Aboriginal tourism capacity grows in the Northwest Territories

LUTSEL K’E (MARCH 31, 2016)Frontline delivery skills received a boost yesterday in one of the Government of the Northwest Territories’ (GNWT) key focus areas within the tourism sector.

A workshop designed to build skills, knowledge, and capacity within the Aboriginal tourism sector, FirstHost helped participants learn essential service delivery skills while celebrating Aboriginal culture.

The course was organized by the GNWT’s Department of Industry, Tourism and Investment (ITI) to encourage and promote Aboriginal tourism development in the Northwest Territories.

The program was facilitated by Brenda Dragon, a highly-qualified industry leader within the Aboriginal tourism industry.


“Aboriginal tourism is a sector which offers excellent opportunities for our peoples to share their unique culture while creating valuable opportunities for economic development. The GNWT is committed to supporting this important part of our largest renewable resource-based industry with respect for the environmental and cultural resources of our Aboriginal communities.”
- Bob McLeod, Minister of Industry, Tourism and Investment

Quick Fact

  • According to the Aboriginal Tourism Association of Canada, there were 33,112 people employed in the Aboriginal tourism industry in 2014.

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