MA Student, Recreation and Leisure Studies

Biography

Brendan BelangerBrendan has an undergraduate degree in Tourism and Parks Management at the University of Waterloo. He is interested in understanding on how tourism acts as a driving force in altering and developing culture in local indigenous communities. Through his personal experiences of both living and visiting different communities in northern Canada, Brendan has witnessed the importance of natural heritage and its interconnectedness with Canadian identity and Indigenous cultures. Currently, Brendan is writing his Master's thesis based on a study that explores Indigenous knowledge, social and environmental change, and the decolonization of tourism through on-the-land programs in the Northwest Territories.

Research interests

Tourism, decolonization, Indigenous knowledge, on-the-land programs, people and environment, protected area management

Affiliation: 
University of Waterloo

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