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Alberta woman launching tourism app that reconnects Indigenous peoples to land – Global News

A new tourism app aims to help Indigenous communities reconnect with the land. Souta Calling Last, who is from Kainai First Nation and Southern Piikani First Nation, runs an educational non-profit organization called Indigenous Vision. Calling Last has spent the last four years at Indigenous Vision building an interactive tourism app that shares the locations […]

by ahnationtalk on March 25, 202125 Views

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Explore Edmonton signs MOU with Indigenous Tourism Alberta – Toronto Star

Explore Edmonton and Indigenous Tourism Alberta (ITA) have announced a recently signed memorandum of understanding (MOU). The memorandum between the two tourism organizations was created to support the development and marketing of Indigenous tourism businesses within the Edmonton region. The ultimate goal of the initiative is to increase Indigenous tourism in Alberta’s capital region through […]

by ahnationtalk on March 18, 202114 Views

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New MOU aims to develop, promote Indigenous tourism sector in Edmonton – CBC

Explore Edmonton and Indigenous Tourism Alberta to work collaboratively to promote sector Scott Iserhoff didn’t mean to get into tourism, but an event serving Indigenous cuisine to German tourists brought him into the space. Based in Edmonton, Iserhoff’s Pei Pei Chei Ow — Swampy Cree for Robin — is part educational and part culinary, offering guests […]

by ahnationtalk on March 12, 202166 Views

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Toponymy, an effective tool to recall the past of the First Nations – Inspired Traveler

January 4, 2021 (Edmonton) The movement to give Aboriginal names to geographic locations or streets is growing in Canada. Its supporters hope in this way to partly erase the colonialism of which they were victims. For example, in Edmonton, city council passed a by-law in early December to rename its 12 electoral districts – known […]

by ahnationtalk on January 4, 202141 Views

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Pandemic-forced changes to Indigenous tourism businesses net positive outlooks – WellandTribune.ca

Nov. 6, 2020 After some initial concerns about whether his business would be able to survive the COVID-19 pandemic, Scott Iserhoff has a much more positive outlook now. Iserhoff owns Pei Pei Chei Ow, an Edmonton-based catering company that offers contemporary Indigenous cuisine. Iserhoff was one of three business owners who took part in a […]

by ahnationtalk on November 6, 202055 Views

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Explore Indigenous culture and heritage in Alberta

This year, take a staycation and explore one of the many Indigenous tourism experiences in your own backyard. Alberta includes the territories of Treaties 6, 7 and 8, as well as the homeland of the Métis people. This gives Albertans the unique opportunity to engage in authentic, sustainable and culturally rich Indigenous tourism. Indigenous tourism […]

by ahnationtalk on October 19, 2020168 Views

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Indigenous Tourism Alberta to provide relief funding to businesses affected by COVID-19 – Globalnews.ca

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact businesses across the province, Indigenous Tourism Alberta is looking to help companies recover with stimulus relief funding. The stimulus fund aims to help businesses by covering costs such as marketing overhead, business costs, health and safety standard improvements and staffing. “Indigenous tourism businesses have been hit especially hard […]

by ahnationtalk on June 25, 2020133 Views

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Western Economic Diversification Canada working with tourism businesses to bolster the industry’s recovery efforts in western Canada

From: Western Economic Diversification Canada Government of Canada to invest $3.45 million in regional tourism May 31, 2020 – Edmonton, Alberta – Western Economic Diversification Canada Tourism showcases Canada’s landscapes, culture and experiences to millions of visitors from Canada and from around the world. As a result, this vibrant industry is a significant economic driver […]

by ahnationtalk on June 1, 2020142 Views

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Travel Alberta is celebrating industry partners’ resilience and creativity this Tourism Week, May 24-31

CALGARY, May 21, 2020 – In the face of global tourism’s most formidable challenge yet, Alberta tourism organizations and businesses are employing their trademark resourcefulness and staying connected with their customers and communities through the COVID-19 pandemic. For Tourism Week 2020, Travel Alberta is celebrating the ingenuity, resilience, and community pride of Alberta’s tourism industry. […]

by ahnationtalk on May 21, 2020191 Views

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Media Advisory: Alberta media invited to attend Travel Alberta Industry Conference – Monday, October 28 in Banff

CALGARY, Oct. 24, 2019 – Tourism is a cornerstone of the Alberta economy, generating revenue, creating jobs, supporting businesses, and building healthy communities. Royce Chwin, CEO, Travel Alberta will discuss what the industry needs to do differently to grow provincial tourism revenue to $20 billion by 2030. He will also announce a positive industry development […]

by ahnationtalk on October 24, 2019166 Views

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