The Rupert Report
From the Desk of AIANTA's CEO
January 3, 2022
Harrah's So Cal, Funner, CA (AITC 2022 Host)
AIANTA Highlights for the Coming Week
Now Hiring: Agritourism Specialist
AIANTA is seeking an energetic, well-organized self-starter to serve as an Agritourism Specialist specific to Native agritourism product development and programming. This is a 13-month Project Based Position with the potential to extend the position if additional funding is secured. This is a competitive recruitment, open to all qualified applicants. Résumés will be accepted until January 8, 2022. Hiring will occur following the recruitment process. The Agritourism Specialist is a full-time, non-exempt, project based position appointed by the CEO of the American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association.

SDSU Certificate in Cultural Tourism & Tribal Enterprises
January 10 – March 13, 2022 (Level 1)
March 14-May 8, 2022 (Level 2)
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.

Renew Your Membership
Join or renew your membership with AIANTA by January 31, 2022, and receive one of AIANTA’s proprietary Apache Dancer thumb drives.

If you are a new member who has joined within the past 12 months, we can prorate your renewal for the remainder of 2022.
Save the Date: Go International
April 19-20, 2022
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, Albuquerque, NM

Why Attend Go International?
Designed to help tribal tourism businesses keep up with the rapid shifts in the packaged travel landscape, Go International features expert speakers and hands-on presentations that will guide tribal enterprises and businesses in conceptualizing and developing their tourism product(s) and promoting them to tour operators, wholesalers and domestic and international group travelers.
AITC 2022 Call for Speakers
October 24 – 27, 2022

AITC 2022 will be held at Harrah’s So Cal hosted by The Rincon Band of Luiseno Indians in Funner, California. We are already looking for exhibitors, artisans and speakers. Please email AIANTA Education Manager if you are interested in participating in AITC 2022.
(See you later, Northern Paiute)

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