Native Tourism in the News

A round up of news stories and media articles featuring Native American, Native Hawaiian and Alaska Native destinations.

Multi-Destination/General Interest

Haus der Begegnung
Round up of Native American cultural centers & museums, including MHA Interpretive Center, NMAI, Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center, Hocokata Ti, Akta Lakota Museum & Cultural Center, Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort, Tamástslikt Cultural Institute, Hibulb Cultural Center, California Indian Museum & Cultural Center, First Americans Museum, Cherokee Heritage Center, Chickasaw Cultural Center, Choctaw Cultural Center, Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, Sky City Cultural Center & Ha’aku Museum, Hopi Cultural Center
America Journal (Germany); August, September October Issue

Immerse Yourself in Indigenous Culture
Stewart Indian School, Nez Perce Tourism, Santa Ynez Chumash Museum & Cultural Center, others
Art Daily; May 16, 2021

2020 Was The Worst Year For Hotels. Here’s What’s Next
American Hotel & Lodging Association
NPR; January 27, 2021

Incredible places to celebrate Native American Heritage this year
Cherokee Nation, Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park, Wampanoag Nation, others
MSN Lifestyle; January 6, 2021




Best Places 2021: Great Authors on Our America
Pueblo of Acoma
Frommer’s, December 2020

Western National Parks Association Announces 2020 Award Winners
National Parks Traveler, November 30, 2020

Tribal Communities Reeling As Pandemic Halts Tourism, Gaming Revenue
Navajo Nation
Fronteras; November 20, 2020

How To Bring More Native American Ingredients To Your Thanksgiving Menu
Forbes, November 19, 2020

Your Road Trip is Not More Important than Indian Country
The New Republic, November 19, 2020

The Radical Act of Opening a Brewery as a Native American
Atlas Obscura; November 16, 2020

Department of the Interior Lists 10 Public Lands with Powerful Native American Connections
Sierra Sun Times, November 8, 2020

Ford Foundation fund to award an unprecedented $160 million to minority arts groups
The Washington Post, September 24, 2020

7 Places To Explore America’s Native American Heritage
Travel Awaits; Nov. 27, 2019

10 Native American Inventions Commonly Used Today; Nov. 18, 2019

8 Guides and Tours to Honor Indigenous Cultures
Outside Magazine, Oct. 14, 2019

Two Tribal Libraries Earn top Museum & Library Award
Institute of Museum and Library Sciences; May 7, 2019

Gaming Destinations Bet Big on Meetings
Meetings & Conventions; March 15, 2019

2019 National Medal for Museum and Library Service
Institute of Museum and Library Sciences; March 11, 2019

US Mint reveals coin honoring American Indians in space program
Collect Space; Dec. 17, 2018

In the Game
Meetings Today (page 30); October 2018

Epcot’s new ‘Creating Tradition’ exhibit celebrates Native American culture
Attractions Magazine; July 28, 2018

Tracing the Native American Roots of Famous U.S. Parks, Trails, and Natural Spaces
National Geographic; July 24, 2018

Essential Native American Travel Destinations & Experiences For Summer
Uproxx; June 17, 2018

Alaska Tribes & Members

World Photography Day: The Alaskan Dream Destinations for a Photographer’s Delight
Various Alaska Native Destinations 
Business Standard; August 19, 2021
In Alaska, the children of Anchorage
reconnect with the Aleut and its history
Aleut; August 18, 2021
A Way of Life – Alaska Salmon Fishing
Tlingit; July 26, 2021

Will a Native-led initiative spur an agricultural revolution in Alaska?
Denaakk’e and Lower Tanana Athabascan
The Counter; June 3, 2021

Alaska Village eyes return to ancestral lands
Tazlina Village
Indian Country Today; May 17, 2021

Tik Tok Stardom, Inupiaq Style
Inpiaq People
Indian Country Today; April 7, 2021

ANHC Awarded Three-Year $800k Grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
Alaska Native Heritage Center
Anchorage Press; February 25, 2021


How Juneau, Alaska, Is Becoming an Epicenter for Indigenous Art
Sealaska Heritage Institute
Smithsonian Magazine, December 23 2020

Experiencing Alaska’s Indigenous Cultures
Travel Alaska Blog; November 2020

Behold the Largest Congregation of Bald Eagles in the United States
Jilkaat Kwaan Heritage Center
Smithsonian Magazine, November 3, 2020, 

The Central Council of Tlingit & Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska and USDA Forest Service signed a long-term partnership agreement supporting the creation of an Indigenous Guardians program for Southeast Alaska,
KINY-TV, October 9, 2020

Economy Task Force Sees Hope for Sitka
Daily Sitka Sentinel; June 5, 2020

Alaska Natives’ Celebration 2020 to be held online in June
Travel Weekly; May 26, 2020

Alutiiq Angyaq Inducted into Alaska Innovators Hall of Fame
Alaska Native News; ; February 20, 2020

City boosts tour bus subsidy, puts contract out to bid; Dec. 26, 2019

New Executive Director has big plans for the Alaska Native Heritage Center
Anchorage Press, Nov. 22, 2019

Sitka Tribe, NPS continue negotiating future park management
Alaska Public Media; Nov. 8, 2019

Cultural tourism hitting its stride, engaging visitors; Oct. 14, 2019

Tlingit potatoes continue to thrive thanks to Sitka Tribe, Forest Service
Alaska Public Media; Oct. 10, 2019

