November 2017

Nova Scotia Indigenous Tourism Enterprise Network attends 40th TIANS Conference

The NSITEN Founding Members and initial Board of Directors came together in Halifax from November 26-29, 2017 to participate at the 2017 Tourism Industry Association of Nova Scotia’s 40th Annual Tourism Summit.

It was both a great opportunity to finalize our Province wide plan and review some key priorities as the new Provincial organization begins its journey to provide some knowledge on the proposed next steps for NSITEN.

​To the left we have Todd & Melissa Labrador proudly displaying their traditional displays as well as our brand new NSITEN posters and displays at the TIANS Tourism Summit Marketplace.

​The new interim NSITEN BOD decided that it would be very beenficial to participate in one of the top tourism industry trade summit conference in Canada. This very important transition of tourism trade knowledge will be essential as NSITEN begins to move forward in Indigenous communities across Nova Scotia.

​A key opportunity to present on NSITEN but also a broader view of the Mi’kmaw people’s cultural history was offered at this year’s TIANS Conference. Robert Bernard is shown here (left) presenting to a jam packed room of over 100 people. His workshop focused on educating the mainstream public on why it is important to help support the growth of NSITEN as a tool towards better cultural understanding through the cultural tourism industry offerings. His presentation generated much discussion and support for the future potential of the new Indigenous tourism organization and many individuals, businesses & organizations have since stepped forward and interested in becoming key partners as we move forward towards making real impacts at all levels.

NSITEN Founding Board attends the 40th TIANS Conference November 26-29, 2017