The Rupert Report

From the Desk of AIANTA's CEO | August 22, 2022

Photo: AIANTA CEO, Sherry Rupert with National Park Service Director, Chuck Sams 

AIANTA Highlights for the Coming Week

Travel to Emergence: Grand Canyon Intertribal Economic Summit

Last week I was fortunate to attend the Emergence: Grand Canyon Intertribal Economic Summit which brought together community leaders and entrepreneurs for four days of learning and shared insights about the Grand Canyon region. This was an inspiring step forward in an effort to build a more sustainable and equitable tourism economy in partnership with Native communities.

USDA Announces New Resource Guides for Tribal Governments, Citizens and Organizations

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Office of Tribal Relations has released the newest editions of the USDA Resource Guide for American Indians and Alaska Natives 2022 and the USDA Native Youth Resource Guide 2022. Each guide provides valuable information to Indian Country and can serve as a roadmap of USDA resources and services available to tribal governments, citizens and organizations.

The guides and other resources can be found on the USDA Office of Tribal Relations USDA Programs and Services page.

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Today is the Last Day to Register!

Today, August 22nd is the last day to register for the Professional Certificate Program in Cultural Heritage Tourism, presented in partnership with AIANTA and the George Washington University International Institute of Tourism Studies.

Learn more about the program and the importance of workforce development in the tourism sector and how it relates to cultural heritage tourism in the video link below.

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AIANTA Board Applications Due Sept. 2, 2022

AIANTA is seeking talented, passionate and motivated individuals to join the organization’s Board of Directors. The deadline for submitting an application is September 2, 2022. See all open positions here.

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Last Chance for Early Bird Registration!

Early Bird Registration ends September 1st!

As the only national conference dedicated to growing tourism in America’s indigenous communities, the 24th Annual American Indian Tourism Conference is your opportunity to learn from some of the leading industry experts who share insights on emerging trends, best practices, and strategies for success. Attendees can extend their visibility in Indian Country and take advantage of exclusive networking opportunities throughout the week.

Register Today!
(See you later, Northern Paiute)

Sherry L. Rupert, Chief Executive Officer
American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association
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