Regent Seven Seas Cruises announces new Alaska shore excursions in 2020; Oct. 11, 2019

November is officially deemed Alaska Native Heritage Month
KTUU-TV, Oct. 6, 2019

With $500,000 in support from Sealaska, landless Alaska Native communities continue push for their own village corporations
KTOO Public Media; Sept. 6, 2019

Soboleff building gets gold for being green, music program receives a grant, CCS is on the move
Juneau Empire, Aug. 1, 2019

WEIO brings athletes and artists closer to Alaska Native culture
KTUU TV; July 19, 2019

Alutiiq Museum honors Native ancestors with memorial park
My Journal Courier; June 22, 2019

Opinion: Tlingit history and culture thrive as Hoonah expands cruise destination
Juneau Empire;  May 31, 2019

Princess Opens 50th Alaska Season with New Land & Ship Features
Insider Travel Report, May 1, 2019.

10 of the least known islands you should visit to see wildlife
10 Best, March 21, 2019

State bill would make November Alaska Native Heritage Month; March 17, 2019

Mush! Traverse Alaska offers Iditarod adventure
Travel Weekly; Jan. 10, 2019

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings and Huna Totem to Construct New Alaska Cruise Pier; Dec. 6, 2018

A shiny new business: Tribe-owned auto shop already proving popular
Juneau Empire; Dec. 28, 2018

Cunard Announces Exciting New Insights Program; September 10, 2018

Healing Totem Dedication at Glacier Bay National Park
Glacier Bay National Park Newsroom; August 25, 2018

New bronze posts preserve Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian art
Juneau Empire; August 27, 2018

SHI to Unveil Exquisite Bronze House Posts at Public Ceremony
Sealaska Heritage; August 2, 2018

Eastern Region Tribes & Members

Alabama | Arkansas | Connecticut | D.C. | Delaware | Florida | Georgia | Kentucky | Louisiana | Massachusetts | Maryland | Maine | Mississippi | North Carolina | New Hampshire | New Jersey | New York | Rhode Island | Pennsylvania | South Carolina | Tennessee | Virginia | Vermont | West Virginia
Markers Installed in O’Hara Community Park to Provide Glimpse of Local History
Kiskiminetas, Allegheny and Kittanning 
Trib Live; August 14, 2021
Artpark Expands Commitment To Indigenous Programming
Algonquin-Bear Clan
Broadway World; August 13, 2021

Oneida Indian Nation Announces Newest Property: The Cove at Sylvan Beach – Opening Summer 2022
Oneida Indian Nation (New York); May 20, 2021

How Did A Self Taught Linguist Come to Own an Indigenous Language?
Penobscot Nation
The New Yorker; April 19, 2021

Construction Watch: Seneca One Stop
Seneca Nation
Buffalo Rising Media; February 24, 2021

United Houma Nation receives donation for new tribal office and cultural center
United Houma Nation
Houma Courier-Thibodaux Daily Comet, December 27, 2020

Native American tribe finalizes $250 million purchase of Caesars Southern Indiana
Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians; December 24, 2020

New Memorial Recognizes Generations of Military Service by Native American Veterans
WBUR News; November 11, 2020

400 Years On, the Pilgrims Get a Reality Check
National Geographic; November 11, 2020

Tunica-Biloxi Holding ‘Virtual’ Native American Basketry Summit Saturday, Avoyelles Journal, October 29, 2020

Marksville, Tunica-Biloxi to Discuss Future of Indian Mounds
Avoyelles Journal, September 19, 2020

Braves share message from Eastern Band of Cherokee Tribe
Atlanta Journal Constitution; July 30, 2020

A Look Into a Mississippi County’s Native American History
US News & World Report; July 12, 2020

“Many Faces” mask exhibit opens at Museum of the Cherokee Indian
Cherokee One Feather; June 8, 2020

Artpark announces new season of artistic innovation, embracing social distancing in natural setting of Niagara Gorge
Niagara Frontier Publications, June 1, 2020

Cheers: Preserving Houma Indian history
Houma Today; Dec. 21, 2019

At Akwesasne, where the border runs straight and nothing is simple
The Buffalo News; Dec. 13, 2019

Alabama honors Native American tribes it exiled
Montgomery Advertiser, Dec. 2, 2019

Teen’s pride in tribe helps fund local museum; Nov. 19, 2019

Cranberry Day Honors Ancient Wampanoag Tradition in the Bogs
Vineyard Gazette; Oct. 13, 2019

Tunica-Biloxi’s 4th Annual Intertribal Basketry Summit to celebrate tribe’s ancient art, teach cultural traditions
KALB-TV, Oct. 14, 2019

Make it new again: Mohawk tribe raises next generation of native speakers
NCPR; Aug. 22, 2019

Burn, scrape and shape: Dugout canoe to be built at Pocumtuck Festival
Greenfield Recorder; Aug. 1, 2019

Cherokee invest in Nikwasi Mound’s future, as preservation efforts pick up steam
Citizen Times; July 29, 2019

Casino traffic in Cherokee booming, but some say it distracts from tribe’s legacy
Charlotte Observer, July 26, 2019

NC conservationists work to recover WNC’s native brook trout
Charlotte Observer; June 29, 2019

