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2020 American Indian Tourism Conference


The American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association (AIANTA) announces it is is waiving all registration fees for the 22nd Annual American Indian Tourism Conference (AITC). September 14-18, 2020. Hashtag: #OneCountryManyNations

This edition of the venerable event takes place in all-digital platform. The hosts are using NATIVE Act funding to underwrite the event.

An all-star keynote speaker list and nearly 50 hospitality industry experts will share their insights in nearly 30 education sessions, on topics ranging from crisis management to post pandemic-planning to general marketing, fundraising and travel industry sales.

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What are the suggestions for remote Indigenous participants?

What are the suggestions for remote non-Indigenous participants?

How can Indigenous tourism support Indigenous language conservation and revitalization?

Are any of the presentations and resources mentioned available online?

AIANTA Code of Ethics:  Registrants hereby pledge to adhere to the AIANTA Code of Ethics to represent American Indian tourism honestly: 

  • Tourism policies and activities should be conducted with respect for the artistic, archaeological and cultural heritage;
  • Tourism activity should be planned in such a way as to allow traditional cultural products, crafts, and folklore to survive and flourish; 
  • Tourism development should safeguard the natural environment with a view to achieving sound, continuous and sustainable economic growth; 
  • To honestly represent the destination, services, and products; 
  • Fulfill contracts signed and agreements reached; 
  • To abide by all federal, state, local and tribal laws pertaining to commerce and natural resources; 
  • To abide by ethical business conduct regarding advertising, appraising, pricing, and guarantees offered by me; 
  • To respect and support ethical business activities of all AIANTA members and exhibitors; 
  • To encourage consumer confidence in the authenticity of all destinations identified with the AIANTA logo.

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Facing and Overcoming Crisis Description If 2020 has taught us anything, it is that crises can and do occur with little warning. Frequently these unexpected life events produce devastating economic effects that last for years if not decades. The State of Minnesota is no exception. During this session, Minnesota Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan, a citizen of the White Earth Nation of Ojibwe, addresses crisis planning and how tourism entities can better prepare for the worst by having a plan in place before a crisis happens.

@peggyflanagan @LtGovFlanagan

Driving Traffic to Tribal Campgrounds and RV Parks – Blackfeet Nation operates a number of campgrounds and RV parks conveniently located near the entrances of Glacier National Park. The Nation has successfully partnered with many big organizations and hosted many large-scale events on the campgrounds, including the annual Glacier National Park Half Marathon, Native Speaks, Vacation Races, R.V Trekking USA, Annual Veterans Powwow and Good Sam Status. Gayle Skunkcap, Jr.

Agritourism and American Indian Foods – Network with agritourism professionals and Native food producers to discuss agritourism trends and opportunities. Open to anyone working in agritourism, culinary arts and Native foods production or anyone interested in exploring agritourism opportunities. Hosted by Gail Chehak, Membership & Outreach, AIANTA, Steve Larese, Travel Writer, Photographer for AIANTA’s agritourism program, Latashia Redhouse, Program Director, American Indian Foods, Courtney Fischer, Assistant Director, American Indian Foods


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