We build strategic partnerships, both public and private, to extend the reach of tribes and ensure authentic tribal experiences.
AIANTA’s best work is done by connecting with tribal, federal, state and industry leaders. Through strong relationships with our partners and stakeholders, we are able to move our mission forward. Since our founding, we have worked to grow our existing relationships while attracting new partners to support our work.
Through our strategic partnerships, AIANTA works to educate state, federal and industry leaders so they support and facilitate a thriving Indian Country tourism industry. In our work with strategic partners, we help to cut through the noise of global tourism promotion to elevate tribal destinations among travelers, tour operators, travel agents, the media and nationally.
Our Valued Partners
- U.S. Department of Interior
– Bureau of Indian AffairsTribal Technical Assistance Programs
– National Park Service
– Bureau of Land Management
– U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
– U.S. Bureau of Reclamation
- U.S. Department of Commerce Office of Travel and Tourism Industries
- U.S. Small Business Administration
- Arizona Office of Tourism
- Colorado Tourism Office
- Hawaii Tourism Authority
- Montana Office of Tourism and Business Development
- Oklahoma Tourism & Recreation Department
- South Dakota Department of Tourism
- Wyoming Office of Tourism
- National Congress of American Indians (MOU)
- National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development
- Native American Rights Fund (MOU)
- National Indian Gaming Association (MOU)
- American Recreation Coalition
- American Association of Parks and Recreation
- American Indian Law Center
- Native American Tourism of Wisconsin
- Midwest Alliance of Sovereign Tribes
- U.S. Travel Association
- National Tour Association (MOU)
- National Geographic Society Sustainable Destinations
- George Washington University International Institute of Tourism Studies
- International Tourism Marketing
- Western States Tourism Policy Council (MOU)
- Kilpatrick Stockton and Townsend (LOI)
- Powers Pyles, Sutter and Verville PC (LOI)
- Hobbs Straus Dean and Walker LLP (LOI)
- Akerman, LLP
As you read this newsletter, I’m enjoying my first business travel in 15 months. For this trip, I’m traveling with Bruce Rettig, AIANTA’s Tribal Content Developer and Lorraine Gala Lewis, AIANTA’s Data & Outreach Specialist, and will also be joined, virtually, by Dan Wiley, the Senior Manager, Integrated Resources Stewardship of the Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail. We’re meeting with tribes and Native-owned hospitality businesses located along the Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail in Idaho and Montana.
AIANTA Announces Second Tourism Marketing Workshop for Tribes Along the Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail
AIANTA Announces Second Tourism Marketing Workshop for Tribes Along the Lewis & Clark National Historic TrailIn partnership with the National Park Service, Visit Idaho and the Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort, AIANTA has launched the second in a series of free tourism...
A brief overview of the new and updated Native American, Alaska Native and Hawaii Native tourism attractions and activities. (Updated June 2021)
Nearly mid-way through 2021 it seems that the historically epochal events of 2020 are finally coming to an end. Millions (approximately 408) have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, the virus that nearly ground global tourism to a halt in 2020.
AIANTA Launches Tourism Marketing Workshop for Tribes Along the Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail
The American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association (AIANTA) has introduced the first in a series of free tourism marketing workshops developed specifically for tribes located along the Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail. The first workshop will take place at the Wildhorse Casino and Resort in Pendleton, Oregon, on June 10, 2021 at 8 a.m. (PDT).
Restarting Tourism Marketing in Indian CountryThe American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association (AIANTA) is hosting a free tourism marketing workshops in the Pacific Northwest. As reservations, tribal tourism enterprises and Native-owned businesses re-open to...
Culture Bearers Otis Halfmoon and Allen Pinkham, Sr. to Share Tribal Perspectives of the Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail
Culture Bearers Otis Halfmoon and Allen Pinkham, Sr. to Share Tribal Perspectives of the Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail Otis Halfmoon Nez Perce, retired National Park Service interpreter, and Allen Pinkham, Sr., former chairman of the Nez Perce Tribe will...
AIANTA is seeking a graphic artist or designer to create a series of original clip art graphics to be utilized throughout AIANTA’s domestic and international marketing programs.
AIANTA is seeking a graphic designer to design an original, 100-page Cultural Heritage Tourism Guidebook (CHTG),
The American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association is seeking a graphic designer to design an original, 8-page AIANTA Annual Report, which will showcase AIANTA’s successful programming for Fiscal Year 2019-2020.
AMERICAN INDIANS AND ROUTE 66
More than half of Historic U.S. Route 66 lies in Indian Country, roughly 1,372 miles. AIANTA, in collaboration with the National Park Service Route 66 Corridor Preservation Program and Cherokee travel writer Lisa Hicks Snell, has published a tour guide of Route 66, bringing American Indian voices and a new perspective to this iconic highway.
To learn more, visit www.AmericanIndiansAndRoute66.com
A Warm Thank You to Our Partners