Tribe hosts Native tourism conference

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Southern Ute Tribal Council Chairman Clement Frost gave his welcome.
The opening reception offered appetizers, entrees and desserts at the Sky Ute Casino Resort, Monday, Sept. 21.
Tribal members Edward Box III, Melanie Seibel, Edward Box Jr., and his wife Betty Box performed cultural dances during the opening reception.
The opening reception served as an icebreaker for AIANTA Conference attendees. Guests were also treated to culture performance by Melanie Seibel.
The American Indian Alaskan Native Tourism Association (AIANTA) toured the Southern Ute Indian Reservation on Monday, Sept. 14. One of the stops was the Leonard C. Burch building for lunch. The group was part of the AIANTA annual tourism conference at the Sky Ute Casino Resort.
Adam Red (center) along with Lorelei Cloud of the Growth Fund Art Committee guided a tour for the AIANTA group in the newly constructed Growth Fund Administration Building. The group admired all the artwork on display, made exclusively by Ute tribal members.
Lynda Grove-D’Wolf speaks to the AIANTA group that toured the Southern Ute Reservation, Monday, Sept. 14. One of the stops included the Southern Ute Cultural Center & Museum. The group also toured Chimney Rock, the Leonard C. Burch Building and the new Growth Fund Administration Building.
Charley Flagg, General Manager of the Sky Ute Casino Resort welcomed attendees of the AIANTA Conference. The Sky Ute Casino Resort was chosen to be this year’s venue and The Southern Ute Indian Tribe as this year’s host tribe.
Chairman Clement J. Frost welcomes all in attendance of the American Indian Alaskan Native Tourism Conference held at the Sky Ute Casino Resort from Sept. 13-17.
Booths from all over the continent come to this year’s 17th Annual AIANTA Conference held at the Sky Ute Casino Resort. Some of the booths that were in attendance were from Hawaii, the Pine Ridge Reservation, and several from different tribes.
Trennie Collins | The Southern Ute Drum
Sacha Smith | The Southern Ute Drum
Sacha Smith | The Southern Ute Drum
Sacha Smith | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Trennie Collins | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Trennie Collins | The Southern Ute Drum
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The Southern Ute Indian Tribe welcomed over 200 representatives from all over Indian Country to the 17th Annual American Indian Tourism Conference September 14-17. The tribe served as host tribe for this year’s conference held at the Sky Ute Casino Resort. The conference included breakout sessions and keynote presentations on how to draw tourism to their locations.

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