The Rupert Report

From the Desk of AIANTA's CEO | August 29, 2022

Photo: 2022 AITC location, Harrah's Resort Southern California, Funner, California

AIANTA Highlights for the Coming Week


Deadline: September 6, 2022

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AIANTA and U.S. Forest Service seek to fund Tribal Nations, Tribal Enterprises and native nonprofits that will enhance and integrate cultural tourism/cultural recreation to empower Native American communities.

To view the timeline, click here or watch the On-Demand Informational Webinar hosted by AIANTA and U.S. Forest Service here.

Tribal Tourism Grant Program (TTGP)

Application Deadline: October 24, 2022.

The Office of Indian Economic Development (OIED) is soliciting proposals from eligible federally recognized Tribes and Tribal organizations for the Tribal Tourism Grant

Program (TTGP). The grant funding will be used to support Tribal tourism by providing Tribes and Tribal organizations funding to obtain technical assistance to perform feasibility studies or develop Tribal tourism business plans.

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Bringing a Team to AITC?

2022 AITC

Sign Up for Our Tribal Team Sponsorship

Are you bringing a team to this year's AITC? If so, have you considered signing up to be a tribal team sponsor? A tribal team sponsorship (starting at $3,500) includes three AITC registrations (all attendees must be from the same Tribe or organization), one annual tribal/business AIANTA membership, your name listed on the sponsor page in the AITC program and on and your logo on the AITC conference app.

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Webinar: Building Collaborative Tourism in Hawai’i

August 30, 2022; 2 p.m. (Mountain); 10 a.m. (Hawaii)

Don't forget to register for tomorrow's Webinar: Building Collaborative Tourism in Hawai’i.

Through partnerships, collaboration and most importantly, communication, learn how the Hawaiian Islands are weaving cultural tourism into branding and messaging.


International Workshop on Agritourism (IWA) Conference

August 30 - September 1, 2022 (In Person/Hybrid Event)

​The International Workshop on Agritourism will take place in person on August 30 - September 1, 2022 in Burlington, Vermont, USA. This Workshop is a hybrid event for farmers and ranchers, tourism experts, researchers, educators, agricultural service providers and others interested in promoting agritourism. 

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Registration Deadline Extended!

The Registration deadline has been extended to September 8, 2022 for the Professional Certificate Program in Cultural Heritage Tourism, presented in partnership with AIANTA and the George Washington University International Institute of Tourism Studies. 

The online program brings together industry experts who help students explore the importance of including authentic Native American cultural experiences in their tourism planning.

Register Now
(See you later, Northern Paiute)

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