AIANTA Updates

Now Hiring: Marketing Director

Now Hiring: Marketing Director

AIANTA is seeking a passionate and driven individual to lead as the Marketing Director. Deadline to apply: July 20, 2022.

O me’a”kwa: On the Road

I am thrilled to be back on the road once again, working in Indian Country.  It has been so fulfilling to be able to provide resources and assistance to help tribes be successful in the tourism industry – A true honor.

RFP – Cultural Tourism Training Modules

RFP – Cultural Tourism Training Modules

The American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association (AIANTA) seeks the services of an accredited academic institution or education consultant(s) to develop five scenario based training modules for use by AIANTA staff at in-person training events.

AITC Registration Open

AITC Registration Open

Registration Now Open for 24th Annual American Indian Tourism ConferenceAITC, scheduled for October 24-27 at Harrah’s Resort Southern California is organized by the American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association and will be held on the tribal homelands of the...

O me’a”kwa: Celebrating Three Years

O me’a”kwa: Celebrating Three Years(I’m going to travel over there, Northern Paiute)Photo: CEO Sherry Rupert pictured with AIANTA Vice President Travis Owens // (c) Sherry L. RupertDear members, partners and friends, Ha muh (how are you?) As I reach out to you this...

AIANTA Seeks Native Hosts for AITC

AIANTA Seeks Native Hosts for 2024, 2025 AITCAIANTA requests proposals for upcoming 2024, 2025 American Indian Tourism Conferences ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO (May 13, 2022) – The American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association (AIANTA) is seeking proposals from...

Support AIANTA NATIVE Act Funding

Support AIANTA NATIVE Act Funding

Download the AIANTA Impact Report now.AIANTA Needs Your SupportThe hospitality industry is an incredibly important one for the American economy, supporting 9.5 million American jobs and accounting for nearly 3 percent of the entire GDP (at pre-pandemic levels)....

O me’a”kwa: AIANTA Impact

O me’a”kwa: AIANTA Impact(I’m going to travel over there, Northern Paiute)Photo: Fellow US Travel Association Board Members Fred Dixon, President & CEO, NYC & Company and Paige Shepherd, Director of Corporate Development and Tourism, Chickasaw Nation // (c)...

O me’a”kwa: Tamano mah ni

O me’a”kwa: Tamano mah ni

Tamano mah ni (It’s springtime now, Northern Paiute) is a time of growth and renewal. It is the season for cherry blossoms, maple syrup, Easter eggs, and yes, finally, a return to Spring Break travel.

AIANTA & SMS Research Cement Research Agreement

AIANTA & SMS Research Cement Research Agreement

AIANTA & SMS Research Cement Agreement to Conduct Comprehensive Tourism Planning StudyHonolulu-based SMS Research will conduct a comprehensive tourism study in partnership with AIANTA, with results to be reported to the Department of the Interior and the...

Women’s History Month 2022

Women’s History Month 2022

AIANTA recognizes some of the leading Native American women who are dedicated to advancing cultural heritage tourism.

O me’a”kwa: Year of the Tiger

O me’a”kwa: Year of the Tiger

According to this article, 2022 will be a year of “big changes, risk-taking and adventure.” If you’re like me, you’ve had enough adventure.

AIANTA to Receive $150,000 Grant from NEA

AIANTA to Receive $150,000 Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts as part of the American Rescue PlanFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO (January 28, 2022) —The American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association (AIANTA) has announced they have been...

O me’a”kwa: Happy New Year!

O me’a”kwa: Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

As I write this note, I have just returned from the memorial service of AIANTA friend, former Nevada Senator and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. I’m so saddened by the passing of Senator Reid, who was a staunch ally of Native Americans, including supporting the passage of the NATIVE Act, which was signed into law in 2016. Here, you can read a beautiful tribute to Reid in by AIANTA colleague Wendy Helgemo, who wrote “Sen. Reid made our country a better place for First Americans – and every one of us.”

O me’a”kwa: Wishing you Safe & Happy Holidays

O me’a”kwa: Wishing you Safe & Happy Holidays

As the holidays approach and the weather starts to cool across the country, from wherever you are reading this, I hope you are entering the holiday season with the same great excitement and anticipation of being surrounded by your loved ones as I am. As I prepare to return home to Nevada to spend the holidays with my family, I am overwhelmed with the thought of what makes the holidays so special for me, family. My own family, and my AIANTA family.

A Warm Thank You to Our Partners

Bureau of Indian Affairs

Native American Agriculture Fund

Bureau of Land Management

National Park Service

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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