The World’s First Guitar-shaped Hotel Will Have Swim-up Suites and a 7,000-seat Concert Venue
Travel + Leisure; June 4, 2019

Asheville City Council votes to accept Harrah’s Cherokee naming proposal for civic center
Fox Carolina; May 28, 2019

Franklin Town Council Transfers Nikwasi Mound Ownership To Local Nonprofit
Blue Ridge Public Radio, May 7, 2019

Native Americans keep ‘Heritage’ in Jazz Fest with weaving, palmetto huts, storytelling and food
The Advocate, May 1, 2019

Archaeological study planned for the birthplace of the Seminole nation
ABC Action News, April 5, 2019

Tribe, 3 countries plan 400th Pilgrim anniversary in 2020
Enterprise News; March 17, 2019

Virginia’s new state park to tell story of state’s natives; March 9, 2019

Top 10 Things to do in Cherokee This Spring
Cherokee, North Carolina, March 4, 2019

Akwesasne TV reps join event in Paris to preserve indigenous languages
North County Now; Jan. 30, 2019

Akwesasne tribe seeking support to develop heritage museum, library at former General Motors parcel
Watertown Daily Times, Jan. 18, 2019

Traveling Exhibit “Native Voices: New England Tribal Families” Opens At Creative Discovery Museum
The Chattanoogan; Jan. 10, 2019

Fierce, savvy and shrewd; Seminole Tribe of Florida rarely tastes defeat
CDC Gaming Reports; June 20, 2018

New Seneca-Iroquois National Museum opens
The Bradford Era; July 25, 2018

Midwest Region Tribes & Members

Iowa | Illinois | Indiana | Michigan | Minnesota | Missouri | Ohio | Wisconsin

‘Braiding Sweetgrass’ author Kimmerer Wraps Up Nature Talk Series
Potawatomi Nation
The Bulletin; March 5, 2021 

Travel Wisconsin: Suzette Brewer, Executive Director of Native American Tourism of Wisconsin
620WTMJ; November 15, 2020

Above and Beyond, Program recognizes Native Americans for significant achievements
Native American Hall of Honor 
Minot Daily News, September 21, 2020


Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians receives Tribal Heritage Grant Award
Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa
Indian Country Today, September 3, 2020

Land is life: How the Oneida Nation is reclaiming its land, and its identity
Green Bay Press-Gazette, August 24, 2020

Mole Lake Casino Lodge to Reopen with Advanced Ultraviolet Light Air Disinfection System for Enhanced Protection
Yahoo Finance Press Release; August 11, 2020

Kayaking the Apostle Islands sea caves in ‘more than just a tourist way’
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel; Aug. 6, 2020

Oneida tribe wins closely watched Wisconsin legal fight
Wisconsin State Journal, July 30, 2020

Explore Native Wisconsin this Summer With Native American Tourism of Wisconsin
WTMJ-TV Milwaukee; June 4, 2020

Red Cliff Tribal Farm wins $80K in grants
Ashland Daily Press; Jan. 2, 2020

Chippewa tribe joins MDNR in care of ancient rock carvings
Toledo Blade; Dec. 16, 2019

Mille Lacs workshops highlight Ojibwe art and crafts
Star Tribune; Dec. 14, 2019

VIDEO: Restoring lake sturgeon to the Upper Wolf River
Washington County Insider; Dec. 10, 2019

How Housing Becomes a Home: Why Cultural Supports Matter
Non-Profit Quarterly, Dec. 5, 2019

Potawatomi tests Lyft program to solve employee transportation issues
Milwaukee Business Journal; Nov. 13, 2019

National Food Sovereignty Summit hosted by Oneida Nation
WBAY Action News 2; Sep 26, 2019

Oneida Nation hosts 10th annual Big Applefest
We Are Green Bay, Sept. 22, 2019

Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community opens public exhibit celebrating the tribe’s history, people, and culture
Indian Country Today; Sept. 12, 2019

Program connects native master artists with apprentices, keeping culture alive in Lac du Flambeau
News Watch 12; Aug. 8, 2019

VIDEO: Bear takes care of itchy head on Red Cliff trail cam; July 2, 2019

‘Pure love on the dance floor’: Celebrating the jingle dress tradition
MPR News; June 15, 2019

Red Lake Nation wins national economic development award
The Bemidji Pioneer, April 28, 2019

Frog Bay Tribal National Park Wins State Tourism Award
The County Today, April 22, 2019

New Exhibit Explores the History of the Ojibwe Jingle Dress
Native Knot; March 13, 2019

Minnesota tribe asks: Can wild rice have its own legal rights?
Star-Tribune; Feb. 9, 2019

Performance Brings Ancestral Women of Wisconsin’s 12 Tribes to Life; Jan. 4, 2019

‘Lands We Share’ exhibit helps give farmers a voice
University of Wisconsin News; Dec. 21, 2018

Mille Lacs Indian Trading Post became a lot more than just a trading post
MinnPost; Dec. 17, 2019

At a Native American Pow-wow in Wisconsin
South China Morning Post; Nov. 15, 2018

The Keepers of The Sacred Tradition of Pipemakers
Destination Small Town; July 13, 2018

Pacific Region Tribes & Members

California | Hawaii | Idaho | Oregon | Washington

The Familial Bond Between the Klamath River and the Yurok People
Yurok Tribe
High Country News; August 21, 2021

