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Professional Certificate in Cultural Heritage Tourism: Establish yourself as a tribal tourism leader

Join us for this tailored,
6-course certificate program
running from
October 1 - November 18, 2018!
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As the only organization specifically dedicated to advancing Indian Country tourism across the United States, the American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association (AIANTA) serves as the voice and resource for tribes and tribal organizations engaged in cultural tourism. 

AIANTA helps tribes develop, sustain, and grow tourism destinations through technical assistance, training and educational resources.

Working on behalf of all 573 federally recognized tribes and Native Hawaiians, AIANTA supports and promotes authentic Indian Country tourism.  We provide technical assistance, training, and resources to tribes, and work hard to make sure that tribal tourism has a voice at the national level. 

The American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association is proud to present “American Indians & Route 66,” the guidebook that encourages travelers from around the world to explore the authentic history of Route 66 and experience American Indian culture from Chicago to LA, in person or from the comfort of an armchair. Visit to learn more about genuine cultural experiences all along Route 66.

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AIANTA Takes Indian Country Tourism to the U.S. House of Representatives

Sherry L. Rupert speaks on benefits of tribal tourism at Legislative Hearing on H.R. 3477, the Native American Tourism and Improving Visitor Experience Act (the "NATIVE ACT").





All Events > Tribal Agritourism Marketing Tools, Part 2: Using to Promote Tourism and Your Agribusiness Products

Tribal Agritourism Marketing Tools, Part 2: Using to Promote Tourism and Your Agribusiness Products
Learn about the only consumer-facing destination website dedicated to promoting cultural tourism in Indian Country – This webinar will give instruction on how tribes, tribal cultural tourism programs and tribal businesses – including tribal agritourism programs and products – can showcase their products on the website without charge (due to a partnership with AIANTA and the Bureau of Indian Affairs).

This session will cover and provide our partners with skills:

To integrate your tourism products within the website to help market to the world
To understand the destination website and its capabilities on a level in which to promote easily
To learn new tourism tools that you can bring back to your community and your communities tourism planning departments
To define economic development according to how your community operates and how agritourism plays a part in that economic development plan

Sandra Anderson is the Manager of, and the IT & Website Development Coordinator at AIANTA., Indian Country's first destination website, is one of many projects Sandra continues to build on and will continue to work on until all 567 tribes are on the destination website. Originally from Fort Defiance, Arizona, Sandra is a citizen of the Navajo Nation and is from the Towering House Clan and born for the Towering House Clan. Her maternal grandfather is from the Meadow People Clan and her paternal grandfather is from the Bitter Water Clan. Sandra received her Bachelor of Arts degree in ethnology anthropology and a second Bachelor of Arts degree in Native American Studies from the University of New Mexico (UNM) in Albuquerque, and holds a master's in Community and Regional Planning (MCRP) with an emphasis in Indigenous Planning. Sandra is in the process of completing the Cultural Heritage Tourism Certificate Program through George Washington University.  

Guest Speaker:

Alger Swingley is the founder of Blackfeet Outfitters and is an enrolled member of the Blackfeet Tribe. Alger is the first Native American full-service hunting, fishing and packing outfitter to be licensed in Montana.  Alger will talk about his marketing strategy and his experience with working with
Date:Thursday, December 14, 2017
Time:2:00 PM
Location:First Nations Knowledge is a series of educational webinars created and hosted by First Nations Development Institute.


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