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Restaurant Service at the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre

YELLOWKNIFE (September 25, 2018) – Restaurant and catering services at the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre will be offered by local business Flavour Trader, beginning in late October. The restaurant will offer new hours: Monday to Friday 10:30 am to 4:30 pm Delightful range of casse-croûte (treats) Lunch Served from 11:30 to 2:00 pm Thursday […]

by pmnationtalk on September 26, 20183 Views

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ITAC unveils 2018/19 Guide to Indigenous Tourism in Canada

174 experiences from coast-to-coast-to-coast featured in new bilingual national guide September 24, 2018, Coast Salish Territories (Vancouver, BC) – The Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada (ITAC) has unveiled the new, comprehensive 2018/19 Guide to Indigenous Tourism in Canada —available in print and online—for industry, media and visitors from around the world. This is the 3rd iteration […]

by pmnationtalk on September 25, 201815 Views

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ITAC To Attend IFTM Top Resa in Paris, France September 25-28, 2018

September 19, 2018, Coast Salish Territories (Vancouver, BC) – The Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada (ITAC) is joining Destination Canada and exhibiting at the most significant trade show for the French language market, IFTM Top Resawhich is celebrating its 40th anniversary and covers all areas of travel: leisure, business, MICE and groups. This year, IFTM Top Resa is expecting 32,480 professionals, […]

by pmnationtalk on September 20, 201823 Views

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Draft Yukon Tourism Development Strategy released

Sep 19, 2018 The Government of Yukon, in collaboration with the Yukon Tourism Development Strategy Steering Committee, released the draft strategy for public comment today. Yukoners are asked to share their thoughts on the draft by October 3, 2018. Sustainable Tourism. Our Path. Our Future. lays out a vision for tourism to be a vibrant, […]

by pmnationtalk on September 20, 201818 Views

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NT Government: Tourism Business Mentorship Agreement Renewed

YELLOWKNIFE (September 18, 2018) – The GNWT’s Department of Industry, Tourism and Investment (ITI) has renewed its successful partnership with the Canadian Executive Service Organization (CESO). The agreement supports ITI’s work to build a sustainable, professional, skilled and trained tourism workforce by supporting mentorship opportunities for tourism operators and employees under the Department’s Tourism Business Mentorship […]

by pmnationtalk on September 19, 201822 Views

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ITAC: Public Notice to Members – Call for Board Nominations

Sep 13, 2018 The Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada (ITAC) issues this Call for Nominations to member organizations wishing to represent their province or territory on ITAC’s Board of Directors. This notice is to provide information on how to nominate a Director (board member) for election at the upcoming ITAC Annual General Meeting (AGM) being […]

by pmnationtalk on September 14, 201825 Views

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New 155-room hotel and conference centre coming to Whitecap Dakota First Nation

From: Indigenous Services Canada September 13, 2018 — Whitecap Dakota First Nation, SASKATCHEWAN — Indigenous Services Canada The Government of Canada is proud to support economic development opportunities and growth in First Nation communities. Today, the Honourable Jane Philpott, Minister of Indigenous Services, along with Chief Darcy Bear of Whitecap Dakota First Nation, gathered in […]

by ahnationtalk on September 13, 201832 Views

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Destination Canada and ITAC Extend Partnership to Grow Indigenous Tourism in Canada

September 12, 2018, Territory of the Ta’an Kwäch’än and Kwanlin Dün Peoples (Whitehorse, YK) – The Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada (ITAC) and Destination Canada have signed a new three-year partnering agreement to continue their important work in growing the Indigenous cultural tourism sector. The agreement will support employment opportunities, cultural revitalization and provide other […]

by ahnationtalk on September 13, 201824 Views

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20th Annual Manitoba Tourism Awards Gala Set For Tomorrow Night – CHTM

A Thompsonite has the chance to take home a provincial award. The 20th annual Manitoba Tourism Awards gala is set to take place at The Met in Winnipeg tomorrow evening, and local artist Jasyn Lucas is one of the three finalists in the Indigenous Tourism category. The other two finalists in the category are the […]

by ahnationtalk on September 12, 201839 Views

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Call for Nominations: 2018 Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada Awards

Hosted at the International Indigenous Tourism Conference on Treaty 6 Territory and the Homeland of the Métis in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Deadline for Nominations: Friday, September 28, 2018 – 4:30 PM Pacific Awards Gala: October 31, 2018 – 6:00 PM Mountain Event Address: TCU Place, 35 22 Street E, Saskatoon, SK Conference Information: www.IndigenousTourismConference.com The Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada […]

by ahnationtalk on September 12, 201863 Views

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2018 International Indigenous Tourism Conference Agenda Released

