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

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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 > Ali'k Ceremony 184nd Birthday Commemoration for King Kamehameha IV

Ali'k Ceremony 184nd Birthday Commemoration for King Kamehameha IV
According to Uncle Bill Mai‘oho, Mauna ‘Ala curator from 1995- 2015, “It was Queen Lili‘uokalani's wish and vision to convert the [royal] mausoleum building into a chapel, to be used specifically to celebrate the birthdays of Hawai‘i’s kings and queens and their legacy of aloha, left to the Hawaiian people through the various trusts created by these high chiefs and high chiefesses, to care for their people. Uncle Bill said the first celebration occurred on March 26, 1922, Prince Kuhio’s birthday and that the chapel was dedicated in his memory. It has been used since to celebrate the birthdays of our ali‘i.
Date:Friday, February 9, 2018
Time:8:00 AM
Location:Mauna 'Ala (Royal Mausoleum)
2261 Nuuanu Ave
Honolulu, HI


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