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Multi-Tribal/General Interest

7 Places To Explore America’s Native American Heritage
…these seven places help you explore America’s Native American history.
Travel Awaits; Nov. 27, 2019

More Multi-Tribal Headlines

10 Native American Inventions Commonly Used Today; Nov. 18, 2019

8 Guides and Tours to Honor Indigenous Cultures
Outside Magazine, Oct. 14, 2019

Two Tribal Libraries Earn top Museum & Library Award
Institute of Museum and Library Sciences; May 7, 2019

2019 National Medal for Museum and Library Service
Institute of Museum and Library Sciences; March 11, 2019

Gaming Destinations Bet Big on Meetings
Meetings & Conventions; March 15, 2019

Alaska Tribes & Members

Economy Task Force Sees Hope for Sitka
The task force, which represents a range of Sitka business, social and special interest groups, has been meeting weekly since April 21 to work on ways to mitigate the effects of COVID-19 on Sitka’s economy. // Daily Sitka Sentinel; June 5, 2020

Alaska Natives’ Celebration 2020 to be held online in June
Celebration 2020 will take place online from June 10 to 13, after Sealaska Heritage Institute (SHI) postponed this year’s in-person gathering until 2021. // Travel Weekly; May 26, 2020

Alutiiq Angyaq Inducted into Alaska Innovators Hall of Fame
The Alaska State Committee on Research honors the creativity, traditional ecological knowledge, and craftsmanship of the Alutiiq/Sugpiaq angyaq and inducts these large open boats into the Alaska Innovators Hall of Fame class of 2020.//Alaska Native News; February 20, 2020

City boosts tour bus subsidy, puts contract out to bid
Sitka’s privately owned cruise ship dock, Halibut Point Marine, is six miles out of town, so if passengers want to come downtown, there are shuttle buses. And for the past six years, the city has subsidized those shuttle trips using cruise passenger fee revenue. //; Dec. 26, 2019

More Alaska Headlines

New Executive Director has big plans for the Alaska Native Heritage Center
Anchorage Press, Nov. 22, 2019

Sitka Tribe, NPS continue negotiating future park management
Alaska Public Media; Nov. 8, 2019

Cultural tourism hitting its stride, engaging visitors; Oct. 14, 2019

Tlingit potatoes continue to thrive thanks to Sitka Tribe, Forest Service
Alaska Public Media; Oct. 10, 2019

Regent Seven Seas Cruises announces new Alaska shore excursions in 2020; Oct. 11, 2019

November is officially deemed Alaska Native Heritage Month
KTUU-TV, Oct. 6, 2019

With $500,000 in support from Sealaska, landless Alaska Native communities continue push for their own village corporations
KTOO Public Media; Sept. 6, 2019

Soboleff building gets gold for being green, music program receives a grant, CCS is on the move
Juneau Empire, Aug. 1, 2019

WEIO brings athletes and artists closer to Alaska Native culture
KTUU TV; July 19, 2019

Alutiiq Museum honors Native ancestors with memorial park
My Journal Courier; June 22, 2019

Opinion: Tlingit history and culture thrive as Hoonah expands cruise destination
Juneau Empire;  May 31, 2019

Princess Opens 50th Alaska Season with New Land & Ship Features
Insider Travel Report, May 1, 2019.

10 of the least known islands you should visit to see wildlife
10 Best, March 21, 2019

State bill would make November Alaska Native Heritage Month; March 17, 2019

Mush! Traverse Alaska offers Iditarod adventure
Travel Weekly; Jan. 10, 2019

Eastern Region Tribes & Members

Alabama | Arkansas | Connecticut | District of Columbia | Delaware | Florida | Georgia | Kentucky | Louisiana | Massachusetts | Maryland | Maine | Mississippi | North Carolina | New Hampshire | New Jersey | New York | Rhode Island | Pennsylvania | South Carolina | Tennessee | Virginia | Vermont | West Virginia


A Look Into a Mississippi County’s Native American History
“Pearl River County, like most of the areas of Mississippi, was once home to many Native Americans,” stated a pamphlet from the Pearl River County Historical Society and the Pearl River Chapter of the Mississippi Archaeological Associated titled Recognizing and Rejoicing in our Indian Heritage. //  US News & World Report; July 12, 2020

