American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association

Mailing Address: 2401 12th Street NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104
County of Location: Bernalillo
Phone: 5052433633
NTEE Code: S- Community Improvement, Capacity Building
Mission Statement:

To define, introduce, grow and sustain American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian tourism that honors traditions and values

Primary Programs:

Technical assistance and training is the heartbeat of our work at AIANTA. We provide general and tailored technical assistance, training and education in a variety of ways. From tourism 101 to the intricacies of international outreach, our experienced team helps tribes and native-owned businesses create tourism experiences that honor culture, tradition and history.
AIANTA’s Public Lands Partnerships Program strives to afford American Indian Nations the opportunity to raise public consciousness of tribal history and on issues such as cultural resource protections, ancestral use of public lands, and participating in the benefits of being on or near public lands locations, all through the development of tourism through a cultural lens.
Through partnerships with the Bureau of Indian Affairs, U.S. Commercial Service, Brand USA, U.S. Department of Commerce and the U.S. Travel Association, AIANTA has developed a successful outreach program to stimulate awareness of Indian Country tourism in key international markets.
NativeAmerica.travel is AIANTA’s premier destination website, connecting travelers to unique American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian destinations in the United States. Join the leading travel resource for visitors seeking travel experiences in Indian Country!
AIANTA’s best work is done by connecting with tribal, federal, state and industry leaders. Through strong relationships with our partners and stakeholders, we are able to move our mission forward.

Other Programs:

NativeAmerica.travel is a premier destination website, connecting travelers to unique American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian destinations.
Go International is an annual 2-day training designed to introduce international tourism to tribes and tribal businesses looking to create an international marketing approach.
In partnership with the George Washington University, AIANTA presents the Professional Certificate in Cultural Heritage Tourism program, a self-managed online program that allows participants to learn and complete the requirements at their own pace. Comprised of six course, each typically requires 6-8 hours of study, readings, lectures and presentations.
The American Indian Tourism Conference is the only national conference on tourism in Indian Country. Designed to share knowledge, experience and best practices from tourism programs around the U.S., AITC features an impressive line-up of expert speakers, networking opportunities and the presentation of AIANTA’s Destination Awards, honoring the best of Indian Country tourism and hospitality.

Populations Served: Native American, Rural
Counties Served: Statewide, National, International
Year Founded:

1999

Annual Budget: $1,000,000 - $4,999,999
Personnel: 6 to 9 FTE
Executive Director:

Camille Ferguson

Accepts inquiries: Accepts inquiries about volunteering, Accepts inquiries about internships
Nonprofit Status: Has 501(c)(3) nonprofit status from the IRS
Types of Services Offered: Advocacy, Direct Services
EIN:

45-0541654

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