June 17, 2019, Coast Salish Territories (Vancouver, B.C.) – June 21st is National Indigenous Peoples Day in Canada. The summer solstice, and the longest day of the year, it is the traditional time for Indigenous Peoples to celebrate their diverse culture.
Parks Canada invites your organization to join in the celebration of Canada Historic Places Day (CHPD), which this year is celebrated on Saturday, July 6, 2019. Canada Historic Places Day is an inclusive national awareness and promotional event for historic places of all kinds and all types of designations, including places of historic significance to Indigenous peoples and parks which present their history.
We would like to announce that, as of May 31st, Charlie Sark has left the ITAC team to cook up new opportunities for the growing Indigenous culinary movement. Charlie’s vision, passion and innovation in Indigenous food and its role in driving culinary tourism brought so much to the ITAC table. Just in the last month ITAC has received coverage on CTV (YourMorning), ETalk, and the Marilyn Dennis Show. Charlie also attended Toronto’s Terroir Symposium on behalf of ITAC.
May 29, 2019, Territory of the Mississauga’s of New Credit and the Traditional Territories of the Anishinaabek , Mississaugas, Huron-Wendat, and Haudenosaunee, (Toronto, ON) – The annual Rendez-vous Canada trade show started yesterday, and this year, there are 43 Indigenous tourism businesses attending, the largest ever representation of Indigenous tourism in Canada to take part in the event.
Federal government strengthens Indigenous tourism and creates middle class jobs
May 22nd, 2019, Kanien’kehá:ka Nation (Montreal, QC) – Today, the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Tourism, Official Languages and La Francophonie, announced an investment of $2.5 million for several projects to be implemented in partnership with the Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada (ITAC).
The video aims to promote a variety of vibrant business owners, local Mi’kmaq culture and the rich land. The video speaks to their pride as a nation and highlights many things visitors can take part in while visiting the fabulous province of Newfoundland and Labrador.
The ITAC team is currently in Moncton, New Brunswick for the 2019 Atlantic Indigenous Tourism Summit. The summit, taking place May 7 to 9, in the traditional and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaw & Wolostokwey and Passamaquaoddy peoples, is bringing together individuals, business owners, artists and crafters, community leaders, industry and government departments that are all interested to learn more about the Indigenous tourism movement across Canada.
April 29, 2019, Tsuut’ina Nation, Treaty 7 Territory (Calgary, AB) – Visitors from across the UK and France to Canada in 2019 now have six new inspiring Indigenous itineraries to choose from, thanks to a recently unveiled partnership between the Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada (ITAC) and WestJet.
April 24, 2019 (Opaskwayak Cree Nation) – Travel Manitoba and the Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada (ITAC) unveiled the Manitoba Indigenous Tourism Strategy 2019-2022 today, signalling a commitment across the province to significantly grow the scope and diversity of Manitoba’s Indigenous tourism experiences.
The 2019 Atlantic Indigenous Tourism Summit is on May 7th to 9th in Moncton, New Brunswick. The very first Atlantic Indigenous Tourism Summit will bring together individuals, business owners, artists and crafters, community leaders, industry and government departments that are all interested to learn more about the Indigenous tourism movement across Canada.