The Rupert Report
From the Desk of AIANTA's CEO
July 19, 2021
Come meet AIANTA at RES this week.

AIANTA Highlights for the Coming Week
Meet us at RES!
July 19-21, Las Vegas, NV
AIANTA is at RES and it's not too late to connect with us!

Hear me speak at the "Possibilities: Grow & Transition Your Career with Purpose" panel discussion at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, July 20, in the Jubilee Ballroom 2.

And don't miss my presentation on AIANTA's "Case Studies in Tribal Agritourism" at 3:45 p.m. on Tuesday, July 20, in the Jubilee Ballroom 1.

We will be located at booth #132 in the Paris Las Vegas Hotel and Casino Convention Center. Please drop by or make an appointment to meet with me.

AIANTA Town Hall Report
We had a very successful second Town Hall session where we spoke with participants about plans for a revamp of our consumer website A recording of the session can be found on our website, in case you missed it!

Tribal Team Sponsorship
We are still looking for tribal team sponsors to help support our 23rd annual American Indian Tourism Conference (AITC) in October at the We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort in Fort McDowell, Arizona. To learn more about tribal team sponsorships and other sponsor opportunities, view our sponsor prospectus.

Webinar: Powwows and Cultural Tourism
July 27; 10 a.m. MDT
Powwows are held across the country, honoring songs, dance, art and culture with many adding races, traditional games and more. More than ever, they are drawing tribal visitors as well as visitors from around the globe who are seeking authentic cultural experiences. This webinar will highlight both the famed Crow Fair and the Shoshone-Bannock Powwow, which is held as part of the annual Shoshone-Bannock Indian Festival. Learn the history of these major events and how promoting cultural tourism events can help local communities create new jobs and grow their economies and find out how they accommodate guests.

Business of Art Workshop
October 25, Scottsdale, AZ
When it comes to tourism, art is a critical, although often under-appreciated component of the hospitality industry. Learn more about building your artist profile, honing your business skills and how to talk to your tribe, local gallery or museum to encourage them to offer more inclusion in the Business of Art Workshop, offered by AIANTA during the 23rd annual American Indian Tourism Conference.

(See you later, Northern Paiute)

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