First Nations decisions on tourism on Indigenous land must be respected: minister

 By Chuck Chiang THE CANADIAN PRESS VANCOUVER- Canada’s new tourism minister said Indigenous rights and decision-making must be respected in how the country operates and develops its tourist industry, which may present unique opportunities for Aboriginal communities to grow those businesses. Soraya Martinez Ferrada said instances of tourism sites being shut down by Indigenous communities are examples of the nations making themselves heard on issues important to their members. “We have to make sure that we are working ? at the rhythm that they want to do it, and in terms of what they want to show _ not what we want to see,” Martinez Ferrada said in an interview on Friday. “It’s what they want to share in terms of experiences and traditions and culture. And that’s up to…

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