Stewardship Resources

Indigenous Tourism

[Above: A San boy greets a visitor’s camera. Photo: Tamara Olton.]

These links provide resources for enhancing the interaction between tourism and indigenous peoples. Please send suggested additions.

Please help build out this directory with international resources.

Links to pertinent blog posts on American Indian, San (bushman), Bedouin tourism.

Links to relevant news items

Indigenous Tourism eLibrary Offers Guidance for Destinations

Ethics of Indigenous and Minority Tours | Skift

B.C.’s Nisga’a Offer an Indigenous Tourism Model |  Destination Stewardship Report

Organizational Resources

Alliance for Tribal Tourism Advocates  (US) A U.S. association of individuals and organizations concerned about responsible tourism development in Indian communities. Created by tribal governments in the South Dakota area. Links to websites of U.S. tribes and various indigenous organizations.

American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association (US) AIANTA’s mission: Define, introduce, grow, and sustain American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian tourism. Extensive information on tourism projects and in conference presentations.

Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada (ITAC) This Canadian association  includes over 20 Indigenous tourism industry organizations focusing on a unified voice for marketing, product development, support and fostering partnerships to grow Indigenous Tourism in Canada.

National Association of Tribal Historic Preservation Officers (NATHPO) (US) A wealth of resources related to tribal historic preservation in the United States, including pertinent organizations, law, and archives.

NativeWeb (Global) This international organization disseminates information from and about indigenous peoples. Search “tourism” to find resources.

World Indigenous Tourism Alliance

An Indigenous led global network committed to working with indigenous communities, tourism industry, entities, states and NGOs to empower opportunity through tourism for mutually beneficial outcomes.

Social Media Resources

World Indigenous Tourism Alliance on Facebook

World Indigenous Tourism Alliance on Linkedin

Indigenous Tourism Forum of the Americas on Facebook

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