About

First Nation Cultural Tours provides cultural tourism to people seeking to educate themselves and others about First Nations People; in particular about the Ojibwe People and the Chippewas of Georgina Island First Nation

Tours are provided on Georgina Island to groups and individuals seeking traditional knowledge and to experience the actual environment in which First Nations People live(d). Customers are educated about the “Original People” through sensory experiences like: traditional song and dance performances, storytelling, medicinal ceremonies (smudging), eagle feather introductions, drumming circles, educational trail walks with site seeing, choice craft workshops, and various artifacts and objects.

FNCT is also available for knowledge seekers off site. Schools are encouraged to book Jacob Charles to come and visit their class. A variety of workshops have been created specifically to comply with curriculum requirements.

FNCT also offers Traditional Opening and Closing Ceremonies for events. FNCT is hired by event coordinators seeking to appreciate and recognize the importance of Indigenous Culture.

Mission Statement:

To provide Indigenous Culture through interactive and educational experiences to all of those in search of Canada’s First Peoples.

Vision Statement:

To open new doors and provide opportunity to the health and well being that the world strives for mentally, physically and emotionally.

Brief Biography on Jacob Charles

Jacob Charles, Owner and Operator of FNCT

Jake Charles or Na-nock-ashee (which means Hummingbird in Ojibway) is an Ojibway from the First Nation of Georgina Island (located off the south point of Lake Simcoe).

He represents the Wolf clan and is the CEO of First Nation Cultural Tours on Georgina Island. Through teachings from his Elders, Jake carries a traditional knowledge of the First Nations culture which he shares with all nations. Jake is a drum and pipe carrier for his community as well as a fourth generation Traditional Maple Syrup maker.

Jake shares his traditional knowledge in the hopes of educating the public to issues surrounding our First Nations communities.

Click here to read about Jake’s spiritual and cultural journey.