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ITBC Appoints Tewanee Joseph as the Interim Chief Governance and Partnership Officer

March 2, 2020, Coast Salish Territories (Vancouver, BC): Indigenous Tourism BC (ITBC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Tewanee Joseph as intermin Chief Governance and Partnership Officer. In this role Joseph will work closely with the House of Tyee (Board of Directors) to guide governance and policy on matters related to governance within Indigenous […]

by ahnationtalk on March 4, 2020124 Views

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Canada experiences third consecutive record-breaking year for tourism in 2019

Today, Destination Canada – Canada’s national marketing organization, recognized a third consecutive record-breaking year with 22.1 million travellers to Canada in 2019 according to Statistics Canada. Tourism plays a significant role in the national economy, generating an estimated $104.9 billion in tourism expenditures in 2019, supporting approximately 1 in 10 jobs in communities across Canada […]

by ahnationtalk on February 21, 2020140 Views

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Developing the Indigenous Workforce – Join us at the Community Forums – Indigenous Tourism Association of BC

February 13, 2020 Open Doors for Indigenous People interested in Tourism Wed, Feb 19 – in Cranbrook at Ktunaxa Govt Building Gym Wed, Feb 26 – in Nanaimo at Coast Bastion Hotel Wed, Mar 11 – in Kelowna – TBD Wed, Apr 1 – in Chilliwack – TBD Wed, Apr 22 – in Williams Lake […]

by ahnationtalk on February 13, 2020128 Views

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Indigenous Tourism Association of BC: Labour Market Research Project Sets Strategy to Strengthen Indigenous Employment and Training in Tourism Industry in BC

February 12, 2020 Coast Salish Territories: In November 2019, the BC Government announced funding for the Indigenous Tourism BC labour market project. This two-stage initiative will result in a new strategy setting the path to strengthen Indigenous tourism in British Columbia. Indigenous communities, Indigenous tourism businesses and those who support Indigenous employment in the tourism […]

by ahnationtalk on February 13, 2020101 Views

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City provides grant to Snuneymuxw First Nation to assist Saysutshun ferry

February 6, 2020 Nanaimo’s City Council has approved and awarded Snuneymuxw First Nation (SFN) with grant funding to support SFN’s planning and management of Saysutshun (Newcastle Island Marine Provincial Park). Council has authorized a grant in the amount of $150,000 for the 2019 and 2020 operating years to support and enhance the Saysutshun Ferry Service. […]

by ahnationtalk on February 7, 2020104 Views

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Tourism VI follow new path to increase First Nations-related visits to Nanaimo – Nanaimo News NOW

NANAIMO – In an effort to advance reconciliation and tourism for local First Nations the island’s first Indigenous Tourism Specialist has been hired. VIU graduate Jolleen Dick is a member of the Hupacasath First Nation and becomes the fourth person to take on this role in the province. She has been tasked with building networks […]

by ahnationtalk on January 16, 2020113 Views

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Inside the Cranbrook residential school that became a resort – Canada.com

January 8, 2020 Rolling your suitcase from the parking lot, up the staircase and into the grand, ivy-covered hotel you might race right by the simple stone monument in the garden, but once you spot it, you can’t take your eyes off the stoic children holding hands. The girl and boy stand tall, with bare […]

by ahnationtalk on January 8, 2020101 Views

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Teresa Ryder, ITAC’s Director of Business Development, Named to TIAC’s Board of Directors

January 7, 2020 Coast Salish Territory (Vancouver, BC) – Today, Keith Henry, President and CEO of the Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada (ITAC), congratulates ITAC’s Teresa Ryder on her two-year appointment to the Tourism Industry Association of Canada’s (TIAC) Board of Directors. Founded in 1930 to encourage the development of tourism in Canada, TIAC serves […]

by ahnationtalk on January 8, 2020104 Views

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ITAC at “Visit China, Where Culture Shines”

December 17, 2019, Coast Salish Territory (Vancouver, BC) – The Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada (ITAC) attended “Visit China, Where Culture Shines,” a presentation and gala dinner hosted by The Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the People’s Republic of China. The event was held at The Westin Bayshore in Vancouver on Friday, December 13. […]

by ahnationtalk on December 17, 2019153 Views

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ITAC partners with VIA Rail and Fresh Tracks Canada to develop a fully Indigenous-themed tour

December 17, 2019, Coast Salish Territory (Vancouver, BC) – The Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada (ITAC) partnered with VIA Rail and Fresh Tracks Canada to develop a unique, exclusive group tour travelling from Vancouver to Winnipeg. Journey of Discovery – Rails and Nations, is a one-of-a-kind tour designed to allow guests to gain a new […]

by ahnationtalk on December 17, 2019154 Views

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