Tribal Agritourism Takes Center Stage at AITC

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Image courtesy of Oneida Nation of Wisconsin

Travelers the world over are expressing an increased interest in learning where their food comes from, providing indigenous communities with new opportunities to share their cultural heritage by building one-of-a-kind agritourism programs.

Native farmers, ranchers and all indigenous food producers will find plenty of agritourism resources available to them at the American Indian Tourism Conference starting Monday, September 14, 2020.

Case Studies in Tribal Agritourism
During this year’s conference, AIANTA will introduce its inaugural Case Studies in Tribal Agritourism guidebook. The groundbreaking educational manual includes interviews with six indigenous communities—Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, Icy Strait Point in Alaska, Oneida Nation of Wisconsin, Santa Ana Pueblo in New Mexico, Seneca Nation of Indians in New York, and the Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation in California, on how they are successfully managing their agritourism programming.

Each case study is followed by an educational module that provides food and farm producers with checklists that faciliate the creation of their own successful agritourism enterprises.

Stories around Food:  Blending Agriculture and Tourism
Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020; 1 p.m. MST

Join Janie Simms Hipp, CEO of Native American Agriculture Fund (NAAF) and AIANTA travel writer/consultant Steve Larese in a discussion on how farmers can use a growing interest by domestic and international travelers in food sovereignty to develop their own agritourism programs.

Agritourism and American Indian Foods Networking Break
Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020 (noon, MST)

Open to anyone working in agritourism, culinary arts and Native food production or anyone interested in learning moer about agritourism opportunities, the Agritourism and American Indian Foods Networking Break welcomes Latashia Redhouse, Program Director and Courtney Fischer, Assistant Director of American Indian Foods, who will discuss trends and opportunities in agritourism.

For more information on these programs, please visit AIANTA’s Agritourism Resource Page or the AITC Conference Agenda.

Or secure your free conference registration now.