Much appreciation to the Stakeholders and Partners that attended the ITBC 2018 AGM and Forum. Successful Indigenous cultural tourism operations contribute to the sovereignty and self-reliance of Indigenous peoples and the empowerment of Indigenous youth through business and leadership in BC.
Nominees to the ITBC Board of Directors – Eligible for election at the November 28, 2018 ITBC AGM in Vancouver, BC
Indigenous Tourism BC (ITBC) has embarked on a journey of evolution as the search for candidates to fulfill the role of external relations as a part of the top-level management team begins. Now, with the promise of positive change and a fresh perspective, the future of Indigenous tourism in British Columbia has never looked brighter.
Three-year audit reveals unprecedented growth of Indigenous tourism across the province.
Compiled by O’Neil Marketing & Consulting, the report offers insights into the performance of Indigenous tourism in BC between 2013 and 2017. Specifically, the document shares actions taken by ITBC to support the development of Indigenous tourism; and outlines growth prospects as indicated by tourism operators, travel trade representatives and industry partners.
October 11, 2018 (Leidli T’enneh Territory, BC): Indigenous Tourism BC (ITBC) is pleased to announce the
signing of a Statement of Collaboration agreement with the Nisga’a Lisims Government (NLG) and Northern
British Columbia Tourism Association (NBCTA). The signing is the first of its kind in British Columbia and took
place at the Northern BC Tourism Summit in Prince George on October 11. The joint agreement outlines
initiatives that will support the development of Indigenous tourism experiences in the Nass Valley, as well as
the four Nisga’a Villages –Gingolx, Laxgalts’ap, Gitwinksihlkw and Gitlaxt’aamkis – and also recognizes and
aligns with the Nisga’a Nation’s shared interest and values.
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Today, in the Nisga’a Village of Gitlax̱t’aamiks, Eva Clayton President of the Nisga’a Lisims Government (NLG) and Tracy Eyssens, CEO of Indigenous Tourism BC (ITBC), announce the signing of a Statement of Collaboration that outlines the intention of the NLG and ITBC to collaborate on initiatives that support the development of Indigenous tourism experiences in the Nass Valley and the four Nisga’a Villages of Ging̱olx, Lax̱g̱alts’ap Gitwinksihlkw and Gitlax̱t’aamkis while recognizing the Nisg̱a’a Nation’s shared interest and values.
A new Minister’s Tourism Engagement Council (MTEC), with a diverse membership to help guide government's tourism policy, strategy and program implementation, has been announced by Lisa Beare, Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture.
Brenda Baptiste, Chair of the Indigenous Tourism BC (ITBC) Board of Directors announced the launch of ITBC’s 2018/2019 Action Plan.
This initiative is part of a concerted effort to showcase local tourism products and experiences, and demonstrate that BC tourism matters in communities
across the province.
Indigenous Tourism British Columbia (ITBC) and Northern British Columbia Tourism Association (NBCTA) are delighted to announce the hiring of a Regional Indigenous Tourism Specialist dedicated to northern British Columbia. After an extensive search Lucy Martin was hired for the new role which is a partnership between the two tourism organizations.
New name results from engagement sessions and input from various Elders, Leaders and community Stakeholders
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On January 22, 2018, the Honourable Bardish Chagger, Minister of Small Business and Tourism, announced a $2,250,000 investment from the Government of Canada to support Aboriginal Tourism BC’s ‘Pulling Together’ strategy over the next three years.
Funding supports Vancouver-based non-profit to enhance profile of Indigenous tourism across B.C.