Darrell Bernard, ITAC Board Member representing Nova Scotia steps away from ITAC and the Nova Scotia Indigenous Tourism Enterprise Network.

Xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), Vancouver, BC – The Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada (ITAC) would like to thank Darrell Bernard for his leadership and years of service as the Nova Scotia representative on ITAC’s Board of Directors.

Bernard has spent most of his life living the traditional way of his people performing traditional and contemporary music nationally and internationally for nearly thirty years with the Mi’kmaw drum group, Sons of Membertou. He owns and operates Kluskap Ridge RV & Campground with his wife Sharon, and in partnership with Austin & Rosemarie Christmas, and was elected as a Director for ITAC in 2018, always bringing great laughter, discussion and wisdom to the table to help guide ITAC to where it is today.

Bernard has recently decided to step away from his position as Director with ITAC as well as his position as Co-Chair of the Executive Board with the Nova Scotia Indigenous Tourism Enterprise Network (NSITEN). Bernard’s leadership and contributions over the years have been instrumental in shaping the Indigenous tourism industry in Canada, especially in Nova Scotia where he helped establish NSITEN. The entire Indigenous tourism industry owes Bernard a debt of gratitude.

“Darrell Bernard has been a shining example of an industry leader,” says Keith Henry, President and Chief Executive Officer of ITAC. “We thank him very much for his relentless support, his full trust in ITAC and our Team, and unwavering adversity facing COVID-19 and wish him the best of luck in all his future endeavours.”

For more information and a full list of ITAC’s Board of Directors, click here.