“Many Faces” mask exhibit opens at Museum of the Cherokee Indian
A new exhibit at the Museum of the Cherokee Indian, called “Many Faces”, features the ancient art of Cherokee mask making in a modern realm and will inform visitors of this art form still practiced by some artists of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI).  //Cherokee One Feather; June 8, 2020


Native Americans Get a Stronger Voice in the Mayflower Story
The United States and Britain will commemorate 400 years since the Pilgrim ship made its crossing. The events are more politically charged on one side of the Atlantic than the other. // New York Times; Jan. 22, 2020

Starbucks to open Atmore location
Wind Creek Hospitality announced Monday a groundbreaking for a Starbucks off of Interstate 65 near the casino slated for later this month. // The Atmore Advance; Jan. 8, 2020

Explore the deep roots of the Seminole Tribe’s relationship to alligators
Museum visitors will discover how alligator wrestling took hold and how it helps preserve culture and tradition today. //; Jan 7, 2020

PCI Support Services- Signs contract with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services
The FWS contract will be part of a large effort to upgrade the Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge, a 35,000-acre reserve in Decatur, Alabama situated along the Tennessee River. // PR Newswire; Jan. 7, 2020

More Eastern Region Headlines

Cheers: Preserving Houma Indian history
Houma Today; Dec. 21, 2019

At Akwesasne, where the border runs straight and nothing is simple
The Buffalo News; Dec. 13, 2019

Alabama honors Native American tribes it exiled
Montgomery Advertiser, Dec. 2, 2019

Teen’s pride in tribe helps fund local museum; Nov. 19, 2019

Cranberry Day Honors Ancient Wampanoag Tradition in the Bogs
Vineyard Gazette; Oct. 13, 2019

Tunica-Biloxi’s 4th Annual Intertribal Basketry Summit to celebrate tribe’s ancient art, teach cultural traditions
KALB-TV, Oct. 14, 2019

Make it new again: Mohawk tribe raises next generation of native speakers
NCPR; Aug. 22, 2019

Burn, scrape and shape: Dugout canoe to be built at Pocumtuck Festival
Greenfield Recorder; Aug. 1, 2019

Cherokee invest in Nikwasi Mound’s future, as preservation efforts pick up steam
Citizen Times; July 29, 2019

Casino traffic in Cherokee booming, but some say it distracts from tribe’s legacy
Charlotte Observer, July 26, 2019

NC conservationists work to recover WNC’s native brook trout
Charlotte Observer; June 29, 2019

The World’s First Guitar-shaped Hotel Will Have Swim-up Suites and a 7,000-seat Concert Venue
Travel + Leisure; June 4, 2019

Asheville City Council votes to accept Harrah’s Cherokee naming proposal for civic center
Fox Carolina; May 28, 2019

Franklin Town Council Transfers Nikwasi Mound Ownership To Local Nonprofit
Blue Ridge Public Radio, May 7, 2019

Native Americans keep ‘Heritage’ in Jazz Fest with weaving, palmetto huts, storytelling and food
The Advocate, May 1, 2019

Archaeological study planned for the birthplace of the Seminole nation
ABC Action News, April 5, 2019

Tribe, 3 countries plan 400th Pilgrim anniversary in 2020
Enterprise News; March 17, 2019

Virginia’s new state park to tell story of state’s natives; March 9, 2019

Top 10 Things to do in Cherokee This Spring
Cherokee, North Carolina, March 4, 2019

Akwesasne TV reps join event in Paris to preserve indigenous languages
North County Now; Jan. 30, 2019

Akwesasne tribe seeking support to develop heritage museum, library at former General Motors parcel
Watertown Daily Times, Jan. 18, 2019

Traveling Exhibit “Native Voices: New England Tribal Families” Opens At Creative Discovery Museum
The Chattanoogan; Jan. 10, 2019

Midwest Region Tribes & Members

Iowa | Illinois | Indiana | Michigan | Minnesota | Missouri | Ohio | Wisconsin

Explore Native Wisconsin this Summer With Native American Tourism of Wisconsin
The Tribal Nations of Wisconsin have put together an official guide to discover and explore the great Native American communities in our state.  // WTMJ-TV Milwaukee; June 4, 2020

