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People in Nunavut’s tourism industry to benefit from federal investments in Indigenous tourism and business development

From: Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency News release Government of Canada supports small businesses and tourism operators in the Kivalliq region November 14, 2018 – Rankin Inlet, NU – Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency (CanNor) More than 1.8 million people are employed in Canada`s tourism sector, making it one of the largest economic sectors in […]

by ahnationtalk on November 14, 201811 Views

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Awards Recognize Spectacular Territorial Tourism and Parks Leaders

November 13, 2018 The Department of Industry Tourism and Investment (ITI) celebrated the career of its longest-serving tourism operator last night and saluted the Northwest Territories’ 2018 Parks Hospitality Award winner. Alex Hall’s recognition for the territories longest-service tourism operator comes as he ends a long, storied career sharing the magic of the Arctic with […]

by pmnationtalk on November 14, 201816 Views

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Northern Manitoba’s tourism operators benefit from new federal investments

From: Western Economic Diversification Canada Government of Canada invests more than $935,000 for tourism-related projects in Churchill November 13, 2018 – Churchill, Manitoba – Western Economic Diversification Canada Northern Manitoba is home to thousands of lakes, vast boreal forest, major tracts of Laurentian Shield, and an Arctic region bordering the Hudson Bay. For many decades, […]

by ahnationtalk on November 13, 201819 Views

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Media advisory: Minister Joly to make a funding announcement in Rankin Inlet

From: Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency Please be advised that the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Tourism, Official Languages and La Francophonie, will make an announcement on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency (CanNor), supporting tourism in the […]

by ahnationtalk on November 13, 201823 Views

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BC Rural Dividend grant supports Ashcroft Indian Band

November 13, 2018 ASHCROFT – The Ashcroft Indian Band will be able to provide upgraded services for tourists exploring Thompson-Nicola country, thanks to a $464,948 grant from the Province. “The special circumstances provision of the Rural Dividend was specifically designed to assist communities undergoing economic hardship, such as those impacted by wildfire,” said Doug Donaldson, […]

by pmnationtalk on November 13, 201822 Views

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Media advisory: Minister Mélanie Joly to meet with local tourism and travel industry experts in Rankin Inlet

Rankin Inlet, Nunavut, November 13, 2018—The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Tourism, Official Languages and La Francophonie, will participate in roundtable discussions with local tourism and travel industry experts. These will help identify opportunities to maximize Canada’s tourism potential and create local and sustainable middle-class jobs. The Minister will be available to answer questions from […]

by pmnationtalk on November 13, 201827 Views

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Minister Joly creates the Advisory Council on Jobs and the Visitor Economy to maximize Canada’s tourism potential

From: Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada The Council will guide Minister Joly in the development of a new federal tourism strategy November 12, 2018 – Niagara Falls, Ontario Canada’s visitor economy is a fast-growing sector that provides economic benefits and good middle-class jobs in every region of the country. That was the message delivered […]

by ahnationtalk on November 12, 201820 Views

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Media advisory: Northern Manitoba receives support for tourism

From: Western Economic Diversification Canada Churchill, Manitoba, November 9, 2018 – Members of the media are invited to attend an important event with the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Tourism, Official Languages and La Francophonie, to benefit tourism in northern Manitoba. Date: Tuesday, November 13, 2018 Time: 10:20 a.m. Location: Frontiers North 140 Kelsey Boulevard […]

by ahnationtalk on November 10, 201840 Views

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Phenomenal year for tourism: Travel Alberta releases its 2017-18 annual report

Focus on creating $1.5 billion worth of goosebump moments to hit $10 billion by 2020 CALGARY, Nov. 5, 2018  – New records for tourism revenue and visitation are just two of the highlights in Travel Alberta’s 2017-18 annual report—and a testament to the significance of the province’s travel economy. Creating good jobs and a diversified […]

by ahnationtalk on November 5, 201838 Views

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Indigenous Tourism BC Embarks on an Exciting Journey

November 5, 2018 (Coast Salish Territory, BC): Indigenous Tourism BC (ITBC) has embarked on a journey of evolution as the search for candidates to fulfill the role of external relations as a part of the top-level management team begins. Now, with the promise of positive change and a fresh perspective, the future of Indigenous tourism […]

by ahnationtalk on November 5, 201825 Views

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International Indigenous Tourism Conference 2018 closes with a renewed focus for the Indigenous tourism industry and celebration of award winners

