Television host and activist, Fox is the second announced speaker for the conference, November 12 – 14.
Unceded Syilx Territory (Kelowna, BC) – Sarain Fox, host of APTN’s Future History and RISE on VICELAND, Fox will be speaking at the upcoming International Indigenous Tourism Conference, hosted by the Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada (ITAC).
This year, the Conference theme is, “Inspire. Transform. Unite. Accelerating Indigenous tourism growth.” Indigenous tourism has the power to change perspectives, preserve culture, language, and community and provide Indigenous relatives with a platform to be the leading voice in reclaiming Indigenous space in history — both ancient and modern.
Fox is an Indigenous activist and works with Indigenous communities to share cultural stories, in order to create opportunities for Indigenous youth.
“We’re excited about the high caliber of inspiration Sarain and Jordin bring to the conference,” says Keith Henry, CEO and president ITAC. “Their presence holds a lot of weight within the Indigenous community and we’re looking forward to having them join what is turning into a sell-out event.”
The eighth annual IITC will bring together delegates from the Canadian tourism industry, First Nations, Inuit, and Métis communities, as well as representatives from global Indigenous tourism organizations to discuss Indigenous tourism topics, barriers, opportunities and trends across Canada and the world.
For more information on the 2019 International Indigenous Tourism Conference, and to register, visit IndigenousTourismConference.com.
About the Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada
The Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada (ITAC) works to improve the socio-economic condition of Indigenous peoples through the provisions of economic development advisory services, tourism conferences, capacity development training and workshops, industry research and information for Indigenous tourism operators and communities within the 13 regions; 10 provinces and three territories of Canada. ITAC develops relationships with other groups and regions with similar mandates, uniting the Indigenous tourism industry in Canada and works to enable collective support, product development, promotion and marketing of authentic Indigenous cultural tourism businesses in a respectful protocol. ITAC also just released their brand-new experience guide, detailing Indigenous experiences across Canada, in which visitors can learn about the values of the respect, honour and integrity that guides our communities while discovering the traditional territories, history, people and culture that has been a part of our country for centuries. To download the full guide to Indigenous Tourism in Canada go to: IndigenousTourism.ca/corporate/indigenous-tourism-experience-guide/. The ITAC Board is made up of Indigenous tourism industry representatives from each of the provinces and territories. For more information, visit IndigenousTourism.ca.
Deirdre Campbell, Beattie Tartan
Keith Henry, Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada