The debate around the Canadian aboriginal tourism industry has been ongoing for decades. Some argue it is an excellent opportunity for indigenous peoples to gain economic independence and to revitalize and share their traditional cultures which were previously denied them. Others claim it creates a culture which fetishizes, stereotypes, and degrades their traditions. Tourism can also be tricky for tourists who want to make sure they are receiving an authentic experience, when others might be appropriating cultural traditions in order to sell them off. The aboriginal tourism industry in Canada has been steadily growing for years; bringing in millions of dollars in revenue.