TEDxTalks: 'Indigenous Tourism', Dene Sinclair, 2017
What would the tourism industry look like if we took our indigenous history into consideration? Dené Sinclair is a tourism marketing consultant and graduate student of communications, tourism and Indigenous studies. She explores the connections between tourism, an industry with extractive and exploitive practices towards Indigenous people, and the ongoing reclamation of story, language, land and place by Indigenous peoples in Canada. Dené was one of Manitoba’s Top 40 Under 40 (2016) as well as a 2016 Finalist of the YMYWCA’s Manitoba Women of Distinction. She lives in Winnipeg on Treaty 1 Territory and within the Homeland of the Métis Nation. Dené acknowledges her traditional homeland around Selkirk, Manitoba (St. Peter’s Band) as a member of Peguis First Nation and a proud Anishinaabekwe.
SDG Topics: Decent Work & Economic Growth / Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure / Responsible Consumption & Production / Peace, Justice & Strong Institutions.