AIANTA Updates

Call for Graphic Designer–Annual Report

Call for Graphic Designer–Annual Report

The American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association is seeking a graphic designer to design an original, 8-page AIANTA Annual Report, which will showcase AIANTA’s successful programming for Fiscal Year 2019-2020.

A Time for Recovery

A Time for Recovery

O me'a"kwa: A Time for Recovery(I'm going to travel over there, Northern Paiute)Ha muh (how are you?), I hope this newsletter finds you healthy, happy and eagerly planning for the future. I’m thrilled by a recent report from the CDC that nearly one third of the...

How to Leave No Trace When Visiting Indigenous Lands

How to Leave No Trace When Visiting Indigenous Lands

How to Leave No Trace When Visiting Indigenous LandsMonument Valley Tribal ParkPhoto Credit: National Park ServiceLocated in the Navajo Nation on the border of Arizona and Utah, Monument Valley Tribal Park, boasting sandstone masterpieces framed by the clouds, is one...

Artisans & Tourism

Artisans & Tourism

Artisans & TourismWritten by: Jacqueline Robledo, Content & Social Media Coordinator, AIANTAThere are many different motivations for travelers when choosing their next vacation destination. Some travel for food, some culture or landscape and some for art. ...

Rupert to Testify at Senate Committee on Indian Affairs

Rupert to Testify at Senate Committee on Indian Affairs

AIANTA CEO Sherry L. Report to Testify on Economic Importance of Tribal Tourism at Senate Committee on Indian Affairs Oversight HearingRupert, who heads the national association dedicated to advancing tourism in tribal communities, will submit testimony on the vital...

AITC Registration Open

AITC Registration Open

Registration Now Open for 23rd Annual American Indian Tourism ConferenceAITC, scheduled for October 25-28 at the We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort, is organized by the American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association and will be held at the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation.FOR...

Voices Along the Lewis & Clark Trail

Voices Along the Lewis & Clark Trail

More than 200 years ago, Captain Merriweather Lewis and Second Lieutenant William Clark set out on a three-year journey to map the western portion of the United States and to expand trade with Indian tribes along the route.

AITC Business of Art Workshop

The Business of ArtDesigned for artists and tribal arts administrators, this seminar will share tips on building tribal arts programs, working with galleries and museums, organizing local arts markets, developing art trails and building partnerships to promote the...

Indian Country Anticipates Increase in Tourism for 2021

Indian Country Anticipates Increase in Tourism for 2021

Indian Country Tourism Anticipates Tourism Increase for 2021Nearly 70% of respondents believe tourism to Indian Country will increase somewhat or greatly in the coming year, according to AIANTA’s State of Indian Country Tourism survey.FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE...

AIANTA to Develop Travel Guide Along Anza Trail

AIANTA to Develop Travel Guide Along Anza Trail

AIANTA to Develop Travel Guide, Indigenous Place Names Map Chronicling Tribal Stories Along the Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic TrailIn an agreement with the National Park Service, AIANTA is developing a travel guide and Indigenous place names map of the...

The Comeback Trail

The Comeback Trail

“Before the pandemic, indigenous tourism in North America was an economic engine that helped tribes share and preserve cultures. Stakeholders say it’s more important than ever that tourism picks up where it left off.”

AIANTA Announces New Partnership with Leave No Trace

AIANTA Announces New Partnership with Leave No Trace

The American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association (AIANTA) and the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics have announced a new partnership that will promote a consistent, nationwide message of sustainable tourism throughout indigenous communities across the United States.

Travel Industry Publications You Should Be Reading

Travel Industry Publications You Should Be Reading

For Native-American, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian marketers looking to extend awareness of their tourism products through articles in the “press,” the best first step is to take stock of what’s out there. 

O me’a”kwa: A Season of New Beginnings

O me’a”kwa: A Season of New Beginnings

At AIANTA, we’ve been enjoying an eventful start of the spring season As always, our programming is intended to help our Native American, Native Hawaiian and Alaska Native communities and indigenous-owned businesses succeed when it comes to growing their cultural tourism programming.

Request for Proposal: Call for Artist

Request for Proposal: Call for Artist

AIANTA is Seeking a Qualified Graphic Designer/ ArtistThe American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association (AIANTA) is seeking a graphic artist or designer to create a series of original clip art graphics to be utilized throughout AIANTA’s domestic and international...

A Warm Thank You to Our Partners

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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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