Canada Supports the Indigenous Tourism Industry

MEMBERTOU, NS, Dec. 13, 2016 – Indigenous tourism is a key economic driver in generating long-term social and economic benefits for Indigenous people and for all Canadians. Today, the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs, announced an investment of $3.15 million for the implementation of a five-year national strategy, the Path Forward 2016‑2021. This includes a contribution from Innovation Science and Economic Development. The implementation of this strategy over the next few years in order towill support and promote both new and existing Indigenous tourism businesses, enhance product and market readiness, increase the visibility of the Indigenous tourism industry, and facilitate the sharing of best practices within and between regions. This investment will ensure that Indigenous communities can continue to grow the tourism industry, which is shared and celebrated…

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