In Haida Gwaii, the benefits of aboriginal tourism are more than financial
Aboriginal Tourism employs approximately 3,000 people, many of them young First Nations, who are enthusiastic about sharing their culture with others.
Haida Gwaii has been on the bucket list for many of the tourists visiting Haida artist Christian White at his carving studio in Masset. They have come not just for the natural beauty of the islands, but for the history and culture as well.
“Part of aboriginal tourism is that reflection of the aboriginal identity whether you’re Haida, Coast Salish, or Squamish you create the experiences that are reflective of your community and that community’s values,” said Brenda Baptiste, chair of the Aboriginal Tourism Association of BC.
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