The Nez Perce Are No Longer Leaving Their Story to Others. They’ve Become Tour Operators
Nez Perce Tourism
Washington Post; August 8, 2021

California’s Yurok Tribe Offers Canoe Tours in One of the ‘Rarest Vessels in the World’
Yurok Tribe
Star Advertiser; August 15, 2021

This Land is Their Land: The Rise of Land Acknowledgements in the PNW
Colville Confederated Tribe, others
Seattle Met; June 29, 2021

San Manuel Casino Unveils Expansion Details Including Expanded Gaming, Luxury Retail and Fine Dining
San Manuel Band of Mission Indians
Native Business; May 19, 2021

‘Top Chef’ Portland: A dramatic, roller-coaster week for one local chef (Episode 6 recap)
Confederated Tribes of Umatilla Indian Reservation
The Oregonian; May 7, 2021

Lummi Nation carvers and allies to embark on national tour to D.C., give totem pole to President Biden
Lummi Nation
The Seattle Times; April 12, 2021

New Cache Creek Casino Resort Hotel Stuns with Beauty Inspired by Northern California’s Alluring Capay Valley
Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation
Cision PR; February 25, 2021


Nez Perce Tribe acquires historic Hayes Farm
Nez Perce Tribe
Wallowa County Chieftain, December 16, 2020

An Indigenous Effort to Return Condors to the Pacific Northwest Nears Its Goal
Yurok Tribe
Audubon magazine, November 5, 2020

Yurok Agricultural Corporation Buys 26 Acres for Food Sovereignty Program
Native Business, September 12, 2020

John De Fries Is New Hawaiʻi Tourism Authority President, CEO
Big Island Video News, September 9, 2020

Organizations, businesses donate funds to support Iolani Palace
Pacific Business News, June 30, 2020

Ilwaco tries for state grant to make trail a reality
Chinook Observer, July 30, 2020

How to Keep a Condor Wild
The New York Times Magazine, August 4, 2020

Indulge in luxury lodgings — and you don’t have to drive far, Take a pandemic staycation in style at these 3 high-end hotels in Snohomish County
HeraldNet, July 12, 2020

Landmark Agreement: Yurok Tribe Partners With Calif. Parks & Rec
Native Business; May 28, 2020

MASS Design Group to lead tribal engagement process for Willamette Falls Riverwalk
The Architects Newspaper; May 26, 2020

Mad River Brewing Unveils First Logo Under Yurok Ownership
Brewbound Brew Industry News, Events & Jobs; May 19, 2020

Youngsters Pitch In To Craft Canoes For Yurok Tribe’s Tours
Lost Coast Outpost; Dec. 30, 2019

Yakama Nation receives more than $400,000 for fish recovery and habitat restoration projects
Yakima Herald; Dec. 27, 2019

Oregon Trail causes a bump in the road for CDA
My Columbia Basin; Dec. 25, 2019

At Long Last, Smallest Native Californian Tribe Has Land To Call Their Own
Good News Network; Dec. 22, 2019

Wild birds on Umatilla lands
East Oregonian; Dec. 14, 2019

Suquamish Tribe celebrates 150th Anniversary of the founding of Seattle
Kitsap Daily News, Dec. 6, 2019

How Yurok Traditions Sustain Delicate Balance of North Coast Species; Nov. 18, 2019

Merging Western Science With Native Knowledge To Combat Climate Change
KUNR; Nov. 4. 2019

Fort Mojave Indian Days begin with cultural center dedication
Needles Desert Star; Nov. 2, 2019

‘I know who I am’: Seattle’s urban Natives tell the story of the city’s first Indigenous landmark
Crosscut; Oct. 29, 2019

Nisqually Land Trust Acquires New Property for Ohop Creek Restoration
Nisqually Valley News; Oct. 17, 2019

Coast Salish tribal culture alive at new Mukilteo ferry terminal
WSDOT Blog, Oct. 1, 2019

Yurok Tribe accepts UN Equator Prize for forest management
Times Standard; Sept. 24, 2019

Planned hotel a monument to how gaming turned life around for Washington tribes
Komo News; Sept. 5, 2019

Suquamish Tribe to open new seafood shop
Ktsap Daily News; Sept. 17, 2019

Yakama linguist honored for a lifetime of reviving Native languages
Yakama Herald; Aug 21, 2019

‘Share our culture’: Yurok Tribe to offer canoe tours of Klamath River in 2020
Times Standars; Aug. 5, 2019

More than a viral sensation, the Salmon Cannon could bring the species back to the Upper Columbia after 90 years
Seattle Times; Aug. 16, 2019

‘Adorable’ species of fish with 3 eyes and rings of sharp teeth finds home at Oregon Zoo
Fox 12 Oregon; Aug. 5, 2019

‘Let us remain friends’: Chetzemoka Trail offers visitors a trip into the past
Peninsula Daily News; July 7, 2019

This bizarre prehistoric fish may be the key to preserving Yurok culture in California
The Sacramento Bee; July 1, 2019

Snohomish River estuary project an example of why salmon recovery takes so long
King-TV, June 13, 2019

Nez Perce Tribe’s Zims Hot Springs open
Indian Country Today; May 28, 2019

The Best Small Beach Towns in the United States
AFAR, May 21, 2019

Bringing Prey-go-neesh Home
North Coast Journal of Politics, People & Art, May 2, 2019

