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Youth and Education News

October 2012

Indigenous Tourism Organisations from Six Countries Have Agreed to Form a World Indigenous Tourism Alliance
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Indigenous tourism organizations from Australia, Canada, Nepal, New Zealand, Sweden and the U.S. have  endorsed the formation of a World Indigenous Tourism Alliance (WITA)

Mr. Neville Poelina is Chairman of the Western Australian Indigenous Tourism Operators Council. He says the decision to form the WITA follows years of discussions by Indigenous tourism organizations in many parts of the world. He says the countries

 

Believe that Indigenous values provide an opportunity to improve global social, environmental and economic outcomes for all peoples
 

Will operate according to universal Indigenous values that are based on relationships that benefit both indigenous and non-indigenous peoples.
 

Will operate with the indigenous values that will mutually benefit both people and the environment.  

 

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