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Meet our members!

AIANTA’s membership is a network of tribal and industry leaders promoting and growing cultural tourism in Indian Country. AIANTA has members spanning the nation and beyond, and we are continually expanding our reach through strategic partnerships and new markets. Our members share and acquire knowledge from each other. 

Browse through the list below.

The Directory is divided into four sections: Tribal Members, Tribal Enterprises, Native Owned Businesses, Nonprofit Organizations and Business Members.

Apsaalooke Nation

Apsaalooke Nation

The Apsaalooke, formerly known as the Crow Tribe, is located in south central Montana, bordered by Wyoming on the south, with its north western boundary about 10 miles from Billings. Attractions include the Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area featuring spectacular scenery, wildlife viewing, boating, fishing and camping. There are two visitor centers, one at Fort Smith and one at Yellowtail Dam. Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument/Reno-Benteen Battlefield commemorating the Sioux/Cheyenne victory over the Seventh Cavalry. The Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument features museum exhibits, an interpretive center and ranger-led programs. Chief Plenty Coups State Park, home and grave site of the well-known Crow chief, Plenty Coups. There is a display of Crow artifacts and history, and a scenic picnic area. Crow Agency becomes the ‘tepee capital of the world’ in mid-August during the annual Crow Fair celebration. Cultural tours offered through Little Bighorn College.

Website: www.crow-nsn.gov
Groups: Tribal

 Cherokee Nation

Cherokee Nation

Dedicated to telling the story of the rich history of Cherokee people, Cherokee Nation offers various cultural sites and attractions that allow visitors to follow in the footsteps of historical Cherokees and walk the paths they traveled more than a century ago. The welcoming spirit of Cherokee people can be felt wherever you set foot upon the tribe’s 7,000 square miles of natural beauty, historic attractions and world-class entertainment. Take a tour of Cherokee National Supreme Court Museum, the oldest government building still standing in Oklahoma. Visit Diligwa, a 1710 Cherokee village stationed outside of Cherokee Heritage Center. Indulge in cultural classes and take part in interactive exhibits and games. Uncover the secrets and startling facts that lie within numerous attractions. There is beauty and history all around you when you visit Cherokee Nation.

Groups: Tribal

Chickaloon Native Village

The Chickaloon Native Village’s Nurture the Land and People Project, Nay’dini’aa Na’ Hwt’aene Ughedze’ Xuk’anotta Nene, was established “To increase community knowledge about Ahtna Athabascan cultural practices.” The program will develop cultural sustainability and economic growth through development of Ahtna cultural tourism. The project will develop an Ahtna Cultural Resource Library, publish an Ahtna Cultural Education Book, and provide Ahtna cultural education events. statewide cultural tourism networks and a business plan for tribal tourism infrastructure development. The project will also provide cultural tourism trainings to increase the community’s capacity to provide tours and host visitors and will also complete a feasibility study and business plan for a hotel/conference center and cultural park.

Website: www.chickaloon.org/

Groups: Tribal

Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma

Groups: Tribal

“Chahta” is the name that Choctaw people call themselves. Choctaw homeland include what is now eastern Mississippi and western Alabama. Choctaw hunting parties began visiting what is now southeastern Oklahoma around 1800. With the signing of the Dancing Rabbit Creek Treaty in 1830, Choctaw families were forced to permanently move to this area. Visit historical sites, unique attractions, hiking, biking, boating, camping and festivals. Stop at the Choctaw Welcome Center, just north of the Oklahoma-Texas border on Hwy 69/75, and find art and cultural items made by Choctaw and members of other Native tribes displayed and available for purchase. Outside, see displays of the Choctaw traditional winter home, called an “Alaksha” and the brush arbor. Nearby is Spiro mounds site, located seven miles outside of Spiro, Oklahoma, is the only prehistoric, Native American archaeological site in Oklahoma open to the public. Choctaw has two beautiful casino resorts and six casinos at unique locations.

Website: choctawcountry.com/

Colville Confederated Tribes

Groups: Tribal

Colville Confederated Tribes consist of twelve individual tribes. Their reservation offers a vast variety of natural and recreational tourism. The reservation spans 1.4 million acres of North Central Washington, with lands bordered to the East by the Okanogan River and to the West and South by Lake Roosevelt and the Columbia River. The Tribes operate Keller Ferry Marina and Campground on Lake Roosevelt offering houseboat and boat rentals. Rainbow Beach Resort offers cabin rentals, RV services, fishing and paddle boat rentals. Attractions include the Grand Coulee Dam with its awe-striking laser light show during the summer months and nearby Lake Roosevelt Recreation area. The Omak Stampede and the world famous Suicide Race takes place in early August. The race features a 225 feet downhill sprint before crossing the Okanogan River and dashing 500 yards to the finish line in the Stampede Arena. The Colville Tribes assists with the Fort Spokane Visitor Center and Museum and three casinos.

Website: www.colvilletribes.com/

Comanche Nation of Oklahoma

Groups: Tribal

The Comanches were known as the Lords of the Southern Plains, renowned for their horsemanship. Their historic territory consisted of present day eastern New Mexico, southeastern Colorado, southwestern Kansas, western Oklahoma, and most of northwest Texas. Today, the Comanche Nation is located in Southwest Oklahoma. The Comanche Nation Tourism & Information Center shares the history of the Comanche Nation of Oklahoma. The center features exhibits, as well as American Indian arts & crafts. Guided tours and charter buses are available. Tribal history and culture come to life at the Comanche National Museum and Cultural Center (CNMCC) provides programs and exhibits on Comanche history, culture and fine art. The Nation operates the Red River Hotel Casino and three casinos in other locations.

Website: www.comanchenationtourism.com

Confederated Tribes of the Goshute Reservation

Groups: Tribal

The Confederated Tribes of the Goshute Reservation is located in western Utah at the base of the Deep Creek Mountains. The Goshute Reservation is widely known for their premium elk hunting. Straddling both Utah and Nevada boards, the elevation ranges from 6,000 to 10,000 feet over land that varies from rolling mountains to steep, rocky terrain.

Website: utahindians.org/archives/ctgr.html

The Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation

Groups: Tribal

The Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation is home to the Cayuse, Umatilla, and Walla Walla peoples. The Tamástslikt Cultural Institute shares the storied past, rich present and bright future of the tribes through interactive exhibits, special events and a Living Culture Village. Stay at the Wildhorse Casino Resort or the Wildhorse Resort Tipi & Tent Village. Play 18 holes of spectacular golf, featuring beautiful lakes, long fairways and deep bunkers designed by legendary golf architect John Steidel. Or camp at Indian Lake for fishing and boating. Join the Tribes at the Legendary Pendleton Round Up where the Tribes host a grand tribal village that includes more than 300 teepees, and take part in the Westward Ho Parade, Happy Canyon Pageant and Round-Up Pow Wow dance competition.

Website: www.ctuir.org

The Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs

Groups: Tribal

The people of the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs are proud to welcome you to their home. Guests who wish to immerse themselves in the culture of Warm Springs can visit the Museum at Warm Springs or attend one of the many cultural events held throughout the year. They have salmon bakes, dancing, drumming, storytelling, and more. Whether you enjoy the exhilaration of biking and rafting or the quietude of hiking and fishing, they have it all. Visitors can also take advantage of Kah-Nee-Ta’s eighteen hole golf course, the Casino or relax in the mineral water spa, Spa Wanapine. Accomodations at Kah-Nee-Ta vary from rooms at the Kah-Nee-Ta Lodge or the Kah-Nee-Ta Village, RV Park or teepee camping. For more information please visit their website below.

