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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.

2021 in Review

2021 in Review: A Snapshot of AIANTA’s Year2021 was an incredibly productive year for AIANTA. Join us in celebrating some of our top accomplishments and memorable moments for the past year.American Indian Tourism ConferenceAIANTA CEO Sherry L. Rupert, Board Members...

A Q&A About the Anza Trail Map with Margaret Pearce

A Q&A About the Anza Trail Map with Margaret Pearce

A Q&A About the Anza Trail Map with Margaret PearceWhat kind of map are you making for the Anza Trail guide? The guide will feature three 11x17 maps for the three regions of the trail: Arizona, Southern California and Northern California. Each map will include...

O me’a”kwa: Grateful for Our AIANTA Friends

O me’a”kwa: Grateful for Our AIANTA Friends

It’s hard to believe we are once again entering the holiday season. This past year seems to have gone by in a flash. Despite the challenges we faced in 2021, I have so much to be grateful for this holiday season.

RFP: NATIVE Act Study

Request for ProposalProject Name and Description NATIVE Act Study and Report to identify where technical assistance is needed to empower Indian Tribes, Tribal Organizations and Native Hawaiian organizations to participate fully in the tourism industry and to provide...

AIANTA Releases Two New Cultural Heritage Tourism Planners

AIANTA Releases Two New Cultural Heritage Tourism Planners

​The new Cultural Heritage Tourism: a planner for indigenous tourism professionals offers tips and advice and showcases successes in indigenous tourism planning and the Travel Trade Manual, designed to help indigenous tourism professionals navigate the travel trade network.

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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