At the 2016 Adventure Travel World Summit, Keith Henry, CEO of the Aboriginal Tourism Association of Canada, made the following profound statement: “Authenticity equals ownership.” Henry was a panelist in the session “Developing Partnerships with Indigenous Operators and Communities,” and since the Summit, I have been contemplating this statement.
What does ownership mean? And how can this short statement help us unlock the quest for authenticity? As 9 August is the United Nations’ International Day of the Worlds’ Indigenous Peoples, this is the ideal time to explore these questions more in-depth.
This is an excerpt from an article first published by Adventure Travel News. Read the original article here: In searching for authenticity, consider who the owner is.