Native American Tourism Development & Management Plan South Dakota 2020-2025

Tribal Nations in South Dakota are stewards of a diverse array of natural and cultural resources that offer untapped possibilities for tourism.

However, they remain hidden gems despite the many recreational opportunities available, such as nature and outdoor activities including hunting and fishing; rich cultural and sporting events such as wacipis (also known as powwows), rodeos, fairs and sporting tournaments; and casinos and gaming.

The Native American Tourism Development and Management Plan, South Dakota 2020–2025 (NATDMP) is the output of SDNTA’s assessment of the potential for Native American tourism. It was developed over a 12-month period and involved more than 65 SDNTA local stakeholders through a participatory planning process facilitated by the George Washington University International Institute of Tourism Studies as part of a technical assistance project funded by the Bureau of Indian Affairs Office of Indian Energy and Economic Development.

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