The Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada releases new video featuring Tundra North Tours

July 6, 2017, Xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), Vancouver, BC – The Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada (ITAC) presents the latest inspirational installment of their Power of the North video series, in partnership with True Calling Canada.

As a team of storytellers dedicated to inspiring positive change in all corners of society, tour operators in northern Indigenous communities are focusing on connecting people to their open and inviting culture and untouched wilderness.

The new segment focuses on Indigenous tourism as a profitable and powerful business, and shares with viewers the story of Kylik Kisoun Taylor, owner of Tundra North Tours in Inuvik, NT. Taylor wants to teach and inspire the local youth to show them that there is power and success in their reach, if they choose to be cultural ambassadors. Visitors may partake in authentic experiences, and then go home with a better understanding of Indigenous culture and who they are as a people.

Tourism can uplift Indigenous communities and educate people about traditions and beliefs that differ from their own. Taylor explains that he takes pride in learning and understanding the elements of the Indigenous way of life from the elders in his community, and he works hard to uphold and portray traditions as accurately and realistically as possible.

“I am excited to be able to share this Power of Aboriginal Tourism video, featuring Tundra North Tours, and the sense of pride and commitment to the experiences that they offer,” says Keith Henry, president & CEO of the Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada. “I look forward to continuing to share with the world how Indigenous tourism in Canada continues to expand and adapt to the increasing awareness of international visitors.”

ITAC Social media channels:
Twitter: @AboriginalCAN

The Power of Aboriginal Tourism videos may be viewed here:

True Calling Canada social channels:
Twitter: @TrueCallingCA

To learn more about the Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada, visit

About the Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada
The Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada (ITAC) works to improve the socio-economic condition of Aboriginal people through the provisions of economic development advisory services, tourism conferences, capacity development training and workshops, industry research and information for Aboriginal tourism operators and communities within the 13 regions; 10 provinces and three territories of Canada. ITAC develops relationships with other groups and regions with similar mandates, uniting the Aboriginal tourism industry in Canada and works to enable collective support, product development, promotion and marketing of authentic Aboriginal cultural tourism businesses in a respectful protocol. The ITAC Board is made up of Aboriginal tourism industry representatives from each of the provinces and territories. For more information, visit


Media contacts:
Brian Cant, Tartan: 250-592-3838 or
Keith Henry, ITAC: 604-639-4408 or

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