Why wild salmon remains king in the Pacific Northwest
National Geographic Traveler; April/May Issue

Nisqually Tribe Works on Conceptual Tourism Plan
Yelm Online, April 11, 2019

How the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians Held On in Palm Springs
Smithsonian Magazine; April 5, 2019

Entering Berkeley is entering Ohlone territory
East Bay Times; March 12, 2019

First Four-Diamond Property Coming to Washington’s Olympic Peninsula
Native Business Magazine; March 6, 2019

The Basketmaker
Hakai Magazine; Feb. 26, 2019

Tribe buys Clarkston Golf and Country Club
The Lewiston Tribune; Feb. 2, 2019

$150,000 art installation will honor history, resilience of Puyallup people
Indian Country Today; Jan. 28, 2019

A Place of Decency
Coeur d’Alene Press; Dec. 4, 2018

Medicine Creek Enterprise Corporation Expands Its Reach
Nisqually Valley News, Nov. 22, 2018

Snoqualmie Council approves Salish expansion project master plan application
Snoqualmie Valley Record; Nov. 12, 2018

Autry Museum of the American West Receives $414,101 Grant From San Manuel Band of Mission Indians
The Autry Museum of the American West; Oct. 17, 2018

Hikianalia on track to arrive in San Francisco on Sunday
Star-Advertiser; Sept. 10, 2018

Aquinas High School Opens New San Manuel Performing Arts Center
InlandEmpire.US; Sept. 6, 2018

Quinault Nation celebrates QBRC’s expansion grand opening
The Daily World; June 25, 2018

The House of Seven Brothers combines tradition with future vision
Sequim Gazette; June 14, 2018

Return of the Shores
Suquamish Tribe and the Port Madison Indian Reservation; May 18, 2018

Native American cuisine and ancestral traditions in the kitchen at Tulalip Casino
My Northwest; April 13, 2018

Suquamish Seafoods store offers briny bounty
Kitsap Sun; Dec. 17, 2017

Plains Region Tribes & Members

Kansas | Montana | Nebraska | North Dakota | Oklahoma | South Dakota | Texas | Wyoming
Blackfeet connection to Badger-Two Medicine spans Millenia
Blackfeet Reservation
Billings Gazette; August 27, 2021
Inspiring New Trading Post Opens in Midland to Bring in More Native-American Culture
Mix 979; August 18, 2021
Shawnee Language Classes Move Online
Shawnee Tribe
Indian Country Today; August 17, 2021
It’s Been Over a Century, but Summer Chinook are Back in the Little Spokane River: ‘It’s kind of a spiritual experience’
Spokane Tribe of Indians
Kansas City Star; August 12, 2021
Crow Language Consortium Receives $10k for Language Preservation
Crow Language Consortium
Great Falls Tribune; August 11, 2021
Oklahoma’s Pawhuska Sees Boom in Tourism Thanks to Movie Production, New Offerings
Osage Nation; August 10, 2021
The Unflinching Indigenous Art of Robert Martinez
Northern Arapaho Tribe
WyoFile; August 6, 2021
On Pine Ridge Reservation, a Garden Helps Replace an 80-mile Grocery Trip
Pine Ridge Reservation
Civil Eats; July 19, 2021

Choctaw Casino & Resort ‘elevates the experience’ with its resort expansion
Choctaw Nation
Casino Beats; July 19, 2021

Cherokee Nation Breaks Ground on Durbin Feeling Language Center
Cherokee Nation
Muskogee Phoenix May 20, 2021

Signature Symphony features Chickasaw composer Tate
Chickasaw Nation
Tulsa World; May 16, 2021

Popular Casinos in Oklahoma
Choctaw Nation
Film Daily; April 23, 2021

Sidelined by COVID-19, Native American festivals may be back this year in Oklahoma
Muscogee (Creek) Nation
The Oklahoman; April 5, 2021

Enriching Native American Tourism
Black Hills & Badlands Tourism Association
Black Hills Fox; April 9, 2021

Oglala Lakota Living History Village, a new entry point into Lakota Country
Oglala Lakota Living Village, Pine Ridge Area Chamber of Commerce
Kota TV; April 10, 2021

Wind River Hotel & Casino and the Northern Arapaho Tribe Bring Indian Relay Racing’s Champion Back to Casper
Northern Arapaho Tribe
Broadway World Montana; March 5, 2021

State, Tribal Preservation Efforts Get Boost
Standing Rock Sioux, Three Affiliated Tribes, Spirit Lake Tribe, Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa
Bismarck Tribune; March 4, 2021

Door County Receives National Scenic Byway Designation
Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa
Door County Pulse; February 26, 2021

Flathead Reservation Artist Showing Stories of Native American Women
Flathead Reservation
8KPAX; February 26, 2021

Seeds and beyond: Native Americans embrace ‘food sovereignty’
Oneida Nation of Wisconsin
Christian Science Monitor; February 22, 2021
Sturgeon revered by Menominee people, who inspired Wisconsin’s sturgeon spearing season
Menominee Nation
Green Bay Press-Gazette; February 10, 2021

Missoula Art Museum announces new catalog of artwork by Salish Kootenai artist Corwin Clairmont
Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes
Indian Country Today; January 7, 2021


Tulsa Indian Affairs Commission declares Dec. 31 as Native American Day of Prayer and Blessing
Osage News, December 30, 2020

