The Government of Alberta are providing the Aboriginal Tourism Association of Canada (ATAC) with a $100,000 grant to help establish a provincial Indigenous tourism organisation and grow tourism-related businesses across the province.
This is the first time ATAC has received grant funding from a provincial or territorial government.
ATAC will use the funds to help grow tourism businesses in First Nations and Métis communities in Alberta. Working with the government, ATAC will build and deliver an Indigenous tourism entrepreneurship program, hold regional sessions targeting current and potential Indigenous tourism entrepreneurs, support Indigenous tourism businesses in the province and support ‘Alberta Day’ at the 2017 International Aboriginal Tourism Conference in Calgary, November 5-7.
This is an excerpt from an article first published by Net News Ledger. Read the original article here: $100k for indigenous tourism efforts in Alberta.