Carcross/Tagish First Nation – The Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada (ITAC) and Yukon First Nations Culture and Tourism Association (YFNCT) will welcome their partners at Haa Shagóon Hídi – “Our Ancestors House” (Carcross Learning Centre) in Carcross, Yukon, the home of Carcross/Tagish First Nation. The three-day event will be held from February 7 – February 9, 2023.   

Continuing a meeting series which started pre-pandemic, the agenda will focus on national alignment with key discussions around marketing, development, leadership and partnership including The Original Original Accreditation Program and the 2022-23 Business Support Program. The week will begin with a Board of Directors meeting with ITACs board, which includes leadership from each province and territory. ITAC and YFNCT invite partners and local tour operators to join an open house reception — featuring special performances, appetizers and a cash bar — on Tuesday, February 7, from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm at the MacBride Museum, 1124 Front Street, in Whitehorse.     

“This fulsome week of meetings will attract a larger attendance of the ITAC board, staff and partners than the most recent Provincial and Territorial Partnership Meeting hosted in Gatineau, Québec, says Keith Henry, ITAC President & CEO. “ITAC is proud to co-host this Provincial and Territorial Partners Meeting with YFNCT and to hear from our partners as we continue to align our work towards the Build Back Better strategy.”          

“We are thrilled to welcome ITAC and our Provincial and Territorial partners to our beautiful territory for this week of important meetings and networking opportunities” says Marilyn Jensen, President, YFNCT. “We’re confident the Yukon will be the perfect backdrop for positive and informative discussions, as we continue working together with common goals to bring Indigenous tourism to the forefront”

Moreover, ITAC would like to thank our partners for gathering in person and virtually with us – Yukon First Nations Culture & Tourism Association; Indigenous Tourism Alberta; Indigenous Tourism BCIndigenous Tourism Manitoba; Indigenous Tourism Quebec; Indigenous Tourism Association of New Brunswick; Indigenous Tourism Association Prince Edward Island; Newfoundland & Labrador Indigenous Tourism Association; Nova Scotia Indigenous Tourism Enterprise Network; and Indigenous Destinations Saskatchewan.