Robert Bernard says an Indigenous tourism business could be at risk without proper supports.
He’s the Atlantic region coordinator with the Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada, and a business owner in his own right. He believes Indigenous businesses could use their own chamber of commerce to act as a lobbying tool.
“We’re still building that voice,” said Bernard.
He’s been in business for the last 20 years and has been hands-on with the resurgence of the Indigenous tourism market in Atlantic Canada. Indigenous tourism empowers Indigenous people to showcase aspects of their culture to other people for a price. Full story here.