Public Lands Partnerships Program

Injecting Native voice into public projects

AIANTA’s Public Lands Partnership Program identifies public lands projects on or near reservation lands and builds alliances with lands agencies to bring Native voices to tourism projects. The program’s purpose is to strengthen the tribal tourism industry, build tourism capacity and spur economic development in Indian Country.


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

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