During the recent Aboriginal Tourism Association of British Columbia’s 2016 Annual General Meeting (AGM) new members were elected to the AtBC Board of Directors.
Twelve Aboriginal tourism stakeholders, including Lillian Hunt from the North Island, were elected by the stakeholders to lead AtBC for a term of two years. The AtBC Board members are a diverse group of Business Owners/Operators and Managers from the province of BC.
Hunt who is co-chair of the board, with Brenda Baptiste from Osoyoos), ‘Namgis/Ma’amtagila of the Kwakwaka’wakw, was born and raised in Alert Bay.
Hunt worked at U’mista Cultural Centre from 1997-2010 under various titles. Hunt is now the U’mista Cultural & Island Tour Guide, Group Specialist and works with inbound & local tour operators.
AtBC is an Aboriginal tourism association recognized by the BC’s First Nation Leadership as the official representative of the Aboriginal tourism sector. AtBC includes representation from 300 Aboriginal tourism businesses and First Nations communities across BC.
Through training, information resources, networking opportunities and cooperative marketing programs, AtBC is a one-stop resource for Aboriginal entrepreneurs and communities in British Columbia who are looking to start or operating a market-ready tourism business.
AtBC’s strategy for growing the province’s Aboriginal cultural tourism industry, is projecting revenue of $68 million by 2017.
For more information, visit www.aboriginalbc.com.