Skip to 0 minutes and 13 seconds Conclusions, four points for it. There are great expectations for tourism. For a lot of indigenous peoples, a lot of indigenous fans, they are especially in Canada, there’s national parks, national storage sites, world heritage. There is a belief that once you have a destination people will start driving to your location or people or somebody find it very high profile popular destination to travel to . One of the tentative sites that was nominated in the 2018 started in 2017 nomination process attended a site nomination process is one called Kerr Garlic.
Skip to 0 minutes and 57 seconds The Kerr Garlic is up in the high arctic over the past ten years there has been fewer and fewer areas of ice that allow for greater traffic of expedition ships and cruise ships. So many of these people have not seen large numbers of western people for a long period of time. Two years ago a small cruise ship came to the area for the first time lighted on the shores of Kerr Garlic which is very remote area, and they came ashore with adventure suits. They want to look around. They want to see what the community was about and the local indigenous people were so, I’m sure they are scared of what was going on.
Skip to 1 minute and 36 seconds They ran back in their houses and they lock their doors. just didn’t know how to deal with tourist They didn’t have the services of the combination to deal with them. So for some of these sites, there’s been a communication that tourists will come, the economic development, opportunities, jobs for your family, other aspects to support our culture. But again, what that actually means, there’s another factor altogether. There’s also concerns about the level and control or business and industrial development. A number of indigenous bands across Canada when it comes to economic development have resorted to developing casinos because that as part of within the treaty rights in Canada they’re allowed to develop casino or other game sorts of activities.
Skip to 2 minutes and 24 seconds A number of bands across Canada, do you have casinos there on their lands? But at the same time, there are others there are larger and more prominent that do not want casinos because they know the economic and social consequences of it and some of the criminal activity that might be associated with it as well. So with greater prominence through tourism through visitation and awareness of their sites over their reserves there is some concern in terms of what this actually means of things happening at the same time to increased tourism or development there. The third part is that increase the number of Canadian indigenous world heritage sites of course, the reexamination of our conservation.
Skip to 3 minutes and 7 seconds From a nature culture perspective again how much focus is being placed on cultural traditions, cultural heritage, traditional amenities, traditional environmental knowledge. All those different facets that really make it important in terms of how you think of a site but more importantly, how you direct your resources, whether it’s human, financial, or otherwise to retain and maintain a conservation that goes on in that site. And how does this reflect in the management plan? How does it reflect in the evaluations that come to the site? And most importantly, how to flex their expectations that the people who live there on that site? How do you think that that’s actually managed, developed as well?
Skip to 3 minutes and 49 seconds And finally, there are a number of underlying fundamental issues that still need to be addressed. Especially in Canada, with what we have called the Truth and Reconciliation Commission there is a 94 calls to action, and these are basically 94 items that should be addressed to better reconcile the non native and the indigenous people populations in Canada to better work together for the growth of the country There are a number of issues related to lack of education opportunities, lack of good infrastructure, health issues, crime, all sorts of related to development really are still causing some fundamental cultural and social issues within individual communities. So did that end, can you have a nomination?
Skip to 4 minutes and 41 seconds You can celebrate a culture or tradition but at the same time there’s a real need to understand and support the underlying fundamental issues that need to be addressed within the communities not only to support these sites’ visitation, other activities but more importantly, the communities themselves that live in and around these sites that want to be more viable in the future. So that’s the end. So “Xie xie” “Thank you”. Thank you for being my own and stay. I hope you find it enlightening. And I wish you well.
Great expectations for tourism
In this video, you will know the great expectations about the future development of the indigenous World Heritage Site from Mr. Fergus T. Maclaren.
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