Website: www.warmsprings.com/warmsprings/Recreation__Tourism/

Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians

Groups: Tribal

The Eastern Band of Cherokee, which is the only tribe in North Carolina that is recognized by the federal government, is located in western North Carolina in their traditional homelands. Cherokee offers activities, packages and itineraries that make visiting an affordable pleasure for all ages and interests. Visit cultural sites, and enjoy cultural festivals, camping, tubing, hiking, wading, biking, birding, waterfalls, watermills, a pioneer village, cultural attractions, nostalgic shops and motor lodges, family fun parks, petting zoos, more than 30 miles of untamed trout waters, the 18-hole Robert Trent Jones designed golf course, and Harrah’s Cherokee Casino and Hotel. For more information please visit their website below.

Website: www.nc-cherokee.com

Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation/ We-Ko-Pa Resort & Conference Center

Groups: Tribal

The Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation calls Central Arizona’s upper Sonoran Desert home. The Tribe owns 24,000 acres in northeastern Maricopa County 35 miles from Phoenix. The Fort McDowell Yavapai, the “Abaja – the people” are one of three Yavapai tribes in Arizona. The Yavapai are among the Yuman-speaking peoples, which also include the Hualapai, Havasupai, Kumeyaay, Pai Pai, Cocopah and other Southwestern tribes. The nation owns/operates the AAA Four Diamond We-Ko-Pa Resort & Conference Center 20 minutes from the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, WeKoPa Golf Club, Fort McDowell Adventures, with Pink Jeeps and Stables, and other adventures, Poco Diablo Resort and Fort McDowell Casino.

Website: http//www.ftmcdowell.org

Ho-Chunk Nation

Groups: Tribal

Ho Chunk means “People of the Big Voice,” or “People of the Sacred Language.” Ho Chunk occupied lands not only in Wisconsin, but in Iowa, South Dakota, Minnesota, Nebraska and Illinois. Formerly known as the Wisconsin Winnebago Tribe, they changed their names back to their traditional Siouan name for themselves. The Ho Chunk people are credited as being the mound builders within the region. The large effigy and conical mounds are found in southern Wisconsin and along the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers, these were solely the long inhabited areas of the pre-Columbian Ho Chunk people. Ho-Chunk Nation operates six gaming operations in Black River Falls, Madison, Nekoosa, Tomah, Wisconsin Dells and Wittenberg.

Website: www.ho-chunknation.com

Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians

Groups: Tribal

The Band acquired the name Lac du Flambeau, or Lake of the Torches, from its practice of harvesting fish at night by torchlight. Lac du Flambeau lands encompass 260 lakes, 65 miles of streams, lakes and rivers, and 24,000 acres of wetlands. The lakes and waterways are regularly restocked by the Tribal Fish Hatchery. The Resort Casino’s lakeside setting offers all the comforts of home, as well as incredible views of the picturesque Northwoods of Wisconsin. The George W. Brown, Jr. Ojibwe Museum & Cultural Center offers one of the most complete collections of Lac Du Flambeau history, seasonal workshops, interactive exhibits, cultural programs and a world record sturgeon. The Waaswaaganing Indian Bowl has offered artisans and historians a place to showcase the best in Native American artistry and traditional cuisine since 1951. Chartered in 2012, the LDF Business Development Corporation began to develop other revenue streams.

Website: www.ldftribe.com/

Lower Brule Sioux Tribe

Groups: Tribal

The Lower Brule lands are the vast expanse of plains and prairies between the Rocky Mountains and the Great Lakes within the basin of the Missouri River. The Native American Scenic Byway crosses the Lower Brule Reservation. Following the Missouri River, the route provides stunning vistas from the crests of lofty river bluffs and views of rolling hills as it descends into the fertile river bottom. Along the route and north of the town of Lower Brule, is the Big Bend of the Missouri River and the location of the tribe’s Narrows Historical Interpretive Area, a Scenic Byway facility. The Lower Brule Department of Wildlife, Fish and Recreation is surrounded by the Tribe’s bison and elk range, the wildlife facility offers unique interpretive exhibits and displays of area wildlife and native trees, plants and grasses. The Lower Brule Buffalo Interpretive Center is located on original tribal homelands next to the Missouri River. Hands-on exhibits, interpretive videos and special programs.

Website: www.lbst.org

The Mescalero Apache Tribe/Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort

Groups: Tribal

The Mescalero were essentially nomadic hunters and warriors, dwelling at one place for a temporary time, roaming freely throughout the Southwest including Texas, Arizona, Chihuahua, México and Sonora, México. The Mescalero Apache Tribe owns and operates both the Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and Casino and Ski Apache Ski Resort, as well other Reservation-based enterprises. The Inn of the Mountain Gods offers first-rate golf with a course rate 35th best in the nation by Golf Week Magazine and the casino features Las Vegas-style gambling. The Mescalero Tribe’s mountainous lands present exciting opportunities for outdoor adventurers. Hunting, fishing, hiking, clay shooting and biking opportunities are found throughout the area.

Website: www.innofthemountaingods.com

Muckleshoot Indian Tribe

Groups: Tribal

Muckleshoot Indian Tribe is composed of descendants of the Duwamish and Upper Puyallup people who inhabited Central Puget Sound for thousands of years before non-Indian settlement. The Muckleshoot Tribe has been successful in diversifying its assets beyond its 3,860-acre reservation and its Auburn casino, considered one of the top three tribal casinos in the state. The tribe has invested in the Four Seasons Hotel and Residences in downtown Seattle and in 2007, it paid $62.5 million for the Salish Lodge & Spa overlooking Snoqualmie Falls. Washington Horse Racing Commission unanimously approved the license request for Emerald Downs LLC, owned by the Muckleshoot Tribe, to operate the Auburn racetrack. The Tribe’s White River Amphitheatre provides world class entertainment in a scenic location convenient to the entire Puget Sound .Area.

Website: www.muckleshoot.nsn.us/

Muscogee (Creek) Nation

Groups: Tribal

The Muscogee (Creek) were not one tribe but a union of several. Their historic territory spanned the region known today as the Southeastern United States. Early ancestors constructed magnificent earthen pyramids along the rivers of this region as part of their elaborate ceremonial complexes and later built expansive towns in the present states of Alabama, Georgia, Florida and South Carolina. The Tribe is an agent of growth and development, bringing jobs and new entertainment opportunities to the Tulsa area. Their development of RiverWalk Crossing features high-tech golf, family-oriented games, restaurants, a sports bar, party rooms and corporate space, benefiting the whole community. The historic Council House at the center of the Okmulgee town square now operates as the Muscogee (Creek) Nation Cultural Center & Archives. Nearby is the Five Civilized Tribes Museum, originally owned by the Muscogee Nation and transferred to the City of Muskogee.

Website: www.muscogeenation-nsn.gov/

Navajo Nation Tourism

Groups: Tribal

The Navajo Nation is a land of great contrasts, from the towering formations of Monument Valley to the majestic red sandstone walls and lush green valley floor of Canyon de Chelly. It has an array of ancient ruins and is home to more than a dozen national monuments, tribal parks and historical sites, including the world renowned Navajo National Monument and the tranquil Chaco Canyon National Historical Park. Navajoland, is larger than 10 of the 50 states in America and is peppered with a dozen lakes and ponds – Lake Powell alone has 186 miles of Navajoland shoreline. The DiscoverNavajo.com website allows you to navigate to information on historic Trading Posts, lodging accommodations, as well as, Navajo tour companies who explore the backroads and connect to the Navajo people. You will also discover cultural information on the traditional ways of the Navajo people.

