The 2018 International Indigenous Tourism Conference was hosted on Treaty Six Territory and the Homeland of the Métis.
This year, the theme of the conference was The Indigenous Tourism Economy: Learning Together and Sharing our Stories. Indigenous tourism has the power to change perspectives, preserve culture, language and community and provide our relatives with a platform to be the leading voice in reclaiming our space in history – both ancient and modern.
The Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada (ITAC) recognizes and supports Indigenous communities and entrepreneurs to lead the way in telling the stories of their people and land to visitors, and the IITC is one way ITAC brings tourism to the forefront of economic development portfolios.
The inspiration for the IITC 2018 logo comes from Reconciliation Saskatoon – a community of 98 organizations, non-profits, businesses, faith-communities and partners who have come together to initiate a citywide conversation about reconciliation and provide opportunities for everyone to engage in Calls to Action.
The logo tells a story that supports the conference theme “The Indigenous Tourism Economy: Learning together and sharing our stories.”
About the logo:
Over the span of two days, many diverse speakers gave informative presentations to attendees at the 2018 IITC. To download PDFs of these presentations, click on the links below.
President & CEO
Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada
À la rencontre des grands chefs (Quebec)
Arctic Bay Adventures (Nunavut)
Raven Ryland (Haida Gwaii, BC)
Lennox Island Mi’kmaq Cultural Centre (PEI)
Métis Cultural Days (Saskatoon, SK)
Bear Claw Casino & Hotel (Carlyle, SK)
Aski Holistic Adventures, (Cumberland, SK)
Chief Poundmaker Museum (Cut Knife, SK)