Greg Hopf

Greg Hopf

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Kelowna, British Columbia

Indigenous Tourism | Entrepreneurship | and Storytelling | First Nation Relationship Expert

Greg Hopf is a Dene Indigenous tourism leader and Indigenous youth advocate who is passionate about building vibrant and thriving Indigenous communities. Greg Hopf shares stories and cultural traditions in an authentic and meaningful way, while working towards reconciliation through his philosophy of ‘Living in Two Worlds’.
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GREG HOPF BIOGRAPHY

Greg Hopf is a Dene Indigenous tourism leader and Indigenous youth advocate who is passionate about building vibrant and thriving Indigenous communities, sharing stories and cultural traditions in an authentic and meaningful way, and working towards reconciliation through his philosophy of ‘Living in Two Worlds’. Greg Hopf was born and raised in Denendeh (Northwest Territories) and was fortunate to have the opportunity to live with his Aunt Celine and Uncle Jim Antoine in the tiny Dene community of Liidlii Kue (Ft. Simpson) where Greg Hopf learnt his Dene culture and value system, and built a strong connection to the land, the animals, and the spirits. These Dene values and stories brought him out on the land hunting, trapping, fishing and harvesting with his Liidlii Kue family. To this day Greg Hopf is still practicing his traditional way of life with his wife Sharon and his kids Keaton and Presley Hopf in the Okanagan Valley. Greg Hopf takes tremendous pride in passing his culture to his children, while professionally working towards building the capacity and a positive legacy in all Indigenous communities, and educating non-Indigenous peoples in a respectful and authentic way.

Greg is an accomplished and engaging speaker. He takes you on a journey through lived experiences, sharing inspirational and truth telling stories to create a memorable and insightful connection with the specific subject matter or audience. Beyond completing his post-secondary education in Alberta, Greg is a certified Master Facilitator in Indigenous Cross-Cultural Awareness, facilitator in Indigenous Racism and completed Aboriginal Coaching Modules.

Past speaking engagements include:

  • International Indigenous Tourism Conference
  • Porsche Cars Canada
  • Accelerate Okanagan Annual General Meeting
  • University of Queensland – Australia
  • University of British Columbia

In 2017, Greg Hopf joined forces with his now business partner Frank Antoine to launch an Indigenous tourism company called Moccasin Trails. Together they grew the business into an award-winning tourism company.  Through the leadership and management of Frank and Greg, Moccasin Trails have had the following awards and recognitions bestowed:

  • 2019 All Nations Trust Company – Tourism Business Award Winner
  • 2019 Start Up Canada Awards – National Indigenous Entrepreneur Finalist Nominee
  • 2019 International Indigenous Tourism Awards – Customer Service Award Finalist Nominee
  • Finalist in the 2021 Kelowna Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards

In addition to the tourism business, Greg is the co-founder of Moccasin Trails Consulting, which is focused on economic development, tourism development, partnership building between Indigenous and non-Indigenous organizations, delivering inspiring keynote presentations, and facilitated training and workshops. Greg’s work is deeply rooted in Indigenous values, cultures, teachings, and beliefs where there is an innate understanding of the opportunities and challenges for Indigenous communities. Prior to starting Moccasin Trails, Greg successfully managed a hunting and fishing lodge in the NWT; built the Aboriginal Sport Circle of the NWT for over ten years; developed an Indigenous cultural tourism strategy for the Thompson Okanagan region; and lead the successful bid to host the International Indigenous Tourism Conference (IITC) in Kelowna 2019.

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Greg Hopf Topic Presentations

Introduction Into Indigenous Culture

  • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop SessionHalf Day TrainingFull Day Training
  • Greg brings audiences on a journey of awareness and education to introduction what Indigenous culture is and means to him. He shares the trials and triumphs, tribal lands, ancestral travel and trade roots and the tribal systems of family relationships and beliefs. Greg introduces individuals to the ancestral paths his people walked, how they gathered, how they eat, why and when they celebrated. Despite the impacts of colonialism many of these beliefs systems, traditions and values are still very much alive today. From languages to food, celebrations to ceremonies, stories to legends, Greg takes you on a journey from what he has learned and what was passed down to him by his Elders.  He shares a journey of understanding our relationship with Mother Earth, the animals, its ecosystems and the traditional practices and belief systems of his people. Greg will give audiences an authentic first-hand experience brought to him through his elders, community, and the research he has done as a consultant, tour guide and a successful business owner. He shares the stories that were passed down orally from generations to generation, and how communities are rebuilding their history through these stories.

Living in Two Worlds

The Power of Indigenous Tourism

The Power of Sport

Truth Then Reconciliation or Practicing Reconciliation Everyday

Creating Strong Indigenous Partnerships

Building Resilient Indigenous Youth

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Testimonials

Greg has shown that through hard work and perseverance he has taken his company and has built it to an award winning business, his story is one, our stakeholders can look to for motivation

Keith Henry

B.ED President and CEO
Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada

Greg’s approach and mindfulness in building strong key relationships with our indigenous communities has made us a leader in the tourism industry, the value that has brought us is immeasurable and priceless

Henry Tso

Chief Financial Officer and Acting Chief Executive Officer
Indigenous Tourism Association of British Columbia

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