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Indigenous People and Heritage Tourism - A Film and Discussion Evening
Tue, Nov 22, 2016, 6:30 PM
Indigenous tourism is often perceived as a positive form of revitalisation and a force of empowerment for indigenous peoples. However, other perspectives see these groups becoming showcases for tourism activity, with elements of their culture commodified for tourist consumption, with little or no engagement or benefit for the community. This can lead to feelings of frustration and resentment, undermining the positive experience that should come with equitable cultural exchange.
You are invited to join us for a film and discussion evening which will consider an example of where the indigenous peoples of the Mursi in Ethiopia have become objects for tourist consumption.
This free event is hosted by HAVRC (Heritage and Arts Visitor Research Collaborative) at York Business School, York St John University in collaboration with Tourism Concern.
• 6.30pm - Drinks reception
• 7pm - Welcome
• 7.15pm - FRAMING THE OTHER - When strangers meet in the name of tourism (25mins)
• 7.45pm - Discussion and observations – Facilitator Helen Jennings (Tourism Concern)
• 8.15pm - Networking
If you have any queries about this event please contact Dr Brendan Paddison T: 01904 876703