Red Cliff Tribal Farm wins $80K in grants
The Red Cliff Mino Bimaadiziiwin Tribal Farm recently received grants totaling $80,000 to support the farm’s free- and reduced-price community supported agriculture program and enhance food sovereignty efforts. // Ashland Daily Press; Jan. 2, 2020

More Midwest Region Headlines

Chippewa tribe joins MDNR in care of ancient rock carvings
Toledo Blade; Dec. 16, 2019

Mille Lacs workshops highlight Ojibwe art and crafts
Star Tribune; Dec. 14, 2019

VIDEO: Restoring lake sturgeon to the Upper Wolf River
Washington County Insider; Dec. 10, 2019

How Housing Becomes a Home: Why Cultural Supports Matter

Non-Profit Quarterly, Dec. 5, 2019

Potawatomi tests Lyft program to solve employee transportation issues
Milwaukee Business Journal; Nov. 13, 2019

National Food Sovereignty Summit hosted by Oneida Nation
WBAY Action News 2; Sep 26, 2019

Oneida Nation hosts 10th annual Big Applefest
We Are Green Bay, Sept. 22, 2019

Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community opens public exhibit celebrating the tribe’s history, people, and culture
Indian Country Today; Sept. 12, 2019

Program connects native master artists with apprentices, keeping culture alive in Lac du Flambeau
News Watch 12; Aug. 8, 2019

VIDEO: Bear takes care of itchy head on Red Cliff trail cam; July 2, 2019

‘Pure love on the dance floor’: Celebrating the jingle dress tradition
MPR News; June 15, 2019

Red Lake Nation wins national economic development award
The Bemidji Pioneer, April 28, 2019

Frog Bay Tribal National Park Wins State Tourism Award
The County Today, April 22, 2019

New Exhibit Explores the History of the Ojibwe Jingle Dress
Native Knot; March 13, 2019

Minnesota tribe asks: Can wild rice have its own legal rights?
Star-Tribune; Feb. 9, 2019

Performance Brings Ancestral Women of Wisconsin’s 12 Tribes to Life; Jan. 4, 2019

Pacific Region Tribes & Members

California | Hawaii | Idaho | Oregon | Washington

Landmark Agreement: Yurok Tribe Partners With Calif. Parks & Rec
The Yurok Tribe will officially begin operating the Stone Lagoon Visitor Center on June 1, 2020, following the completion of the first-ever Joint Powers Authority agreement between the California Department of Parks and Recreation and a Tribal government. // Native Business; May 28, 2020

MASS Design Group to lead tribal engagement process for Willamette Falls Riverwalk
Per a statement announcing the news, the process will focus on gleaning—and then prioritizing—input and advice on design and programming aspects from five confederated tribes. // The Architects Newspaper; May 26, 2020

Mad River Brewing Unveils First Logo Under Yurok Ownership
The Mad River Brewing Company’s award-winning craft ales will soon brandish an incredible new illustration that honors the business’s deep roots in Humboldt County, while clearly identifying it as a distinctly Yurok Tribe-owned entity. // Brewbound Brew Industry News, Events & Jobs; May 19, 2020

Tribal Resort Becomes First in Calif. to Win Three Forbes’ Four-Star Awards
Agua Caliente Resort Casino Spa Rancho Mirage garnered the honors for its exclusive Sunstone Spa, its multi-award winning The Steakhouse, and its luxurious resort hotel. Sunstone Spa has been a Forbes Four-Star winner for several years running. // Native Business; February 15, 2020

Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe starts a traditional prairie
The Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe’s Traditional Foods Project manager always has wanted a working prairieland where the tribe could grow and harvest traditional plants and native grasses to be used for cooking, medicine and art. // Peninsula Daily News; Jan. 20, 2020

Puget Sound tribes and scientists join forces to breed millions of clams
After recent declines, a new breeding program could help safeguard the cockle’s future as a food source for tribes like the Suquamish. // New Food Economy; Jan. 8, 2020

Family sharing Yakama song recorded more than 100 years ago at special event
A Yakama love song recorded more than 100 years ago by a revered tribal member and treaty interpreter will be heard once again during a special event Jan. 22. // Yakima Herald; Jan. 7, 2020 

