This is part of my course the Elements of Tourism with Michela Carriere.
I am Cree-Metis indigenous woman from Northern Saskatchewan, Cumberland House, SK.
My business is ASKI HOLISTIC ADVENTURES, I guide wilderness adventures in the Saskatchewan River Delta.
This is made to inspire indigenous people to start a tourism business. For hundreds of years, indigenous peoples of canada were the original tour guides, showing all the routes to the explorers who came here. So its not the story you think, these explorers didnt just “discover” everything, they had indiengous peoples show them the land. And over the years, a part of tourism has been appropriated from indigenous peoples, but we are taking it back. There are so many indiegnous experiences out there, just check out https://destinationindigenous.ca/
So lets start even more businesses and take back what was ours!
These are the four elements you need to start a successful tourism business as an indigenous person.