Change Author / Owner : Living Earth Festival 2018: Day 1 Panel Discussion
The ninth annual Living Earth Festival focuses on sustainable development through heritage tourism, traditional agricultural practices, and the importance of Native foods and food sovereignty. The festival's first panel discussion is titled "Invitation to Indian Country: Tourism in Packerland and Indian Territory." Panelists Cheryl Trask (Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma), Gilbert Johnston (Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma), and Kyle Wisneski (Oneida Nation of Wisconsin) talk about how their communities use tourism to educate visitors and provide tribal citizens, surrounding communities, and their states with a source of economic development. Camille Ferguson (Tlingit/Sitka), executive director of the American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association, moderates the discussion. The panel discussion was webcast and recorded in the Potomac Atrium of the National Museum of the American Indian on July 20, 2018.