The Rupert Report
From the Desk of AIANTA's CEO
January 24, 2022
AIANTA Proprietary Thumb Drive Design for 2022
AIANTA Highlights for the Coming Week
Webinar: New Market Tax Credits – Creating Economic Health and Prosperity
Tuesday, January 25, 2022; 10 a.m. MST
Many tribal communities find themselves isolated and underdeveloped, unable to build and support a local economy that can provide the jobs and services needed for economic prosperity. New Market Tax Credits (NMTC) is a tool that can help tribal communities develop the key community projects that lack the needed capital to move forward. In this webinar, Brian Gorecki, the founder of Real Estate Consultants, will introduce the use of NMTC for your project and unlock the possibilities of growth and expansion for job development and the expansion of key goods and services in tribal communities. Also presenting, Veronica R. Lane Vice President and Business Development Officer will be speaking on economic and banking opportunities from Native American Bank.

Marketing Outlook Forum 2022 Discount for AIANTA Members
Our friends at the Travel and Tourism Research Association (TTRA) are offering AIANTA members the TTRA member rate for this year's Marketing Outlook Forum. Use code "2022MOFMEMBERRATE" for a $200 savings. The conference will be held in Washington DC / Bethesda, MD on February 7-9.

Deadline: March 1, 2022
The National Park Service's Tribal Heritage Grants Program (THG) is now accepting applications for Fiscal Year 2022 competitive grants. National Park Service’s Tribal Heritage Grants Program focuses on protecting oral histories, plant and animal species important in tradition, sacred and historic places, and enabling the establishment of tribal historic preservation offices. The THG Program is funded by the Historic Preservation Fund (HPF) and is administered by the NPS. Congress has appropriated $500,000 for the THG Program for FY2022.

RAVING Next Conference
February 10, 2022
I will be speaking on "Leveraging History and Culture to Create a Brand – The Art of Telling Stories" on a virtual platform for this year's RAVING Next Conference, focusing on Indian Gaming Analytics and Marketing. Tune in from wherever you may be, as this event has gone virtual for 2022.

It's Not Too Late
Join AIANTA by January 31, 2022, and receive one of AIANTA’s proprietary Apache Dancer thumb drives.
If you are already a member, you may renew your membership for 2022 by January 31, 2022 to receive the thumb drive. If you are a new member who has joined within the past 12 months, we can prorate your renewal for the remainder of 2022.

(See you later, Northern Paiute)

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