Cherokee Nation Formalizes Purchase of Will Rogers Birthplace Museum in Oologah, Oklahoma
Native Business Magazine, November 25, 2020

How to Plan a Trip to Cherokee Nation
Condé Nast Traveler; October 22, 2020

Sacajawea coin model celebrates 20 years
Indian Country Today, November 5, 2020

Oklahoma to honour Native American art in new $175m museum
The Art Newspaper, October 19, 2020

‘Hearts of Our People,’ landmark exhibit of native women artists, opens at Philbrook
Tulsa World, October 5, 2020

Native American Historic Site Displays History With Harvest
US News and World Report, October 3, 2020

The Cherokee Nation reservation is now visible on Google Maps
CNN US, September 23, 2020

Muscogee (Creek) Nation Chief Hill named to TIME 100 Most Influential People of 2020 list
Fox 23 News, September 23, 2020

Bikers commemorate ‘Trail of Tears’, stop at Redstone Harley-Davidson
WZDX Fox, September 22, 2020

Economic Development Director Encourages Those Thinking of Starting a New Business in 2020 or 2021
Choctaw Office of Economic Development, September 8, 2020

Cherokee National Holiday goes online for 2020
Tulsa World, September 8, 2020

Cherokee Nation welcomes two Yellowstone bison to herd in Delaware County
Cherokee One Feather, September 8, 2020

Choctaw Fresh Produce provides assistance during COVID-19
The Meridian Star, Aug 18, 2020

Cherokee Nation producing animated series that is created in the tribal language
Tulsa World; August 7, 2020

Montana tourism industry unites for ‘Montana Aware’ Campaign
Montana Office of Tourism and Business Development
Bitterroot Star, July 29, 2020

Red Cloud Indian Art Show is virtual this summer
Indian Country Today; July 27, 2020

Mandaree All Indian Rodeo brings out many
Minot Daily News; June 6, 2020

13 things you will want to do for Spring Break
Tulsa World; March 6, 2020

Cherokee Nation to preserve culturally important seeds in Arctic vault
The Guardian; February 7, 2020

Reservations to be Marketed as Tourist Destinations in North Dakota; Jan. 17, 2020

5 Best Things to Do in Pawhuska, Oklahoma, Home of the Pioneer Woman
Wide Open Country; Jan. 10, 2020

Cherokee Nation increases effort to save historical sites in northeast Oklahoma
Tulsa World; Jan. 7, 2020

Holding Tight to a Racing Tradition
New York Times; Jan. 6, 2020

Kansas City’s Northland Might Finally Get Another Fountain — One That Tells A Big Story (NPR); Jan. 4, 2020

Red Oak Steakhouse
Atlas Obscura;

Intern secures funding for Cultural Heritage Center project Bridging the Gap
The Shawnee News Star; Dec. 30, 2019

Movement promotes traditional foods as way to improve health, preserve culture on Wind River Reservation
Casper Star Tribune, Nov. 28, 2019

Nanih Waiya: ‘Mother Mound’ and First Capital of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma
McAlester News-Capital; Nov. 15, 2019

Commerce Department announces investments in Native American economic development services
Cutbank Pioneer Press; Nov. 13, 2019

The U.S. has spent more money erasing Native languages than saving them
High Country News; Nov. 5, 2019

Osage Nation celebrates new Osage Nation Heritage Trail
Skiatook Journal; Oct. 27, 2019

Native American Tribes Support National Park Status For Cahokia Mounds
St. Louis Public Radio; Oct. 1, 2019

Building an American Serengeti in Montana
Sierra; Sept. 5, 2019

The Lakota Music Project in South Dakota finds common ground through collaboration
Brainerd Dispatch; Sept. 17, 2019

Lander Art Center Celebrates Wind River Artists
Wyoming Public Media; Sept. 18, 2019

Saracen Casino Resort event creates splash
The Pine Bluff Commercial; Aug. 6, 2019

Protecting Potawatomi in the 2019 Year of Indigenous Languages
Pawhuska Journal Capital; Aug. 4, 2019

Indigenous people from around the US keep tradition alive at Mandaree powwow
Williston Herald; July 22, 2019

Osage Congress passes $250K appropriation to design ON Museum expansion
Osage News; July 10, 2019

Osage Casino Hotel-Tulsa starts second phase with $28 million tower
Tulsa World; July 9, 2019

Photos: Tribal members and sponsors visit bison herd on the Wind River Reservation
Casper Star-Tribune, June 23, 2019; See also Wyoming Public Media; U.S. News & World Report

Pine Ridge Indian Reservation: Home of the Oglala Sioux Tribe
Rapid City Journal; May 30, 2019

National Bison Range in Montana Proposes New Management Plan, May 3, 2019

Hearst Foundations Present Spring 2019 Grants
Webwire, Apri 29, 2019

Choctaw Casino Durant Breaks Ground on $500 Million Expansion
Casino News Daily; April 27, 2019

Experience Native American Culture this summer in Wind River country
The Buckrail, April 24, 2019

The Blackfeet Nation is trying to open its own national park
High Country News, April 23, 2019. See also ABC Fox Montana

Muscogee (Creek) Nation Sees Great Reward Following Mvskoke Dome Investment
Muscogee (Creek) Nation Press Release; March 8, 2019

Biggest mistake Aussies are making in the US; Jan. 27, 2019

Chickasaw Cultural Center honored for efforts to protect the monarch butterfly
The Ad News; Jan. 12, 2019

America’s Plains Indians bring back bison to their lands
Deutsche Welle; Jan. 8, 2019

Marta Churchwell: Native American art on display in Miami cultural center
The Joplin Globe; Jan. 6, 2019

Indianische Künstler im Mississippi Museum of Art; Jan. 3, 2019

See also: Reiseziel Erde and the official German press release.

