Alberta Indigenous Tourism Summit

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New Dates Coming Soon!

Indigenous Tourism Alberta presents 2nd Annual Indigenous Tourism Summit

Indigenous Tourism Alberta has postponed this event – please see here for more details

Indigenous Tourism Alberta is proud to present their second Annual Indigenous Tourism Summit hosted at The Grey Eagle Casino Resort & Casino on Tsuut’ina First Nation on Treaty 7 territory in Calgary, Alberta.

Dates: New Dates Coming Soon!

Join us for a two day gathering of sharing stories, knowledge, and insights into how to further develop Indigenous Tourism in Alberta with a dual focus on community and entrepreneurship.

In partnership with industry leaders, Indigenous Tourism Alberta has organized two full days of keynote speakers, panel discussions, and inspiring sessions to help you discover pathways to success in Indigenous tourism in Alberta, as a community or as an independent entrepreneur.

Special conference rates have been arranged for delegates at Hotel Blackfoot. Guests must contact the Reservation Department directly at 403-252-2253 or 1-800-661-1151 and quote the Booking ID #22563 or the event name: Indigenous Tourism Alberta Summit.

Group rate of $139.00. All reservations must be guaranteed to a credit card. All hotel stays include breakfast for 2 guests. Shuttle service will be provided to delegates between hotels.

Don’t miss the special Taste of The Nations* event to celebrate Indigenous Culinary experiences throughout the province.

Full conference registration from $129 per person. Full detailed conference agenda to come. Registration includes coffee breaks and lunch each day.

*Tickets to Taste of The Nations event are available for purchase as $40 add-on to conference registration.

  • Early Bird Tickets: $149 (available until February 28th)
  • Regular Ticket: $179
  • Senior / Elder: $129
  • Youth (Youth 13 – 17 years old): $129

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Cowboy Smithx

Cowboy Smithx

Indigenous Filmmaker, Founder of REDx Talks


Cowboy Smithx is an Award Winning filmmaker of Blackfoot Ancestry from the Piikani and Kainai tribes of Southern Alberta, Canada. Cowboy is the...

Bill Alexander

Bill Alexander

Executive Chef – Grey Eagle Resort & Casino


Canadian indigenous born Chef Bill Alexander is the Executive Chef at the Grey Eagle Resort & Casino located on the beautiful Tsuu T’ina...

Hal Eagletail

Hal Eagletail

Owner – Eaglestar Enterprises and Event Emcee


Hal Eagletail is member of the Northern Dene Tsuu T’ina Nation located in the Treaty 7 area of southern Alberta. He is the...

Tarra Wright Many Chief 

Tarra Wright Many Chief 

Executive Director, Indigenous Tourism Alberta


Working with the ITA Board of Directors, Tarra is responsible for ITA’s strategic business plan to build and promote authentic Indigenous tourism that...

Shane Chartrand

Shane Chartrand

Executive Chef - SC Restaurant


Shane Chartrand grew up on a farm outside of Red Deer and moved to Edmonton for culinary training.Working with award winning chefs, and...

Brenda Holder

Brenda Holder

Owner/Operator - Mahikan Trails , Indigenous Tourism Alberta - Board Chair


Brenda Holder was born and raised in the Rockies in Jasper National Park and is pleased to follow her lineage as a traditional...

Dion Redgun

Dion Redgun

Owner/Operator - River Ranche Lodge , Indigenous Tourism Alberta - Board Member


Oki my name is Dion Red Gun and my wife Cherylene and I have 12 grandchildren.I attended college and received my business administration...

Juanita Marios

Juanita Marios

Development Manager - Metis Crossing


Juanita Marois is a proud member of Alberta’s Métis Nation. She is also the Development Manager leading the Phase II expansion of Métis...

Brian Siddle

Brian Siddle

Director of Community and Content - Strong Coffee Marketing


Brian Siddle is the Director of Community and Content at Strong Coffee Marketing. Located in Edmonton, Alberta, Strong Coffee Marketing is an award-winning...