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Over 100 Businesses Supported by the Indigenous Tourism BC Emergency Relief Fund Program

The Indigenous Tourism BC Emergency Relief Fund Program was developed to support Indigenous tourism businesses through the COVID-19 crisis. A significant number of Indigenous businesses in the tourism and hospitality sector have been severely impacted by the travel restrictions, resulting in loss of revenue and loss of jobs. From April to September 2020, Indigenous Tourism […]

by ahnationtalk on October 22, 202085 Views

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YT Government: New funding package announced for tourism industry hard hit by COVID-19

Tourism and Culture Minister Jeanie McLean today announced the Tourism Accommodation Sector Supplement. This support program of up to $2.88 million is being added to the Yukon Business Relief Program to help eligible accommodation businesses as they are a critical part of Yukon’s tourism infrastructure. This support is one element of a broader funding package […]

by ahnationtalk on October 19, 2020159 Views

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Explore Indigenous culture and heritage in Alberta

This year, take a staycation and explore one of the many Indigenous tourism experiences in your own backyard. Alberta includes the territories of Treaties 6, 7 and 8, as well as the homeland of the Métis people. This gives Albertans the unique opportunity to engage in authentic, sustainable and culturally rich Indigenous tourism. Indigenous tourism […]

by ahnationtalk on October 19, 2020110 Views

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Indigenous Tourism BC: Announcing the Indigenous Community Business Fund

Indigenous Tourism BC in partnership with Indigenous Services Canada and the Aboriginal Financial Institutions in BC are delivering a $5 million dollar Tourism and Hospitality Fund through the Indigenous Community Business Fund. This fund will provide non-repayable grant contributions of up to $250,000 per community to First Nation and Inuit community-owned and Métis collectively owned […]

by ahnationtalk on October 2, 2020126 Views

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Canadian Ministers responsible for tourism meet virtually to lay the foundations for a recovery of the sector

From: Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada September 9, 2020 – Ottawa, Ontario Today, the Honourable Mélanie Joly and the Honourable Caroline Wawzonek,—Co-Chairs of the Canadian Council of Tourism Ministers (CCTM)—hosted a successful virtual meeting of Canada’s tourism ministers. Of note, New Brunswick was unable to attend because of the provincial election being held in […]

by ahnationtalk on September 10, 2020133 Views

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Travel restrictions worry Churchill’s tourism industry – Yorkton This Week

September 3, 2020 CHURCHILL — For weeks, the fear has been on the lips of tourist operators and hoteliers in this town: will the North be shut down from the world once again? And if it is, what will it mean for the meat of the tourism season that begins in October and November, known […]

by ahnationtalk on September 3, 202061 Views

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Indigenous perspective continues to be shared at B.C. Gold Rush historic park – Prince George Citizen

August 30, 2020 Education through tourism is proving to be an exciting venture for Cheryl Chapman and Mike Retasket who have returned to Barkerville once again to offer an original people’s perspective. Together since 2007, Retasket was not always involved in the tourism industry prior to meeting Chapman. He said he had participated in numerous […]

by ahnationtalk on August 31, 202092 Views

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Indigenous Tourism Ontario looking at virtual reality tours – CBC

Group hoping to implement online tours next year Aug 27, 2020 Indigenous Tourism Ontario is working to develop new online tools to help tourism operators survive the pandemic and beyond. Kevin Eshkawkogan, head of the group, says before the COVID-19 pandemic hit, there was increasing global demand for Indigenous tourism. He says they are currently […]

by ahnationtalk on August 27, 202083 Views

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Kanien’kehá:ka activist highlights loss of land with ‘tongue-in-cheek’ tourism signs – CBC

‘It’s not just land dispossession, it’s a rupture in our relationship with the land,’ says Ellen Gabriel Aug 24, 2020 Oka National Park, a housing development, an industrial farm, and even a golf club. These are just some of the places that Ellen Gabriel, an activist and artist in Kanesatake, Que., has photographed to highlight […]

by ahnationtalk on August 24, 2020110 Views

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Travel news: Airbnb offering unique Indigenous stays and experiences across Canada – The Globe and Mail

There’s a new option when searching Airbnb (airbnb.ca): a dedicated webpage for Indigenous accommodation and experiences across Canada. Partnering with the Indigenous Tourism Assocation of Canada (ITAC), Airbnb will now offer stays and tours with ITAC members such as B.C.’s Secwepemc People of Kamloops, the Huron-Wendat in Quebec City and the First Nations of Manitoulin […]

by ahnationtalk on August 19, 2020104 Views

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