This is the corporate website for the Cree Outfitting and Tourism Association (COTA) and Eeyou Istchee Tourism (EIT).
If you are travelling to Eeyou Istchee Baie-James and want to find out about the region’s many attractions, please visit
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Win a Trip to the International Indigenous Tourism Conference!

Jul 3, 2024

Do you want to attend the International Indigenous Tourism Conference in Montreal this coming February?

Our essay contest is your chance to WIN an all-expense paid trip for two

Simply submit an essay of 500-750 words, choosing from three thought-provoking topics:

  • Why should I be chosen to attend the Indigenous Tourism Conference?
  • What makes Eeyou Istchee a “must-see” tourism destination?
  • Why is a career in tourism the right choice for me?

The writer of the winning essay will receive a prize package that includes tickets to the conference, accommodations, and travel expenses. The winner will also share their passion and ambitions in a special feature in the COTA newsletter!


  • Must be a Cree beneficiary
  • Must be aged 18 years or older


Submit essays to by August 23

For more information about the essay contest, submission guidelines, and eligibility requirements, please email