Carcross/Tagish First Nation Tourism Code of Conduct
We recognize the rights of the individual and respect the cultural rights and differences of all members of the community and our guests, treating all people with equality and dignity.
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The guiding spirit of the Code of Conduct is to ensure a sustainable tourism economy that permits quality operators with the ability to develop profitable businesses while respecting the land, water and people. We seek to cause minimal impacts to the wildlife, wilderness, culture and historical sites of the lands of the Carcross/Tagish First Nation. We seek to preserve and protect this special place as it is now for appreciation, enjoyment and enrichment of future generations.
We recognize why visitors come to this place and the experiences they seek in the community and on the land.
We recognize our role as stewards of the land, and our role in the communities of our land to work for local benefit and growth.
We recognize our role in ensuring the development of an environment that permits business to develop and prosper.
We recognize the challenges of balancing an economic agenda with cultural integrity, sound environmental management and community well-being.
Our visitors and many of our operators are guests in the community’s backyard and are treated as our honoured guests. Our guests also understand they must behave in a certain way within our culture and our land. Our Code of Conduct will help our guests understand expected behavior, how to gift our community from their visit and how we will gift them as our honoured guest.
The Code of Conduct will inform, educate and involve all partners, operators and guests who seek to protect in perpetuity, the opportunity for, and the quality of, the exceptional experiences found in this land.
The Code of Conduct is intended to apply in whole or in part to tourism operators, our partners and our operations depending on the nature of the business.
C/TFN accredits companies and tour products by applying the requirements of the Code of Conduct. Through an assessment process, review of criteria annually and audits of operators, our assessment process will set the standard for authentic and professional tourism experience in our traditional territory.