NSITEN Membership Form (2019-2020)
The following form is part of a membership drive for the 2019-2020 fiscal year for the Nova Scotia Indigenous Tourism Enterprise Network. It is necessary for us to ask the following questions so that we will have a better idea of how we can help to support your business, organization or association as we venture forward in growing Indigenous tourism in Nova Scotia in the coming years. We hope you will take the time to fill these questions out and if you have any questions please feel free to contact us by email at:
or go to our website at
Check what applies to you...
I am an Indigenous business owner (100% owned)
I am an Indigenous Joint Venture Company (51% Indigenous owned)
I am an Indigenous Artist
I am an Indigenous Artisan / Crafter
I am an Indigenous Cultural Performer (Singer/Dancer/Poet/Theatre/etc)
I am an Indigenous Music Performer (Modern/Contemporary/Etc)
I am an Indigenous Elder / Traditional Knowledge Keeper
We are a Band Owned First Nation Tourism Business/Enterprise
We are an Indigenous Not-for-Profit Cultural/Tourism Association/Organization
We are a non-Indigenous organization/society or government department
Other / Please Describe
What type of business/company are you/your organization registered as under the Nova Scotia Registry of Joint Stocks?
Sole Propreitorship (Individual/Indigenous Owned)
Incorporated/Limited Company (with Board of Directors)
Joint Venture Company (Majority Indigenous owned - 51% or more)
First Nation Band Enterprise (with Board of Directors)
Cooperative / Society
Not yet registered / In the process of registered
Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, Etc)
Status / Affiliation?
Full Status (Mi'kmaw Nation)
Full Status (Other Indigenous Nation)
Non-Status (Off Reserve)
Metis Status (Must be registered with National Metis Council database)
No Status / Other (Associate Member Application)
Is your business currently operational for the 2019-2020 tourism season?
Need Help (Please call me)
Does not apply (Associate member application)
Are you knowledgeable about the national body for Indigenous tourism (ITAC)? If so, explain how and if not would you like to learn more?
Have you heard about the efforts of the Provincial organization for Indigenous tourism NSITEN before? If yes please share what you know and if not would you like to learn more?
What type of business do you currently operate?
What type of services/products do you provide?
Do you sell Indigenous themed products/services as part of your business?
Are you knowledgeable about cultural authenticity standards and do you follow these as part of your business offerings?
Would you benefit from training programs that would help your business to be more market ready each year?
Maybe (I would like to know more)
What are the biggest challenges to keeping your business in operation each year or as a start up?
Financial Knowledge in Operations
Training for Staff
Support for additional staff
Marketing / Promoting your business
Networking with other business owners
Would you benefit from being part of a Province wide Indigenous Tourism organization that would work to promote your business, provide training and share updates and networking opportunities in the tourism industry? If yes, please explain how?
Would you think it beneficial for the NSITEN organization to support the growth of artists, artisans and crafters in a Province wide cooperative as part of it's services? If yes, please explain why?
Do you feel you could be better supported as an Indigenous business owner, artist/artisan/crafter to help make your business more successful? If yes, please explain why?
Did you participate in the 2018 Nova Scotia Indigenous Tourism Summit in Halifax, N.S.? Please choose from one of the following...
Yes, I enjoyed it very much!
No, I didn't hear about it...
Heard about it but I couldn't afford to attend...
No, but I would have loved to attend!
Yes but had hoped it could provide more information...
Yes and I am looking forward to the next one!
Would you be willing to volunteer on the board of directors for NSITEN at the next AGA elections?
Possibly (Need more Info)
Would you attend regional or provincial meetings and information sessions for NSITEN if it meant that you would benefit as a member?
Yes for sure, even at my own cost!
Yes, but I would need support to attend...
Yes but would need to make sure it benefitted my company/business/initiative...
No I cannot at this time
No I am not interested in volunteering
Yes please follow up with me!
If joining as a member would you prefer your contact information to be;
Private and internal only
Shared as Members on our NSITEN website
Shared but carefully through marketing initiatives that I am made aware of
Share openly as NSITEN promotes as part of their initiatives
I am not interested in becoming a member at this time
We thank you for your time and we look forward to sharing our next updated with you in the next short while. Once we complete our database we will advise all members of our next information sessions at a location close to you! Wela'liek!
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A copy of your responses will be emailed to the address you provided.
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