3 More California Condors Released in the Hills Above San Simeon in SLO County
Another condor release site is being established in Northern California at the Redwood National Park. The National Park Service in cooperation with the Yurok Tribe — the largest Indian Tribe in California — is bringing that project to fruition. // NoozHawk; Jan. 4, 2020

More Pacific Region Headlines

Youngsters Pitch In To Craft Canoes For Yurok Tribe’s Tours
Lost Coast Outpost; Dec. 30, 2019

Yakama Nation receives more than $400,000 for fish recovery and habitat restoration projects
Yakima Herald; Dec. 27, 2019

Oregon Trail causes a bump in the road for CDA
My Columbia Basin; Dec. 25, 2019

At Long Last, Smallest Native Californian Tribe Has Land To Call Their Own
Good News Network; Dec. 22, 2019

Wild birds on Umatilla lands
East Oregonian; Dec. 14, 2019

Suquamish Tribe celebrates 150th Anniversary of the founding of Seattle
Kitsap Daily News, Dec. 6, 2019

How Yurok Traditions Sustain Delicate Balance of North Coast Species; Nov. 18, 2019

Merging Western Science With Native Knowledge To Combat Climate Change
KUNR; Nov. 4. 2019

Fort Mojave Indian Days begin with cultural center dedication
Needles Desert Star; Nov. 2, 2019

‘I know who I am’: Seattle’s urban Natives tell the story of the city’s first Indigenous landmark
Crosscut; Oct. 29, 2019

Nisqually Land Trust Acquires New Property for Ohop Creek Restoration
Nisqually Valley News; Oct. 17, 2019

Coast Salish tribal culture alive at new Mukilteo ferry terminal
WSDOT Blog, Oct. 1, 2019

Yurok Tribe accepts UN Equator Prize for forest management
Times Standard; Sept. 24, 2019

Planned hotel a monument to how gaming turned life around for Washington tribes
Komo News; Sept. 5, 2019

Suquamish Tribe to open new seafood shop
Ktsap Daily News; Sept. 17, 2019

Yakama linguist honored for a lifetime of reviving Native languages
Yakama Herald; Aug 21, 2019

‘Share our culture’: Yurok Tribe to offer canoe tours of Klamath River in 2020
Times Standars; Aug. 5, 2019

More than a viral sensation, the Salmon Cannon could bring the species back to the Upper Columbia after 90 years
Seattle Times; Aug. 16, 2019

‘Adorable’ species of fish with 3 eyes and rings of sharp teeth finds home at Oregon Zoo
Fox 12 Oregon; Aug. 5, 2019

‘Let us remain friends’: Chetzemoka Trail offers visitors a trip into the past
Peninsula Daily News; July 7, 2019

This bizarre prehistoric fish may be the key to preserving Yurok culture in California
The Sacramento Bee; July 1, 2019

Snohomish River estuary project an example of why salmon recovery takes so long
King-TV, June 13, 2019

Nez Perce Tribe’s Zims Hot Springs open
Indian Country Today; May 28, 2019

The Best Small Beach Towns in the United States
AFAR, May 21, 2019

Bringing Prey-go-neesh Home
North Coast Journal of Politics, People & Art, May 2, 2019

Why wild salmon remains king in the Pacific Northwest
National Geographic Traveler; April/May Issue

Nisqually Tribe Works on Conceptual Tourism Plan
Yelm Online, April 11, 2019

How the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians Held On in Palm Springs
Smithsonian Magazine; April 5, 2019

Entering Berkeley is entering Ohlone territory
East Bay Times; March 12, 2019

First Four-Diamond Property Coming to Washington’s Olympic Peninsula
Native Business Magazine; March 6, 2019

The Basketmaker
Hakai Magazine; Feb. 26, 2019

Tribe buys Clarkston Golf and Country Club
The Lewiston Tribune; Feb. 2, 2019

$150,000 art installation will honor history, resilience of Puyallup people
Indian Country Today; Jan. 28, 2019

Plains Region Tribes & Members

Kansas | Montana | Nebraska | North Dakota | Oklahoma | South Dakota | Texas | Wyoming

