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Save the Date: 23rd Annual American Indian Tourism Conference
Save the date for the 23rd annual American Indian Tourism Conference (AITC), scheduled for October 25-28, 2021 at the We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort in Fort McDowell (Scottsdale), Arizona.
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About the NATIVE Act
The Native American Tourism & Improving Visitor Experience (NATIVE) Act serves to establish a more inclusive national travel and tourism strategy and has the potential to deliver significant benefits for Tribes.
Keeping Our Traditions Strong for a Brighter Future
Native American communities are working hard to ensure the next generation holds their culture in their hearts and in their hands. Tribal Elders are teaching the next generation the ways of their ancestors.

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Testing the Waters

Testing the Waters

I hope this newsletter finds you all healthy, happy and (hopefully) planning some much-needed summer travels.

It’s been a year since I first started talking about “cautious optimism” with respect to the visitor industry starting to re-open to travelers. Now, a year later, travel still hasn’t returned to its pre-pandemic levels.

Lewis & Clark Outreach Program

Lewis & Clark Outreach Program

In partnership with the Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail, AIANTA hosted two workshops showcasing how tribes can grow their cultural tourism efforts.

On the Road Again

On the Road Again

As you read this newsletter, I’m enjoying my first business travel in 15 months. For this trip, I’m traveling with Bruce Rettig, AIANTA’s Tribal Content Developer and Lorraine Gala Lewis, AIANTA’s Data & Outreach Specialist, and will also be joined, virtually, by Dan Wiley, the Senior Manager, Integrated Resources Stewardship of the Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail. We’re meeting with tribes and Native-owned hospitality businesses located along the Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail in Idaho and Montana.

German Travelers Ready to Return to the U.S.

German Travelers Ready to Return to the U.S.

Nearly mid-way through 2021 it seems that the historically epochal events of 2020 are finally coming to an end. Millions (approximately 408) have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, the virus that nearly ground global tourism to a halt in 2020.

Call for Graphic Designer–Annual Report

Call for Graphic Designer–Annual Report

The American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association is seeking a graphic designer to design an original, 8-page AIANTA Annual Report, which will showcase AIANTA’s successful programming for Fiscal Year 2019-2020.

A Time for Recovery

A Time for Recovery

O me'a"kwa: A Time for Recovery(I'm going to travel over there, Northern Paiute)Ha muh (how are you?), I hope this newsletter finds you healthy, happy and eagerly planning for the future. I’m thrilled by a recent report from the CDC that nearly one third of the...

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A Warm Thank You to Our Partners

Bureau of Indian Affairs

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Native American Agriculture Fund

Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail

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Education & Training

Technical assistance and training is the heartbeat of our work at AIANTA. We provide general and tailored technical assistance, training and education in a variety of ways.

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International Outreach

AIANTA plays a critical role in supporting the National Travel and Tourism Strategy to bring more visitors to the United States, especially in our participation at trade shows internationally and domestically, to promote tourism in Indian Country.

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Membership

Through AIANTA membership, tribes, the tourism industry and other partners form a dynamic network of shared experiences, resources and support.

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