, 2023-01-05 08:01:00,
Edmonton, the capital of Alberta, is home to the second largest urban indigenous population in Canada. This vibrant city on the North Saskatchewan River is located on beautiful Treaty 6 land and is home to the Cree, Saulteaux, Blackfoot, Sioux and Métis peoples. Long before it was famous for hosting the second largest mall in North America, the west edmonton store, the town was called amiskwaciy-wâskahikan, and it has been a gathering place for indigenous people for centuries. There’s so much lots of things to do in albertabut indigenous experiences are essential.
Traditional Indigenous Room Photo credit: TELUS World of Science
This metropolis is leading the charge in incorporating indigenous history, culture and voices into all of its many attractions.
“Tourism is the new buffalo,” said Brenda Holder, vice president of the Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada (ITAC), in a speech at the fourth annual Indigenous Tourism of Alberta (ITA) conference held in Enoch, Alberta, earlier from December.
“To me, that statement encompasses everything about indigenous tourism. It supports us as a community. It feeds us, it’s where the old and young can connect and share stories and teachings. It’s a connection to our culture and traditions. And it has led us to through recent challenging years.
Indigenous tourism in Canada, which directly involves First Nations, Métis and Inuit groups,…
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