Takeaways:

  • The Spirit Bear Lodge in British Columbia as helped strengthen economic, conservation, and cultural well-being in the community of Klemtu for over 20 years.
  • Community members pushed for the lodge to be more than just a business and pushed for a bigger role in stewardship and management of their territory.
  • “Tourism provided an opportunity to show pride in who we are, being given a platform to learn and talk about the Nation’s culture and history gave her a sense of self-esteem and confidence.” said Cindy Robinson, a walking tour guide.

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