The Arizona American Indian Tourism Association (AAITA) is excited to partner with the City of Scottsdale in the coordination of the new AAITA Annual Arizona Indian Festival (AIF) beginning February 10th, 10 am-6 pm, and February 11th, 10 am-4 pm, 2018.
Located in the Scottsdale Civic Center Plaza, held in conjunction with Scottsdale’s Western Week and Parada del Sol events, the AIF will provide a new platform to tribal tourism and awareness of Arizona’s indigenous communities by creating an inclusive intertribal event celebrating culture, traditional arts, crafts and foods, as well as innovations and trends in cultural tourism experiences in Arizona.
“We invite all communities to come out and experience Arizona indigenous cultures for themselves! Our goal is to engage the public in a deeper and more meaningful experience of the Southwest through a cultural lens,” states AAITA Board President, Blessing McAnlis-Vasquez.
McAnlis-Vasquez continues, “Since 1994, the AAITA has connected more than 500,000 visitors, leaders, and business professionals through tourism events. This event will be the latest platform we are committed to which continues to foster tribal and non-tribal partnerships that benefit our membership and creates on-going awareness of tribal economic impact in Arizona.”