The Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada Announces Board Changes


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 Executive made at this year’s Annual General Meeting, held during the International Indigenous Tourism Conference.  

Kevin Eshkawkogan, formally the Vice-Chair, will be taking the position of Treasurer, Marilyn Jensen, formally the Secretary will now be Vice-Chair, and Tara Saunders, the Director for Newfoundland and Labrador, will be the new Secretary. 

“I’m excited for some of our key members to shine in their new positions,” says Henry. “They have all been exceptional team leaders and I know they will excel in their new roles.” 

The full ITAC Board of Directors are now as follows:

  • Brenda Holder, Chair, Alberta
  • Marilyn Jensen, Vice-Chair, Yukon
  • Kevin Eshkawkogan, Treasurer, Ontario
  • Tara Saunders, Secretary, Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Darrell Bernard, Director, Nova Scotia
  • Dave Daley, Director, Manitoba
  • Patricia Dunnett, Director, New Brunswick
  • Kelly Fiddler, Director, Saskatchewan
  • Frank Antoine, Director, British Columbia – New Director
  • Joe Bailey, Director, Northwest Territories – New Director
  • Jason Picard-Binet, Director, Quebec
  • Doreen Sark, Director, Prince Edward Island
  • Vacant, Nunavut 

About the Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada

The Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada (ITAC) is the lead organization tasked with growing the Indigenous tourism industry across the country.  Inspired by a vision for a thriving Indigenous tourism economy sharing authentic, memorable and enriching experiences, ITAC develops relationships with other groups and regions with similar mandates. By uniting the Indigenous tourism industry in Canada, ITAC works to enable collective support, product development, promotion and marketing of authentic Indigenous cultural tourism businesses in a respectful protocol.  With Indigenous tourism outpacing Canadian tourism activity overall, and international demand for Indigenous experiences at an all-time high, ITAC recently updated its five-year plan.  To book packages and experiences travellers may visit IndigenousCanada.Travel. For more information on ITAC visit IndigenousTourism.ca

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Media contacts:
Jenna Hickman, Beattie Tartan
250-592-3838, 250-514-3480 (cell) Jenna.Hickman@BeattieGroup.com

Keith Henry, Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada
604-639-4408
Keith@IndigenousTourism.ca

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