The World Indigenous Tourism Summit is a global forum held to meet, share and learn about advancing opportunities for Indigenous Peoples in tourism. TRC is passionate about working with Indigenous peoples across the globe and we are excited to be participating in this summit to be hosted in Perth in November 2021.

TRC’s own Kylie Ruwhiu-Karawana will be travelling across the ditch to present her paper ‘Indigenous tourism development modelling meaningful participation in tourism collaborations with Māori communities.’ She will be joined by TRC colleague Tracey Diddams, who will be sharing her recent experience ‘When the nearest town is on a dirt road more than 550 km away – how good (and creative) practice in tourism planning is helping the remote Aboriginal Community of Kalumburu.’ TRC will be sponsoring one of the local Kalumburu community members to attend the summit with Tracey to co-present this topic.

Tourism can provide so many important benefits for Indigenous peoples and communities, through sharing and continuing culture, fostering understanding and benefitting socially and economically. We respectfully acknowledge the impacts so many people and communities have recently suffered. We look forward to collaborating, sharing and committing to the well-being and enhancement of Indigenous societies empowered through tourism.

‘Tourism and Indigenous Earth Wisdom Weaving the Future that Benefits All.’