Here at Indigeno Travel, we have developed a meaningful relationship with Indigenous-owned tourism company Moccasin Trails.
Located in the Okanagan region of British Columbia, owners Frank Antoine & Greg Hopf founded Moccasin Trails six years ago. They have built the company into an award winning business that has been recognized on the international stage.
Frank Antoine has been learning and sharing Indigenous culture all his life. From the age of three he was introduced to his spiritual & cultural beliefs. His parents taught him how to gather food through all of the four seasons. He is now passing it on to his children who will carry on these cultural values. Frank sits on a variety of tourism boards: Adams River Salmon Society, Shuswap Trail Alliance, Hat Creek Society, McAbee Group, Indigenous Tourism of British Columbia and the Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association.
Greg Hopf was born and raised in Denendeh, the land of the Dene. Sports played a key role in Greg’s young life, where he learned the important life values from sports–respect, leadership, sportsmanship, commitment, hard work, listening & learning. This helped to shape the foundation of his persona. It is when Greg lived in the Dene community of Liidlii Kue (Ft. Simpson, NWT) where he learned his true Dene Values. It is his connection to the land, the animals, the spirits, the culture. To this day Greg is still practicing his Traditional way of life in the Okanagan Valley.
Frank and Greg’s purpose at Moccasin Trails is to bring people from around the world on the ancestral paths that their people walked, have them taste the food that they ate, and sing the songs they sang. The journey started hundreds of years ago, and they would like to share the stories that have been passed down from generations.
“Our goal is to design travel itineraries that will lead us on a cultural and educational path. To teach our youth the traditional way of life is to respect the land. We invite you to share on this cultural journey with us.”
Join us in November for the new tour, Indigenous Cultural Journey With People, Land & Traditions.