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Ultra Trail Stokely Creek named Tourism Innovator of the Year – SooToday.com

First time Sault event recognized during Northern Ontario Tourism summit in Timmins Tourism operators, professionals and industry stakeholders celebrated a busy and prosperous season in a big way this week in Timmins, Ont. This past summer season of 2019 proved to be a great year in tourism for Canada, Ontario, and Northern Ontario. At an […]

by ahnationtalk on November 20, 201917 Views

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Indigenous Quebec Wins Two IITC Awards!

Wendake, November 18, 2019 – As the representative and key interlocutor of our unique industry, Indigenous Tourism Quebec (ITQ) would like to congratulate two of its members who were honoured at the International Indigenous Tourism Conference (IITC). This recognition once again demonstrates that Indigenous tourism is an important differentiating factor of Quebec and Canada as […]

by ahnationtalk on November 20, 201919 Views

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Summit sees ‘ground-breaking’ MOU signed in Timmins – Timmins Press

Agreement will help to fulfil growing market demand for Indigenous-themed tourism November 19, 2019 A “ground-breaking” agreement between two organizations was signed during the Northern Ontario Tourism Summit in Timmins which will see greater promotion and development of Indigenous-themed tourism. “Markets are demanding Indigenous tourism products and if you’re not involved with Indigenous tourism operators […]

by ahnationtalk on November 20, 201920 Views

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The Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada Announces New Board Members

November 19, 2019, Traditional Territory of the Syilx Nation (Kelowna, BC) – Keith Henry, President and CEO of the Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada (ITAC) is pleased to announce three changes to the ITAC Board of Directors, at this year’s Annual General Meeting, during the International Indigenous Tourism Conference. Kevin Eshkawkogan, formally the Vice-Chair, will […]

by ahnationtalk on November 20, 201920 Views

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Indigenous Tourism Awards Gala – 2019 Winners Announced

November 18, 2019 The Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada (ITAC) and Indigenous Tourism BC (ITBC) recognized organizations and Indigenous entrepreneurs for outstanding achievements in tourism, both local to BC and national. The award ceremony took place at the culmination of the 8th annual International Indigenous Tourism Conference (IITC) on the traditional and unceded territory of […]

by ahnationtalk on November 20, 201913 Views

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BCAFN Regional Chief Terry Teegee Congratulates Indigenous Tourism BC Signing Memorandum of Understanding with BC Government

(Lheidli T’enneh Territory, BC – Nov. 14, 2019) – BC Assembly of First Nations’ Regional Chief Terry Teegee congratulates Indigenous Tourism BC (ITBC) and the BC provincial government for signing the Indigenous Tourism Accord today at the International Indigenous Conference in Kelowna. The new partnership will provide cultural and economic opportunities that will grow the […]

by ahnationtalk on November 15, 201938 Views

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Province commits to supporting Indigenous tourism growth in BC – Vernon Morning Star

The Indigenous Tourism Accord signed during conference in Kelowna Nov. 14, 2019 A new partnership between the provincial government and Indigenous Tourism BC will help create opportunities for people and tourism businesses in the province. The partnership was created during a tourism conference in Kelowna where Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture Lisa Beare and […]

by ahnationtalk on November 14, 201922 Views

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Strengthening supports to grow Indigenous tourism in B.C.

SYILX TERRITORY/KELOWNA – A new partnership between the B.C. government and Indigenous Tourism BC will help grow opportunities for people and tourism businesses around the province. “Indigenous tourism supports good jobs and economic development in communities across the province and provides opportunities for locals and visitors to learn about Indigenous culture and history,” said Lisa […]

by ahnationtalk on November 14, 201929 Views

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Indigenous tourism conference in Kelowna promotes cultural experiences – Globalnews.ca

November 13, 2019 Indigenous tourism leaders from around the world have descended on Kelowna, B.C. for a two day tourism conference promoting authentic First Nations experiences. The eighth annual International Indigenous Tourism Conference is being hosted by the Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada (ITAC) at the Delta Grand Okanagan Resort. President and CEO Keith Henry […]

by ahnationtalk on November 14, 201925 Views

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WestJet announces $100,000 commitment to help grow Indigenous Tourism across Canada

KELOWNA, BC and SYILX TERRITORY, BC, Nov. 13, 2019  – (IITC) – The Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada has significantly increased its wingspan after a $100,000, over three years, commitment with WestJet was announced today, during the International Indigenous Tourism Association Conference in Kelowna, Syilx Territory, BC (IITC). “From launching Indigenous itineraries with WestJet this summer […]

by ahnationtalk on November 14, 201927 Views

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Survey finds Yukoners strongly support tourism

