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Wednesday, June 21 • 13:45 - 15:00
Challenges and Opportunities Researching with Indigenous Populations | Défis et opportunités dans la recherche avec les peuples autochtones

Andrew Peters, Ph.D. (aborigine), Swinburne University of Technology, Australia: 
This paper examines the role of The Coranderrk Festival, a music festival held at the site of the Coranderrk Aboriginal Reserve near Healesville in Victoria, Australia in exemplifying postcolonial progress in Australia. Within the contemporary cultural setting, this is achieved through three key characteristics of Indigenous culture – place, people, and music. This paper examines how attendees, organizers, and performers came together to symbolize a construction of contemporary cultural identity that embodies traditional Indigenous knowledge within a mainstream framework of musical performance.

Andrew Orawiec, Researcher with the Government of Nunavut: The summer of 2016 saw the Crystal Serenity become the largest passenger vessel to transit the Northwest Passage. This voyage marks a shift for cruise tourism development in Nunavut, opening the possibility of similar additional large-scale cruise vessels visiting in the future. The research conducted here examines the Crystal Serenity's voyage through the lens of sustainability as outlined by Nunavut's Tunngasaiji tourism strategy, with comparisons made to the expedition-style cruise ships that normally ply Canada's Arctic waters. Community interviews, passenger surveys, and a greenhouse gas inventory are complementary pieces to assess the Crystal Serenity's relative sustainability performance - helping to chart the course for Arctic cruise tourism development moving forward.

Daniel Nāho‘opi‘i, Executive Vice President, SMS Research & Marketing Services, Inc.: To the kanaka maoli (Native Hawaiians) tourism is a double edged sword. Most Native Hawaiians recognize that tourism brings economic benefit. However, compared to the general resident population, Native Hawaiians are less likely to feel that the net benefits of tourism outweigh the negative impacts. What are the various impacts of tourism on the Native Hawaiian community and can we identify changing attitudes towards tourism? Has tourism in Hawai‘i transitioned from a mass tourism to a sustainable tourism that does not disrupt the transfer of indigenous knowledge? Have the leaders of the tourism industry worked collaboratively with Native Hawaiians resulting in equitable benefits for communities, and positive efforts to strengthening kanaka voices in tourism development?

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Lydia Zorn

Partner, Insignia Marketing Research
Lydia Zorn is a founding partner with Insignia and leads its strategic planning and qualitative practice. She is an expert strategist, business advisor, qualitative and quantitative interpreter, with over 25 years’ experience in tourism research and strategic planning. As a tourism... Read More →

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Daniel Nāho‘opi‘i

Executive Vice President, SMS Research & Marketing Services, Inc.
Daniel Nāho‘opi‘i brings two decades of extensive experience in marketing research and evaluation to his responsibilities for the Hawai‘i Tourism Authority. He oversees the production, organization, and interpretation of data related to Hawai‘i’s visitor industry, and he... Read More →
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Andrew Orawiec

Research Analyst, Tourism and Cultural Industries Division, Government of Nunavut
Andrew Orawiec is a recent graduate of the second cohort of the University of Toronto’s Master of Science in Sustainability Management program. His research interests include sustainable tourism for development, with particular emphasis on marine and coastal tourism. In 2017, Andrew... Read More →
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Andrew Peters, Ph.D.

Lecturer, Swinburne University of Technology
Andrew Peters, Ph.D., is a Wurundjeri/Yorta Yorta man and Lecturer in both Indigenous Studies and Tourism at Swinburne University, Melbourne. He recently earned his Ph.D. with a dissertation that looked at contemporary impacts on indigenous identity, including education, sports, and... Read More →

Wednesday June 21, 2017 13:45 - 15:00 EDT