Indigenous Canada Blog

Indigenous Inspiration: Smoked Bison Carpaccio

“I have a philosophy rather than a culinary style; it’s about the relationship that we have with the terroir and the land and being in tune with Mother Nature. Animals are more than food, for my Nation they are spirit animals and have many layers of significance, not just nourishment. In the Indigenous way of… 

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The Evolution of an Indigenous Chef

As opening executive chef at Fogo Island Inn’s Dining Room, Murray McDonald scored a raft of awards for his ‘New Newfoundland’ cooking from ingredients foraged from the land and sourced from the icy sea, including a place on Air Canada enRoute’s 10 Best New Restaurant list and the prestigious World’s 50 Best by Diners Club… 

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Art is an Expression of Culture

Hear songs and stories around the fire; create unique art and learn the skills of the Porcupine People; dip your paddle into the river and share in traditions as old as the water and the sky. Dig a little deeper and explore the diverse world of Indigenous Cultures within Canada. From coast to coast to… 

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Hit the North!

Ice bears and the aurora. Tundra willows just inches tall, set in a mosaic of moss and bright flowers. The North captivates with its sheer staggering beauty and its diversity—a true reflection of Canada. Experience the glory of the wilderness with these seven expert outfitters. As might be suspected from the name, Aurora Village also… 

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Holiday Shopping 2019

Are you looking for a unique, one-of-a-kind, unforgettable gift this holiday season; are you looking for something that will leave your family, friends, and loved ones in awe or a socially responsible gift that supports the local Indigenous artists? We’ve sourced the best Canadian Indigenous-owned businesses selling unique, authentic, Indigenous-themed gifts perfect for anyone on… 

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Indigenous Tourism Business Feature: Kahnawà:ke Tourism, Quebec

Whether you’re touring the cultural centre and learning about a thousand years of Mohawk history, seeing how birchbark canoes are made or heading to the golf course or out on the water, visitors to Kahnawà:ke near Montreal, Que. can now instantly spot the dozen or so guides on staff. “We have new hats, and lime… 

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Nunavik Tourism and Inuit Culture

Nunavik, Quebec’s far north, is one of the most remote regions in Canada bordered by the Hudson Bay to the west, Hudson Strait to the North and Ungava Bay and Labrador to the East. This region is filled with scenic tundra, taiga forests, untouched environment spoiled with lakes, rivers, and mountains, plus rich culture and… 

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Indigenous Tourism Business Feature: Red Bank Lodge, New Brunswick

Patricia Dunnett’s phone isn’t ringing off the hook anymore and she couldn’t be happier. The manager at Red Bank Lodge and Metepenagiag Heritage Park in Red Bank, N.B. used to get calls day and night from people in different time zones wanting to book one of the lodge’s 10 rooms, just outside Miramichi. But with… 

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Indigenous Tourism Business Feature: Turtle Lodge, Manitoba

Turtle Lodge International Centre for Indigenous Education and Wellness, at the Sagkeeng First Nation on the southern tip of Lake Winnipeg, honours the traditional knowledge of Indigenous peoples. The turtle is a symbol of truth and for 15 years, people have gathered at the lodge for ceremonies and other events intended to share ancient knowledge… 

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Northern Lights Getaway Spectacular Light Show and Northern Hospitality

Head true north for a magical experience in Yellowknife under the shimmer of the northern lights. This package is available August till April and includes two nights’ accommodation and Aurora viewing at Aurora Village. Make those northern lights dreams a reality with your Cree and Métis guides from the Morin family of Fort Resolution at… 

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Welcome to the Indigenous Canada blog! Here you’ll find all the latest news, information, guides, activities and events across the country that celebrates our First Nations, Inuit and Métis cultures. We’ll be sharing stories and things to do throughout the year, and want to encourage everyone from all walks of life to engage with the exciting Indigenous tourism industry across Canada.

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