Website: www.discovernavajo.com

The Oneida Nation

Groups: Tribal

The Oneida are one of the original Five Nations of the powerful Iroquois Confederacy. Stay at the award-winning Radisson Hotel & Conference Center conveniently situated near Lambeau Field, home of the Green Bay Packers or the Wingate by Wyndham hotel is near the Austin Straubel International Airport. Oneida has much to offer. Take an historical and cultural tour of the Oneida Nation, including stops at the Oneida Nation Cultural Village featuring a traditional longhouse, the original dwelling of the Oneida when they lived in New York, five furnished original log homes when they settled in Wisconsin, and the Buffalo Overlook. Experience the Oneida Nation Museum’s hands-on area, original Iroquois artwork, nature trails and Three Sisters Garden. Purchase contemporary Oneida and Iroquois arts at the Museum Gift Shop. Play golf at Thornberry Creek at Oneida – “The Best in the Bay” – and one of the top golf values in Northeast Wisconsin.

Website: www.exploreoneida.com

Pedro Bay Corporation

Groups: Tribal

The Pedro Bay Corporation is the village corporation for Pedro Bay, Alaska, located on the eastern shores of Iliamna Lake, in the Bristol Bay region, 180 air miles from Anchorage. Iliamna Lake is surrounded by 4,000 foot peaks to the northeast and flat terrain in the southwest. Thick tundra blankets the lands. Abundant fish and wildlife provide food to sustain us year-round. Spectacular scenery and recreational activities are the focus of tourism opportunities.

Website: www.pedrobaycorp.com

Pueblo of Pojoaque

Groups: Tribal

The Pueblo of Pojoaque is one of six Tewa Villages in the northern Rio Grande Valley whose inhabitants date back to around 900 A.D. In 1946, the Pueblo became a federally recognized Indian Reservation encompassing 11,603 acres. Today, the pueblo owns and operates a golf course, two gas stations with convenience stores, two hotels, a convention center, a sandwich store franchise, a tourist information center, two restaurants, a supermarket, a hardware store, a laundromat, a mobile
home park and an apartment complex. We lease space and buildings to outside businesses, a medical center and credit union. Pojoaque also owns and operates a casino with a buffet.

Website: www.pojoaque.org

Puyallup Tribe of the Puyallup Reservation

Groups: Tribal

The people of the Puyallup Tribe have been known for their “generous and welcoming behavior to all people who enter our lands.” Living off the waters of the Puyallup River fed by Mount Rainier, the Puyallup People are part of the Salish speaking people of the Pacific Northwest. They lived in villages from the foothills of Mount Tacoma, along the rivers and creeks to the shores of Puget Sound, where they fished, hunted, and traveled by these waters. Using the Western red cedar to make many things like homes, utensils, canoes and art. They operate the Emerald Queen Hotel & Casinos and Chinook Landing Marina, which has established its reputation as one of the premier marinas in the Puget Sound region.

Website: www.puyallup-tribe.com

Seneca Nation of Indians

Groups: Tribal

 The Seneca Nation of Indians has a proud and rich history. They are the largest of six Native American nations in New York State which comprised the Iroquois Confederacy or Six Nations, a democratic government that pre-dates the United States Constitution. They are known as the “Keeper of the Western Door,” for the Seneca are the westernmost of the Six Nations. In the Seneca language they are also known as O-non-dowa-gah, (pronounced: Oh-n’own-dough-wahgah) or “Great Hill People.” For more information please visit their website below.

Website: www.sni.org/

St. Regis Mohawk Tribe

Groups: Tribal

The Mohawk are traditionally the keepers of the Eastern Door of the Iroquois Confederacy, also known as the Six Nations Confederacy or the Haudenosaunee Confederacy. Our original homeland is the north eastern region of New York State extending into southern Canada and Vermont. The reservation is adjacent to the Akwesasne reserve in Ontario and Quebec. The Mohawk consider the entire community to be one unit. The Tribe operates two gaming establishments, the Akwesasne Mohawk Casino Resort with the Sweetgrass Spa and the Mohawk Bingo Palace. The Akwesasne Cultural Center includes a museum and library present Mohawk culture from the perspective of the Mohawk people of Akwesasne.

Website: www.srmt-nsn.gov

Taos Pueblo Tourism

Groups: Tribal Enterprise

Taos Pueblo is the only living Native American community designated both as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and a National Historic Landmark. The multi-storied adobe buildings have been continuously inhabited for over 1000 years. Approximately 150 people live within the Pueblo full time. Mica-flecked pottery and silver jewelry are made by local artisans and sold at many of the individually owned curio shops within the Pueblo. The Taos Pueblo people, being great hunters, are also famous for their work with animal skins — moccasins, boots and drums. There are a growing number of contemporary Pueblo fine artists, combining Indian tradition with modern artistic expression. Visitors can experience a unique environment of history, culture, and of course arts and crafts on a tour of Taos Pueblo.

Website: www.taospueblo.com

Wrangell Cooperative Association

Groups: Tribal Enterprise

The Wrangell Cooperative Association was formed to promote the welfare of the Tlingit people through the development and operation of social and economic enterprises. History, native culture, wildlife, natural beauty, glaciers and excitement await in Wrangell. The Cooperative owns and operates the home of the Chief Shakes Historic Site, a National Register site that receives over 10,000 visitors a year and stands as one of the few lasting reminders of Southeast Alaska Natives and their unique totemic art. Wrangell Island, an island in the Alaska Panhandle, is 155 miles south of the Alaskan capital of Juneau.

Website: www.shakesisland.com

Alaska Native Voices

Groups: Tribal Enterprise

Alaska Native Voices is owned by the Huna Totem Corporation. Its training programs play a crucial role in the growth and development of healthy tourism programs. Alaska Native Voices trains and prepares its Cultural Heritage Guides to provide memorable experiences and cultural insights to travelers. Glacier Bay is the ancestral homeland of the Huna Tlingit; Alaska Native Voices works to expand this tradition by sharing this connection to Glacier Bay through cultural interpretation. Native Cultural Heritage Guides work side by side with Glacier Bay National Park Rangers to provide broad insight to this immense landscape both aboard visiting cruise ships as well as ashore at Glacier Bay Lodge and at select sites in the nearby community of Gustavus. Alaska Native Voices shares agreements with Holland America Line, Princess Cruises, Lindblad Expeditions, Alaskan Dream Cruises and American Cruise Lines to provide cultural interpretation on board into Glacier Bay National Park.

Website: www.alaskanativevoices.com

American Indian Cultural Center and Museum

Groups: Tribal Enterprise

The American Indian Cultural Center and Museum is a dynamic community gathering showcasing new ways of exploring Native Culture and history by presenting and interpreting stories, customs and fine arts, from the traditional to the contemporary. Nowhere else in the Nation can a visitor travel by car between 30 minutes to 3 hours to visit 39 distinctive Tribal Nations. For more information please visit their website below.

Website: www.theamericanindiancenter.org

Apache Nugget Corporation

Groups: Tribal Enterprise

The Corporation operates the Jicarilla Apache Nation’s gaming and hospitality businesses. This includes the Apache Nugget Casino located 22 miles West of Cuba, New Mexico on Highway 550 and Wild Horse Casino and Hotel located in Dulce in beautiful Northern New Mexico’s scenic mountain desert. Operated to enhance the local economy and provide livelihood for members of the Jicarilla Apache Nation and the wider community, the enterprises are run in adherence to the core values fostered by the Corporation’s Board of Directors and the Legislative Council of the Jicarilla Apache Nation. The Jicarilla Apache Nation is known as a sportsman’s paradise, with over 850,000 acres of prime mountain habitat, where big game populations are managed strictly for trophy hunting opportunities and rivers and lakes are managed for great fishing experiences.