The results of the 2019 Yukon Resident Perceptions of Tourism Survey show that 94 per cent of Yukoners feel tourism is good for Yukon and 89 per cent feel tourism is good for their community. Measuring and monitoring resident perceptions of tourism was identified as one of the three goals in the Yukon Tourism Development […]

by ahnationtalk on November 14, 201922 Views

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Let’s Talk Tourism, NWT: Engagement on Next Tourism Strategy Begins

Building on strong investments and tangible growth across the Northwest Territories (NWT) Tourism sector, the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) is now looking forward to the next five years of tourism development in the territory. The GNWT, led by the Department of Industry, Tourism and Investment (ITI) has begun public and stakeholder engagements on […]

by ahnationtalk on November 13, 201929 Views

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Wikwemikong Cultural Festival wins provincial Indigenous tourism award – Manitoulin Expositor

November 8, 2019 COLLINGWOOD – The Wikwemikong Annual Cultural Festival received a prestigious Indigenous Tourism Award at the 2019 Ontario Tourism Awards of Excellence. The best of the best in Ontario were celebrated at the annual Ontario tourism awards of excellence gala held October 30 in Collingwood. These awards recognize tourism industry successes by honouring […]

by ahnationtalk on November 8, 201922 Views

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Indigenous Tourism Conference coming to Kelowna – Kelowna Capital News

Nov. 4, 2019 The 8th annual event will be occurring Nov. 12-14 at the Delta Grand in Kelowna Indigenous leaders and business owners will all be gathering in Kelowna on Nov. 12- 14 to discuss how to grow the Indigenous tourism economy across the country. The 8th annual International Indigenous Tourism Conference will be held […]

by ahnationtalk on November 5, 201923 Views

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BATC eyes development, growth of Indigenous tourism in region – battlefordsNOW

As interest in Indigenous tourism grows across Canada and around the globe, an agency in the Battlefords is looking to share the rich stories of the region. After securing funding from the federal government through the Western Diversification Canada Fund, Battlefords Agency Tribal Chiefs (BATC) is assessing the feasibility of tourism development and the impacts […]

by pmnationtalk on November 1, 201928 Views

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Media Advisory: Alberta media invited to attend Travel Alberta Industry Conference – Monday, October 28 in Banff

CALGARY, Oct. 24, 2019 – Tourism is a cornerstone of the Alberta economy, generating revenue, creating jobs, supporting businesses, and building healthy communities. Royce Chwin, CEO, Travel Alberta will discuss what the industry needs to do differently to grow provincial tourism revenue to $20 billion by 2030. He will also announce a positive industry development […]

by ahnationtalk on October 24, 201956 Views

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Indigenous software tester training program launches fourth class in Fredericton

Fredericton, NB (October 15, 2019) – PLATO Testing is proud to announce that the fourth PLATO training course to be offered in Fredericton, New Brunswick, launched today in collaboration with their partners, PQA Testing and the Joint Economic Development Initiative (JEDI). The class will train Indigenous students in software testing over the next six months. […]

by ahnationtalk on October 16, 201956 Views

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QIA announces fees for tourism operators accessing Inuit-owned land – Nunatsiaq News

11 October, 2019 Fees come into effect immediately Commercial tourism operators now have to pay fees to access Inuit-owned land in the Qikiqtani region, the Qikiqtani Inuit Association announced during its annual general meeting in Iqaluit on Wednesday, Oct. 9. The Qikiqtani region receives the most cruise ship visits of any region in Nunavut. Pond […]

by ahnationtalk on October 11, 201955 Views

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Not just Mac the Moose: Sask. home to other ‘world’s largest’ landmarks – CTV News

October 9, 2019 REGINA — The province’s favourite moose, Mac, is set to reclaim his title at the world’s tallest moose when his new rack is unveiled on Thursday. Mac lost his claim to fame to a town in Norway in 2015. That town’s moose, Storelgen, was 30 centimetres taller than Mac. Earlier this year, […]

by ahnationtalk on October 9, 201942 Views

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QIA puts in place tourism operation fees for use of Inuit Owned Land

