Listen to our songsNominate an Indigenous owned business, artist, performer or champion for the 2021 NSITEN Tourism Awards (Sept. 28, 2021)

Nominate an Indigenous business, artist or youth for the 2021 Nova Scotia Indigenous Tourism Awards scheduled for Tuesday, September 28th, 2021.

Nomination Link - Press HERE

Each year the Nova Scotia Indigenous Tourism Enterprise Network (NSITEN) works to promote, highlight and recognize Indigenous owned businesses, Indigenous artists and Indigenous Youth in the seven (7) categories that have been identified for recognition.  This year we are hoping for the newest nominations that we hope will continue this important process of recognizing hard work, success and contributions to the Indigenous Tourism industry here in Nova Scotia.  If you know of a deserving individual or a group, please nominate them for free and complete the attached online nomination form.  It takes a few minutes and easy to complete!



The Nova Scotia Indigenous Tourism Enterprise Network (NSITEN) is a volunteer based, not for profit cultural tourism organization working to support the growth of authentic and cultural tourism businesses and community enterprises in Nova Scotia, Canada.

We know that the Covid-19 Pandemic is having a substantial impact on all of us as individuals and business owners.  But, we also know that it is important for business owners to have an opportunity to continue operating their businesses in a safe and effective manner while practicing established Covid-19 pandemic protocols.  

We want to continue supporting your businesses by providing ways to help address some of the key issues that are facing you as business owners. 

We are working hard to access much needed ongoing funding to help support your business needs, whether they may be involving the Covid-19 pandemic safety training, business capacity supports to access funding, infrastructure needs and connecting you to the right Provincial & Federal funding departments.

We know that by working together we are stronger so we encourage you to keep in touch and to share with us your challenges as we continue to update and develop our strategic plans to better address your needs going forward.

We also look forward to planning some online training events as well as our 2021 NSITEN Virtual Conference which will be held on June 8th & 9th via Zoom.  Please check out our CONFERENCE page for more information.  We look forward to working with you and help you to be part of the mainstream tourism industry in Nova Scotia and our traditional lands of Mikmaki. 

Arts & Crafts Co-op

Are you a Mi’kmaw or Indigenous Artist or Crafter?

The NSITEN offers a free service to all artists, artisans, craft makers and traditional knowledge keepers as a way to grow opportunities.  Whether you are a registered business with the Registry of Joint Stocks with the Province of Nova Scotia or not, we ask you to join our network so we can continue to provide you with training and networking opportunities and help to grow your sales as well.


2021 Nova Scotia Indigenous Tourism Awards Show
scheduled for
September 28th, 2021

May 2021
As NSITEN grows and becomes more visible, it’s important to share our tourism knowledge, business and training opportunities and grow our membership.

Join us on Tuesday, June 8th for our AGM/AGA as well as our Nova Scotia Indigenous Tourism Awards Show.  And then on Wednesday, June 9th we will be hosting our 2021 NSITEN Indigenous Tourism VIRTUAL Conference… Please visit our CONFERENCE page for more info!


We Have a Story to Tell

Mi’kmaq Artist Alan Syliboy

1. Photo courtesy of The Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada
2. Local artist Loretta Gould