A few ways to Improve the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples
The United Nations’ International Day of the World’s Indigenous People is observed on August 9 each year to promote and protect the rights of the world’s Indigenous Peoples.
That said, odds are your local newspaper, radio station are not covering this story. That said, seek out the Twitter hashtags #IndigenousDay, #UNIndigenousDay, #WeAreIndigenous, #DíaInternacionalDeLosPueblosIndígenas and you’ll find some great resources.
There have been powerful lessons taught during Indigenous Peoples Week, our annual celebration that explores travel and tourism. Aboriginal and Indigenous tourism providers – guides, artisans, tour operators – have a lot to say about the protection of cultural patrimony and what to share and where to share culture online.
How could we improve the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples?
UN – Improve the International Day of the World’s Indigenous People Web Page. We’d love to see your recommended hashtag. Other upgrades would be a means for people to register related events. For an example, check out UNEP’s page registering activities for World Environment Day
UN – Announce the specific livestreaming video link . Upgrades include giving others the ability to embed the live video on other websites.
UN – Announce the theme for the coming year as soon as possible. And when you select a theme as interesting as health and well-being, find ways to popularize the topic, starting with translating the key words into as many Indigenous languages as possible.
State and Local Governments – Let us know your actions made for and made with Indigenous Peoples. Upgrade your social web presence by creating Twitter lists of local Indigenous voices and by retweeting Indigenous tweeters. Blue Sky Thinking: Create a Guide and Directory to Indigenous-owned businesses
Indigenous Artisans – Make your own artwork/poster for the International Day of the World’s Indigenous People and use your own language. Upgrade your social web presence with a business page on Facebook.
Indigenous Tourism Providers – If your work caters to cultural exchange, share your insights about responsible travel. Again, make your own artwork/poster for the International Day of the World’s Indigenous People and use your own language.
Everyone could the use the following web channels
Facebook – Seek out information and share information about Indigenous Tourism
Google Docs – A Google Doc could be used to create a real-time transcript during Monday’s webcast.
Twitter – Follow, retweet, star and positively interact with Indigenous voices