Mandaree All Indian Rodeo brings out many
Rodeo contestants and spectators gathered at the On The Slant Arena at Mandaree for an All Indian Rodeo this past Sunday. // Minot Daily News; June 6, 2020

13 things you will want to do for Spring Break
Tulsa World identified 13 things to do during Spring break in Oklahoma. Families looking for educational adventures for children during spring break should consider visiting Cherokee Nation museums. Activities for five museums were given, including basketweaving, beadwork and working with clay.//Tulsa World; March 6, 2020

Cherokee Nation to preserve culturally important seeds in Arctic vault
The Cherokee Nation is banking corn, bean and squash seeds in the Arctic “doomsday vault”, The Svalbard seed vault, the world’s most sheltered storage facility, currently holds 992,039 crop seeds from across the world.becoming the first US-based tribe to safeguard culturally emblematic crops for future generations.//The Guardian; February 7, 2020


Reservations to be Marketed as Tourist Destinations in North Dakota
Tribal lands in North Dakota are being marketed to tourists for the very first time. //; Jan. 17, 2020

5 Best Things to Do in Pawhuska, Oklahoma, Home of the Pioneer Woman
This local museum is dedicated to preserving the history of the Osage Nation. Learn all about the history, culture, and art of the Osage people // Wide Open Country; Jan. 10, 2020

Cherokee Nation increases effort to save historical sites in northeast Oklahoma
The Cherokee Nation Historic Registry Act establishes a comprehensive framework for identifying, protecting and preserving Cherokee Nation’s cultural heritage sites.
Tulsa World; Jan. 7, 2020

Holding Tight to a Racing Tradition
Indian Relay, a type of bareback horse racing practiced by Native American tribes in the plains states, blends heritage and danger. For one family, it’s a shared passion that means everything. // New York Times; Jan. 6, 2020

Kansas City’s Northland Might Finally Get Another Fountain — One That Tells A Big Story
If fundraising goes according to plan, the site will include historical markers and green space to commemorate the complicated yet rich relationship between the person many consider the founder of Kansas City and the American Indians who were living here when Francois Chouteau and his French traders arrived. // (NPR); Jan. 4, 2020

More Plains Region Headlines

Red Oak Steakhouse
Incorporating Quapaw capabilities into the restaurant supply chain was not simply a cost-cutting maneuver. Rather, as John Berrey, chairman of Quapaw nation, told Heated, “it’s in our DNA. The history of our tribe is being both hunters and farmers.”
Atlas Obscura;

Intern secures funding for Cultural Heritage Center project Bridging the Gap
The Shawnee News Star; Dec. 30, 2019

Movement promotes traditional foods as way to improve health, preserve culture on Wind River Reservation
Casper Star Tribune, Nov. 28, 2019

Nanih Waiya: ‘Mother Mound’ and First Capital of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma
McAlester News-Capital; Nov. 15, 2019

Commerce Department announces investments in Native American economic development services
Cutbank Pioneer Press; Nov. 13, 2019

The U.S. has spent more money erasing Native languages than saving them
High Country News; Nov. 5, 2019

Osage Nation celebrates new Osage Nation Heritage Trail
Skiatook Journal; Oct. 27, 2019

Native American Tribes Support National Park Status For Cahokia Mounds
St. Louis Public Radio; Oct. 1, 2019

Building an American Serengeti in Montana
Sierra; Sept. 5, 2019

The Lakota Music Project in South Dakota finds common ground through collaboration
Brainerd Dispatch; Sept. 17, 2019

Lander Art Center Celebrates Wind River Artists
Wyoming Public Media; Sept. 18, 2019

Saracen Casino Resort event creates splash
The Pine Bluff Commercial; Aug. 6, 2019

Protecting Potawatomi in the 2019 Year of Indigenous Languages
Pawhuska Journal Capital; Aug. 4, 2019


Indigenous people from around the US keep tradition alive at Mandaree powwow
Williston Herald; July 22, 2019

Osage Congress passes $250K appropriation to design ON Museum expansion
Osage News; July 10, 2019

Osage Casino Hotel-Tulsa starts second phase with $28 million tower
Tulsa World; July 9, 2019

