New edition features a full roster of Indigenous writers

Xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), Vancouver, BC – March 5, 2024 – The 2024 edition of Nations will honour 100 percent of Nations’ commissioned writers who are Indigenous. This year’s roster of writers is a major milestone for ITAC’s annual Indigenous lifestyle magazine and celebrates 140 export-ready Indigenous tourism experiences from coast to coast to coast.

The 2024 edition highlights our operators in editorial storytelling, such as The Original Original mark of excellence, Destination Indigenous, language preservation, wildlife, the future of Indigenous culinary, an Indigenous gift guide, and more.

“We are immensely proud to present the fifth edition of Nations Magazine, marking a significant milestone in our journey. Every writer contributing to this edition is Indigenous for the first time ever, reflecting our unwavering commitment to amplifying Indigenous voices in the tourism industry. With 14 compelling articles, this edition is a testament to the rich diversity and depth of Indigenous experiences across Canada. We invite you to immerse yourself in the stories, perspectives, and insights shared within these pages, celebrating the vibrant tapestry of Indigenous cultures and traditions.” – Keith Henry, President and CEO of ITAC

ITAC is truly proud to see Indigenous tourism experiences across our beautiful country featured in the pages of this edition of Nations Magazine, and the association will continue to lead the Indigenous tourism industry and recognize that we have a shared responsibility to work together to support Indigenous tourism across Canada. Indigenous tourism is reconciliation in action.

Magazines were printed and distributed at ITAC’s 2024 International Indigenous Tourism Conference (#2024IITC) hosted on the unceded Algonquin Anishinabeg Territory in Ottawa, Ontario, from February 26 to 28, 2024. The magazine’s online version, which includes enhanced content, is now available to download here.


About the Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada

The Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada (ITAC) is a national non-profit Indigenous tourism industry organization established in 2015. ITAC is the lead organization tasked with growing and promoting the Indigenous tourism industry across the country. Inspired by a vision for a thriving Indigenous tourism economy sharing authentic, memorable and enriching experiences, ITAC develops relationships with groups and regions with similar mandates to enable collective support, product development, promotion and marketing of authentic Indigenous tourism businesses in a respectful protocol.