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Keynote Speakers

Petita Ayarza, Guna

Honorable Diputada Petita Ayarza, Guna

First Indigenous woman elected to Panama’s National Assembly

Loretta Barrett Oden

Loretta Barrett Oden, Potawatomi

Host of Emmy-Award Winning Seasoned with Spirit

Speakers

Luis Duchicela, USAID

Luis Felipe Duchicela

Quechua, Ecuador

Senior Advisor for Indigenous Peoples’ Issues, USAID

Richard Humberto Cahui Flores

Llachon, Peru

Community Leader, Llachon Community, Puno, Peru – partner of Intrepid Travel

Carla George

Carla George

Squamish, Canada

Councilwoman, Squamish Nation

Jirra Lulla Harvey

Jirra Harvey

Yorta Yorta and Wiradjuri, Australia

Managing Director, Kalinya Communications, partner of Intrepid Travel

Keith Henry, ITAC

Keith Henry

Métis, Canada

President & CEO, Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada

Synthia Jaramillo

Economic Development Director, City of Albuquerque

Uwahnie Martinez

Uwahnie Martinez

Garifuna, Belize

Owner/Manager, Palmento Grove Garifuna Eco Cultural & Fishing Institute

Melody McCoy, NARF

Melody McCoy

Cherokee, USA

Staff Attorney, Native American Rights Fund

Franco Flores Romero

Community Tourism Strategy Coordinator, Ministry of Tourism and Foreign Trade, Peru

Sherry Rupert, AIANTA

Sherry Rupert

Paiute and Washoe, USA

Executive Director, American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association

Teresa Ryder

Teresa Ryder

Musqueam, Canada

Director of Business Development, Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada

Ben Sherman

Ben Sherman

Oglala Lakota (Sioux), USA

Chairman of the World Indigenous Tourism Alliance Leadership Council

Jamie Sweeting, G Adventures

Jamie Sweeting

President, Planeterra & Vice President for Social Enterprise and Sustainability at G Adventures, Canada

Marai Tello

Maraí Tello

Coordinator, Sustainable Tourism Program, Amigos de Sian Ka’an, partner of the Maya Ka’an Initiative, Quintana Roo, Mexico

Auki Tituana

Auki Tituaña

Kichwa, Ecuador

Mayor of Cotacachi, Ecuador

Brian Vallo, Acoma

Brian Vallo

Acoma, USA

Governor, Pueblo of Acoma

Moderators

Hannah Bloch, NPR

Hannah Bloch

Lead Digital Editor, International Desk, NPR

Jeri Clausing, Travel Weekly

Jeri Clausing

Senior Editor, Travel Weekly

Mark Trahant, Indian Country Today

Mark Trahant, Shoshone-Bannock

Editor, Indian Country Today

Norie Quintos, National Geographic

Norie Quintos

Editor at Large, National Geographic Travel Media

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