Indigenous Tourism (For GEO France, 2018)
Indigenous-owned tourism companies such as Sea Wolf Tours in Port Alberni BC are serving as a means for Indigenous Peoples to maintain economic autonomy while exercising their cultural traditions. In the post-Residential Schooling era, Indigenous Peoples across Canada are working to reconnect with their cultural identities and repair some of the wounds that have been inflicted upon their communities. Tourism, hunting, fishing, art making and fur trading are a way for Indigenous Peoples to experience and share their culture while also protecting the sovereignty of their territories form industrial developments. Since most of British Columbia is unceded Indigenous territory, traditional economies will play an important role in any future land treaty negotiations with the Government of Canada.