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Indigenous & Tribal Perspectives on Agritourism

9am Pacific time; 12pm Eastern time; 6pm Central European time

Celebrating sovereignty and demonstrating the uniqueness of all tribes, this conversation seeks to broaden understanding of indigenous-led agritourism initiatives with a focus on the unity of human and ecological communities. Presentations will explore best practices for integrating agro-biodiversity conservation in tribal communities; how culture, tradition and history blends through the Three Sister Story; and how ancient connections apply to contemporary travel company design and marketing. 

Moderator: Trevor C Lane, Community & Economic Development Director and Associate Professor, Washington State University Extension
Speakers: Stephen Taranto, La Paz on Foot (Bolivia); Sherry Rupert, American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association; Ronny Lec, Founder, Mayan Institute of Permaculture; Michelle Danforth Anderson, Marketing & Tourism Director, Oneida Nation of Wisconsin.

To request a disability-related accommodation to participate in any program, please contact Becky Bartlett at 802-257-7967 or so we may assist you.

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This is part of Agritourism Gatherings: A virtual series for farm, food, and travel communities, brought to you by the International Workshop on Agritourism. The series will bring together farmers, researchers, service providers, tourism experts and many others to share their knowledge and experience from around the world. A total of ten virtual gatherings will be offered between September 2020 and May 2021 and will be updated here. The gatherings are free to attend, but advance registration is required. All presentations will be held live; recordings will be added to this site after they are held.

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