Welcome to the Modern Classroom: Native Innovation Conference #nii2016

Screenshot Native Innovation hosted its 4th annual technology event for educators — Welcome to the Modern Classroom: Native Innovation Technology Conference June 10-11, 2016. The event is a two-day immersive, hands-on experience redefining the “Classroom” and held at the Twin Arrows Navajo Casino Resort outside of the Flagstaff, Arizona. According to the organizers: “we are witnessing a transformation in the creation …

Bad Day for Ecolodges

Photo: Tropic It’s a bad day for ecolodges. Breaking news from the Global Ecotourism Network regarding closures of Ariaú Amazon Tower in Brazil and Huaorani Ecolodge in Ecuador. We will be posting updates and explainers for each. Abandoned should be the theme parks near radioactive sites, not the eco-minded, community-minded lodges in the wilderness. But here we are in 2016 …

Celebrating Matariki (2016)

Poster: Matariki Matariki is the Māori name for the stars also known as the Pleiades star cluster in the constellation Taurus. Celebrations begin on the day of the first new moon following the rising of the star cluster. In 2016 the Matariki star cluster rose in New Zealand skies on Thursday, June 6, beginning a …

Indigenous Peoples Week 2016

Planeta.com Planeta.com – We are pleased to share with the world a recap of the 2016 Indigenous Peoples Week. This was our sixth annual celebration of social web storytelling about Indigenous peoples and tourism around the four corners of the world – Indigenous Peoples Week took place August 8-14. The objective is to help raise …

Indigenous Tourism and Biodiversity Website Award

Photo: Sarah Henderson, Portland The Indigenous Tourism and Biodiversity Website Award was a collaborative effort between Planeta.com and the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity/UNEP (CBD) The award is aimed at private tourism services, owned and operated by indigenous and local communities embodying traditional lifestyles, and its main objectives are to motivate candidates to …