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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 567 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 > The 19th Annual American Indian Tourism Conference

The 19th Annual American Indian Tourism Conference
The American Indian Tourism Conference is designed to share knowledge, experience and
best practices from tourism programs around the U.S. Each year, the conference features
exciting and unique mobile workshops that highlight the culture of the region and the
host tribes, networking events and a line-up of inspiring speakers and trainers. Plus
the presentation of awards for outstanding destinations and tourism leadership.
Date:Monday, September 11, 2017 - Thursday, September 14, 2017
Time:12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location:Green Bay, Wisconsin



Tribal Agritourism Marketing Tools, Part 2: Using to Promote Tourism and Your Agribusiness Products

Thursday, December 14, 2017
1 p.m. Pacific / 2 p.m. Mountain / 3 p.m. Central / 4 p.m. Eastern


Learn about the only consumer-facing destination website dedicated to promoting cultural tourism in Indian Country – This webinar will give instruction on how tribes, tribal cultural tourism programs and tribal businesses – including tribal agritourism programs and products – can showcase their products on the website without charge (due to a partnership with AIANTA and the Bureau of Indian Affairs).

This session will cover and provide our partners with skills:

  • To integrate your tourism products within the website to help market to the world
  • To understand the destination website and its capabilities on a level in which to promote easily
  • To learn new tourism tools that you can bring back to your community and your communities tourism planning departments
  • To define economic development according to how your community operates and how agritourism plays a part in that economic development plan

Presenter: Sandra Anderson is the Manager of, and the IT & Website Development Coordinator at AIANTA. 

Guest Speaker:

Alger Swingley is the founder of Blackfeet Outfitters and is an enrolled member of the Blackfeet Tribe. Alger is the first Native American full-service hunting, fishing and packing outfitter to be licensed in Montana.  Alger will talk about his marketing strategy and his experience with working with

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