Website: www.apachenugget.com

Cape Fox Corporation

Groups: Tribal Enterprise

Cape Fox Corporation (CFC) was formed as part of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA) of 1971. In accordance with ANCSA, the U.S. Federal Government returned the Alaska Natives (Eskimos, Indians, and Aleuts) 44 million acres and $962.5 million in exchange for the termination of aboriginal land claims. ANCSA led to the development of 13 regional, four urban, and roughly 200 Native village corporations. Cape Fox Corporation is the Alaska Native Corporation for the village of Saxman. Experience the rich living culture of southeast Alaska’s Native Americans with Saxman Native Village tours, get an exclusive look at the fascinating culture of SE Alaska’s original inhabitants.

Website: www.capefoxcorp.com

Fort Belknap Community Economic Development Corporation

Groups: Tribal Enterprise

The Fort Belknap Indian Reservation is the homeland of the Gros Ventre (Aaniih) and Assiniboine (Nakoda) people. Located in north central Montana forty miles from the Canadian border and twenty miles from the Missouri River. The Fort Belknap Reservation is part of what remains of these two nations ancestral territory that included all of central and eastern Montana, North Dakoda and along the South Branch of the Saskatchewan River in Canada. Island Mountain Development Group, the economic arm of the Fort Belknap Community Council, created the Fort Belknap Community Economic Development Corporation (FBCEDC) in 2014 as a local Non Profit working toward a variety of goals, including economic development. Discover Fort Belknap, the tourism arm of FBCEDC, offers a variety of historic and cultural tours. Accommodations include an RV Park or you can rent a Lodge (TeePee) or one of two cabins.

Website: www.discoverfortbelknap.com

Grand Canyon Resort Corporation (GCRC)

Groups: Tribal Enterprise

Owned and operated by the Hualapai Tribe, the GCRC oversees operations of Grand Canyon West, Grand Canyon Skywalk, Hualapai River Runners, and the Hualapai Lodge. Located in northwestern Arizona. “Hualapai” (pronounced Wal-lah-pie) means “People of the Tall Pines.” Grand Canyon West on the Hualapai reservation is at the west rim of the Grand Canyon. Offering an alternative to the Grand Canyon National Park, the enterprise offers tour packages that include spectacular views from the “Skywalk” (a glass bridge that enables visitors to walk beyond the rim of the Grand Canyon at 4,000 feet above the Colorado River), helicopter and boat tours, and other excursions on the reservation. An outdoorsman’s paradise, the reservation is rich in hunting, fishing, horseback riding and river rafting opportunities. Peach Springs on Highway 66 is the tribal headquarters and was the inspiration for the town in Disney’s movie “Cars.”

Website: www.grandcanyonresort.com

Hilton Santa Fe Buffalo Thunder

Groups: Tribal Enterprise

Buffalo Thunder Resort and Casino is located and operated by the Pueblo of Pojoaque just north of Santa Fe, New Mexico, conveniently located just 15 minutes north of the Santa Fe Plaza, 60 minutes south of Taos, and 75 minutes north of Albuquerque. The architecture and design of the building reflect the artistic vision of the Tribe’s leadership. Art from Native contributors statewide, and from many different Pueblos, are displayed proudly throughout the casino, a museum-quality collection with its own curator and worthy of studied perusal. The AAA Four Diamond resort is home to Towa Golf Club, named “North America’s Best Golf Hotel 2015” by World Golf Awards. The Resort includes 66,000 square feet of versatile meeting space, Towa Golf course and Clubhouse with three independent nine-hole courses, the luxury Wo’ P’in Spa, Vegas style gaming, the award winning Red Sage Restaurant and unique and luxurious lodging and accommodations.

Website: www.buffalothunderresort.com

Indian Pueblo Cultural Center

Groups: Tribal Enterprise

The 19 Pueblos of New Mexico, opened the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center (IPCC) in 1976 to showcase the history and accomplishments of the Pueblo people from pre-Columbian to current time. Thousands visit IPCC each year to experience Pueblo culture and hospitality. The environment at IPCC provides a peaceful respite for visitors. The plaza’s circular form, adorned by murals painted by renowned Pueblo artists, beautifully accentuates the architectural design of the center. For more information please visit their website below.

Website: www.indianpueblo.org

Isleta Resort and Casino

Groups: Tribal Enterprise

Rising like a glass tower over the desert, Isleta Resort & Casino reaffirms the romantic perception of the American Southwest, as a sublime landscape with spectacular vistas and geological wonders. The Resort and Convention Center that offers luxurious accommodations and includes 12 individual meeting rooms and ballrooms that can be configured to accommodate parties of any size. The Resort includes a spa, a family fun center, golf club at the edge of the spectacular Bosque along the river banks of the Rio Grande, and nearby Isleta Lakes & RV Park providing year-round fishing. More than a world-class travel destination, Isleta Resort & Casino is a lush oasis, high in the desert, above the crowd and beyond compare.

Website: isletacasinoresort.com

Moenkopi Legacy Inn & Suites

Groups: Tribal Enterprise

 The Moenkopi Legacy Inn & Suites is located across the street from Tuba City, Arizona at the Western Gateway to Hopi. It is the first hotel built on Hopi tribal land in 50 years and was the inspiration of the Elders of Upper Village of Moenkopi. It was their vision that their village should be a place of welcome and gathering for visitors to the land of the Hopi. The Hopi Villages are among the longest continuously inhabited places in North America. Visit Hopi Villages, meet artists in their home workshops, enjoy unique Hopi food, and meet some of the friendliest people in the world – the Hopi people. For more information please visit their website below.

Website: www.experiencehopi.com/

Native American Travel

Groups: Tribal Enterprise

Native American Travel, located in Hollywood, Florida, opened for business on June 1, 2009. Owned by the Seminole Tribe of Florida, they are a full-service agency, accredited by ARC and the State of Florida. They are members of IATAN, GBTA, FBTA, CLIA and AIANTA and have special rate agreements with three major airlines and numerous hotels and car rental agencies in order to obtain the best pricing possible. They strive to provide their customers with the best possible service and advice to ensure that their travel arrangements are made to their needs and budget considerations.

Website: www.mynativeamericantravel.com

Navajo Nation Hospitality Enterprise

Groups: Tribal Enterprise

In October 1982, the Navajo Nation Tribal Council established the Navajo Nation Hospitality Enterprise as an enterprise of the Navajo Nation. The Enterprise is organized for the purposes of establishing an independent, financially self-sustaining, and successful Navajo business enterprise in the Hospitality field. The Navajo Nation Hospitality Enterprise owns and operates three properties: the Quality Inn Navajo Nation, the Quality Inn Navajo Nation Capital and the Navajo Travel Center. For more information please visit the website below.

Website: www.explorenavajo.com/

Navajo Parks & Recreation Department

Groups: Tribal Enterprise

Navajo Parks and Recreation Department protects, preserves and manages tribal parks, monuments and recreation areas for Navajo Nation – the spectacular landscapes, buttes, canyons, clean air, diversity of plants and wildlife, and areas of beauty and solitude. The Navajo Nation is comprised of more than 25,000 square miles and offers hikers numerous isolated trails and routes. Parks and Recreation, seven major recreation areas: Monument Valley, Antelope Canyon, Little Colorado River, and Window Rock Navajo Tribal Parks, as well as, Veteran’s Memorial, Four Corners Monument, Bowl Canyon Recreation Area and working closely with National Park Service at Canyon de Chelly, Navajo Parks & Recreation manages Cottonwood Campground.