Early bird registration is still open for the 2018 International Indigenous Tourism Conference (IITC) being held on Oct. 30 & 31, 2018 at TCU Place in Saskatoon, SK. The seventh annual IITC will bring together delegates from the Canadian tourism industry, First Nations, Inuit, and Metis communities, as well as representatives from global Indigenous tourism […]

by pmnationtalk on September 11, 201825 Views

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Media Advisory: Minister Joly in Saskatoon to discuss Indigenous tourism and economic growth and to meet with members of the Francophone community

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, September 10, 2018—The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Tourism, Official Languages and La Francophonie, will participate in a tourism roundtable to discuss how Canada can raise its international profile and strengthen its presence as a go-to destination in key global markets. The roundtable is an opportunity to discuss the growth of Canada’s Indigenous […]

by pmnationtalk on September 11, 201829 Views

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Indigenous Tourism Development Funding Available

Canadian Indigenous tourism businesses encourage to apply now. September 5, 2018, Coast Salish Territories (Vancouver, BC) – Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada (ITAC) invites Canadian Indigenous tourism businesses to apply for funding of up to $10,000 each to support tourism product development, designed to improve market-ready and export-ready status. Deadline for submissions is Friday, September […]

by ahnationtalk on September 7, 201846 Views

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As tourists flock to Tuktoyaktuk, hamlet increases services – CBC

Sep 06, 2018 Economic development officer says hamlet on track to see 5,000 tourists this summer Just as anticipated, Tuktoyaktuk, N.W.T., is seeing an influx of tourists thanks to the Inuvik-Tuktoyaktuk Highway, and the hamlet is starting to offer more services to meet their needs. Thanks to the help from the N.W.T. Department of Industry, […]

by ahnationtalk on September 6, 201831 Views

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Tourism in Tulita gets a boost

From: Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency Investment supports growing interest in campground facilities in hamlet September 4, 2018 – Tulita, NT – Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency (CanNor) Developing tourism infrastructure in the North allows communities to grow and diversify their economies. That is why the Government of Canada, through the Northern Aboriginal Economic Opportunities […]

by ahnationtalk on September 4, 201844 Views

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Ontario Boosting Tourism in Northwestern Ontario

August 27, 2018 Ontario’s Government for the People is supporting local tourism in Kenora with an investment in two projects through the province’s Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC). “Increasing tourism in the North is good for local businesses, hotels and restaurants,” said Minister Rickford. “That’s why our government is investing in tourism projects that […]

by ahnationtalk on August 27, 201862 Views

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Minister Joly in British Columbia to talk tourism and middle-class jobs

From: Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada The tourism industry accounts for over 300,000 direct and indirect jobs in British Columbia August 20, 2018 – Ottawa, Ontario Tourism brings prosperity and good middle-class jobs to communities in British Columbia and across Canada. That’s why the visitor economy is an important part of the Government of […]

by ahnationtalk on August 20, 201846 Views

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Regional Development Group to Further Showcase Island Experiences

From: Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency Government of Canada provides $24,900 for marketing and product development with Central Coastal Tourism Partnership August 14, 2018 – Cavendish, PE – Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency In 2017, Canadians welcomed a record of 20.8 million international visitors to our shores. The tourism industry is vibrant from coast to coast-to-coast, as […]

by ahnationtalk on August 14, 201844 Views

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Lakehead U: One-of-a-kind gathering brought together Indigenous people from different countries for tourism discussion

August 9, 2018 – Thunder Bay, ON Earlier this year, faculty, staff and students from Lakehead University, York University and partner university Escuela Superior Politécnica de Chimborazo (ESPOCH) visited Indigenous leaders from Ecuador and Ontario in traditional territory belonging to Comuna Kichwa Verde Sumaco and Lac Seul First Nation. The goal of this pilot project, […]

by pmnationtalk on August 9, 201883 Views

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Yukon’s ‘vibrant’ tourism industry to get long-term direction this fall – CBC

Tourism development committee to release recommendations next month Aug 09, 2018 “Bold” long-term goals for Yukon’s tourism industry could be coming this fall. The Tourism Development Strategy Steering Committee has finished its public consultation. Now the committee is putting together its strategy to possibly release next month. “The committee was established to provide a more […]

by ahnationtalk on August 9, 201851 Views

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ITAC and Nova Scotia Indigenous Tourism Enterprise Network Sign Memorandum of Understanding

