The Rupert Report

From the Desk of AIANTA's CEO | July 18, 2022

Photo (left): AIANTA CEO, Sherry Rupert and Nisqually Chairman Willie Frank III

Photo (right): AIANTA CEO, Sherry Rupert with a Nisqually canoe

AIANTA Highlights for the Coming Week

Travel to Washington

This month, I traveled to Washington state to conduct outreach and begin planning an NPS “familiarization tour” to tribal properties. While there, I had the pleasure of touring the Nisqually reservation. I learned about their relationship to Mount Rainier, the watershed and communities. It was a very informative and memorable trip. 

Webinar: The Evolution of a Native American Artists Collective

July 19, 2022; 10 a.m. (Mountain)

Don't forget to register for tomorrow's webinar! Learn about the work represented in the Great Basin Native Artists program and its diverse membership. 

Great Basin Native Artists, is a thriving collective of Native artists from tribes in Nevada, California, Southern Oregon, Southern Idaho and Utah.

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AIANTA is Hiring!

AIANTA is hiring a Marketing Director! We're looking for someone with strong management skills and experience within the tourism industry to lead AIANTA's marketing efforts.

The last day to apply is on Wednesday, July 20, 2022.

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AITC: Excellence in Tourism Industry Awards Table Sponsorship

Sponsor a table at the 24th Annual American Indian Tourism Conference (AITC), Excellence in Tourism Industry Awards Gala and Silent Auction. Your table of eight will enjoy an evening of entertainment, a lovely sit down dinner and silent auction featuring an Alaska cruise, spa packages, native art, jewelry and more!

Wekopa 2021 Gala

Excellence In Tourism Industry Awards Table Sponsorship:

  • All registered AITC attendees will receive one complimentary admission to the Excellence in Tourism Industry Awards Gala and Silent Auction
  • Additional tickets are available for $150 per person. (AITC registration is not required)
  • Organizations interested in sponsoring a table may do so for $1,200 (8 tickets included)

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Learn how Partnerships can strengthen cultural heritage tourism

Partnerships through cultural heritage tourism seek to amplify native voices and ensure Tribal consultation and collaboration. They benefit the economic prosperity and cultural preservation of Native peoples. Now is the time to manage these tourism assets in a responsible and sustainable manner and foster partnerships among Native and non-native entities. The Professional Certificate in Cultural Heritage Tourism can support these efforts... Read More.

(See you later, Northern Paiute)

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