Indigenous Canada Blog

Holiday Shopping Guide 2017 – Authentic Indigenous Gifts

It is the holiday season and the perfect time of year to support Indigenous artists and family businesses by shopping for beautiful gifts. There are so many talented and amazing Indigenous artists and creators across Turtle Island – building, making, sewing and creating beautiful things for sale. Here are some of the beautiful things on… 

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Indigenous Tourism: Thinking outside the box, inside the circle

By Kim Gray In early November, I was honoured to attend the 6th annual International Aboriginal Tourism Conference — co-hosted by the Tsuut’ina Nation on their traditional land in Treaty 7 territory. The theme of this extraordinary event, which was held at the Grey Eagle Resort & Casino in Calgary, Alberta, was “Raising Our Voices:… 

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VIDEO: Indigenous Voices – Blaire Russell (Blood Tribe – Alberta)

We’re proud to introduce the first video in our Indigenous Voices series, created in partnership with Destination Canada. The Indigenous Voices video series tells stories of Indigenous people by Indigenous people. In this video artist and photographer Blaire Russell welcomes us to Alberta, and his homeland, as a part of the Blood Tribe – Kainai… 

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ITINERARY: Nova Scotia Nature and First Nations

Discover Nova Scotia, and embrace the province’s rich First Nations culture and Acadian history, while experiencing the stunning natural beauty of its rugged shorelines, sweeping flatlands, quaint towns, and the magnificent Cape Breton Trail. For 10,000 years, the Mi’kmaq First Nations have called the rugged, sea-swept peninsula of Nova Scotia home. Discover a living culture… 

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Explore the Nisga’a Nation along the Auto Tour Route, British Columbia

I moved to Canada five years ago, and since then I have seen precisely one bear in the wild. I’d started to believe that I was a pretty effective bear-repeller, so when the chance came to visit Northern B.C., to go visit an ashram on assignment for B.C. Living, and I was promised that I was ‘absolutely guaranteed’ to see bears, I jumped at the chance.

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Indigenous Cuisine From Coast to Coast to Coast

Inspired by the land, oceans, and forests across diverse landscapes in Canada, contemporary Indigenous cuisine has fast catapulted into the mainstream. Based on living in balance with your surroundings, respecting all forms of life and giving back to the earth, traditional Indigenous cuisine revolves around no-waste, head-to-tail cooking. Now Indigenous chefs are pushing boundaries and… 

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Indigenous Art Across Canada

Art has always been an integral part of the preservation and expression of culture in Indigenous communities, and Canada is a treasure trove of Indigenous art, which spans thousands of years and has shaped the country’s cultural identity. Indigenous artists express voices of the people who have inhabited these lands for generations and draw inspiration… 

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Indigenous Cultural Centers and Heritage Parks

Canada’s diversity stretches far beyond its rich and varied landscapes. The country is home to hundreds of Indigenous communities who have thrived for thousands of years. Visitors can be welcomed to learn at Indigenous-run cultural centers and heritage parks across Canada, hearing the myriad stories passed down over many generations, visiting prehistoric sites and walking… 

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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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