August 7, 2018, Mi’kma’ki (Halifax, Nova Scotia) – The Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada (ITAC) and the Nova Scotia Indigenous Tourism Enterprise Network (NSITEN) have signed a memorandum of understanding to further the development and growth of authentic Indigenous tourism businesses across Nova Scotia. The three-year agreement will advance the important work that NSITEN has done as […]

by pmnationtalk on August 9, 201839 Views

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Indigenous Tourism Hitting New Strides in Saskatchewan: An Interview with Christian Boyle – SFNEDN

This month, SFNEDN talks to Christian Boyle, owner of Glyph Creative Strategy, about the budding Indigenous tourism in Saskatchewan. HEP: How did you first get involved in the tourism industry? CB: My background is in community and economic development, but I’ve mainly focused on the tourism industry. My love of tourism comes from being a […]

by ahnationtalk on August 8, 201838 Views

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Tourism Demand Leads to Non-Stop Yellowknife-Vancouver Flights Renewed, Expanded for 2018-19

YELLOWKNIFE (August 8, 2018) – More travellers to the Northwest Territories (NWT) will experience the ease of non-stop flights between Yellowknife and Vancouver, thanks to two daily Air Canada flights this upcoming fall and winter. One non-stop flight, which was previously offered from December 2017 to April 2018, will return for the territory’s popular aurora […]

by ahnationtalk on August 8, 201872 Views

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2018 Tourism Development Grant Recipient Success Stories

August 1, 2018 ITAC’s Product Development Fund is making a huge difference for Indigenous tourism operators from coast to coast to coast. From training a young person to guide visitors through ancient sites, to buying paddleboards, canoes or helping with down-payments on specialized snowmobiles for guests, we have put together a collection of success stories […]

by pmnationtalk on August 2, 201877 Views

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Registration now open for 2018 International Indigenous Tourism Conference

July 27, 2018, Treaty 6 Territory & Homeland of the Métis (Saskatoon, Saskatchewan) – Registration is now open for the 2018 International Indigenous Tourism Conference (IITC) being held on Treaty 6 Territory and Homeland of the Métis, Oct. 30 & 31, 2018 at TCU Place in Saskatoon, SK. The seventh annual IITC will bring together delegates […]

by pmnationtalk on July 31, 201879 Views

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ITAC Launches Photography Subsidy Program

July 25, 2018 Travelers are constantly in search of inspiration for their next vacation. How tourism businesses present themselves matters, on all platforms, because potential visitors could be making the critical first impression at any time on websites, social media, in print, and across all advertising. ITAC is excited to announce the launch of its […]

by pmnationtalk on July 26, 201856 Views

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ITAC and Government of Alberta Support new Indigenous Tourism Group in Alberta

July 20, 2018, Tsuut’ina Nation, Treaty 7 Territory (Calgary, AB) – The Government of Alberta is funding a new tourism association that will help Indigenous entrepreneurs and communities in Alberta start tourism businesses, create jobs, and offer visitors an authentic experience. Indigenous tourism partners gathered today at the Tsuut’ina Nation Culture Museum to announce the […]

by ahnationtalk on July 23, 201887 Views

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Investing in Families, Municipalities and Indigenous Communities to Maximize the Economic Potential of the Manitoulin Region

From: FedNor News release FedNor invests to accelerate growth, create jobs and economic opportunities throughout the area July 23, 2018 – M’Chigeeng First Nation, ON – Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario – FedNor People, businesses and communities throughout the Manitoulin region will benefit from the growth of small and medium-sized enterprises and the […]

by ahnationtalk on July 23, 201841 Views

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AB Government: Province supports new Indigenous tourism group

The government is funding a new tourism association that will help Indigenous entrepreneurs and their communities start tourism businesses, create jobs and offer visitors an authentic experience.The province has provided a grant to the Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada to help create a provincial group, Indigenous Tourism Alberta. The money will support the development of […]

by pmnationtalk on July 20, 2018139 Views

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Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada Releases 2017/18 Year-end Report

Indigenous tourism in Canada sees continued growth through new partnerships, expanded marketing activities, training, and development July 20, 2018, Coast Salish Territories (Vancouver, BC) – The Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada (ITAC) has released its 2017/18 year-end report showing the continued growth of the Indigenous tourism industry in Canada through the implementation of year two of […]

by pmnationtalk on July 20, 2018175 Views

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Thompson artist Jasyn Lucas flattered by Manitoba Tourism Award nomination – Thompson Citizen

