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Many "Aboriginal tours" and "Aboriginal experiences" exist but, while you will have Aborginal guides, in many cases these operations are not majority or even largely operated or owned by 'Aboriginal persons' - some care will be needed in discerning which are 'authentic' in this respect. Mild warning: You are probably aware that the subject of the rights ...


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I finally stayed in two different communities and talked to many other tourists I met in the Amazon. I think what's important to know before and during the stay is (very generalized of course): leave small gifts, things that they can't get in the community, I was asked if I could give them (or send later) stuff like: food (they mostly have very simple ...


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One thing coming to mind is a famous attraction near Plymouth, MA, called Plimoth Plantation. One part of the live exhibit is an Indian village reconstructed supposedly as it was when the first "pilgrims" arrived. The village is actively maintained by Indians, who can be engaged in conversation regarding cultural, social and day-to-day life.


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The sad but true answer is nowhere, really. While some 20,000 people in Hokkaido identify as Ainu, virtually all have more or less assimilated into Japanese society. By some estimates there are less than a dozen native speakers of the language left, and the Ainu "villages" at Shiraoi and Akan are tourist traps. Probably the closest you can get is the ...


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There is no such thing as Ainu culture "in the wild" in any amount in Japan. They were only allowed to practice of their culture freely in 1997. Before that, their language was banned, their land seized and an active assimilation was in place to make them disappear and integrate 100% into the Japanese society. Today there is hardly anyone speaking their ...


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Which Embera Community? I believe there are several Embera communities (including but not limited to Embera Drua (Upper Chagres), Embera Puru and Arimae), and hence various different places one can be picked up along the Chagres on the way to the village. Hence this question is kind of on the broadish side according to TSE's regulations. Nevertheless I ...


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Learn to like fish. They are modern today in most ways. Buy some hand made goods before leaving. Plywood shack to sleep in with roof. Many speak english.


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There are many Aboriginal owned and operated tours throughout Australia, and also those who work closely with Indigenous operators who are non indigenous owned tour operators such as myself Adventure North Australia and The Bama Way Aboriginal Tours. We work with 3 Aboriginal owned and operated tours in Tropical North Queensland. Look up the Indigenous ...


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I am wondering if it's possible to travel to New Zealand as a tourist and immerse in Maori culture. Yes. definitely. You may get something closer to what you see in the film "Whale Rider" than the 19th century images, but there are some "exceedingly hard core enclaves of Maoridom" that make substantial efforts to preserve the language and the culture. If ...


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I'm late to the party (and probably too late for the OP), but I can recommend the Mashantucket Pequot Museum in Mashantucket, CT (in the southeastern part of the state.) The museum is relatively large (allow 2–3 hours to see it all). It has exhibits explaining the way of life and history of the Mashantucket Pequot tribe; the centerpiece is a large walk-...


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The present-day Indians of New England may be best known for their casinos. There are three large ones in Connecticut. (An Act of Congress allows recognized Indian tribes to run gambling games that are not lawful in general; the details, are complicated.) Google shows several Indian museums and a few historical sites in New England, at least one of which is ...


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I think you'd be hard pressed to find a Marae with Maori living in the traditional way they would have before European settlers arrived, however Google provides plenty of results of Maraes offering accommodation up and down NZ. You may or may not get the traditional cultural experience you are looking for, but no doubt you will meet some friendly characters ...


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