Indigenous perspectives on ecotourism development: a British Columbia case studyKatherine L. Turner, Fikret Berkes, Nancy J. Turner
- Journal of Enterprising Communities People and Places in the Global Economy, August 2012, Emerald
- DOI: 10.1108/17506201211258397
Indigenous perspectives on ecotourism
What is it about?
This paper examines the experience of an indigenous community (Gitga'at First Nation of British Columbia, Canada) negotiating multiple objectives, opportunities and risks surrounding tourism development. Central themes relate to: What aspects of local culture should be shared? What ecological areas and resources should be shown to visitors? Under what conditions? And what tourism models would best meet the community's goals?
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