2021 Nova Scotia indigenous tourism AWARDS
NOMINATE ONLINE – PLEASE PRESS THIS LINK – https://forms.gle/gbL5gdy9ku1vffHa7
INDIGENOUS TOURISM AWARDS – NOMINATION PROCESS (ONLINE ONLY – SEE ABOVE)
As part of the work we do to help promote and showcase Indigenous businesses, artists, cultural performers and to recognize key supporters and allies of the 2021 Nova Scotia Indigenous Tourism Enterprise Network we will be coordinating our yearly Indigenous Tourism Awards Show on Tuesday, September 28th, 2021 from 7:00pm-9:00pm. With the Covid-19 pandemic still we are unsure if these will be hosted live in person so at the moment these will be planned as a Virtual Event. This may change in the near future and will be decided upon in early September 2021. These tourism awards are an opportunity to recognize our very hard working individuals that are business owners, artists/crafters, tourism champions, performers/musicians and students involved in the tourism industry (in-school, recently graduated in the past year, currently working).
Nova Scotia Indigenous Tourism Awards (Categories)
INDIGENOUS YOUTH TOURISM AWARD
Presented to a student currently attending a high school, college or university (or has recently graduated last year) and has excelled in their studies, employment position, volunteering in a community services setting involving Indigenous/cultural tourism.
INDIGENOUS TOURISM CHAMPION AWARD
An individual or organization that has demonstrated exemplary leadership in the promotion and development of Indigenous cultural tourism in Nova Scotia. This individual/organization will have an established partnership with an Indigenous community, organization and/or are actively involved in volunteering in the Indigenous cultural tourism sectors.
INDIGENOUS ARTIST OF THE YEAR AWARD
This award recognizes an Indigenous Artist that has excelled in the past year personally and professional in the arts sectors. This individual is recognized widely for the quality of their work and the impact their work is contributing to promoting Indigenous culture in mainstream society. This artist has the ability to think broadly and delivers on innovative ideas while linking them to the Indigenous culture and community.
INDIGENOUS CRAFTER OF THE YEAR AWARD
The Crafter of the Year Award will be given out to an individual who has significantly contributed to the overall growth, protection, promotion and understanding of their chosen field of Indigenous craft. They have invested many hours of work in their craft to a level where it is recognized by community as well as the mainstream world.
INDIGENOUS MUSICIAN(S) OF THE YEAR AWARD
This award recognizes the work of an individual, group or traditional singer/dancer in the performing arts in their effort(s) to keep the traditional Mi’kmaw songs, dances and traditional performances alive in our Mi’kmaw communities.
NEW INDIGENOUS TOURISM BUSINESS OF THE YEAR AWARD
This award recognizes a new tourism business in Nova Scotia that has demonstrated notable achievements in areas such as: business growth/economic impact, excellence in customer service, innovation and quality focus in operation.
INDIGENOUS TOURISM BUSINESS OF THE YEAR AWARD
This award recognizes the “Best of the Best” as it relates to promoting Indigenous tourism as an individual or a business (entrepreneur or community enterprise). The winner of this award will be recognized for their efforts in outstanding service, dedication and commitment to the Indigenous tourism industry.
Please note: Submissions should include a detailed description of their background history showing clear examples of activities supporting their application for these awards. Applications should include photos, videos and/or audio files to assist the Awards Committee in reviewing each of these applications.
PLEASE APPLY ONLINE – SEE LINK ON TOP OF THIS PAGE… For more information, please contact us directly so we can help you with the nomination process. Deadline for all applications has been extended to Monday, September 20th by 5:00pm AST (Atlantic Standard Time). Applications must be completed via online application (see top of page).