Welcome To Destination Indian Country

Welcome to Destination Indian Country, the blog and newsroom for the American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association (AIANTA), the only organization specifically dedicated to advancing Indian Country tourism across the United States.

In our work, serving as the voice and resource for tribes and tribal organizations engaged in cultural tourism, the idea of storytelling resonates with us in all that we do.

In an effort to get the most important Indian Country tourism news, updates and stories to you – our readers, partners, members, and friends – the notion of storytelling has inspired us to launch Destination Indian Country, AIANTA’s new blog covering all things Indian Country tourism.

In transitioning from our usual quarterly newsletter to this simplified forum, we are better able to focus on delivering the important information and messages more frequently to you, our readers.

In this blog, we will share updates and news from the tourism industry nationally and internationally, what this news means to Indian Country, updates on new AIANTA members and new destinations in Indian Country, and features on other impactful and meaningful topics and stories.

We’ll feature educational articles from our own staff and from our partners, provide insight to what tourism market changes mean for you, and will offer resources and tools to help you move forward with your tourism efforts. And yes, we will generally be celebrating and advocating for tourism in Indian Country.

So, we encourage you to join us on Destination Indian Country– read our weekly posts and look out for our monthly round-ups coming straight to your inbox. Visit the AIANTA website and learn more about us, about what we do and who we are. And feel free to contact us for more information.

Thank you for reading and visiting, and helping us to perpetuate Native cultures around the United States through travel and tourism!


Camille Ferguson

AIANTA Executive Director

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