About the Conference | Accommodation | Registration | Speakers | Schedule

About Our Conference

The 2nd Advancing Indigenous Tourism Conference (AITC) being hosted on the traditional territory of the Kwanlin Dün First Nation, Ta’an Kwäch’än Council and Carcross/Tagish First Nation – December 11th in Whitehorse and December 12th in Carcross.

Hosted by the Yukon First Nations Culture and Tourism Association (YFNCT) the conference will bring together delegates from culture, tourism, economic development and education sectors to explore the theme: “Creating An Indigenous Tourism Model for Yukon”.


Elsipogtog First Nation Economic Development Through Tourism Lynn Francis
Indigenous Tourism Always Mattered Kevin E. Mi’kmaq Basket Making & Heritage Path Tour Annie Clair
The Indigenous Tourism Economy Keith Henry
Traditional Mi’kmaq Basket Making & Heritage Path Tour Anna Marie Weir

Conference Agenda

YFNCT is pleased to announce that a draft agenda for AITC is now available. Please note that this is a preliminary schedule and details are subject to change.

Through keynote presentations, case studies, panel discussions, and group working sessions the conference will focus on the following topics:

• Innovation

• Community Development

• Partnerships

• Mentorship & Training

• Advocacy

Draft Agenda

Flights & Accommodation

The AITC has special rates for both flights and accommodation thanks to our generous community partners Air North, Yukon’s Airline, Northern Vision Development, and the Westmark Whitehorse.

Transportation & Accommodation Information


Registration is now open! Learn more about registration rates, venue information and register online.

Registration Information


AITC will include several esteemed guest speakers from outside Yukon. Please note that we are currently in the process of confirming speakers. Stay tuned for speaker announcements leading up to the conference!

Confirmed Speakers

Thank You To Our Partners & Funders

Air North, Yukon’s Airline
Yukon Government - Product Development Partnership Program
Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada
Northern Vision Development
Westmark Whitehorse


Elsipogtog First Nation Economic Development Through Tourism Lynn Francis