “A functioning democracy requires that the public be well-educated and well-informed,” Stone says. “Instead of research happening behind paywalls …

A Gathering of Oaxaca’s Traditional Cooks (2018)

Photo: Melissa Biggs April 25-28 Segundo Encuentro de Cocineras Tradicionales de Oaxaca (Second Meeting of Traditional Cooks of Oaxaca) Oaxaca City’s Plaza de la Danza hosts the Second Meeting of Traditional Cooks of the Oaxaca (Segundo Encuentro de Cocineras Tradicionales de Oaxaca). More than 50 cooks from the eight regions of the state will attend. The event coincides …

17th Session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues #UNPFII17

New York City – Announcing the 17th Session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII), which takes place at the United Nations Headquarters April 16-27, 2018. This year’s theme: “Indigenous peoples’ collective rights to lands, territories and resources” After further deliberations among Permanent Forum members, final report will be adopted at the …