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Call for Board Members

AIANTA is currently accepting Board of Directors applications for representatives from our Pacific, Plains and Southwest regions. We are also seeking an At-Large representative and a replacement for our vacant Midwest position.

AIANTA Welcomes New Leadership

Sherry L. Rupert, formerly AIANTA’s Board President, will assume the role of AIANTA Executive Director and Board Member Emerson Vallo has been elected Board President.

AIANTA to Develop Tribal Guide Interpreting Anza Trail
AIANTA has signed an agreement with the National Park Service to develop an educational guide chronicling the stories of the tribes—historic and current—located along the Anza Trail.
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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Members of the AIANTA staff and Board of Directors are excited to speak at your industry event.

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From the AIANTA Blog

Support Re-Authorization of Brand USA

Support Re-Authorization of Brand USA International tourism means big business in the United States. In 2018, nearly 80 million international visitors traveled to the United States, generating a total of nearly $1.1 trillion dollars for our economy. That visitor...

Director’s Corner: Ready, Set, Go!

As I finish my first month as Executive Director of AIANTA, it would be an understatement to say it’s been a busy start. My staff has had me on a whirlwind schedule filled with activities, conferences and one-on-one appointments.

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

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