2017 AITC Presentation Download Center
8:45am – 10:15am
C1: Native Act and Federal Grant Opportunities: Carolyn McClellan, Assistant Director, Programs, Smithsonian Institution – National Museum of the American Indian
Ms. McClellan will be discussing the implementation of the NATIVE Act and Sec. 5. NATIVE AMERICAN TOURISM AND BRANDING ENHANCEMENT of the NATIVE Act and the role the Smithsonian will play in ensuring the NATIVE Act serves its intended purpose “[t]o enhance and integrate Native American tourism, empower Native American communities, increase coordination and collaboration between Federal tourism assets, and expand heritage and cultural tourism opportunities in the United States.”
C2: New Tourism Tends 1 – Indigenous Foods: Dan Cornelius, Intertribal Agriculture Council, Pati Martinson, Member Leadership Council at Native American Food Sovereignty Alliance (NAFSA)
Both Indigenous Foods sessions will focus on the opportunities and benefits provided by the resurgence of traditional food knowledge and practices throughout Indian Country. Dan Cornelius of IAC will be bringing the Mobile Farmer’s Market which continues to bring a focus on bringing back the ancient trade routes.
We will share the current work of NAFSA, including our programs, Indigenous Seedkeepers Network, Indigenous Storytellers and our Chef and Culinary Mentorship Program .
C3: After the Tourism Assessment: Tourism Governance, Product Development & Entrepreneurship: Anna Barrera, A2B Consulting, Dr. Kristin Lamoureux, Visiting Professor of Tourism Studies Virginia Tech University
Product development improves the profitability of tourism destinations by increasing the number of products and services available for tourists – as well as the number of visits, length of stay and spending. Explore topics around product development, supporting entrepreneurs, the shared economy (ex. AirBnB) and how to manage all of this within your destination.
10:45am – 12:15pm
C5: Grant Writing 101 and Grant Compliance: Amber Paluch, Greater Green Bay Community Foundation, Gail E. Chehak, AIANTA Outreach Coordinator
This session brings two vital perspectives to the process of successfully identifying and applying for funding support for your tribal tourism programming. Ms. Paluch will provide a foundation perspective of the grants and compliance process and why it matters for program planning, development and growth. Ms. Chehak will provide a tourism development perspective to grant writing and finding funding resources.
C6: Effective Story Telling: Visual, Digital and Innovative ways to Attract Visitors: Florian Herrmann, HMS-Global, Visit USA Parks, Lee Vale, Alaska Native Voices.
What is the best way to tell your unique story to the world? How effective is traditional and digital advertising today? While it has never been easier to reach global travelers via the internet it has never been harder to gain their trust. Learn about the latest global, mobile and social trends and how you can apply simple steps to reach and influence global travelers seeking the “American Experience”
C7 New Tourism Trends 2 Agritourism: Dan Moore – Ceo, Consultant, Lead Facilitator, Pandion, Michelle Danforth-Anderson, Marketing & Tourism Director, Oneida Nation in Wisconsin, Kelly M. McAndrews, Staff Attorney, Oneida Law Office
Agritourism is a growing tourism sector that combines sought after experiential activities with the opportunity to showcase cultural practices related to food and fiber production. Through agritourism, visitors are meaningfully connected to agricultural land and rural communities, while bringing needed economic benefits to rural economies. Because traditional Native American cultivation and harvesting has not been limited to farms and ranches in the modern sense, agritourism on tribal land and by Native Americans can incorporate a much broader scope. In this program we will demonstrate the benefits of agritourism, and showcase how it is being carried out currently in Indian Country. Best practices and common pitfalls will be discussed, and participants will have a chance to explore the agritourism possibilities in their own communities.
C8: NativeAmerica.Travel Website – Destination Website Content Development: Sandra Anderson, IT & Website Development Coordinator, AIANTA and Manager, NativeAmerica.travel. Anna Barrera, A2B Consulting
NativeAmerica.travel, Indian Country’s first destination website, continues to provide road map for developing and marketing authentic tourism products to inspire travelers to experience native communities. Learn about the new tools and features of the destination website, including map creation and itinerary builder, for tribes and tribal businesses to showcase their tourism assets and sell their products online. FareHarbor, will walk participants through the integrated booking technology that allows partners to manage and sell tourism products on NativeAmerica.travel.
Lunch | Closing General Session- Keynote Address: Bright Path, The Jim Thorpe Story, Chris Taylor (Executive Producer), Rick Hill (Executive Producer), Abraham Taylor (Writer, Producer), Angie Brus, Executive Director The Carlisle Indian School Project. Ed Hall, III, CISP Vice President, Cheryl Stevens, CISP Advisory Council.