The Rupert Report
From the Desk of AIANTA's CEO
November 29, 2021
Nativity Scene by Prudy Correa (featured on AIANTA Shop Native Page)
AIANTA Highlights for the Coming Week
Partner Program Coordinator
Deadline to apply: December 6; 5 p.m. MST
This position is responsible for ensuring the success of a pilot program to implement outreach and engagement efforts and the coordination and hosting of virtual and in-person events with tribal organizations and federal partner(s) fostering positive relations and advance the interests of tribal tourism in relation to public lands.

Temporary Data Entry Clerk
Deadline to apply: November 30; 5 p.m. MDT
AIANTA is seeking a well-organized Data Entry Clerk to enter clear and concise data into one or more platforms so that it is easily accessible and accurate. Experience with Wild Apricot is a plus.

​Information Session & Indigenous Marketing Spotlight: GW & AIANTA Professional Certificate in Cultural Heritage Tourism
Tuesday, December 14; 10 a.m. MST
Join us for a 30-minute information session on the Professional Certificate in Cultural Heritage Tourism offered by the George Washington University International Institute of Tourism Studies (GW) in partnership with AIANTA. This 7-week online program provides tourism entrepreneurs and community leaders with the tools to identify and develop tourism assets.

During this information session, GW Program Manager, Anna Barrera, will provide an overview of program content, structure and time commitment. Session participants will have the opportunity to hear from one of the program instructors, Talia Salem, who teaches the Tourism Marketing course. Ms. Salem will provide a case study showcasing how an Indigenous tourism department pivoted their marketing efforts during the pandemic as well as a preview of the Tourism Marketing course topics and learning objectives. There will be an opportunity for Q&A following the presentation.

Shop Native
If you’re looking for distinctive gifts for the holiday season and beyond, you’ll find a treasure trove of unique and hand-crafted items from Native artisans, both independently and at tribally owned museums and cultural centers around the country. Don't forget to check back later this month, as we continue to make updates to this page.

2021 in Review
2021 was an incredibly productive year for AIANTA. Join us in celebrating some of our top accomplishments and memorable moments for the past year.

Domestic Travel Forecast
A new forecast by NPS Tourism Management & Destination Stewardship found that domestic travel is forecasted by the industry to recover quickly in 2022, while international tourism faces a longer recovery time. Discover more key tourism and travel findings from the latest forecast at the link below.

(See you later, Northern Paiute)

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