Key Moments from World Responsible Tourism Day 2018

There are still 573 registered tribes across North America, explained Camille Ferguson, Executive Director, American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association. She said her organisation’s mission was to develop an indigenous tourism that sustains and develops their many diverse traditions and values. “It is really important that all tribes take control of tourism,” she explained, “and we don’t let tourism take control of us.” She said tourism needs to be a way for indigenous people “not to preserve their culture, but to perpetuate it.”

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