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Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada Successfully Delivers Industry-saving Funding to Indigenous Tourism Businesses

COAST SALISH TERRITORY, VANCOUVER, BC, Nov. 3, 2020  – Last week, the Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada (ITAC) awarded the final phase of the COVID-19 Stimulus Development Fund grants as part of their ongoing efforts to help Indigenous tourism operators recover and build resiliency from the devastating impacts of COVID-19. Since the inception of the […]

by ahnationtalk on November 3, 202071 Views

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Francine Douglas, the New Vancouver, Coast & Mountains Regional Indigenous Specialist

Coast Salish Territories / Vancouver, BC (October 29, 2020): Indigenous Tourism BC (ITBC) and Destination BC are pleased to announce Francine Douglas as the Indigenous Specialist for the Vancouver, Coast & Mountains (VCM) region. Francine will collaborate with Indigenous communities and industry partners to support experience and destination development. A member of the Stó:lō (Sts’ailes) […]

by ahnationtalk on October 30, 202069 Views

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Over 100 Businesses Supported by the Indigenous Tourism BC Emergency Relief Fund Program

The Indigenous Tourism BC Emergency Relief Fund Program was developed to support Indigenous tourism businesses through the COVID-19 crisis. A significant number of Indigenous businesses in the tourism and hospitality sector have been severely impacted by the travel restrictions, resulting in loss of revenue and loss of jobs. From April to September 2020, Indigenous Tourism […]

by ahnationtalk on October 22, 202077 Views

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Indigenous Tourism BC: Announcing the Indigenous Community Business Fund

Indigenous Tourism BC in partnership with Indigenous Services Canada and the Aboriginal Financial Institutions in BC are delivering a $5 million dollar Tourism and Hospitality Fund through the Indigenous Community Business Fund. This fund will provide non-repayable grant contributions of up to $250,000 per community to First Nation and Inuit community-owned and Métis collectively owned […]

by ahnationtalk on October 2, 2020210 Views

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Indigenous perspective continues to be shared at B.C. Gold Rush historic park – Prince George Citizen

August 30, 2020 Education through tourism is proving to be an exciting venture for Cheryl Chapman and Mike Retasket who have returned to Barkerville once again to offer an original people’s perspective. Together since 2007, Retasket was not always involved in the tourism industry prior to meeting Chapman. He said he had participated in numerous […]

by ahnationtalk on August 31, 2020104 Views

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First Nations in B.C. stay firm on stance to seal off communities from tourists – CBC

‘People before economics,’ says president of Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council Jul 13, 2020 Indigenous bands along the British Columbia coast say their borders will remain closed to tourists and non-residents despite the economic impact, as they work to raise awareness about the threat COVID-19 poses to their communities. The Nuu-chah-nulth, Heiltsuk Nation and Haida Nation have all closed […]

by ahnationtalk on July 13, 2020129 Views

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CFN: Indigenous Cultural Adventure Tourism Needs Long-term Solutions

July 6, 2020 As the federal government announced $1.5-billion in relief funds to help BC restart its economy, North Coast First Nations tourism operators say more help is needed to keep Indigenous businesses afloat until their communities can safely reopen. Sk’aal Ts’iid James Cowpar, owner/operator of Haida Style Expeditions, says advocacy for stimulus packages is […]

by ahnationtalk on July 7, 2020114 Views

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Tofino and Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation Looking Forward to the Return of Visitors on the West Coast

TOFINO, B.C. –  As the Province of BC moves into Phase 3 of the Restart Plan and begins to encourage residents to take part in smart, safe and respectful travel within B.C., businesses on the West Coast of Vancouver Island are excited to host visitors seeking a special place to slow down and reconnect. Situated […]

by ahnationtalk on June 30, 2020186 Views

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Around Island, tourism prompts tensions – Times Colonist

June 23, 2020 Even though the B.C. government hasn’t give the green light to non-essential travel yet — it could happen this week — people are already visiting tourist hot spots on the Island’s west coast, creating tensions between communities that want to protect their COVID-19-free status and business owners trying to survive. Port Renfrew’s […]

by ahnationtalk on June 23, 2020145 Views

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Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada receives $16 Million in stimulus grant funding to support Indigenous tourism

COAST SALISH TERRITORY (Vancouver, BC) – The Federal Government of Canada announced today they will spend a further $133 million on helping Indigenous businesses suffering the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, of which $16 million is being allocated in support of Indigenous businesses in the tourism sector. Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada (ITAC) will […]

by ahnationtalk on June 12, 2020178 Views

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