Convention points out growth of the tourism of Native Americans

Published on : Wednesday, September 13, 2017

AIANTAFor the impending Woodland Indian Art Show, Loretta Webster was keen on finding different types of Native American artists to display at the event.

 
The art show on June 1-3 to Ashwaubenon, would like to become nationally and internationally renowned as a great destination for Woodland Indian art and culture. This year, the group associated with the American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association or AIANTA to join with different artists. However, Webster was doubtful whether the group could help.

 
Tuesday was the second day for the nonprofit Native American tourism group’s annual convention at the Radisson Hotel & Conference Center. Webster was however pretty much astonished by the reaction of 300 tribal tourism officials in town for the four-day event.
To quote Webster, “I was a bit skeptical about the AIANTA conference, but so far we’ve made some very good contacts. We’ve been talking with administrators of other arts shows. A lot of (federal) agency people work with artists and people have been picking up applications” for the 2018 show.

 
In the year 1999, the American Indian Alaskan Native Tourism Association was built to endorse and sustain tourism across “Indian Country,” the collective name for the 567 American Indian and Alaska Native tribal entities across the United States.

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