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Cultural Tourism Conference


Join Native American tourism leaders from around the country to share and learn about the rich history and culture of various tribes. Strengthen partnerships and collaborations to build and sustain tribal tourism. This year’s conference will be held at the beautiful Moenkopi Legacy Inn & Suites located in the Upper Village of Moenkopi, Western Gateway to Hopi.

The price for registration is only $45.00 and this includes all Workshops, Opening Reception on May 13,and lunch & dinner on May 14.

Keynote Speaker Senator Ben Whitehorse Campbell

Former Senator Ben Nighthorse Campbell will be the keynote speaker at the tourism conference. Campbell was the only American Indian serving in either the House of Representatives or the United States Senate during his tenure 1987-92. Senator Campbell was a leader in public lands and natural resources policy, recognized for the passage of landmark legislation to settle Indian water rights, and in the forefront of sponsoring and fighting for legislation to protect Colorado wilderness and water rights. In 1991 he won the fight to change name of the Custer Battlefield Monument in Montana to the Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument — legislation that honors American Indians who died in battle. He also initiated legislation to establish the National Museum of the American Indian within the Smithsonian Institution.

All attendees are invited to tour the Tribal lands of Arizona to experience the beauty, culture and hospitality of this spectacular region of Native America.

Program Topics

Building Tourism with Existing Assets ● Cultural Sensitivity & Authenticity  ● Cultural Heritage Marketing – Knowing the Boundaries ● Cultural Tourism & Photography ● Managing Tourism Effectively ● Grant Writing 101 ● Customer Service in Cultural TourismBusiness Skills for Artists and Entrepreneurs (pre-registered required)

2012 Cultural Tourism Workshop. It was a great success!
8th Annual Cultural Tourism Workshop held in the Upper Village of Moenkopi-Hopi in May 2012. Native American Tribe representatives from all over the US gathered for the cultural tourism exchange. The 9th annual event will be held in May 2013. 



Blue Canyon – Hopi Cultural Site

Everyone attending the conference will have the opportunity to take brush in hand and join master artists in a collaborative painting that will be auctioned to benefit Art of the People.  Irving Toddy, Johnson Yazzie, and Baje Whitethorne, Sr. are shown here with one of their public art masterpieces – they will be joined by other Navajo & Hopi artists for this very special occasion.