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Tara Saunders

Tourism Development Officer, Qalipu First Nation

Tara Saunders works as the Tourism Development Officer for the Qalipu First Nation which, with almost 23,000, is one of the biggest First Nations in the country. Tara currently oversees the implementation of the Nation’s five-year tourism development strategy; Experience Qalipu. This strategy focuses on developing market-ready cultural experiences and other tourism products throughout the Mi’kmaq communities on the island of Newfoundland, connecting the visitor to the vibrant culture of the Mi’kmaq people and forming strong partnerships within the industry to lead to a strengthened economy and culture.

Tara is a proud community member and is passionate to find strategic ways to work together to showcase all Indigenous communities of Newfoundland & Labrador to the world.  


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