Website: www.navajonationparks.org

Oceanside Resort & RV Park

Groups: Tribal Enterprise

The Quileute Oceanside Resort is a high class luxury resort featuring 33 deluxe ocean front cabins, two 14 unit motels, camp grounds and a full service RV park. All motel units feature mini kitchens and are tastefully appointed in an authentic Native American motif with spectacular ocean views. Come experience the tranquility and natural beauty of the rugged coastline of the mighty Pacific and visit the haunts of all your favorite characters from the popular book series penned by Stephenie Meyer. Jacob Black and the rest of the Quileute Tribe invites you to experience La Push and 1st Beach.

Website: www.quileuteoceanside.com/

Paragon Casino Resort

Groups: Tribal Enterprise

Paragon Casino Resort offers the best of all worlds. A world-class casino packed with the most popular slots and table games, a full-throttle poker room and a thrill-a-minute off track betting parlor. And that’s not all. Lavish hotel accommodations with more than 500 rooms and suites. An indoor tropical pool with swim-up bar, full-service spa, three-screen cinema, fabulous dining choices, retail shops, championship golf course and live entertainment. For more information please visit their website below.

Website: www.paragoncasinoresort.com/Home.aspx

Pearl River Resort

Groups: Tribal Enterprise

Pearl River Resort, located in Choctaw, Mississippi, features the Silver Star and Golden Moon, two exciting hotel/casinos with over 2,700 slot machines, over 75 table games, over 1000 hotel rooms, 11 restaurants, European spa facilities, shopping and live entertainment. Also featured is The Dancing Rabbit Golf Club with two championship golf courses and Geyser Falls Water Theme Park. Pearl River Resort is a development of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, a federally recognized, self-governing tribe with over 10,000 + members living on or near reservation land. For more information please visit their website below.

Website: www.pearlriverresort.com/

Port Madison Enterprises (PME)

Groups: Tribal Enterprise

The Suquamish Tribe is located along the shores of the Kitsap Peninsula in Washington State. They established Port Madison Enterprises to develop community resources, promoting the economic and social welfare of the Suquamish Tribe through commercial activities. PME’s mission is to provide a sustainable diversified economy that ensures financial independence, development and revenue growth for the Suquamish Tribe, while promoting an atmosphere of excellence for our employees, guests and the community. PME encompasses several businesses including Suquamish Clearwater Casino Resort perched on a wooded bluff overlooking the Puget Sound, the historic Kiana Lodge situated on 1,000 feet of no-bank waterfront and six acres of beautiful gardens, White Horse Golf Course and Clubhouse, three retail outlets and a property management division.

Website: www.portmadisonenterprises.com

Radisson Hotel & Conference Center Green Bay

Groups: Tribal Enterprise

Just west of US 41 and Fox River, the Radisson Hotel & Conference Center is located directly across from the Austin Straubel International Airport (GRB) and adjacent to the Oneida Casino. Ideal for both business and leisure travelers, the hotel offers a free shuttle to the airport and to nearby corporate offices, including Schneider National, Humana and Shopko. Don’t miss a football game at nearby Lambeau Field, legendary home of the Packer Hall of Fame and enjoy friendly service and a fantastic stay in Green Bay.

Website: https://www.radissonhotelsamericas.com/en-us/hotels/radisson-conference-green-bay

Sky Ute Casino Resort

Groups: Tribal Enterprise

Located amidst the rugged beauty and scenic landscapes of the diverse Four Corners region, Sky Ute Casino Resort is the perfect hub from which to explore the endless recreational options that are available! The Southern Ute Cultural Center and Museum, the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, Mesa Verde National Park, Durango Mountain Resort, Chimney Rock Archeological Heritage Site, and Navajo Lake are all in close proximity, and the opportunities for skiing, camping, hiking, fishing, and white water rafting abound. For more information please visit their website below.

Website: www.skyutecasino.com

Sky City Cultural Center Haak'u Museum

Groups: Tribal Enterprise

The Haakú Museum showcases the history, art, and lifeway of the Acoma people that has endured for a thousand years. Located within the 40,000-square-foot Sky City Cultural Center, in the pristine Acoma Valley, Haakú Musueum focuses on the preservation of Acoma history and the revitalization of lost art forms. Haakú Museum is both a moving voyage through the complex history that shaped the Acoma people, and an introduction to the life of the Caoma Pueblo, both past and present. For more information please visit their website below.

Website: www.acomaskycity.org/main.html?pgid=14

Talking Stick Resort

Groups: Tribal Enterprise

Talking Stick Resort, owned and operated by the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, proudly shows the richness of the Native American heritage. The Community is bounded by the cities of Scottsdale, Tempe, Mesa and Fountain Hills. The Community owns and operates several successful enterprises including Talking Stick Golf Club, Casino Arizona and Salt River Fields, the home of the Colorado Rockies and Arizona Diamondbacks. Talking Stick offers a song and dance showcase on Friday and Saturday evenings. The Stewardship Trail and History Trail tours provide guests information on the cultural elements of the facility that reflect the Pima and Maricopa Tribes. A Cultural Center is located in the hotel lobby and features artwork from artists of the Salt River Indian. A permanent exhibit of historic Arizona photographs is on display in the galleries on the main floor of the resort Conference Center.

Website: www.talkingstickarizona.com

The People's Center

Groups: Tribal Enterprise

In the heart of western Montana’s Flathead Indian Reservation is a unique cultural center, built by the region’s original creators of the fine arts and crafts: the Salish, Kootenai and Pend d’Oreille peoples. It is more than a museum; it is a vital, living encounter with Native American culture. The People’s Center is the place to experience the rich cultural heritage of the tribes. The traditions and culture of their people have been passed down orally from generation to generation since time began. As their lifestyles change with time and technology, they continue to preserve and protect their heritage, history and culture. Explore the artifacts and exhibits, and hear the stories of their people in their own voices. Participate in their cultural activities, celebrations, known as pow-wows, traditional arts and crafts, cultural education, native games, and other events reflecting the Tribes. Visit the Center Gift Shop which has a beautiful collection of Native art.

Website: thepeoplescenter.org/

Tulalip Resort Casino

Groups: Tribal Enterprise

The Tulalip Tribes is a thriving community rich with history and culture. Located only 30 miles north of Seattle and offering luxurious accommodations, award-winning dining, a rejuvenating spa, casino excitement and world-class shopping, the AAA Four Diamond Tulalip Resort Casino is among the premier destinations in Washington State. Awaiting your arrival are 370 newly appointed guest rooms, three lounges and eight exceptional dining options ranging from casual bites to sophisticated cuisine. Boasting beautiful Native American Artwork throughout the property and even more history and culture at Hibulb Cultural Center. For a relaxing retreat, visit the full service T-Spa offering a variety of native-inspired services in addition to its full range of skin and body therapies. Live entertainment nightly and 24-hour casino excitement are always on the agenda. Shopping at Seattle Premium Outlets with over 140 stores is only steps away. There’s something for everyone at Tulalip!

