Earlier this year ITAC launched the COVID-19 Stimulus Fund to assist Indigenous tourism operators to invest in measures which minimize the impact of COVID-19. The first program intake ran between April 07 – April 30, 2020. In June, Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Indigenous Services, announced an additional $16 million for a new stimulus development fund to support the Indigenous tourism industry.
With yesterday's announcement of phase 6 - the final release of funds, ITAC has awarded 678 grants and $16.212M. This was made possible with the support of the Federal Government of Canada and the Indigenous Services Canada.
ITANB is excited and proud to announce the NB Indigenous businesses who have received the Stimulus Development Funding. We encourage you to support these businesses when travelling throughout New Brunswick.
Check it out! Beaded Mask by indigenous artist Emma Hassencahl Perley for Human Threads - a collaboration between the Beaverbrook Art Gallery and the Atlantic Ballet Association. Emma's work is being exhibited alongside 14 other artists from NB. ... See MoreSee Less
I had the amazing honour of wearing and dancing in this mask for the video shoot for the launch of the project now called 'Isolated//Together,' Emma Hassencahl-Perley's work is outstanding and deserves this highlight for sure!
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As part of a project funded by The Foundation Assisting Canadian Talent On Recordings (FACTOR) and in collaboration with artsnb, MNB is premiering four showcases by NB Indigenous artists. Recorded at Metepenagiag Heritage Park with the help of St3mm3r - Michael Stemm and Shiftwork Recording.
Arthur Simon • BnE • Tee Cloud / Sacred wolf singers • George Paul ... See MoreSee Less
New work by Indigenous artists Charlie Gaffney and Brandon Mitchell installed at Mount Carleton Lodge!
“I am so happy that the provincial government is supporting New Brunswick artists, particularly from Aboriginal communities, through the Public Art Policy in order to reflect our diverse cultural heritage,” said Tourism, Heritage and Culture Minister Tammy Scott-Wallace."
Click the link to read more about the goals of the Public Art Policy and how it is benefitting Indigenous artists in New Brunswick.
What an amazing day this was having ASR NB deliver their Paddles Up program at the Metepenagiag Heritage Park . It was an absolute pleasure having such a dynamic indigenous youth group learning so many great skills. Very nice to see Firstnationstourism delivering such a great experience as well. Way to go everyone! ... See MoreSee Less