AITC Silent Auction 

This year’s AITC Silent Auction promises to be bigger and better than ever before. Here are just a few of the items AITC attendees will be bidding on.

Hummingbird Sand Painting

Eugene John


Titanium Belt Buckle with Natural Turquoise

Pat Pruitt
Pat Pruitt Metalsmith

Mica Turtle

Donated by: Poeh Cultural Center

Balance Throw Blanket

Michelle Lowden
8th Generation

Acoma Horse Hair Pottery

Eric Louis 
Acoma Horse Hair Pottery


Shell Necklace

Vanessa Mountain
Mountain Southwest Jewelry

Turquoise Earrings 

Sherly Ringlero
Bagder Trails

Grandmother Moon Earrings

Lillian Pitt 
Pacific Northwest Native American Artist

Nez Perce Jet Boat Tour

Nez Perce Hear the Echoes of Our Ancestors Jet Boat Tour for 2 people
Nez Perce Tourism

Handmade Native Dolls 

Frieda Drymon
Frieda Drymon (Navajo)

Talking Stick Entertainment District Experience

Discover Salt River
One night stay at Great Wolf Lodge Arizona $60 at Mavrix Entertainment Center
$50 Medieval Times Arizona
$50 Topgolf at Talking Stick
Salt River Indian Community

Family Membership – Heard Museum

Family Membership – Heard Museum
Heard Museum, Phoenix, AZ

Cafe Style Pueblo Pottery Mug

Denise Chavarria (Santa Clara) 
Pueblo Clay Potter 

Hot Bowl Holder

Mary Chavez
Mary Chavez (Santo Domingo Pueblo)

Kewa Necklace

Artist Unknown
Santo Domingo Pueblo

Southwest Bluebird Quilt

Mary Chavez
Mary Chavez (Santo Domingo Pueblo)

Acoma Clay Ornaments

Prudy Correa
Prudy Correa Acoma Clay Artist

MoonHawk Art Tribal Print Arm Cuff

MoonHawk Art LLC
MaryBeth Timothy 

NSRGNTS Kawaii Nini Corn Dancer Earrings

Votan Ik (Maya/Nahua) & Leah Povi Lewis (Pueblo/Diné)

NSRGNTS Kawaii Dine Girl Mug

Votan Ik (Maya/Nahua) & Leah Povi Lewis (Pueblo/Diné)

Prudy Correa Pueblo Nativity 

Prudy Correa
Prudy Correa Acoma Clay Artist

Carol Lujan Glass Necklace

Carol Lujan
Carol Lujan Navajo Artist

Please Donate 

The annual American Indian Tourism Conference concludes with an evening gala, the 10th annual “Excellence in Tourism Industry Awards Gala and Silent Auction,” which celebrates leading indigenous visitor destinations and hospitality professionals.

The AITC Silent Auction raises funding for AIANTA’s Hospitality and Tourism Scholarship Program, which benefits Native students pursuing post-secondary degrees in Hospitality and Tourism Management and other tourism-related fields. To date, AIANTA has awarded 22 scholarships to Native students through this program.

The ongoing success of the Scholarship program is due in large part to the generosity of our Native communities, partners, and donors. We would be honored if your tribe, Native community, business or organization would consider donating an item to our Silent Auction.

Don’t yet know what you might donate? Please contact Ariel Richardson at or call (505) 724-3592 to discuss your donation, or should you need more information. Remember, your donation is tax-deductible, and all Silent Auction donations must be received by September 30, 2021 and mailed to 2401 12th Street NW, Albuquerque NM 87104.

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There are also other ways you can support this wonderful cause!  See all the ways you can support AIANTA .

For more information about AIANTA, AITC or for personal assistance with purchasing a table at the Excellence in Tourism Industry Awards Gala and Silent Auction, please contact Sherrie L. Bowman at or call (505) 209-2479.

Thank you for your continued support of AIANTA and allowing us the opportunity to tell, gah’nahvah (Yavapai), our scholarship story. 

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

Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail

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