Website: www.tulalipresortcasino.com/

Ute Mountain Casino, Hotel & Resort

Groups: Tribal Enterprise

You will find the Ute Mountain Casino, Hotel and RV Park nestled in the shadow of the legendary Sleeping Ute Mountain, 25 miles north of the Four Corner borders. The legend of Sleeping Ute Mountain says it is a sleeping warrior god who came to fight the evil ones and will rise again if needed. For adventure, visit the Ute Mountain Tribal Park, located nearby and tour the ancestral lands of the Ute Mountain Utes. The area is accessed by tour guide only. The Trail of the Ancients Scenic and Historic Byway, a 114-mile route passes the casino and leads to a number of historic sites, including the cliff dwellings of Mesa Verde National Park, the Ancestral Puebloan ruins at Canyons of the Ancients National Monument and the Anasazi Heritage Center.

Website: www.utemountaincasino.com

Washoe Development Corporation

Groups: Tribal Enterprise

The Washoe Development Corporation works to maximize the profitability of the current Tribal business enterprises and looks for methods to expand the scope and reach of current Tribal business enterprises. The Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California operates the Meeks Bay Resort on the Western shore of beautiful Lake Tahoe. The Resort includes Kehlet Mansion, Washoe House, mountain cabins, beachfront lodges, a marina and watersports. The Resort operates on National Forest Service Land under a special use permit administered by the USDA Forest Service, Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit. In July, the Tribe hosts its popular annual Wa She Shu It Deh Arts and Crafts Festival at the Vallhalla Community Events Center in Lake Tahoe, California.

Website: www.meeksbayresort.com

Wind River Hotel & Casino

Groups: Tribal Enterprise

Located in the heart of Wyoming, Wind River Hotel and Casino provides visitors with the Ultimate Gaming Experience. As the largest casino in Wyoming, they are the only vacation destination in the state where you can stay, play and win! The newly opened hotel is within driving distance of all the great Wyoming hotspots such as Yellowstone National Park, The Grand Tetons and Jackson Hole. For more information please visit their website below.

Website: www.windriverhotelcasino.com

Adventurous Antelope Canyon Photo Tours

Groups: Business/Organization

Adventurous Antelope Canyon Photo Tours Adventurous Antelope Canyon Photo Tours is a Navajo owned and operated company. Adventurous Antelope Canyon Photo Tours provides quality guided tours, sightseeing tours and photographic tours, into slot canyons that are within the Antelope wash basin located on the outskirts of Page, Arizona. The slot canyons reside within the Navajo Nation reservation boundary. The Navajo nation has its own Tribal Park who maintains the slot canyons, Lake Powell Navajo Tribal Park. Adventurous Antelope Canyon Photo Tours is a Navajo owned and operated company, Carol Bigthumb (maiden name Begay) is the owner. She is part of the Begay family.

Website: www.navajoantelopecanyon.com

Alaskan Dream Cruises

Groups: Business/Organization

 Join Alaskan Dream Cruises, with the local insider’s knowledge of where to go and what to do. They deliver the Alaska you’ve always dreamed of. Experience the wonderment of Southeast Alaska’s wildlife, glaciers, mountains and wilderness through true Alaskan eyes. Create the kind of shared experiences that will last a lifetime: viewing marine life and wildlife, spectacular beauty, new cultures and learning first-hand about life in Alaska, while becoming a True Alaskan with True Alaskans. For more information please visit their website below.

Website: www.alaskandreamcruises.com/

Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce (AHCC)

Groups: Business/Organization

AHCC is a member-focused business organization and is proud to be one of the largest Hispanic chambers in the country. AHCC’s members are the core of everything they do and their members support the organization by collaborating with them in a variety of ways. The organization constantly strives to anticipate and meet the needs of their members in order to support businesses in a dynamic way. These efforts have driven AHCC to develop into an organization that is more than a chamber – but also a force in the community, driving business and economic growth in unique and unparalleled ways.

Website: www.ahcnm.org

American Indian Chamber of Commerce of New Mexico

Groups: Business/Organization

The American Indian Chamber of Commerce of New Mexico (AICCNM) is a non-profit organization made up of more than 375 professionals, Tribal Entities, Governments, Small Businesses, Organizations, Artisans and Individuals. AICCNM promotes the development of healthy, self-sufficient American Indian Economies, both on and off the reservation. For more information please visit their website below.

Website: www.aiccnm.com


Groups: Business/Organization

AMERICA Journal, published six times a year, has a circulation of 40,000 copies, and 200,000 readers. AMERICA Journal presents its readers through beautiful pictures and exclusive editorial (written by German writers traveling to those destinations with a German point of view) the newest attractions, the scenic drives and trends in shopping and lifestyle. Basically America Journal tells it readers where to go, what to visit, where to stay and eat, and what to do. Our readers are and affluent (35% have a household income of US$ 60,000 to 120,000, 40% have a household income of more than US$ 120,000). Among their family, friends and coworkers they are opinion formers and advisers for vacations in the US. On average our readers stay 22 days per visit, visit the US once a year, and have already been to the US approximately 8 times. It is a good multiplier to help spread the word about your destination.

Website: www.americajournal.de

Antelope Canyon Navajo Tours

Groups: Business/Organization

 Antelope Canyon Navajo Tours is navajo owned and a customer service oriented business that specializes in tours into the Upper Antelope Canyon/Slot Canyon near Page, AZ on the Navajo Nation. One of their primary goals is to have their guests see Antelope Canyon through the eyes of a Navajo. They are the only business located in the Antelope Canyon Tribal Park area. They are the Begay Family, the original land user to this beautiful area and they will enjoy sharing Navajo stories with all visitors.

Website: www.navajotours.com

Arizona Office of Tourism

Groups: Business/Organization

The Arizona Office of Tourism (AOT) strives to enhance the state economy and the quality of life for all Arizonans by expanding travel activity and increasing related revenues through tourism promotion and development. AOT’s goal are to provide precise, research-driven strategies to achieve their mission while serving as the comprehensive leader in Arizona’s tourism industry. For more information please visit their website below.

Website: www.azot.gov

Chez Felicite'

Groups: Business/Organization

A unique combination of southern hospitality, gracious accommodations and modern day conveniences come together to offer a great place to stay or hold a small meeting. Enjoy the stunning scenery of Bayou Lafourche in the gracious home built by one of Raceland’s early physicians, Dr. Phillip Robichaux, The home has been renovated as Chez Felicite’ decorated with antique furnishings, enriched with heirlooms and local cultural art. Charming guest rooms are individually decorated with antique furnishings to honor the history and culture of our family, including Native American art and artifacts decorate the walls of two guest rooms. 32 miles from Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport and 13 miles to the Houma Tribe.

Website: www.chezfelicite.com

Colorado Tourism Office

Groups: Business/Organization

For those who desire an authentic escape, Colorado is a one-of-a-kind destination where the beauty of the landscape and abundant experiences create a wondrous playground that captivates and transforms the mind, body and spirit. The Colorado Tourism Office (CTO) was created in 2000 to promote Colorado as a tourism destination. For more information please visit their website below.

Website: www.colorado.com

Crazy Horse Memorial Foundation

Groups: Business/Organization

Henry Standing Bear, a Lakota chief, conceived the idea of a portrait likeness of the Lakota leader, Crazy Horse, carved out of the lasting granite of his Paha Sapa. To create this memorial he enlisted artist Korczak Ziolkowski. The carving draws visitors from around the globe to see this massive undertaking. The Foundation, governed by a diverse board of directors, which includes Native and non-Native members, was established to protect and preserve the culture, tradition and living heritage of the North American Indians. The Visitor’s Center includes Korczak’s Heritage Gift Shop which offers authentic Native American made items and the Laughing Water Restaurant which features Buffalo Stew and Native American tacos along with a full buffet in the summer.

