The Rupert Report

From the Desk of AIANTA's CEO | June 13, 2022


AIANTA and partners at IPW 2022.

AIANTA Highlights for the Coming Week


IPW 2022

We had a great time at IPW. AIANTA took over 20 appointments with media from around the world! On the show floor, our partners were busy taking meetings and all three tables were occupied throughout the event. It was amazing to see so many people visit our Tribal Row (pictured above)! A big thank you to all of those who stopped by and connected with us. Can’t wait until next year!

See more photos from the event on our Facebook page.


Stewart Father's Day Pow Wow

AIANTA will be at the Stewart Father's Day Pow Wow in Carson City, NV on June 18th and 19th. Stop by our booth, we would love to talk about your cultural tourism plans or operations and get to know each other!

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Sponsor AITC

Are you looking for a way to build your brand and highlight your organization’s commitment to supporting tribes and indigenous communities? Look no further than a sponsorship at the 24th Annual American Indian Tourism Conference. This is the only national conference dedicated to growing tourism in America’s indigenous communities. Every year the conference attracts more than 300 attendees!

For more information, visit our sponsorship page.

Upcoming Webinar and Townhall 

Webinar: Session 1 of 3 – Resources for Native Agriculture Production and Conservation

June 14, 2022; 10 a.m. (Mountain)

AIANTA has partnered with USDA Rural Development on a new Webinar Series.

This three-part series is designed to build Native agritourism capacity for Native producers, communities and tribes and will run from June through August.

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AIANTA Town Hall: A Taste of Indian Country

June 29, 2022, 1 p.m. (Mountain)

In the latest Town Hall, Native partners will learn more about AIANTA’s agritourism marketing efforts while also being given the opportunity to share their own challenges and questions with respect to starting or expanding an agritourism program. To learn more about Native partners in agritourism, download AIANTA’s Case Studies in Tribal Agritourism.

Excellence in Tourism Industry Awards Gala and Silent Auction

Submit Nomination

As the only organization dedicated to advancing Indigenous tourism across the United States AIANTA recognizes the best of Indian Country travel and tourism at its annual Excellence in Tourism Industry Awards Gala and Silent Auction held at the American Indian Tourism Conference in October.

AIANTA recognizes four categories:

  • Tribal Destination of the Year
  • Best Cultural Heritage Experience
  • Excellence in Customer Service
  • Industry Professional Award

Deadline to Apply: July 31, 2022

(See you later, Northern Paiute)

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