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IP102 (on Zoom) Indigenous Ecotourism
Monday, January 31, 2022, 12:30 PM until 2:00 PM
Registration is required
Payment In Full In Advance Only
Pre-pandemic Indigenous Tourism was the fastest growing tourism sector in Canada but most Canadians don’t even know what it is. Described as a silent act of reconciliation, Indigenous led tourism offers a life-changing opportunity to reacquaint yourself with Canada through Indigenous eyes. (Instructing in person at Brock House) (See full description below.)
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Minimum to run this class is 10 people on Zoom and in-house combined.
Registration cancellations will be accepted until Thursday, January 27, 2022 at 12:00 AM
Most of us are becoming familiar with the devastating effects of colonization on Indigenous People in Canada—but few of us know how to take concrete steps towards reconciliation. In this class we’ll explore what Indigenous tourism is (hint—it goes far beyond casinos and static museum displays), talk about the kind of opportunities are out there and dispel some of the myths. If you’ve ever wanted a deeper connection to the people who have lived on this land since time immemorial, Indigenous tourism is a fantastic way to smash stereotypes, learn about culture and see the land differently. From Indigenous fine dining and luxury lodging, to guided medicine walks and participating in Indigenous archeology this is a travel lecture with a twist—through pictures and stories you’ll discover places you already know from a new perspective.
After spending much of the past decade circumnavigating the globe with her husband, daughter and Charlie the boat cat aboard a 40’ sailboat, Diane Selkirk has put her roots back down in Vancouver. She’s continuing to travel but her focus has shifted to Canada and the US, and her work has expanded to include environmentalism, social justice and Indigenous tourism. Her writing and photography for publications including the Smithsonian, BBC Travel, National Geographic Travel, Canadian Geographic Travel, Men’s Journal, and The Globe and Mail has been recognized with numerous awards.
Note: If you don't have access to the Zoom application on a computer, tablet or smart phone, Zoom presentations are also available by dialing in using a landline or cellphone. On the day and time of the course, call 778-907-2071 (within Metro Vancouver) and enter the Meeting ID and Passcode that were given after registering for the course. If you live outside of metro Vancouver, please look up the local phone number for your locationat https://zoom.us/u/akJIpJnoy (The calls are muted when you join the meeting, to unmute yourself, please press *6 - as per instructions on the phone).