Website: crazyhorsememorial.org/

Durango Area Tourism Office

Groups: Business/Organization

 Established on January 1, 2003, the Durango Area Tourism Office provides visitors with detailed information on world-class events, attractions, restaurants, and accommodations in the Durango area. Whether you are planning a family vacation, a business trip or a conference, let the Durango Area Tourism Office help make your visit an unforgettable experience!

Website: www.durango.org

Exhibit Solutions

Groups: Business/Organization

Exhibit Solutions is a Native American, woman-owned, 8(a)/SDB business offering portable trade show displays, exhibits, visual marketing products, in-house large format graphic printing and design. Exhibit Solutions is owned by Cochiti Pueblo member Gina Euell. Exhibit Solutions produces the highest quality, most durable graphics for any display application. Their state-of-the-art in-house output capabilities include high-resolution prints, solvent based indoor/outdoor prints, photo quality banners and they can print directly to substrates such as foamcore, gatorboard, coroplast and Sintra.

Website: www.exhibitsolutions.net

Hawai‘i Tourism Authority

Groups: Business/Organization

The Hawai‘i Tourism Authority is the state agency charged with strategically managing Hawai‘i’s tourism marketing in a sustainable manner consistent with economic goals, cultural values, preservation of natural resources, community programs, and visitor industry needs. HTA believes the Native Hawaiian people and their host culture are what distinguishes Hawai‘i’s global appeal as a travel destination compared to other places worldwide. HTA’s Kukulu Ola: Living Hawaiian Culture Program provides funding annually to support organizations that enhance, strengthen and perpetuate the Hawaiian culture. HTA is the major supporter of the Native Hawaiian Hospitality Association.

Website: hawaiitourismauthority.org/

The Heard Museum

Groups: Business/Organization

The Heard Museum explores American Indian art, history and lifeways through the voices of Native people while celebrating the creative innovations of today’s most masterful artists. The Heard’s signature event, the prestigious Heard Museum Guild Indian Fair & Market, is held annually the first weekend in March with more than 600 artists, performances and art and chef demonstrations. The Heard Museum Shop is acclaimed for its commitment to featuring only authentic Native art as well as one of the Southwest’s most comprehensive selection of books and other local items.

Website: www.heard.org

Indian Arts and Crafts Association

Groups: Business/Organization

The Indian Arts and Crafts Association (IACA) was established in 1974 in response to the growing problem of misrepresentation of American Indian arts and crafts in the marketplace. IACA has established itself as a highly respected international trade association, and for more than thirty-five years has hosted the largest trade show of authentic handmade art made by American Indian artists from the United States and Canada. For more information please visit their website below.

Website: www.iaca.com/

John Hall's Alaska Cruises & Tours

Groups: Business/Organization

The cruise and tour company has a reputation for catering to well-traveled individuals looking for a tour beyond what’s customary and traditional in Alaska. Tours focus on authentic Alaska destinations chosen for their unforgettable cultural, historical and geological experiences. All departures are guided by Alaskans who inform and entertain you along the way. These adventures are custom built and fully operated by our organization. The company currently offers nine separate itineraries and the staff loves customizing special trips for its partners. In 2014, the Alaska Tourism Industry Association awarded Hall the Lifetime Achievement Award. This recognition, not a standing annual award, is given to an individual who has demonstrated lifelong support of and leadership in Alaska tourism, promoted industry standards of excellence and contributed to the industry’s growth as a whole.

Website: www.kissalaska.com

Montana Office of Tourism

Groups: Business/Organization

MONTANA represents the untamed, the wild, the natural. Glacier and Yellowstone National Parks are starting points. Between the parks lie mountains that don’t have names yet, in ranges you’ve never heard of. Scattered in their valleys, you’ll find small towns full of friendly locals sharing the unexpected and even maybe their huckleberry pie. They invite you to explore the parks and all the places in between. For more information please visit their website below.

Website: www.visitmt.com

Monument Valley Simpson's Trailhandlers Tours

Groups: Business/Organization

 Monument Valley Simpson’s Trailhandler Tours, LLC is owned and operated by Harold Simpson. His family and tour guides are all Navajos who are born and raised in the beautiful and enchanting place called Monument Valley. He is proud & happy to share with visitors the beauty of his Motherland. On all tours, an experienced tour guide will share all their knowledge of Monument Valley including the culture and traditions of their people: the Diné (Navajo). For more information please visit the website below or call 435.727.3362.

Website: www.trailhandlertours.com

National Federation of Tourist Guide Associations-USA

Groups: Business/Organization

The mission of the National Federation of Tourist Guide Associations-USA is to represent, promote and protect the common interests of tourist guide associations in the United States of America by: 1) Providing a national forum to promote the highest degree of professionalism for tourist guides; 2) Establishing contacts among associations to share information and reinforce professional ties: 3) Raising private, public and governmental awareness, locally and nationally, of the tourist guides’ role. 4) Maintaining membership in related national tourism industry associations. The on-going focus and commitment of the NFTGA-USA is to promote effective training and continuing education, while upholding a strict code of ethics and demonstrating the highest degree of professionalism. NFTGA has 20 member associations across the United States representing over 2500 tour guides.

Website: www.nftga.com/

National Museum of the American Indian

Groups: Business/Organization

The National Museum of the American Indian houses one of the world’s largest and most diverse collections of its kind. The museum’s sweeping curvilinear architecture, its indigenous landscaping, and its exhibitions, all designed in collaboration with tribes and communities from across the hemisphere, combine to give visitors from around the world the sense and spirit of Native America. For more information please visit their site below.

Native American Tourism of Wisconsin

Groups: Business/Organization

NATOW is an inter-tribal consortium that was launched as a state wide initiative in 1994 by GLITC (Great Lakes Indian Tribal Council). The mission of NATOW is to promote tourism featuring Native American heritage and culture. NATOW is comprised of representatives from each of the eleven Wisconsin tribes, who converge bi-monthly to discuss its strategic tourism plan. For more information please visit their website below.


Website: www.natow.org

Native Hawaiian Hospitality Association (NaHHA)

Groups: Business/Organization

NaHHA perpetuates an authentic spirit of aloha and Hawaiian culture in hospitality industry planning, promotion and product development. NaHHA supports Hawaiian Culture in the tourism industry through consulting and educating, developing and implementing effective communication tools, conducting research, and providing project support and coordination. NaHHA advocates for the development and advancement of Native Hawaiians in tourism as our best investment in future leaders and in the perpetuation of authentic culture in the visitor industry.

Website: www.nahha.com

Nevada Indian Territory

Groups: Business/Organization

Nevada Indian Territory is a non-profit organization and marketing arm of the Nevada Commission on Tourism organized to assist the State of Nevada and Nevada Indian Tribes in the promotion and marketing efforts of cultural and special events, cultural and visitors’ centers, and tribal enterprises. The Indian Territory also seeks to expand other native tourism opportunities and encourages public education to protect, preserve and edify respect and appreciation for traditional American Indian arts and cultural resources. For more information please visit their website below.

Website: nevadaindianterritory.com/

Office of Hawaiian Affairs

Groups: Business/Organization

The Office of Hawaiian Affairs was born of a collective and compassionate effort on the part of the delegates to the state Constitutional Convention of 1978. They spoke to a sense of justice, to the righting of wrongs suffered by the indigenous people of the Hawaiian Islands for exactly 200 years. The arrival of Captain Cook in Hawai`i had brought not only increased contact with the world beyond the islands’ pristine shores, but also diseases that devastated the native population, and a way of life that depressed the circumstances of those remaining.

