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American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association

Extend your learning opportunities with the following professional certificate programs.

January 10 – March 13, 2022 (Level 1)

March 14 – May 8, 2022 (Level 2)

In partnership with San Diego State University (SDSU) and the L. Robert Payne School of Hospitality and Tourism Management, AIANTA is offering the online Certificate in Cultural Tourism and Tribal Enterprises (“CTTE”).

The for-credit certificate, taught by Eric S. Trevan, Ph.D. (Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians, Gun Lake Tribe), brings together academic and industry experts who will provide tools to help Native tourism planners develop tribally-specific tourism strategies that sustain a balance between Native cultural environments, economic development, tourism promotion and recreational use.

Students will learn global best practices in the effective organization of Native cultural sites, recreation and tourism programs and leisure-related tribal businesses, including tribal gaming, Native hospitality operations and sacred sites.

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The Sycuan Institute on Tribal Gaming, in partnership with the Center for Global Gaming Research, is under the terms of an endowment by the Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation. It produces and funds original academic research related to the legal gambling industry with an emphasis on tribal government gaming. In particular, he institute is dedicated to the development of a professional class of gaming industry experts who understand the unique partnership between host governments and the legal gambling industry. The institute actively engages students, faculty, and industry partners in order to cultivate a professional workforce, develop and document best practices, and share successful gaming innovations.

The Sycuan Institute on Tribal Gaming, in partnership with the Center for Global Gaming Research, is under the terms of an endowment by the Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation. It produces and funds original academic research related to the legal gambling industry with an emphasis on tribal government gaming. In particular, he institute is dedicated to the development of a professional class of gaming industry experts who understand the unique partnership between host governments and the legal gambling industry. The institute actively engages students, faculty, and industry partners in order to cultivate a professional workforce, develop and document best practices, and share successful gaming innovations

For More Information Contact:

Bianca Mitchell (Pueblo of Acoma), Education Manager, AIANTA | bmitchell@aianta.org

Eric S. Trevan, Ph.D. (Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi, Gun Lake Tribe), Assistant Professor, California State University San Marcos | etrevan@csusm.edu

Dr. Kate Spilde, Professor, San Diego State University | kspilde@sdsu.edu

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