Iqaluit, Nunavut – October 9, 2019 – TheQikiqtani Inuit Association (QIA) has implemented tourism operation fees for access to Inuit Owned Lands by commercial tourism operators. “Inuit in Qikiqtani communities have expressed concern regarding the increased amount of commercial tourism activities in the region, particularly cruise ships,” says QIA President, P.J. Akeeagok, “QIA put in […]

by ahnationtalk on October 9, 2019159 Views

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Five Saskatchewan Finalists For Canadian Tourism Awards

October 8, 2019 Saskatchewan will be well-represented at the 2019 Canadian Tourism Awards on November 20 in Ottawa. Five finalists from the province were announced by The Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC) on October 1: Harvest Eatery (Shaunavon), Restaurants Canada and Diversey Culinary Tourism Award Over the Hill Orchards & Winery (Lumsden), Hilton Small […]

by ahnationtalk on October 8, 201966 Views

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Québec Aboriginal Tourism’s Annual General Meeting

MORNING – TRAINING: STAFF RECRUITMENT & RETENTION Once again, this year, before its Annual general meeting, Quebec Aboriginal Tourism is offering a morning training session on a subject matter requested by its members. The training will be FOCUS Ressources humaines and will address the hot topic of staff recruitment and retention. In our sector, where […]

by ahnationtalk on October 7, 201943 Views

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Yukon tourism governance model to now include an advisory body

The Government of Yukon has endorsed the recommendations from the Yukon Tourism Development Strategy Governance Task Force. The task force presented their report to government on August 29. In the report they make three recommendations: Enhance Yukon’s current tourism governance model by establishing an appointed body of tourism representatives to advise the Minister of Tourism […]

by ahnationtalk on October 4, 201937 Views

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Slowing down time in Saskatchewan’s Grasslands National Park – Canada.com

October 4, 2019 The stars are so plentiful and so bright in the night sky above Grasslands National Park that the Milky Way is casting a shadow. I lie on my back to count shooting stars and while I wait for the next streak of light, I mark the passage of time by watching the […]

by ahnationtalk on October 4, 201933 Views

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Government of Canada invests in Western Canada tourism

Federal Tourism Strategy to create tourism jobs for the middle class in communities across the country September 9, 2019 – Ottawa, Ontario – Western Economic Diversification Canada Tourism is an inclusive sector that showcases Canada’s culture, diversity, natural beauty, and unique experiences to the world. It also delivers economic benefits across the country by supporting […]

by pnationtalk on September 10, 201963 Views

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The Government of Canada announces funding to support tourism in the Abitibi-Témiscamingue region

The Val-d’Or Native Friendship Centre receives over $470,000 to promote tourism in rural and remote regions August 30, 2019 ‒ Val-d’Or, Quebec ─ Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions (CED) Tourism is an inclusive sector that helps showcase Canada’s culture, diversity, natural beauty and unique experiences around the world. It generates significant economic benefits across Canada and accounts […]

by pnationtalk on September 3, 201944 Views

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Boosting tourism and creating economic opportunities in Mattagami First Nation and surrounding areas

Government of Canada invests to accelerate growth and maximize tourism opportunities in Northern Ontario August 28, 2019 – Mattagami First Nation, ON – Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario – FedNor Tourism is an inclusive sector that showcases Canada’s culture, diversity, natural beauty and unique experiences to the world. It delivers economic benefits across […]

by pnationtalk on August 28, 201967 Views

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Minister Mélanie Joly announces new investments for supporting tourism in Quebec

The Government of Canada awards nearly $800,000 to Québec Aboriginal Tourism and to the Sagamité Restaurant to help promote Quebec Indigenous tourism on the Canadian and international markets August 27, 2019 – Wendake, Quebec – Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions The tourism sector is a major economic driver for our regions, especially here in Wendake and the […]

by pnationtalk on August 28, 201941 Views

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Paqtnkek Mi’kmaw Nation to build new travel centre, water main

From: Indigenous Services Canada August 26, 2019 — Paqtnkek Mi’kmaw Nation, unceded traditional Mi’kmaq Territory, Nova Scotia — Indigenous Services Canada The Government of Canada is proud to support economic development opportunities and growth in Indigenous communities. Today, the Honourable Seamus O’Regan, Minister of Indigenous Services, visited Paqtnkek Mi’kmaw Nation to congratulate the community on […]

by ahnationtalk on August 26, 201972 Views

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Get Inspired by Indigenous Tourism Leaders at IITC 2019 – Tourismhr.ca

