EthnoTrax- General Division Semifinalist

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Meet EthnoTrax - one of the 10 Semifinalists in MN Cup’s General Division!  Discover the other Minnesota Cup Semifinalists by browsing our blog and site.

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EthnoTrax exists to provide life changing and realistic cultural exchanges to both traveler and host in areas of the world where the host culture is geographically isolated and culturally disadvantaged in its ability to generate sustainable income.

EthnoTrax is a culture-tourism endeavor that will distinguish itself by:

  • Providing an immersive experience for the traveler. There are tourism companies that provide cultural opportunities focused on festivals or mock ceremonies, but there are NO companies providing a full immersion experience with indigenous cultures in Papua New Guinea.
  • Providing an avenue for two cultures to come together in an indigenous context where both cultures participate in learning. The traveler participates in the indigenous culture through exposure to daily life in the village, treks to the pristine rainforest, exposure to the material, economic, social and world view culture of the people. The indigenous people learn how to work with people from “down river” by inviting them into their cultural context and taking care of them.
  • Creating an experience that is not fabricated but based on the actual daily life of indigenous people.
  • Providing access to pristine areas of rainforest that only the indigenous people know, hunt and inhabit.
  • Providing an opportunity to help less fortunate people develop a sustainable income that will bolster and preserve their traditional way of life while contributing to the conservation of their environment.