Photos: Tribal members and sponsors visit bison herd on the Wind River Reservation
Casper Star-Tribune, June 23, 2019; See also Wyoming Public Media; U.S. News & World Report

Pine Ridge Indian Reservation: Home of the Oglala Sioux Tribe
Rapid City Journal; May 30, 2019

National Bison Range in Montana Proposes New Management Plan, May 3, 2019

Hearst Foundations Present Spring 2019 Grants
Webwire, Apri 29, 2019

Choctaw Casino Durant Breaks Ground on $500 Million Expansion
Casino News Daily; April 27, 2019

Experience Native American Culture this summer in Wind River country
The Buckrail, April 24, 2019

The Blackfeet Nation is trying to open its own national park
High Country News, April 23, 2019. See also ABC Fox Montana

Muscogee (Creek) Nation Sees Great Reward Following Mvskoke Dome Investment
Muscogee (Creek) Nation Press Release; March 8, 2019

Biggest mistake Aussies are making in the US; Jan. 27, 2019

Chickasaw Cultural Center honored for efforts to protect the monarch butterfly
The Ad News; Jan. 12, 2019

America’s Plains Indians bring back bison to their lands
Deutsche Welle; Jan. 8, 2019

Marta Churchwell: Native American art on display in Miami cultural center
The Joplin Globe; Jan. 6, 2019

Indianische Künstler im Mississippi Museum of Art; Jan. 3, 2019

See also: Reiseziel Erde and the official German press release.

Southwest Region Tribes & Members

Arizona | Colorado | New Mexico | Nevada | Utah 

What happens when America’s borders reopen again? Our travel expert gets the lowdown (includes Navajo Nation)
While indigenous Native American communities are today tragically fragmented across the nation, there are visit-worthy exceptions. // The Irish Examiner, July 2, 2020,
It’s the summer of road trips. Here’s how to do it right
Maine camps, Black-owned B&Bs, history at a social distance, and other reasons to roll across America. // National Geographic Traveler; July 2020
Ute tribes reimagine Bear Dances, a key ceremony of renewal, as coronavirus locks down Colorado reservations
As Colorado eases coronavirus restrictions, Ute Mountain Ute and Southern Ute tribal councils have voted to maintain strict protective measures // The Colorado Sun; June 5, 2020
50 Years Ago: Trading posts face end of operations
The average trading post operator on the reservation has been seeing his income decrease over the past five years by as much as 50 percent as Navajo families have shifted their shopping preferences to supermarkets in Window Rock and in border communities, said the report. // Navajo Times; May 28, 2020
Grand Canyon West Thanks Front-Line Workers With Free Admission; Announces $59 Admission and Skywalk Through July
During the first week of Grand Canyon West’s reopening, June 1 through June 8, the company is offering complimentary general admission for police, firefighters, emergency medical technicians, healthcare workers, and teachers. // Cision PR Newswire; May 27, 2020
Hualapai River Runners to Relaunch Grand Canyon Whitewater Rafting Tours
Grand Canyon Resort Corporation announced they will be welcoming back guests to experience whitewater rafting on the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon beginning on June 8, 2020. Also launching are exciting new whitewater rafting equipment and boat rental options. // Flagstaff Business News; May 20, 2020
Indian Market Enters the Virtual Realm, SWAIA partners with the Clark Hulings Fund for Visual Artists for online sales platform
It’s been just over a month since the Southwestern Association for Indian Arts announced it would cancel the 99th annual Indian Market amid COVID-19 concerns, and organizers have used that time to forge new partnerships, pivot plans and ultimately announce that the event is going online this year. // Santa Fe Reporter; May 8, 2020

Nevada Museum Tells of Forced Native American Assimilation

The campus was listed in 1985 in the National Register of Historic Places. It opened as a museum in December, with plans for a reunion and celebration May 9. Transforming the school to a museum managed by the state of Nevada took at least a decade.//U.S. News & World Report; February 25, 2020
Come celebrate with us’: Taos Pueblo commemorates return of sacred land

Taos Pueblo is commemorating the fifty-year anniversary of the return of Blue Lake to the Pueblo. “We are announcing that a celebration for this great accomplishment will take place on September 19, 2020. We encourage everyone to come celebrate with us,” said Taos Pueblo Governor Edwin Concha.//Z News; February 22, 2020 

