B.C. Indigenous tourism operators at risk of closing because of pandemic

Indigenous tourism operators in British Columbia are at risk of shuttering because of lost revenue due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The billion dollar industry is expecting a tough summer because of movement and travel restrictions.

According to the Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada (ITAC), 90 per cent of business across the country could be effected.

At the moment, the ITAC is offering a $1.2 million aid package but the organization says more will be needed.

Video Journalist / Kitimat Village, B.C.

Lee is a video journalist with APTN News, who shoots, reports and edits stories out of northern British Columbia. As a member of the Haisla Nation, Lee is proud to call Kitimat Village home again after living on Vancouver Island for 18 years. He has a passion for storytelling and looks forward to sharing stories through the lens of First Nations people.