August 21, 2019 The Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada (ITAC) has announced programming for its International Indigenous Tourism Conference. The annual event will be held this year from November 12 to 14 in Kelowna, BC, on the traditional territory of the Syilx Nation, in partnership with the Nlakapamux and Secwepemc Nations, Tourism Kelowna, Thompson Okanagan […]

by ahnationtalk on August 23, 201971 Views

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Minister Joly announces support for tourism in the Niagara Region

From: Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario Over $1.2 million for six projects to enhance the region’s Indigenous, year-round, rural and culinary tourism opportunities August 20, 2019 – Niagara, ON Tourism is a rapidly-growing sector that showcases Canada’s culture, diversity, natural beauty and unique experiences to the world. It generates significant economic benefits across […]

by ahnationtalk on August 21, 201956 Views

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Membertou First Nation takes on tourism and technology improvements

Membertou Band Council undertakes two new projects to attract and retain business clients, visitors August 20, 2019 – Membertou, NS – Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency Building progressive and prosperous relationships with Indigenous communities is integral to the economic and social wellbeing of the country. That’s why the Government of Canada is working collaboratively with partners […]

by pnationtalk on August 20, 2019102 Views

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Creating jobs and supporting growth in Northern Ontario’s Indigenous communities

From: FedNor FedNor investment to accelerate business and economic growth in Seine River First Nation August 19, 2019 – Seine River First Nation, ON – Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario – FedNor Citizens and businesses of Seine River First Nation in Northwestern Ontario will benefit from new economic opportunities thanks to a Government […]

by ahnationtalk on August 19, 201978 Views

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Indigenous tourism businesses booming in B.C. as visitors spend $705M a year – CBC

Tourists spend more than $705M a year as they seek to learn more about Indigenous culture, association says Aug 16, 2019 Indigenous tourism businesses are seeing rapid growth in B.C. as more international visitors seek experiences that bring them closer to Canadian culture, the province’s Indigenous tourism association says. There are more than 200 Indigenous […]

by ahnationtalk on August 16, 201985 Views

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Qalipu First Nation implementing plan aimed at experiential tourism – The Western Star

CORNER BROOK, N.L. — Economic development is one part of it, but Tara Saunders will stress that indigenous tourism is not about the selling out of culture. “It’s also cultural development, cultural preservation,” said Saunders, the tourism development officer and team lead for tourism and culture with the Qalipu First Nation. “It gives a new […]

by ahnationtalk on August 7, 201972 Views

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Whistler Centre for Sustainability, SLCC launch Indigenous Tourism Start-up Program – Pique Magazine

Applications for business mentorship program due Aug. 1 Building on the success of two similar initiatives, the Whistler Centre for Sustainability and the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre (SLCC) are launching a business development program aimed at giving Indigenous tourism start-ups a leg up in the market. The Indigenous Tourism Start-up Program is meant for members […]

by ahnationtalk on August 1, 201965 Views

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Government of Canada announces support for tourism and Manitoba’s official language minority communities

From: Western Economic Diversification Canada July 29, 2019 – Winnipeg, Manitoba – Western Economic Diversification Canada Tourism is an inclusive sector that showcases Canada’s culture, diversity, natural beauty, and unique experiences to the world. Canada’s two official languages are a key part of our history and identity to be shared. That’s why the Government of […]

by ahnationtalk on July 29, 201963 Views

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NL Government: Strengthening Indigenous Tourism and the Economy

July 29, 2019 Tourism is a key contributor to the Atlantic Canadian economy. It generates new economic activities, creates good paying jobs for the middle class and diversifies communities. The industry also offers tremendous opportunity for further growth in areas like Indigenous tourism. Recognizing the opportunities that exist in Indigenous tourism in Newfoundland and Labrador, […]

by ahnationtalk on July 29, 201987 Views

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Minister Mélanie Joly announces an investment for supporting tourism in the Bas-Saint-Laurent

From: Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions The Maliseet of Viger First Nation receives over $340,000 from the Government of Canada for developing a new tourist attraction in the region July 29, 2019 – Cacouna, Quebec – Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions (CED) Both 2017 and 2018 were record years for tourism in Canada. […]

by ahnationtalk on July 29, 201965 Views

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Strengthening Indigenous Tourism and the Economy

Qalipu First Nation implementing tourism strategy with government support July 29, 2019 – Corner Brook, NL – Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency Tourism is a key contributor to the Atlantic Canadian economy. It generates new economic activities, creates good paying jobs for the middle class and diversifies communities. The industry also offers tremendous opportunity for further […]

by pnationtalk on July 29, 201994 Views

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Media advisory: Parliamentary Secretary Vandal to announce support for the tourism sector in Manitoba

