Partnership Development

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

Federal

  • 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

State

Member Partners:

  • 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

Tribal

  • 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

Industry

  • 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

AIANTA welcomes new partnerships to expand our impact and increase collaboration throughout Indian Country and the tourism industry.

If you are interested in joining AIANTA as a strategic partner, contact Hannah Peterson, AIANTA’s Development Director at hpeterson@aianta.org or 505.361.2168.

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  In early February, the United Nations proclaimed 2019 to the year of Indigenous Languages. Since February is also the month of romance, we thought we'd query our members, partners and friends to see how they'll be expressing their affection this season. Artwork used...

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“For a novice like me, the GW program provided a good introduction. I particularly appreciated the cultural focus,” reflected Winnestaffer. “Rather than tourism generally, which is what’s usually available, the courses addressed issues that were of specific relevance to tribes and heritage tourism.” // The George Washington University Blog; Jan. 10, 2019

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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

Education & Training

Technical assistance and training is the heartbeat of our work at AIANTA. We provide general and tailored technical assistance, training and education in a variety of ways.

 

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International Outreach

AIANTA plays a critical role in supporting the National Travel and Tourism Strategy to bring more visitors to the United States, especially in our participation at trade shows internationally and domestically, to promote tourism in Indian Country.

 

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NativeAmerica.Travel

Start marketing your destination with us today! NativeAmerica.travel is AIANTA’s premier destination website, connecting travelers to unique American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian destinations in the United States.

 

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Partnership Development

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.

 

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