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Your resource for all things Indian Country tourism. Read about AIANTA’s members, projects and the latest in industry news.

O me’a”kwa: Happy 2021

O me’a”kwa: Happy 2021

As we enter 2021, we know that the challenges of 2020 are not yet behind us. We will continue to adapt, as our Native People have always done.

AIANTA Call for Submissions

AIANTA Call for Submissions

AIANTA is seeking submissions from qualified freelance writers for a new educational manual, the Cultural Heritage Tourism Handbook.

O me’a”kwa: New Beginnings

O me’a”kwa: New Beginnings

Here at AIANTA we are taking a big sigh of relief as we come to the end of what has been one of the most difficult years in recent history.

Jingle All the Way

Jingle All the Way

Any new member joining us by January 31, 2021, will receive one of AIANTA’s proprietary Jingle Dress thumb drives.

2020 in Review

2020 in Review

Despite the challenges of 2020, the year was still an incredibly productive one for AIANTA.

AIANTA Completes First Virtual AITC

AIANTA Completes First Virtual AITC

Some 800 tribal representatives, Native business owners and tourism professionals attended the 22nd Annual American Indian Tourism Conference .

O me’a”kwa: Welcome to AITC 2020

O me’a”kwa: Welcome to AITC 2020

A recent report by the World Travel & Tourism Council found that the U.S. economy is expected to lose $155 billion this year, thanks to a shortfall in tourism receipts equivalent to $425 million a day.

Tribal Agritourism Takes Center Stage at AITC

Tribal Agritourism Takes Center Stage at AITC

Travelers the world over are expressing an increased interest in learning where their food comes from, providing indigenous communities with new opportunities to share their cultural heritage by building one-of-a-kind agritourism programs.

Register Now for AITC Conference Sessions

Register Now for AITC Conference Sessions

Because this year’s AITC is virtual, you MUST register for EACH conference session you plan to attend. Please note you will only be able to attend those sessions for which you have registered for in advance.

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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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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Membership

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

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