The Rupert Report
From the Desk of AIANTA's CEO
October 25, 2021
AITC First Look: Group photo at the Verde River, Fort McDowell.
AIANTA Highlights for the Coming Week
AITC First Look
We're just a few hours away from the AITC Opening Reception hosted by the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation and the We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort and there is so much excitement in the resort lobby as old friends get reacquainted. We have so much in store for AITC delegates this week. Check out some of the press releases we've already distributed (and stay tuned for more.)

News from AITC

Now Hiring
Partner Program Coordinator
Deadline to apply: November 5; 5 p.m. MDT
This position is responsible for ensuring the success of a pilot program to implement outreach and engagement efforts and to implement the coordination and hosting of a virtual and in-person event with tribal organizations and federal partner(s) fostering positive relations and advance the interests of tribal tourism in relation to public lands.

Temporary Office Manager
Deadline to apply: November 5; 5 p.m. MDT
Under direct supervision of the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), enhances organization’s effectiveness by performing a variety of administrative duties and tasks coordinating support services for the American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association (AIANTA).

Temporary Data Entry Clerk
Deadline to apply: November 5; 5 p.m. MDT
The American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association, Inc. (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 a plus.

Not able to attend AITC in person? That's okay! You can keep up with all the action when you search the hashtag #AITC2021 on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.
National Trails Workshop
November 1-4
Join the National Trails System for presentations and interactive sessions focused on: Conserving Trail Lands; Collaboration and Engagement; and Strengthening Organizations and Partnerships. CEO Sherry L. Rupert will be presenting on the NATIVE Act and Sustainable Tourism at 3:15-4:15 EDT on Wednesday, November 3.

SDSU Certificate in Cultural Tourism and Tribal Enterprises
AIANTA is partnering with San Diego State University (SDSU) to offer the online Certificate in Cultural Tourism and Tribal Enterprises (CTTE).

The for-credit certificate, to be offered through SDSU Global Campus and developed by the L. Robert Payne School of Hospitality and Tourism Management program, will allow professionals to explore the fundamentals of tribal tourism planning.

As part of the program, which begins in January 2022, students will learn global best practices in the effective organization, administration and supervision of tribal cultural sites, recreation and tourism agencies and leisure-related tribal businesses, including tourism agencies, tribal gaming and hospitality operations and sacred sites.

(See you later, Northern Paiute)

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