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Professional Certificate in Cultural Heritage Tourism: Establish yourself as a tribal tourism leader

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6-course certificate program
running from
October 1 - November 18, 2018!
Registration is Now Open

As the only organization specifically dedicated to advancing Indian Country tourism across the United States, the American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association (AIANTA) serves as the voice and resource for tribes and tribal organizations engaged in cultural tourism. 

AIANTA helps tribes develop, sustain, and grow tourism destinations through technical assistance, training and educational resources.

Working on behalf of all 573 federally recognized tribes and Native Hawaiians, AIANTA supports and promotes authentic Indian Country tourism.  We provide technical assistance, training, and resources to tribes, and work hard to make sure that tribal tourism has a voice at the national level. 

The American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association is proud to present “American Indians & Route 66,” the guidebook that encourages travelers from around the world to explore the authentic history of Route 66 and experience American Indian culture from Chicago to LA, in person or from the comfort of an armchair. Visit to learn more about genuine cultural experiences all along Route 66.

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AIANTA Takes Indian Country Tourism to the U.S. House of Representatives

Sherry L. Rupert speaks on benefits of tribal tourism at Legislative Hearing on H.R. 3477, the Native American Tourism and Improving Visitor Experience Act (the "NATIVE ACT").





All Events > Sioux Empire Wacipi - Powwow & Cultural Arts Event

Sioux Empire Wacipi - Powwow & Cultural Arts Event
In December 2017, hundreds of powwow dancers, singers and drum groups representing more than 500 tribes from the United States and Canada will be arriving in Sioux Falls, South Dakota to participate—socially and competitively—at the Sioux Empire Wacipi. 
Date:Friday, December 15, 2017 - Sunday, December 17, 2017
Time:12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location:W.H. Lyon Fairgrounds - Sioux Falls, SD


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