July 19, 2018 To Jasyn Lucas, being nominated for a Manitoba Tourism Award in the Indigenous tourism category makes him grateful for all the support he has received since moving back to Northern Manitoba from Vancouver and pursuing art as a full-time career. “That’s pretty sweet to be recognized like that,” said the Thompson artist, […]

by ahnationtalk on July 19, 201853 Views

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ITAC Welcomes New Minister for Tourism, The Honourable Mélanie Joly

July 18, 2018 This morning’s cabinet shuffle resulted in a new Minister being named as responsible for tourism. ITAC would like to welcome The Honourable Minister Mélanie Joly to her new portfolio as the Minister of Tourism, Official Languages and La Francophonie. ITAC looks forward to continuing our strong relationship with the Minister’s office and […]

by pmnationtalk on July 19, 201865 Views

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The Office du tourisme de Wendake invites tourists stopping in at the Port of Québec to discover the rich Huron-Wendat culture

Government of Canada awards $225,000 in financial assistance to the Wendake organization July 12, 2018 – Wendake, Quebec – Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions (CED) Tourism provides an excellent opportunity for economic diversification at the national and regional levels. Government of Canada support for recreational tourism and the development of tourist sites and attractions is helping generate […]

by pmnationtalk on July 12, 201862 Views

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NU Government: Cruise ships itinerary

July 10, 2018 Cruise ships are coming to Nunavut! To find out when they arrive in your community, go to our online database at www.gov.nu.ca/edt/information/master-cruise-itineraries, or contact your hamlet office. The database is updated frequently, and will have the most up-to-date information for cruise ship itineraries in Nunavut. For all cruise ship-related questions, call the Department […]

by pmnationtalk on July 11, 201868 Views

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Indigenous Tourism Showcase 2018

July 10, 2018 Showcase Canada Asia Call for Applications Issued: Monday, July 9, 2018 Deadline: Friday, July 27th, 2018 – 4:00 PM PST The Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada (ITAC) is pleased to issue the following CALL FOR APPLICATIONS to qualified Indigenous tourism businesses and Indigenous Tourism Marketing Organizations to participate as sellers in the […]

by pmnationtalk on July 11, 2018104 Views

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The people of resilience’: Indigenous cultural tourism set to reshape historic Vancouver Island fishing village – CBC

July 9, 2018 Sitting on a weathered black rock on an expansive stretch of rocky sand near Bamfield, B.C., Wisqii Robert Denis Jr. drums and sings a traditional song that tells the story of the resilience of the Huu-ay-aht people. The remains of an ancient Huu-ay-aht village are hidden amongst old-growth cedars at the edge […]

by ahnationtalk on July 9, 201887 Views

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ITAC: Saskatchewan Regional Forums

June 29, 2018 ITAC hosted a series of seven regional forums throughout Saskatchewan over the past month, hearing from Indigenous business owners, communities and partners around the province on the priorities and challenges for Indigenous tourism development in Saskatchewan. Sessions were held as follows: Meadow Lake, May 15 Green Lake, May 24 Yorkton, June 5 […]

by pmnationtalk on July 3, 201863 Views

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Minister Chagger concludes productive FPT tourism trade mission to China

From: Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada News release Three-city mission helped delegates develop a better understanding of the Chinese tourism industry, as well as develop stronger business-to-business connections June 29, 2018 – Ottawa, Ontario The Honourable Bardish Chagger, Leader of the Government in the House of Commons and Minister of Small Business and Tourism […]

by ahnationtalk on July 2, 201861 Views

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Agreement to Promote NWT in China Caps Successful Trade Mission

BEIJING (June 28, 2018) — Canada’s spectacular Northwest Territories will soon be receiving increased promotion and exposure in the world’s largest marketplace. Minister of Industry, Tourism and Investment Wally Schumann was among those on hand Sunday to witness the signing of a marketing agreement between NWT Tourism — the NWT’s official destination marketing organization, and […]

by ahnationtalk on July 2, 201872 Views

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Federal government puts $27.5M into Canada’s biggest national park – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jun 28, 2018 OTTAWA _ The federal government is putting up $27.5 million over the next five years for Canada’s biggest national park after concerns about its status as a world heritage site. Minister of Environment Catherine McKenna announced the money for Wood Buffalo National Park, which covers almost 45,000 square kilometres of […]

by ahnationtalk on June 29, 201881 Views

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ITAC Partners with Destination Canada Germany and Toronto Tourism to Highlight Indigenous Fashion Week