Creating a successful economic future in northern Montana through tourism
Indian Country Today; Dec. 31, 2018

Oglala-Sioux Tribe Buys 90 Acres on I-90
KOTA TV; Nov. 7, 2018

New Shawnee Tribe Cultural Center to open Nov. 10
The Miami News-Record; Oct. 9, 2019

The first truly American cuisine is having a revival; Sept. 5, 2018

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa unveils plans, marks construction milestone
Anadisgoi Newsroom; Sept. 5, 2018

Hard Rock International Ranked Among Best Employers for Women
PR Newswire; Aug. 3, 2018

Southwest Region Tribes & Members

Arizona | Colorado | New Mexico | Nevada | Utah

Navajo Chef Explores Indigenous Midwestern Cuisine With Bulrush
St. Louis Public Radio; August 20, 2021
‘Something divine’: Santa Clara/Navajo artist follows family tradition, sells pottery at Santa Fe Indian Market
Santa Clara, Navajo
Albuquerque Journal; August 20, 2021

15 Artists to Watch for at This Year’s Santa Fe Indian Art Market

Shoshone-Bannock, Laguna, Apache, Navajo and others
Vogue; August 19, 2021
The Eleven: A new generation of Indigenous artists takes on Indian Market and beyond
Various Native American Tribes
Santa Fe Reporter; August 18, 2021

Indigenous People Find Legal, Cultural Barriers to Protect Sacred Spaces off Tribal Lands

Havasupai Tribe
USA Today; August 16, 2021
These 4 Navajo Nation historic sites have reopened. Here’s what to know and how to visit
Navajo Nation
USA Today; August 16, 2021
Indigenous Fashion Show Again Highlighting SWAIA Santa Fe Indian Market
Southwest Association of Indian Arts (and multiple tribes)
Forbes; August 1, 2021
Meet the Woman Restoring Native American Peaches to the Southwest
Atlas Obscura; July 28, 2021
How an Indigenous-Owned Adventure Company Is Bringing Bike Tourism to the Navajo Nation
Navajo Nation
Conde Nast Traveler; July 12, 2021
When the Navajo Nation Reopens, Visitors Must Return Slowly—And Respectfully
Writer Pauly Denetclaw hopes visitors will arrive at the Navajo Nation with a new perspective.
Conde Nast Traveler, July 8, 2021
Oljato-Monument Valley Trading Post Named an Endangered Historic Site
Navajo Nation

The Salt Lake Tribune; June 7, 2021

The Grand Connection: James Surveyor, CEO, Moenkopi Developers Corporation
Hopi Tribe
Arizona Office of Tourism; May 2021

Chef Ray Naranjo Celebrates Native Cuisine at Indian Pueblo Kitchen
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center
New Mexico Magazine; May 2021 edit

Here’s How Tribal Communities Drive Development Through Hospitality
We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort
AZ Big Media; March 10, 2021

CRSHP Arizona Humanities Grant Recipient
Quechan Tribe
Colorado River State Historic Park; March 8, 2021

USS Arizona Memorial Gardens at Salt River Set to Launch Virtual Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day Events from the Gardens and Pearl Harbor
Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community
Native News Online; January 12, 2021


Cooking Matters Colorado Highlights and Supports Indigenous Cooking
Food Tank; December 2020

Stories of Old Nevada: Pyramid Lake
Elko Daily, December 30, 2020

From Everyday Life to Winter Rituals, These Photographs Show the Life of the Navajo Nation in Arizona
Travel + Leisure; November 26, 2020

Native flavors: Indian Pueblo Kitchen focuses on indigenous food education, exploration
Albuquerque Journal, November 20, 2020

Indian Pueblo Cultural Center Re-Imagines Its Pueblo Harvest Restaurant
Albuquerque Business Journal; November 17, 2020

The We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort is Now Open for Visitors
Arizona Foothills, November 2, 2020
Arizona Big Media, November 2, 2020
The Fountain Hills Times, October 28, 2020

Te We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort is Now Open for Visitors
Arizona Foothills, November 2, 2020
Arizona Big Media, November 2, 2020
The Fountain Hills Times, October 28, 2020

Indian Pueblo Cultural Center breaks ground on retail expansion project
Business First, September 17, 2020

Grand Canyon Resort Corporation Announces Interim CEO
e-TurboNews, August 18, 2020

Monumental: Why public lands are still worth fighting for
Changing America; August 12, 2020

Unraveling the mystery of a stolen ceremonial shield, How a sacred object from the Pueblo of Acoma turned up at a Paris auction house, and how the tribe fought for its return
High Country News, August 1, 2020,

2019 was a record year for Arizona tourism. Here’s the ‘recovery mode’ plan for 2020
Arizona Office of Tourism
Arizona Republic, July 23, 2020

Indian Pueblo Cultural Center creates virtual guides
KRQE, July 9, 2020

What happens when America’s borders reopen again? Our travel expert gets the lowdown
Navajo Nation
The Irish Examiner, July 2, 2020

