Wabanaki Indigenous tourism leaders attended ITAC National Indigenous Tourism Conference at the Tsu’Tina First Nation, Alberta.

On March 8-10, 2022 a New Brunswick delegation of Indigenous tourism leaders attended the Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada (ITAC) National Indigenous Tourism Conference at the Tsu’Tina First Nation just outside Calgary, Alberta.  It was a sold out successful conference with lots of talk about growth and the future.

Photo of the Eastern delegation from New Brunswick:

Back Row: Dave & Karen Hardy of UNBITI; Justin Galen Councilor of Eel River Bar First Nation; David Smith Owner of First Nations Storytellers, Saint John; Ashley Sanipass of Mi’kmaq Art Experience, Indian Island; Jenna White of Jenna’s Nut-free Dessertery, Fredericton;  Carol Alderdice former CEO of the Tourism Industry Association of New Brunswick;  Shannon Ward Senior Indigenous Advisor of Kouchibouguac Parks Canada.

Front Row:  Stephen & Flora Paul of First Nations Tourism, Metepenagiag Mi’kmaq Nation; Anna Marie Weir Tourism Coordinator of Elsipogtog Cultural Path Tours, Elsipogtog First Nation; Dayna Milliea, Manager of Elsipogtog Cultural Path Tours; Yennah Hurley Deputy Minister of NB Dept. of Tourism, Heritage and Culture (THC); Rita Godbout Destination NB Officer of THC; Gail Bremner Owner of First Nations Storytellers, Saint John; and Karen Narvey Executive Director of Indigenous Tourism Association of New Brunswick (ITANB). Missing: Talon and Heidi Simon Rez Famous of Elsipogtog First Nation.