Indigenous Tourism BC is showcasing the leadership and innovation of Indigenous tourism during the COVID-19 pandemic. As we navigate this new normal, there is a strength and resilience of Indigenous tourism businesses that needs to be celebrated. We understand it is not business as usual and it has been a difficult year in so many ways. It is inspiring to see the commitment of the Indigenous tourism industry focused on the health and safety of staff and guests.
Indigenous Tourism BC is honoured to share their story.
Indigenous Tourism BC is inspired by the work of the Iskwew Air team. Led by Teara Fraser, Founder, CEO and Pilot, Iskwew Air has been committed to serving the Indigenous community throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
Iskwew Air is a charter airline, offering unscheduled flight services so clients can schedule a flight whenever they want, wherever they want, whether it be for a family trip or when you are moving a business team around the province. As air travel became difficult during the COVID-19 travel restrictions, Iskwew Air launched the AirLIFT campaign with important key partners to deliver essential goods for Indigenous communities to receive provisions, freight, critical medical supplies and local Indigenous-made products. It was well received and much needed, especially for the rural and remote Indigenous communities in the North and along the Coast.
Iskwew Air continues to demonstrate leadership and innovation, offering a reliable Indigenous-women owned airline service to communities throughout BC. Based at YVR with a twin engine PA31 Piper Navajo Chieftain, named the Sweetgrass Warrior, Iskwew Air is committed to sustainability and being carbon neutral. Indigenous Tourism BC invites you to connect with Teara Fraser and the Iskwew Air team to charter a flight, discuss procurement or learn how to support their AirLIFT campaign. Visit www.iskwew.ca