It’s the summer of road trips. Here’s how to do it right
National Geographic Traveler; July 2020

Ute tribes reimagine Bear Dances, a key ceremony of renewal, as coronavirus locks down Colorado reservations
The Colorado Sun; June 5, 2020

50 Years Ago: Trading posts face end of operations
Navajo Times; May 28, 2020

Grand Canyon West Thanks Front-Line Workers With Free Admission; Announces $59 Admission and Skywalk Through July
Cision PR Newswire; May 27, 2020

Hualapai River Runners to Relaunch Grand Canyon Whitewater Rafting Tours
Flagstaff Business News; May 20, 2020

Indian Market Enters the Virtual Realm, SWAIA partners with the Clark Hulings Fund for Visual Artists for online sales platform
Santa Fe Reporter; May 8, 2020

Nevada Museum Tells of Forced Native American Assimilation
U.S. News & World Report; February 25, 2020

Come celebrate with us’: Taos Pueblo commemorates return of sacred land
Z News; February 22, 2020

President Burnette: Ft. McDowell election results
The Fountain Hills Times; Jan. 22, 2020

Grand Canyon Skywalk Celebrates 10 Millionth Visitor All-Time
WICZ News; Jan. 12, 2020

Diné are turning their hogans into cash on Airbnb
Navajo Times; Jan. 9, 2020 

You da Mohn: Chef evolves with café at Tamaya
Albuquerque Journal; Dec. 31, 2019\

It’s Time For Scottsdale
Chicago Golf Report; Dec. 21, 2019

Photo tours of Antelope Canyon, famous for its waves of vibrant colors, are canceled
The Tennessean; Dec. 17, 2019

Local gingerbread contest showcases Pueblo cultures; Dec. 13, 2019

A look at Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino’s 25 years of impact
Arizona Big Media; Dec. 12, 2019

Behind the Rise of Native American Wines
Wine Enthusiast; Nov. 15, 2019

Native American shield returned to New Mexico from France
Albuquerque Journal; Nov. 18, 2019

BISON ON THE EDGE: Scientists, Indigenous Peoples Gather to Develop Roadmap for Rewilding North America Bison
News Wise, Oct. 19, 2019

Native American arts auction
Navajo Times; Sept. 28, 2019

Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation President Bernadine Burnette named one of Arizona’s most influential women for 2019
Indian Country Today; Sept. 6, 2019

10 Native Americans win scholarships
Albuquerque Journal, Aug. 12, 2019

Native American artists collaborate with local tech company; Aug. 6, 2019

Race series urges Diné to get out, enjoy the land
Navajo Times; July 25, 2019.

Pueblos open for feast days
Albuquerque Journal; June 18, 2019

New Mexico casino looks to fill more than 150 jobs
Albuquerque Business First, May 7, 2019

Vacation matters: National Travel and Tourism Week May 5-11
Navajo Hopi Observer, May 7, 2019

Muckleshoot Indian Tribe to develop luxury hotel at Auburn casino
Kent Reporter, May 2, 2019

Hualapai Tribe raises fees for Colorado River rafters
Grand Canyon News, April 30, 2019

We-Ko-Pa Resort & Conference Center earns AAA Four Diamond Award
AZ Big Media, April 14, 2019

Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation Commemorates Trail of Tears with Historic Three-Day Relay
Native News Online; March 17, 2019

New report reveals economic impact of New Mexico pueblos
Albuquerque Business First; Feb. 22, 2019

In Nevada, a School for Stolen Native American Kids Will Be a Museum; Feb. 11, 2019

Indian Pueblo Cultural Center lands grants to support entrepreneurs, artists
Albuquerque Business First; Jan. 31, 2019

Shutdown won’t stop it: Grand Canyon 100-year Celebration, Native American Style
Indian Country Today; Jan. 25, 2019

These Are the Most Exciting Museums Opening in 2019
Smithsonian Magazine; Jan. 17, 2019

Wildflower testing drone skills at Pojoaque
Albuquerque Journal; Jan. 1, 2019

Best Trips for 2019
National Geographic Traveler; January 2019

New Mexico tribe celebrates return of Pueblo cultural items
Associated Press; Dec. 19, 2018

Santa Ana Diversifies Agricultural Investments With Wine Enterprise
Native Business; November 19, 2018

Indian Pueblo Cultural Center Expanding, Makes Key Hire
Albuquerque Business First; Nov. 12, 2018.

‘Written On The Land’ Exhibit From Voices Of Ute Tribes; Nov. 9, 2018

Nevada Arts, Culture and Heritage Guide Takes Top Honors; Oct. 19, 2018

In the Heart of Navajo Lands
Conde Nast Traveler; Oct. 11, 2018

A&M-San Antonio hosts art exhibit honoring Native American veterans; September 10, 2018

The Best-Designed Museum in Every State in America
Sky City Cultural Center and Haak’u Museum // Architectural Digest; August 22, 2018

Tamaya Resort wraps up $2.5 million renovation (slideshow)
Albuquerque Business First; Aug. 22, 2018 (Registration required)

Brand USA Marketing Entices International Travelers with Arizona Destinations
Brand USA; Aug. 9, 2018

A sneak peek at Native American series and specials airing this fall and beyond
Current; July 27, 2018

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