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San Cultural Tourism in Southern Africa

San dance groups from across southern Africa travel to the Dqãe Qare San Lodge i

Does cultural tourism always exploit those whose culture is on display? What happens when communities are in charge of their own cultural tourism ventures? 

These questions propelled Rachel Giraudo’s survey of San-run cultural tourism projects in South Africa, Namibia, and Botswana, supported, in part, by an IPinCH fellowship.
Read the whole article at sfu.ca/ipinch/project-components/community-initiatives/san-cultural-tourism-southern-africa/


References

The Intellectual Property Issues in Cultural Heritage (IPinCH) project – sfu.ca/ipinch/

Indigenous Peoples of Africa Co-ordinating Committee (IPACC) – ipacc.org.za/

African Traditions Electronic Encyclopedia – traditions-afripedia.fandom.com/wiki/African_Traditions_Online_Encyclopedia_Wiki

Ibrahim HO (2019). ‘We Know How to Keep the Balance of Nature’. Why Including Indigenous People Is Vital to Solving Climate Change. Time.com

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