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Excellence in Tourism Industry Awards: The 2022 Winners and Their Tourism Initiatives

Excellence in Tourism Industry Awards: The 2022 Winners and Their Tourism Initiatives

February 14, 2023; 10 a.m. (Mountain)

Join AIANTA in this webinar as we introduce the 2022-2023 Excellence in Tourism Industry Award Winners from Best Cultural Heritage Experience, Excellence in Customer Service, Tribal Destination of the Year, and Industry Professional of the Year. You will hear from the winners and their tourism initiatives that helped them win these awards.

Hidden Treasures: Amazing Collections and Resources at the Indian Arts and Crafts Board Museums

Hidden Treasures: Amazing Collections and Resources at the Indian Arts and Crafts Board Museums

In this session, we will reintroduce the Indian Arts and Crafts Board (IACB) and learn about their regional museums and some of their programs which can be replicated elsewhere, including art directories, promoting local art and history, and learn about the invaluable resources available. As it says on the Department of the Interior website, “The Interior Museum Program looks after one of the largest and most important museum collections in the world.”

Webinar: Funding Opportunities to Conserve and Restore Tribal Forestland

Webinar: Funding Opportunities to Conserve and Restore Tribal Forestland

A conversation with the USDA Forest Service and special guests about how the Community Forest and Open Space Conservation Program, Landscape Scale Restoration, and Recreation Economy for Rural Communities can be used as tools to conserve and restore forestland and cultural resources and in turn support Tribal tourism and recreation efforts.

Town Hall: Sharing Stories: Native American Artists and the Creative Economy

Town Hall: Sharing Stories: Native American Artists and the Creative Economy

Native American arts, including visual arts, music, theatre, dance, literature and beyond, are among the most promising ways to expand tourism and the economic success of rural and urban Native communities. Historically underestimated, Native Artists play a pivotal role in building economies, generating tourism assets and simultaneously preserving cultural heritage.

NativeAmerica.travel Training

NativeAmerica.travel Training

Learn how to submit your visitor attractions on AIANTA’s NativeAmerica.travel destination website. Take advantage of this marketing tool which connects tribes directly to domestic and international travelers, and invites visitors to explore Indian Country.

Meet-and-Greet CHT Instructor

Meet-and-Greet CHT Instructor

Meet-and-greet with Dianne Wallace. Dianne is an instructor in the professional certificate program for cultural heritage tourism with over 25 years of experience in customer relations and professional development.

O me’a”kwa

O me’a”kwa

I hope this letter finds you happy, healthy and ready to tackle new adventures. As I am writing this letter, I have just returned from the U.S. Travel Association’s Board of Directors Meeting.

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