January 24th, 2023Victoria, BC
Join our accomplished panel of Indigenous women entrepreneurs from Canada's northernmost communities as we discuss the importance of Indigenous women entrepreneurs in tourism and their role in strengthening regenerative and relational tourism in Canada. Learning from the first-hand stories of women from the North, we have applied Indigenous-focused methodologies to gain a deeper understanding of the barriers to entrepreneurship faced by Indigenous women in tourism. Exploring their relationship with the planet, their culture, and their worldviews, we apply Two Eyed Seeing to envision a better business model and journey for the women of the North.
- Bobbi Rose Ko, Dinjiizhuh Adventures. Bobbi Rose is Teetl'it Gwich'in (meaning People of the headwaters) raised in Fort McPherson, Northwest Territories she now resides on the land & home of the Kwanlin Dun and Ta'an Kwäch'än Territory in Whitehorse, Yukon.
- Teri-Lee Isaac, Tutchone Tours. Teri-Lee and her family live the Traditional Northern Tutchone lifestyle in the Yukon. These practices allow Teri-Lee’s family to be self-sustaining, keeping essential cultural traditions alive for generations to come.
- Trina Reid, Under The Stump. Located in Rocky Harbour, Newfoundland and Labrador Under the Stump is a family-owned business. Living in Gros Morne National Park requires the balancing of tradition and culture to provide accessible and Indigenous experiences.