AIANTA Press Releases

As the only national organization dedicated to advancing Indian Country tourism across the United States, AIANTA believes in the power of tribal storytelling through tourism.

For all media inquiries, please email Liz Slobodian at Liz@shipwrightcommunications.com


Recent Releases

 

AIANTA Seeks Seven New Members for Board of Directors

AIANTA Seeks New Members for Board of DirectorsAIANTA is looking to fill seven vacant leadership positions. AIANTA’s Nominating Committee is leading the recruitment, with Mary Goddard, the Board’s Southeast Alaska Representative, as Chair of the Committee.FOR...

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FY 2023 USFS/AIANTA NATIVE Act Request for Proposals (RFP)

Request for ProposalProject Name and DescriptionNATIVE ActTribal Projects and Initiatives on or Adjacent to U.S. Forest Service Managed Lands ​Company NameAmerican Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association, Inc. (AIANTA) Address6000 Uptown Blvd. NE Ste. 150Albuquerque,...

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2023 Nevada Tribal Tourism Conference

American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association partners with Bureau of Land Management for 2023 Nevada Tribal Tourism Conference FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association partners with Bureau of Land Management for 2023 Nevada Tribal...

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2023 Women Leaders in Tourism

Women’s History Month 2023  Native American Women Leaders in Cultural Heritage Tourism Every year, March is designated Women’s History Month by Presidential proclamation. The month is set aside to honor women’s contributions in American history. The American...

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Press Release: U.S. Forest Service/AIANTA NATIVE Act Grant

AIANTA and USDA Forest Service announce Funding Opportunity and RFP to Support the NATIVE ActAIANTA and U.S. Forest Service seek to fund Tribal Nations, Tribal Enterprises and native nonprofits that will enhance and integrate cultural tourism/cultural recreation to...

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Press Release: Mobile Workshops

Experience San Diego Native Culture and History during the American Indian Tourism ConferenceJoin the Rincon Tribe in one of two cultural tourism experiences that explore the Native culture and history of the Greater San Diego area.FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Albuquerque,...

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AITC Registration Open

Registration Now Open for 24th Annual American Indian Tourism Conference AITC, scheduled for October 24-27 at Harrah’s Resort Southern California is organized by the American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association and will be held on the tribal homelands of the...

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AIANTA Seeks Native Hosts for AITC

AIANTA Seeks Native Hosts for 2024, 2025 AITCAIANTA requests proposals for upcoming 2024, 2025 American Indian Tourism Conferences ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO (May 13, 2022) – The American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association (AIANTA) is seeking proposals from...

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AIANTA Launches Fourth Annual Tourism Sentiment Survey

AIANTA Launches Fourth Annual Tourism Sentiment SurveyThe survey will measure Indian Country’s confidence in the growth of the visitor industry for the coming year.FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO (March 15, 2022) – The American Indian Alaska Native...

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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...

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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...

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AIANTA Releases Two New Cultural Heritage Tourism Planners

AIANTA Releases Two New Educational 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...

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AIANTA Announces New Members to its Board of Directors

AIANTA Announces New Members to its Board of DirectorsBrian Wadsworth, Kate Anderson, Judi gaiashkibos and Darian Morsette join the AIANTA Board of Directors, which recently underwent a redistricting of its national map to expand national inclusion.ALBUQUERQUE, NEW...

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AIANTA Recognizes the Best of Indian Country Tourism

​AIANTA Recognizes the Best of Indian Country Tourism Seneca-Iroquois National Museum, Nez Perce Tourism, Leilah Young of Dixie’s Antelope Canyon Tours and Dawn Melvin from Arizona Office of Tourism are honored at the 2021 Excellence in Tourism Industry Awards FOR...

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Hawai‘i Tourism Industry to Spread the Aloha During AITC

Hawai‘i Tourism Industry to Spread the Aloha During American Indian Tourism ConferenceKānaka Maoli (Native Hawaiian) speakers include Hawaiʻi Tourism Authority President & CEO John De Fries, Kainoa Daines of the HVCB and Daniel Nāhoʻopiʻi of SMS Research.FOR...

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We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort to Unveil New Dining Studio

We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort to Unveil New Dining Studio on October 13Its first two all-you-can-eat food stations will offer authentic, delicious Asian and Mexican cuisine  The latest addition to the casino’s comprehensive fine- and casual dining options, the new...

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AIANTA Board Slate Announced

AIANTA Announces Board SlateThe Board Nominating Committee has selected the following Board Slate for this year’s elections:  ​Oklahoma – Travis OwensMr. Owens brings more than 15 years of experience in the cultural tourism industry. His experience is unique in...

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AIANTA Seeks New Members for Board of Directors

AIANTA Seeks New Members for Board of DirectorsDue to regular term expirations and an internal redistribution of AIANTA’s regions, the association is looking to fill nine vacant leadership positions. AIANTA’s Nominating Committee is leading the recruitment, with Mary...

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AIANTA Applauds Senate Passage of Infrastructure Bill

AIANTA Applauds Senate Passage of Infrastructure Bill​Legislation calls for $550 billion in upgrades to airports, roads, bridges, ports and other infrastructure widely required by a healthy visitor industry.ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO (August 12, 2021) —​ The American...

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What’s New in Indian Country Tourism

What’s New in Indian Country Tourism (Winter 2022)Cultural Centers & Museums  || Destinations, Tribes & Tribal Culture  || Parks & Public Lands  ||  Restaurants & Eateries ||  Tours, Cruises & Attractions ||  Hotels, Resorts &...

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Contact Us

As the only national organization dedicated to advancing Indian Country tourism across the United States, AIANTA believes in the power of tribal storytelling through tourism.

For all media inquiries, please email Liz Slobodian at Liz@shipwrightcommunications.com

 

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  • About AIANTA (our Storybook)
  • Discover Native America (magazine)
  • Press Release: Who is AIANTA
  • Press Release: American Indian Tourism Conference
  • AIANTA logo
  • travel (download to include region descriptions and one-pager)
  • Photos (regional photos from NativeAmerica.travel media kit and other AIANTA photos)
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As the only national organization dedicated to advancing Indian Country tourism across the United States, AIANTA believes in the power of tribal storytelling through tourism.

For all media inquiries, email info@aianta.org

 

The American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association Celebrates 25 Years as the Leader in Cultural Heritage Tourism and Announces Historic Name Change of National Conference at 25th Annual Event

Today, the American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association (AIANTA), the only national organization dedicated to advancing cultural heritage tourism in Native Nations and communities across the United States, announced that its signature American Indian Tourism Conference (AITC) will become the American Indigenous Tourism Conference to reflect inclusivity of all U.S. Native Nations and communities beyond tribes, as Indigenous tourism continues to preserve generations of cultural heritage storytelling. The news was delivered in a keynote address by AIANTA CEO Sherry L. Rupert as the national nonprofit kicked off its 25th anniversary at the Choctaw Casino & Resort in Durant, Okla. on the tribal homelands of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma.

Contact Us

As the only national organization dedicated to advancing Indian Country tourism across the United States, AIANTA believes in the power of tribal storytelling through tourism.

For all media inquiries, email info@aianta.org

 

Downloads:

  • About AIANTA (our Storybook)
  • Discover Native America (magazine)
  • Press Release: Who is AIANTA
  • Press Release: American Indian Tourism Conference
  • AIANTA FAQ
  • AIANTA logo
  • travel (download to include region descriptions and one-pager)
  • Photos (regional photos from NativeAmerica.travel media kit and other AIANTA photos)
  • For more news, click here.

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