As White, Buultjens and Shoe bridge note in Chapter 8, Indigenous peoples suffer considerable economic and social disadvantage. One suggested strategy for overcoming this disadvantage has been the pursuit of business opportunities provided through ecotourism. Although there are examples of positive Indigenous participation in ecotourism resulting in economic, social and environmental benefits, there are a number of issues that require attention. This chapter examines Indigenous participation in ecotourism and looks at some of the issues that need to be addressed in order to advance Indigenous ecotourism. The chapter begins with an examination of Indigenous tourism and its market demand and supply factors. This is followed by a section that outlines the potential and actual costs and benefits associated with Indigenous peoples’ participation in the industry. The final section is the conclusion.
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