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Vaccinated, ready to travel

It's summertime! Sherry L. Rupert gives us a look into the American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association. Plus Carina Dominguez and special correspondent Meghan Sullivan take us to the 2021 Tribeca Film Festival in New York City.
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Welcome summer! Now that many of us are vaccinated, we’re ready to go. Indian Country is open and ready for business. 

Sherry L. Rupert heads the American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association. The organization's mission is to define, introduce, grow and sustain American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian tourism that honors traditions and values. Agri-tourism is one of its new initiatives

(Related: Tourism in Indian Country is regrouping)

This year Indian Country Today went to the movies. The 2021 Tribeca Film Festival in New York City.

Carina Dominguez and special correspondent Meghan Sullivan have this report. Continue to follow associate editor Vincent Schilling for more coverage. 

A slice of our Indigenous  world 

  • Tribes in New Mexico can now see how climate change is affecting tribal lands.

  • Some communities in Connecticut will lose out on a multimillion-dollar grant unless their schools stop using offensive nicknames or mascots.
  • This year’s New York Tribeca Film Festival features lots of Indigenous stories, actors and storytellers.
  • It’s the New Year for Indigenous people in Bolivia. 
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Mark Trahant, Shoshone-Bannock, is editor of Indian Country Today. On Twitter: @TrahantReports Trahant is based in Phoenix. 

Patty Talahongva, Hopi, is executive producer of Indian Country Today. Follow her on Twitter: @WiteSpider.

Carina Dominguez, Pascua Yaqui, is a correspondent for the Indian Country Today Newscast. She covers news, politics and environmental issues. She’s most familiar with southwest tribes and splits her time between Phoenix, Arizona and New York, New York., Twitter: @Carinad7, Instagram: @CarinaNicole7

Meghan Fate Sullivan, Koyukon Athabascan, is a former Stanford Rebele Fellow turned special correspondent for Indian Country Today, currently reporting on and producing ICT’s ANCSA 50 project. She grew up in Alaska, and reports on her home state from our Anchorage Bureau. Follow her on Twitter: @mfatesully.

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