November 1, 2018, Treaty 6 Territory and the Homeland of Métis (Saskatoon, SK)— The Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada (ITAC) wrapped up its seventh annual International Indigenous Tourism Conference (IITC) on a high note, confirming growing demand, international awareness of the quality of Indigenous experiences across the country and endorsements from over 500 delegates and tourism […]

by pmnationtalk on November 5, 201830 Views

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Top Indigenous experiences operators and experiences celebrated at International Indigenous Tourism Conference

November 1, 2018, Treaty 6 Territory and the Homeland of Métis (Saskatoon, SK)  – The Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada (ITAC) recognized over eight organizations and Indigenous entrepreneurs for outstanding achievements in tourism, both nationally and locally in Saskatchewan during the culmination of the 7th annual International Indigenous Tourism Conference(IITC) in Saskatoon. “As we gather together as […]

by pmnationtalk on November 2, 201841 Views

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Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association ready to host the International Indigenous Tourism Conference 2019

Winning collaboration of seven stakeholder groups sets stage for 8th annual gathering in Kelowna, British Columbia October 31, 2018, Treaty 6 Territory and the Homeland of Métis (Saskatoon, SK) – The Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association (TOTA) along with its core partners Indigenous Tourism of British Columbia (ITBC), Tourism Kelowna, Westbank First Nation, Shuswap Nation Tribal Council, Shackan Indian […]

by pmnationtalk on November 2, 201828 Views

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2017/2018 Tourism Numbers Breaks Records – Again

November 01, 2018 Today, the Minister of Industry, Tourism and Investment, Wally Schumann announced that tourism numbers have reached record heights in the Northwest Territories (NWT) in 2017-18. For the first time, over 110,000 visitors travelled to the NWT with spending totaling just over $203 million in the process. These numbers represent continued improvements in […]

by pmnationtalk on November 2, 201824 Views

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Wikwemikong Tourism wins award of excellence – CBC

The community competed against nine hundred other Indigenous Tourism businesses Nov 01, 2018 Wikwemikong​ Tourism has been recognized with the first Indigenous Tourism Award of Excellence in the province. Director Luke Wassegijig says it competed against nine hundred other Indigenous Tourism Businesses. He says the award reflects the hard work his team has been doing […]

by ahnationtalk on November 1, 201827 Views

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ML Tribal Council receives $80K to develop Indigenous tourism – meadowlakeNOW

A program by the Meadow Lake Tribal Council (MLTC) is on the receiving end of over $1.5 million from the federal government to aid Indigenous tourism and business development in Saskatchewan. The MLTC is one of four projects set to recieve a chunk of the funding from the Western Economic Diversification Canada fund. Over $80,000 […]

by ahnationtalk on November 1, 201826 Views

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Record-breaking tourism numbers in B.C. bolster Indigenous businesses – CBC

Appetite for authenticity means more eyes on Indigenous people to lead the way in tourism industry Oct 31, 2018 Indigenous tourism in B.C. has hit an all-time high. A new report shows that customers spend more than $705 million a year on tourism businesses run by First Nations in the province. There are currently 401 […]

by ahnationtalk on October 31, 201833 Views

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New investments for Indigenous tourism, training, and business development in Saskatchewan

From: Western Economic Diversification Canada October 30, 2018 – Whitecap Dakota First Nation, Saskatchewan – Western Economic Diversification Canada Indigenous tourism and business development present significant growth opportunities for the Canadian economy. In all sectors, increasing the participation of Indigenous business leads to better outcomes for all Canadians. Today, the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of […]

by ahnationtalk on October 30, 201836 Views

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One in Three International Visitors to Canada are Interested in Indigenous Tourism Experiences

Research conducted in partnership by ITAC and Destination Canada demonstrate the largest market potential for Indigenous tourism businesses October 30, 2018, Treaty 6 Territory and the Homeland of Métis (Saskatoon, SK) – One in every three international visitors (37 per cent) to Canada say they are interested in Indigenous tourism experiences, according to new research […]

by ahnationtalk on October 30, 201833 Views

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Indigenous Leaders Gathered to Celebrate the Opportunities for the Indigenous Tourism Industry in Saskatchewan

