The Native tourism industry will hold its first-ever national forum in Calgary, Alberta this fall.

The forum will include an industry trade show, visits to local First Nations tourist projects and seminars. Some issues: the creation of industry standards and a code of ethics, plus a national marketing campaign.

Organizers expect over 400 participants. They estimate that 10,000 to 15.000 people are employed at over 2.000 First Nations tourist ventures across the country. The Canadian National Aboriginal Tourism Association, organizer of the conference, is also holding its first-ever annual general membership meeting and will hand out tourism awards at the forum.

For information call (613) 567-7566.