The Rupert Report
From the Desk of AIANTA's CEO
January 10, 2022
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, Albuquerque, NM ( Location of Go International 2022)
AIANTA Highlights for the Coming Week
Now Hiring: Agritourism Specialist
American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association (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 17, 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 AIANTA.

SDSU Certificate in Cultural Tourism & Tribal Enterprises
January 18 – 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.

AIANTA Seeking Qualified Graphic Designer
Deadline: January 21, 2022
AIANTA is seeking a graphic designer for a print and online travel guide. The travel guide is the result of a partnership between AIANTA and the National Park Service to showcase Indigenous attractions and businesses located along the Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail.

Go International
April 18-20, 2022
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, Albuquerque, NM
Attracting group and international travel starts with building irresistible travel packages.

AIANTA’s annual two-day Go International seminar is designed to help indigenous tourism businesses build better travel packages. Expert speakers and hands-on presentations showcase how to build itineraries, how to attract domestic and international group travelers and how to work with global tour operators.

AIANTA / Leave No Trace Advisory Committee
AIANTA and Leave No Trace are working with Native communities to develop an education campaign that provides tools to educate the public on reducing avoidable impacts to land, water and cultural heritage resources. More information can be found here -

The first phase of the project launches February 2022 and asks for Native input on language and messaging. AIANTA and Leave No Trace are soliciting interest from Native advisors who may be interested in joining a steering group that will help inform the direction of the responsible visitation and recreation education campaign.

The advisory group will be made up of representatives from all of AIANTA’s 15 regions. If you are interested in being considered for participation in the group, please contact for consideration.
(See you later, Northern Paiute)

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