The Rupert Report

From the Desk of AIANTA's CEO | June 27, 2022

Stewart Indian School Cultural Center Ribbon Cutting

AIANTA CEO, Sherry Rupert Pictured with UNR President Brian Sandoval and the First Lady

AIANTA Highlights for the Coming Week

Travel to Nevada

On Saturday, June 18, 2022, I attended the Stewart Indian School Cultural Center & Museum's grand opening and ribbon-cutting in Carson City, NV. I was honored to be invited to provide remarks on the significance of the Cultural Center and my vision to ensure that the thousands of Native children that attended the school would now be able to have their voices heard, something that was not allowed while the school was open. It is quite a legacy and one that I am very proud to be a part of. There is still much more that needs to be done before we can all rest easy knowing our ancestors are at peace - but we are now one step closer!

Stewart Indian School Cultural Center Ribbon Cutting
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Brand USA Talks Travel Podcast

Catch the latest episode of the Brand USA Talks Travel podcast, where I discuss the importance of sharing stories of Native American Tribes and how DMOs can help amplify messaging to increase tourism.

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Now Hiring: Marketing Director

Deadline to apply: July 20, 2022

AIANTA is seeking a motivated and creative individual to lead, develop and execute our marketing strategies. The Marketing Director will support and assist with the identification, execution and evaluation of key partnerships with key tourism industry partners to support AIANTA’s overall goals and strategic plans.

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Welcome AIANTA's new Native Arts and Culture Coordinator

We are excited to welcome Melanie LeBorwit as AIANTA's new Native Arts and Culture Coordinator. Melanie brings with her over 30 years of experience working with museums and developing public sector programs celebrating regional traditional heritage and culture. Take a moment to learn more about Melanie and send her an email to say hello.

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(See you later, Northern Paiute)

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