October 30, 2018, Treaty 6 Territory and Homeland of the Métis (Saskatoon, SK) – Over 145 Indigenous tourism entrepreneurs, community leaders and tourism partners from across Saskatchewan gathered Monday, October 29th for a full day of presentations and discussions to shape the future of the Indigenous tourism industry across Saskatchewan. At Saskatchewan Day, preliminary research into […]

by pmnationtalk on October 30, 201845 Views

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How much culture to share can be a sensitive topic when it comes to Indigenous tourism – CBC

2018 International Indigenous Tourism Conference being held in Saskatoon Oct 30, 2018 Kevin Haywahe has been conducting culture camps on Carry the Kettle First Nation for about 20 years. But it’s a balancing act. He says people come from all around the world to have an authentic First Nations experience. He teaches the history of […]

by ahnationtalk on October 30, 201821 Views

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Media advisory: Minister Joly will participate in the International Indigenous Tourism Conference

From: Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, October 29, 2018—The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Tourism, Official Languages and La Francophonie, will be discussing the importance of Indigenous tourism in Canada with Keith Henry, President and CEO of the Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada (ITAC). Canada offers iconic, unique and share-worthy experiences that […]

by ahnationtalk on October 29, 201825 Views

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Media advisory: Government of Canada to announce support for Indigenous tourism, business and training

From: Western Economic Diversification Canada Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, October 29, 2018 – The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Tourism, Official Languages and La Francophonie. Minister Joly will make an announcement on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for Western Economic Diversification Canada, to benefit Indigenous tourism, […]

by ahnationtalk on October 29, 201846 Views

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Indigenous Tourism BC Shares Record-breaking Tourism Statistics

Coast Salish Territory, (October 25, 2018): Indigenous Tourism BC (ITBC) has released a three-year Tourism Performance Audit Report that reveals record-breaking growth of the province’s Indigenous tourism industry. Compiled by O’Neil Marketing & Consulting, the report offers insights into the performance of Indigenous tourism in BC between 2013 and 2017. Specifically, the document shares actions […]

by pmnationtalk on October 26, 201851 Views

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The Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada and Indigenous Tourism Ontario sign memorandum of understanding

October 24, 2018, Territory of the Three Fires Confederacy (Windsor, Ontario) – The Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada (ITAC) and the Indigenous Tourism Association of Ontario (ITO) have signed a memorandum of understanding to further the growth of authentic Indigenous market and export-ready businesses in Ontario. The three-year agreement will advance the important work ITO has […]

by pmnationtalk on October 26, 201842 Views

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Shuswap Indigenous tourism strategy begins with consultation – Eagle Valley News

Elders, trainers and general Indigenous community being approached for approval and ideas Oct. 26, 2018 Frank Antoine is no stranger to tourism promotion. As chair of the Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association (TOTA) and with 12 years of experience at Quaaout Lodge, Antoine is well-suited to his new role as co-ordinator of the Shuswap Indigenous Tourism […]

by ahnationtalk on October 26, 201825 Views

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Tourism ministers commit to building on momentum of fast-growing sector

October 16, 2018 – Calgary, Alberta Canada’s tourism industry is having its best year ever. In the first half of 2018, tourism activities directly accounted for more than $18 billion of Canada’s GDP, an increase of more than 6% over the first half of 2017. The sector is a vital part of the Canadian economy, […]

by pmnationtalk on October 17, 201841 Views

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Up close and personal with Churchill’s whimsical beluga whales – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 15, 2018  By Kelly Geraldine Malone THE CANADIAN PRESS CHURCHILL, Man. _ All it takes is a quick paddle from the western shore of Hudson Bay and the smiling, curious face of a beluga whale peeks out of the water to greet kayakers floating by. The northern Manitoba community of Churchill is […]

by ahnationtalk on October 15, 201841 Views

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Where to Eat First Nations Food in Toronto – Ontario Culinary Tourism Alliance

October 11, 2018 Nish Dish Marketeria & Catering Looking to try something old, something new and something that deeply represents a ‘taste of place’ here in Ontario? From a quick bite to a multi-course contemporary dining experience, here are three First Nations restaurants in Toronto that are showcasing a modern take on Indigenous cuisine. Chef […]

by ahnationtalk on October 12, 201843 Views

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Indigenous Tourism BC Announces Statement of Collaboration Agreement with Nisga’a Lisims Government and Northern British Columbia Tourism Association

