A Gala to Recognize the Work Accomplished by Players in the Indigenous Tourism Industry
The Indigenous Tourism Quebec Recognition Gala was presented on November 25, 2021 as part of the Grand Economic Circle of Indigenous People and Quebec. This gala allowed, on the one hand, to award eight awards to players in the Indigenous tourism industry and, on the other, to mark the 30th anniversary of Indigenous Tourism Quebec (ITQ).
Indigenous tourism is one area of the economic development of Indigenous people that has experienced (and continues to experience) a significant boom in recent years. To emphasize the importance of this industry, the Grand Economic Circle team entrusted the organization of the evening to Indigenous Tourism Quebec, which responded brilliantly to the request.
The gala, which was hosted by Charles Bender, a multidisciplinary Huron-Wendat artist, awarded a total of eight awards. Throughout the evening, the presentation of the various prizes was interspersed with various artistic performances, including some by Innu singer-songwriter Kanen, who performed some of her songs, to the audience’s delight.
Here are the winners of the various awards:
|Succession award||Coop Nistakinan|
|Resilience and adaptation award||Kwahiatonhk! Salon du livre des Premières Nations|
|Development and innovation award||Tourisme Winipeukut Nature|
|Marketing and communication award||Vacances Essipit|
|Responsible and sustainable tourism award||Hébergement aux Cinq Sens|
|Partner award||Fédération des pourvoiries du Québec et Aventure écotourisme Québec|
|Aurélien Gill award||Réginald Moreau, Bernard Chamberland and Denis Ross from the Première Nation des Innus Essipit|
|Enterprise of the year award||Atikuss|
We would like to congratulate all the winners and finalists, all of whom contribute in their own way to the dynamism of the Indigenous tourism industry in Quebec. Finally, we would also like to acknowledge the quality of the meal that was served, which was prepared by the Executive Chef of the Centre Sheraton Montreal with the advice and supervision of Chef Lysanne O’Bomsawin of Traiteur Québénakis.
To find out more about the activities presented during the Grand Economic Circle of Indigenous People and Quebec, we invite you to read our article A successful event.