Alaska Native dancer in costume including traditional mask.

ANHC Signs Memorandum of Understanding with ATIA

The Alaska Native Heritage Center and ATIA have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to work collaboratively on marketing which is inclusive of Alaska Native- owned business and organizations. The MOU was approved by the Boards of both organizations in June.

“Alaska Native Heritage Center is happy to join collaborative forces with the Alaska Travel Industry Association,” states Emily Edenshaw, ANHC’s President and CEO. “Cultural tourism opportunities are expanding in the state and both of our organizations have an important role to play in supporting and amplifying the voices of Alaska Native-owned businesses, non-profits, and culture bearers.”

ATIA President & CEO, Sarah Leonard, commented, “We are honored to more formalize our relationship with the Alaska Native Heritage Center. Both ATIA and ANHC seek the same goals: to support Alaska tourism as a sustainable economic driver for our state. Our Alaska Native-owned partners have a unique role in sharing their cultures and stories with visitors from around the world, and we are eager to work with ANHC to promote these experiences.”