2019 – International Year of Indigenous Languages

Photo: Tienda Ayuuk, Clay Rabbits Mark your calendar. 2019 is the International Year of Indigenous Languages (Año Internacional de las Lenguas Indígenas). Hashtags: #iyil2019, #2019iyil Planeta.com will be updating relevant features that showcase successful language conservation campaigns including Dizhsa Nabani,  #UsaTuVoz , Kumoontun, and Māori Language Week / Te Wiki o te Reo Māori. Suggestions are welcome …

Sioux

Indigenous Peoples Sioux = Native American and First Nations people in North America. The term can refer to any ethnic group within the Great Sioux Nation or any of the nation’s many language dialects. – Wikipedia Elsewhere on the Web http://standingrocktourism.com http://sioux-chef.com Quotes We will be known forever by the tracks we leave. – Dakota …

February 21 is International Mother Language Day

Poster: International Mother Language Day = Dia Internacional de la Lengua Materna February 21 is International Mother Language Day declared by UNESCO in 1999 to celebrated linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism. Events, workshops and even tweets on this date promote awareness. Hashtags: #dilm, #LenguaMaterna UNESCO: “Languages are the most powerful instruments of preserving and …

Indigenous Tourism

Poster Indigenous Tourism = Questions What resources are available to traditional and Indigenous peoples keen on offering travel and tourism services? How can visitors determine the degree the traditional or Indigenous people design and benefit from tourism? Planeta.com Tourism Definitions Ethnotourism Indigenous Indigenous Peoples Week 2019 – International Year of Indigenous Languages

Sámi

Indigenous Peoples Sámi is used to name 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 own. The provinces Finnmark in Norway, …

Grand Canyon National Park

Photo: NASA, EarthKam About the photo – On April 3, 2017, the student-controlled EarthKAM camera aboard the International Space Station captured this photograph of a favorite target — the Grand Canyon — from low Earth orbit. Interested middle school students and teachers can sign up at the EarthKAM website. Grand Canyon National Park, a UNESCO World …

Hualapai

Photo: Richard Martin, Reservation The Hualapai or Walapai are a tribe of Native Americans who live in the mountains of northwestern Arizona.The name is derived from “hwa:l” the Hualapai word for ponderosa pine, thus “Hualapai” means “people of the ponderosa pine.” Their traditional territory is a 108-mile (174 km) stretch along the pine-clad southern side …

Developing an Indigenous Tourism Policy in Australia (2012)

From the archives: 2012 Ecotourism Australia release Ecotourism in Australia is strongly linked to this country’s ancient and diverse landscape, and its unique flora and fauna. This landscape is an artifact of the traditions, beliefs and land management practices of diverse groups of Australia’s indigenous peoples over tens of thousands of years. Whether they be …

Māori

Photo The Māori are the Indigenous Polynesian people of New Zealand / Aotearoa. They arrived from Polynesian islands before 1300 AD. They are the first known inhabitants before the Europeans arrived in the early 1800s. September 10-16 are the dates for the 2018 Māori Language Week / Te Wiki o te Reo Māori. The theme …

Havasupai

Indigenous Peoples Havasupai means people of the blue-green waters. The spectacular waterfalls and isolated community within the Havasupai Indian Reservation attract thousands of visitors each year. Key Links http://www.havasupai-nsn.gov http://www.havasupai-nsn.gov/tourism.html Elsewhere on the Web https://www.nps.gov/grca/planyourvisit/havasupai.htm Photos Wikipedia Havasupai Planeta.com Arizona Grand Canyon National Park 2019 – International Year of Indigenous Languages