June 26, 2018 The Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada is pleased to have partnered with the Destination Canada offices in Germany to secure a series of news features highlighting the first edition of Indigenous Fashion Week, hosted recently in Toronto at the Harbourfront Centre, May 31st to June 3rd. Together, ITAC and Destination Canada Germany […]

by ahnationtalk on June 28, 2018106 Views

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ITAC Signs Landmark MOU During Canada-China Year of Tourism Trade Mission to Beijing, China

June 26, 2018 Agreement with CYTS Sparkle Tour will promote Indigenous tourism experiences in the Chinese luxury travel market June 26, 2018, Coast Salish Territories (Vancouver, BC) – The Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada (ITAC) President & CEO Keith Henry has signed a memorandum of understanding with Chinese tour operator CYTS Sparkle Tour Ltd. during the […]

by pmnationtalk on June 28, 2018104 Views

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Exhibit: Cultural Tattooing at Bill Reid Gallery – Where.ca

To Jan. 13, 2019 Art goes beyond skin-deep in Bill Reid Gallery’s Body Language: Reawakening Cultural Tattooing of the Northwest. For the exhibit’s five Indigenous tattoo practitioners, skin is more than just a canvas—it communicates history and traditions, too. They are working to revive traditional techniques, once integral to conveying identity and social status, by […]

by ahnationtalk on June 26, 201875 Views

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Culture & Adventure Boost Cape Breton Tourism

From: Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency News release Government of Canada supports tourism growth on Cape Breton Island June 25 – 2018 – Baddeck, N.S. – Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency Last year was the best year ever for tourism in Canada, as we welcomed a record of 20.8 million international visitors to our shores. The tourism […]

by ahnationtalk on June 25, 201883 Views

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ATAC: Marketing Indigenous Tourism in China

June 22, 2018 Over the next 6 days, ITAC CEO Keith Henry will be in China promoting Indigenous tourism as part of a tourism trade mission led by the Honourable Bardish Chagger, Leader of the Government in the House of Commons and Minister of Small Business and Tourism. The delegation includes our partners at Destination Canadaand the Tourism […]

by pmnationtalk on June 25, 2018105 Views

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In Their Footsteps: Follow the Path of Canada’s Indigenous Peoples – EverythingZoomer.com

June 25th, 2018 Travelling through Canada? Follow the path of this land’s indigenous peoples at these four must-see destinations. The demand for authentic, respectful indigenous (or aboriginal) experiences is growing. Research by the Aboriginal Tourism Association of Canada (ATAC) found that one in four visitors to British Columbia seeks an indigenous travel experience. ATAC is […]

by ahnationtalk on June 25, 201869 Views

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Gros Morne National Park is pleased to offer Free Admission Day on July 7 for Family Day

Youth, families, and visitors are invited to enjoy this fun filled day at Shallow Bay June 25, 2018                                  Cow Head, NL                               Parks Canada Agency The Government of Canada is celebrating families and the importance of our protected areas with free admission to Parks Canada’s places for youth 17 and under, starting in 2018 and beyond. This year, […]

by pmnationtalk on June 25, 201888 Views

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NB Government: Nepisiguit Mi’gmaq Trail recognized as Signature Trail

21 June 2018 BATHURST (GNB) – The provincial government has recognized the Nepisiguit Mi’gmaq Trail as one of the 11 Signature Trails highlighted in the recently announced Trails Action Plan. “We are determined to develop the full potential of the Signature trails so that visitors looking for this type of trail will be keen to […]

by ahnationtalk on June 22, 2018113 Views

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Point Pelee National Park Celebrates National Indigenous Peoples Day with New Welcome Sign

Strengthening relationship with local First Nations June 21, 2018            Point Pelee National Park, Ontario                Parks Canada Agency Parks Canada is committed to a system of national heritage places that celebrates the contributions of Indigenous peoples and their histories and cultures, and honours the special relationship Indigenous peoples have with their traditional lands and waters. Today, in […]

by pmnationtalk on June 22, 201880 Views

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Montana officials work to boost tribal tourism – CP

Source: The Associated Press Jun 19, 2018  MISSOULA, Mont. _ Montana officials are working to inform tourists of the state’s Native American tribal history. The Missoulian reports the Montana Office of Tourism and Development and the state Tribal Economic Development Commission are pushing to promote tourism to the state’s reservations and tribal nations. Carla Lott, the state […]

by ahnationtalk on June 19, 201888 Views

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