Website: www.oha.org

Opiq Adventures, LLC

Groups: Business/Organization

 “Opiq” in Inupiat means a fierce bird of prey, the Snowy Owl. Opiq Adventures is a year round operation showing people the best of what the Seward Peninsula has to offer which includes wildlife viewing, birdwatching, photography, hiking, and observing local culture. Their tours give visitors a deep experience in nature interacting with their culture, support local businesses, respect traditional knowledge and remain dedicated to the beauty of their land – “Opiq Adventures will show a great time while you learn about the interconnectedness around us.”

Website: www.opiqadventures.com

Passport To Pueblo Country

Groups: Business/Organization

Passport To Pueblo Country is a Native owned company based in the Pueblo of San Ildefonso that provides cultural tours of the Pueblos. Tribal member guides take visitors through guided walks, sharing historic information about the pueblos dating back to the 14th century and visits to places like the Pueblo Museum and Than Povi Gallery, owned by tribal members Elmer and Deborah Torres and represents over 100 artists. After the walk, a delicious traditional feast day meal is provided. Visitors get a chance for a close up view to artist demonstrations and traditional dance performances. Feast days are celebrations of ancient Native American traditions and heritage as well as commemorations of Catholic saints which were introduced in the 1500s. The tours give visitors a window to another world — a living culture that carries on the centuries-old traditions of our ancestors.

Website: www.passporttopueblocountry.com/

Pine Ridge Area Chamber of Commerce

Groups: Business/Organization

 The Chamber is an association of business people-working together to make Pine Ridge Area a better place in which to live, work, and raise a family. Its purpose is to create, sustain and enhance Indian owned businesses, therefore improving the quality of life on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. The Chamber applies the Lakota values of Honesty, Wisdom, Respect, Courage, Fortitude, Responsibility, and Generosity to the economic setting. The Chamber maintains an online calendar of events and provides free visitor packets which include a brochure, business cards, and a newsletter. The Chamber promotes the Pine Ridge Reservation not only in the community and surrounding areas, but regional and nationally The Chamber provides training and promotion to its members, including the Lakota Mall, an online business directory and e-commerce site.

Website: pineridgechamber.com/

Powers Pyles Sutter & Verville PC

Groups: Business/Organization

 The Indian Tribal Governments Group of Powers Pyles Sutter & Verville provides a full range of legal and government relations services to tribal governments and organizations, tribally-owned corporations and private entities doing business with tribes. The Group advises on federal legislative matters, business planning, corporate structures, energy development and environmental law, federal recognition, state and federal tax and audits, financing and contracting issues, gaming development and regulation, healthcare, housing and community development, human resources, land acquisition and claims, and tribal governance.

Website: www.ppsv.com/

South Dakota Department of Tourism

Groups: Business/Organization

 Come Discover South Dakota’s Great Faces and Great Places. With a variety of things to do—from Mount Rushmore and the Black Hills to the Missouri River and rolling prairies, and plenty of stops in between. They have world-class outdoor adventures like hunting, fishing, rock climbing, spelunking, sailing, kayaking, hiking, horseback riding, scenic driving, camping and so much more. For more information please visit their website below.


Website: www.travelsd.com

South Dakota Missouri River Tourism

Groups: Business/Organization

 South Dakota Missouri River Tourism is a regional organization promoting “river tourism” along the Mighty Mo in South Dakota from the ND border to the borders of IA/NE. Culture and history, hunting/fishing, outdoor recreation, birding, and hiking abound in this Central South Dakota region. Explore the Native American Scenic Byway that follows the river and meanders through five Indian Reservations. Visit museums both large and small, depicting the history of the state and areas along the river. Consider yourself invited! WELCOME! For additional information visit our website below.


Groups: Business/Organization

 South Dakota Missouri River Tourism is a regional organization promoting “river tourism” along the Mighty Mo in South Dakota from the ND border to the borders of IA/NE. Culture and history, hunting/fishing, outdoor recreation, birding, and hiking abound in this Central South Dakota region. Explore the Native American Scenic Byway that follows the river and meanders through five Indian Reservations. Visit museums both large and small, depicting the history of the state and areas along the river. Consider yourself invited! WELCOME! For additional information visit our website below.

Tauck, Inc.

Groups: Business/Organization

 Tauck, Inc. is a leader in the creation of enriching travel experiences that enhance people’s lives by broadening their knowledge and fulfilling their dreams. They are a family company built on a timeless philosophy of integrity, innovation and respect. By exceeding customer expectations, they continually build a loyal and dedicated following. For more information please visit their website below.
Website: www.tauck.com/

Tesoro Cultural Center

Groups: Business/Organization

 The Tesoro Cultural Center (Tesoro means “Treasure” in Spanish) is committed to protecting and making available to the community the artistic treasures of our American past. All Tesoro events are inspired by Colorado’s rich history and shared experiences with Southwest, Spanish, Mexican, Native American, African American and Early European cultures. From art and cuisine to historical re-enactments and music, Tesoro’s mission is to create community based events and educational outreach programs designed to enrich and celebrate our cultural heritage. Tesoro Cultural Center is a membership based cultural institution with government, corporate and individual donors.

Washita Battlefield National Historic Site

Groups: Business/Organization

 The site protects and interprets the setting along the Washita River where Lt. Col. George A. Custer led the 7th U.S. Cavalry on a surprise dawn massacre against the Southern Cheyenne village of Peace Chief Black Kettle on November 27, 1868. The massacre was an important event in the tragic clash of cultures of the Indian Wars era. For more information please visit their website below.

Western National Parks Association

Groups: Business/Organization

Western National Parks Association is a nonprofit cooperating association of the National Park Service. Headquartered in Tucson, Arizona, the association was founded in 1938 as the Southwest Monuments Association to support the interpretive activities of the National Park Service. Western National Parks Association supports parks by producing more than a half million pieces of free literature annually, including trail guides, newspapers, schedules, and brochures. For more information please visit their website below.

Website: www.wnpa.org

Woodland Indian Art, Inc. (WIAB)

Groups: Business/Organization

 The Woodland Indian Art Board is a community-based non-profit organization created to expand the awareness and appreciation of Woodland Indian Arts and Culture through education, events and markets. They bring Woodland Indian Artists together to raise awareness of the distinct artistic styles and cultures of upper Midwest and northeastern regions of United States and Canada. They contribute to the growing economy with sales for their art work. WIAB operates within the Oneida Nation in Wisconsin Reservation. The organization has been produced an annual Show and Market for more than eight consecutive years. Events educate the public about the unique culture and history of the artists and include classes, silent auction, youth art show, juried art competition and music performances.

Wyoming Office of Tourism

Groups: Business/Organization

 The Wyoming Office of Tourism (WOT) is the agency charged with bringing non-resident visitors to Wyoming by promoting the state as a vacation destination to both domestic and international audiences. Wyoming’s landscapes, wildlife and recreational opportunities are what brings people to the state. For more information please visit their website below.

Wind River Visitors Council

Groups: Business/Organization

 The Wind River Visitors Council is a Lodging Tax Board responsible for promoting the travel and tourism industry in Fremont County. Through support from lodging taxes, The Visitors stimulates tourism by increasing awareness of, and encouraging visitation to, the unique destinations, activities and events in Wind River Country. Free vacation packet can help visitors plan their visit to Wyoming’s Wind River Country.

Bureau of Indian Affairs

Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail

Native American Agriculture Fund

Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail

Bureau of Land Management

National Endowment of the Arts

National Park Service

United States Forest Service