President Burnette: Ft. McDowell election results
Incumbents President Bernadine Burnette and Council Member Gerald Doka retained their previously held leadership roles, while Pansy Thomas joined the tribal council as its new treasurer. According to a statement from FHYN, all three elected positions underscore the 889 tribal members’ confidence in their ability to serve the best interests of the Yavapai people and propel the tribe to further growth and prosperity. // The Fountain Hills Times; Jan. 22, 2020

Grand Canyon Skywalk Celebrates 10 Millionth Visitor All-TimeGrand Canyon Skywalk, the U-shaped glass bridge known worldwide for its singular architecture and unparalleled views of the Grand Canyon, today celebrated its 10 millionth visitor since the tourism experience first opened in March 2007. // WICZ News; Jan. 12, 2020

Diné are turning their hogans into cash on AirbnbOn Airbnb alone, more than 50 sites are listed on the reservation, with surprising variety. You can stay in a room in a family home, “glamp” (upscale camping) in a canvas tent with a real bed and solar lights, experience real Navajo life in a dirt-floor hogan or a sheepherder’s trailer (and in some cases, even help herd sheep). // Navajo Times; Jan. 9, 2020 

More Southwest Region Headlines

You da Mohn: Chef evolves with café at Tamaya
Albuquerque Journal; Dec. 31, 2019\

It’s Time For Scottsdale
Chicago Golf Report; Dec. 21, 2019

Photo tours of Antelope Canyon, famous for its waves of vibrant colors, are canceled
The Tennessean; Dec. 17, 2019

Local gingerbread contest showcases Pueblo cultures; Dec. 13, 2019

A look at Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino’s 25 years of impact
Arizona Big Media; Dec. 12, 2019

Behind the Rise of Native American Wines
Wine Enthusiast; Nov. 15, 2019

Native American shield returned to New Mexico from France
Albuquerque Journal; Nov. 18, 2019

BISON ON THE EDGE: Scientists, Indigenous Peoples Gather to Develop Roadmap for Rewilding North America Bison
News Wise, Oct. 19, 2019

Native American arts auction
Navajo Times; Sept. 28, 2019

Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation President Bernadine Burnette named one of Arizona’s most influential women for 2019
Indian Country Today; Sept. 6, 2019

10 Native Americans win scholarships
Albuquerque Journal, Aug. 12, 2019

Native American artists collaborate with local tech company; Aug. 6, 2019


Race series urges Diné to get out, enjoy the land
Navajo Times; July 25, 2019.

Pueblos open for feast days
Albuquerque Journal; June 18, 2019

New Mexico casino looks to fill more than 150 jobs
Albuquerque Business First, May 7, 2019

Vacation matters: National Travel and Tourism Week May 5-11
Navajo Hopi Observer, May 7, 2019

Muckleshoot Indian Tribe to develop luxury hotel at Auburn casino
Kent Reporter, May 2, 2019

Hualapai Tribe raises fees for Colorado River rafters
Grand Canyon News, April 30, 2019

We-Ko-Pa Resort & Conference Center earns AAA Four Diamond Award
AZ Big Media, April 14, 2019

Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation Commemorates Trail of Tears with Historic Three-Day Relay
Native News Online; March 17, 2019

New report reveals economic impact of New Mexico pueblos
Albuquerque Business First; Feb. 22, 2019

In Nevada, a School for Stolen Native American Kids Will Be a Museum; Feb. 11, 2019

Indian Pueblo Cultural Center lands grants to support entrepreneurs, artists
Albuquerque Business First; Jan. 31, 2019

Shutdown won’t stop it: Grand Canyon 100-year Celebration, Native American Style
Indian Country Today; Jan. 25, 2019

These Are the Most Exciting Museums Opening in 2019
Smithsonian Magazine; Jan. 17, 2019

Wildflower testing drone skills at Pojoaque
Albuquerque Journal; Jan. 1, 2019

Best Trips for 2019
National Geographic Traveler; January 2019

Building a Regional Tribal Tourism Alliance
: Sherry L. Rupert, AIANTA; Geri Hongeva, Arizona American Indian Tourism Association; Jason Morsette, North Dakota Tourism Alliance

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