From: Western Economic Diversification Canada July 28, 2019 – Winnipeg, Manitoba – Western Economic Diversification Canada The Honourable Dan Vandal, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Indigenous Services and Member of Parliament for Saint Boniface – Saint Vital, on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible […]

by ahnationtalk on July 29, 201963 Views

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Invitation to media – Minister Mélanie Joly announces funding to enhance tourism offerings in the Bas-Saint-Laurent region

From: Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions Cacouna, Quebec, July 26, 2019 – The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Tourism, Official Languages and La Francophonie, will announce a financial contribution to support a tourism project by the Maliseet of Viger First Nation. Press conference date Monday, July 29, 2019 Time 9:45 a.m. Location Maliseet of Viger First […]

by ahnationtalk on July 26, 201998 Views

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Media advisory: Government of Canada Supports Indigenous Tourism Development

From: Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency Media advisory Corner Brook, NL – July 25, 2019 — Gudie Hutchings, Member of Parliament for Long Range Mountains, on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, will make a funding announcement related to Indigenous […]

by ahnationtalk on July 25, 2019102 Views

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Champagne and Aishihik First Nation hope to push resort plan ahead on Mat’atana Man Lake – APTN News

July 24, 2019 The Champagne and Aishihik First Nation had a million dollar view during its annual general assembly and are pushing a big idea to go with it. The three day event was held on Mat’atana Man (Kathleen Lake) on purpose. “It’s a proposed multi million dollar facility right here, just sort of around […]

by ahnationtalk on July 25, 201963 Views

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Glamping takes a Cree twist with the ‘Creetopia’ – CBC

French company Huttopia collaborates with Quebec Cree to create exclusive tourist lodging Jul 20, 2019 The high-end camping movement known as glamping is coming to the James Bay region of Quebec by way of the Creetopia — a ready-to-use camp wall tent which draws inspiration from Cree culture. The project is a collaboration between the […]

by ahnationtalk on July 22, 2019100 Views

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This interactive map will take you to Vancouver’s incredible totem poles – Vancouver Is Awesome

July 15, 2019 As part of the traditional territories of the Musqueam, Tsleil-Waututh and Squamish nations, the Greater Vancouver area is rich in Indigenous artefacts—chief among them totem poles. Totem poles are carved wood monuments that depict symbols, animals, and supernatural forms and document or commemorate Indigenous history, legends, people, or events. They’re typically made […]

by ahnationtalk on July 16, 2019103 Views

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More than $1.5 Million for Three Tourism Organizations and an Established Business in Nord-du-Québec

Government of Canada Supports Projects for Lettrage Waldi, Tourisme Baie-James, Eeyou Istchee Tourism, and Nibiischii Corporation Chibougamau, Quebec, July 16, 2019 – Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions (CED) Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions will give a total of $1,515,000 in contributions to Lettrage Waldi and three tourism organizations. The funding was announced today by the Honourable […]

by pnationtalk on July 16, 201968 Views

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Media advisory: Invitation to media – Press conference regarding CED support for one company and three organizations in Nord-du-Québec

From: Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions Chibougamau, Quebec, July 15, 2019 – The Honourable Diane Lebouthillier, Minister of National Revenue and Member of Parliament for Gaspésie–Les Îles-de-la-Madeleine, will announce financial support for Lettrage Waldi, Niibiischii Corporation, James Bay Tourism and Eeyou Istchee Tourism. That announcement will be made on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep […]

by ahnationtalk on July 15, 2019117 Views

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Cree tourism to get boost from creation of majority Cree-owned travel agency – CBC

Jul 10, 2019 Eeyou Istchee Baie James Travel explained at tourism association’s annual general assembly In the hopes of making it easier for travellers to discover the James Bay region, the Cree Outfitting and Tourism Association has helped launch a majority Cree-owned travel agency: Eeyou Istchee Baie James Travel. The agency is a one-stop shop […]

by ahnationtalk on July 10, 201986 Views

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St. Peters Canal National Historic Site Gets Boost with New Tourism Hub

From: Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency The hub will allow St. Peters Canal to provide new experiences to visitors June 25, 2019 – St. Peter’s, NS – Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency Authentic Atlantic Canadian experiences attract visitors to our shores, boost the economy and instill community pride. St. Peter’s Economic Development Organization and Potlotek First Nation […]

by ahnationtalk on June 25, 2019123 Views

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