The International Indigenous Tourism Conference (IITC) is an an annual conference bringing together people interested and invested in creating and contributing towards a growing Indigenous tourism industry in Canada and around the world. This year, the Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada (ITAC) hosted the 7th annual International Indigenous Tourism Conference. The IITC 2018 took place on Treaty 6 Territory and the Homeland of the Métis on October 30 and 31, 2018 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
This year, the theme of the conference was The Indigenous Tourism Economy: Learning Together and Sharing our Stories. Indigenous tourism has the power to change perspectives, preserve culture, language and community and provide our relatives with a platform to be the leading voice in reclaiming our space in history - both ancient and modern.
The Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada (ITAC) recognizes and supports Indigenous communities and entrepreneurs to lead the way in telling the stories of their people and land to visitors, and the IITC is one way ITAC brings tourism to the forefront of economic development portfolios.