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
During this webinar, Andrew Galvan, Curator of Old Mission Dolores will detail how he reconciled the history of the area tribes with the story previously being told by the California Missions.
Every March, AIANTA recognizes some of the leading Native American women who are dedicated to advancing cultural heritage tourism.
At AIANTA, we are full-swing in planning-for-the-future mode. Recently we’ve been speaking with many Congressional representatives throughout the United States—especially those supportive of Native American communities
Join us as we welcome three Native women leaders in cultural tourism. Two guide major cultural centers
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Native American Tourism of Wisconsin (NATOW) will underwrite AIANTA membership dues for each of the 11 tribal nations that call Wisconsin home.
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Learn more about all aspects of tour operations, from itinerary planning to to working with international wholesalers.
This past year has been one of great change and great challenges, but we have also experienced so many victories and if you’re like me, you remain hopeful about all that is to come.
Long-term AIANTA employee Gail Chehak will lead the new Tribal Relations & Outreach department which is charged with identifying and cultivating strategic agency partnerships.
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