October 11, 2018 (Leidli T’enneh Territory, BC): Indigenous Tourism BC (ITBC) is pleased to announce the signing of a Statement of Collaboration agreement with the Nisga’a Lisims Government (NLG) and Northern British Columbia Tourism Association (NBCTA). The signing is the first of its kind in British Columbia and took place at the Northern BC Tourism […]

by pmnationtalk on October 12, 201861 Views

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National Indigenous Tourism Showcase in Beijing, China

October 10, 2018 ITAC’s sales and marketing manager Sebastien Desnoyers Picard is attending Showcase Canada Asia which is being held at the China World Hotel in Beijing from October 9-12, 2018. For a third-year in a row, ITAC has been helping and facilitating the presence of Indigenous experiences to attend this important trade event. We’re […]

by pmnationtalk on October 11, 201854 Views

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Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada Announces Changes to its Administrative Team

October 9, 2018, Coast Salish Territories (Vancouver, BC) – The Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada (ITAC) is pleased to announce changes to its administrative team as ITAC experiences one of its most successful years for Indigenous tourism in Canada. Teresa Ryder has been promoted to Director of Business Development.  With a career in tourism development that spans […]

by pmnationtalk on October 10, 201827 Views

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Explore Canada Awards of Excellence Recognize Indigenous Tourism Stories in Canada

October 2, 2018, Treaty 7 Territory (Calgary, Alberta) – The Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada (ITAC) was on hand to celebrate and recognize three award-winning stories from international and Canadian media which showcased Indigenous experiences, during the annual GoMedia Canada 2018 media marketplace. The Explore Canada Awards of Excellence recognize contributions to storytelling that inspire […]

by ahnationtalk on October 2, 201886 Views

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ITAC: Pubic Notice to Members – Annual General Meeting

October 01, 2018 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the annual general meeting (the “Meeting”) of the Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada (the “Corporation”) will be held at Sheraton Cavalier Hotel at 612 Spadina Cres E, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, on Thursday, November 1st, 2018 at 9:00 am local time for the following purposes: To consider and, if […]

by pmnationtalk on October 2, 201844 Views

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New Canadian Signature Experiences offer remarkable adventures for travellers

Destination Canada, Canada’s national tourism marketing organization, today welcomed two exciting new members to the Canadian Signature Experiencescollection from across Canada. The Canadian Signature Experiences is a curated collection of over 200 extraordinary and authentically Canadian travel experiences. As diverse as the country itself, these unique experiences are offered from coast to coast to coast and […]

by pmnationtalk on October 1, 201852 Views

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Indigenous tourism biz gets new investments in Canada’s Northwest Territories – RCI

A new agreement has been signed in Canada’s Northwest Territories (NWT) to up annual investment in Indigenous tourism businesses. The memorandum of understanding was signed on Tuesday by the Government of the Northwest Territories’ Department of Industry, Tourism and Investment (ITI), the Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada (ITAC), and Northwest Territories Tourism (NWTT). The new […]

by ahnationtalk on October 1, 201855 Views

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Indigenous Tourism Alberta Welcomes Executive Director: Tarra Wright Many Chief

September 25, 2018, Treaty 7 Territory (Calgary, Alberta): Indigenous Tourism Alberta (ITA), with a mandate to grow the Indigenous tourism economy in Alberta, welcomes Tarra Wright Many Chief as its new Executive Director, effective September 17, 2018. In her new role, Ms. Wright Many Chief will work with Indigenous tourism businesses and communities, as well […]

by pmnationtalk on September 27, 201851 Views

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New Partnership Advances Indigenous Cultural Tourism in the NWT

YELLOWKNIFE (September 26, 2018) – A new agreement will see as much as $257,000 invested annually in Indigenous tourism businesses in the Northwest Territories (NWT). The support was confirmed in a Memorandum of Understanding signed yesterday by the Government of the Northwest Territories’ Department of Industry, Tourism and Investment (ITI), the Indigenous Tourism Association of […]

by ahnationtalk on September 26, 201885 Views

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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, 201853 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, 201865 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, 201869 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, 201854 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, 201863 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, 201862 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, 201870 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, 201867 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, 201899 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, 2018100 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, 201883 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, 201858 Views

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