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Tuesday, November 26 • 16:30 - 18:00
Videos - Indigenous tourism and the significance of indigenous rights applied in tourism

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Session presented by the World Indigenous Tourism Alliance Event (WINTA)

WINTA presentation
The World Indigenous Tourism Alliance - WINTA - is a worldwide network and non-profit organization based in Aotearoa - New Zealand.
Advocacing the rights of indigenous peoples in the tourism industry, WINTA is the only organization created and managed by indigenous experts in tourism.
WINTA's mandate is to find practical expression of the Larrakia Declaration (2012) and the UNDRIP in the tourism sector, committed to develop mutual benefit systems for indigenous and non-indigenous partners of the most developing economic sector on Earth.

Session description
In order to contribute to the UN Forum on Business and Human Rights, WINTA's Europe Agent Aurélie
Debusschère, will share :
  • a selection of inspiring videos about the concept of indigenous tourism and the significance of indigenous rights applied in tourism (45 minutes)
  • WINTA's System Solutions : Indigenous Tourism Engagement Framework for Governmental Agencies, Businesses and Indigenous Communities (Video, Charts, Photos)
  •  WINTA’s Pilot Project System undertaken with Tour operator and Media support to protect the most sensitive indigenous communities (30 min)
  • Q&A with the audience (10 min)

Session objectives
The Session offers to give an overview of WINTA’s Solution Systems to apply Indigenous philosophy and intelligence within the tourism industry, to expose the potential of indigenous tourism as a solution to climate crisis and to find a practical expression of the Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and FPIC (Free Prior and Informed consent) in tourism practices.

Key Questions
  • How Indigenous Tourism can be a powerful tool to protect the living, support human rights and bring mutual benefits for all?
  • What does the World Indigenous Tourism Alliance’s Indigenous Tourism Engagement Framework bring in terms of solutions to have indigenous peoples’ rights respected in the tourism industry?

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Aurélie Debusschère

Europe Agent, World Indigenous Tourism Alliance (WINTA)
Solutions to use conscious tourism as a powerful tool to empower indigenous communities protecting our Earth.

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Tuesday November 26, 2019 16:30 - 18:00 CET