South Dakota Native Tourism Alliance to Unveil New Tourism Economic Development Plan at Tourism Forum

Press Release

(Rapid City, SD) August, 17, 2021 — Efforts are on the way to ensure the inclusion of Native American communities in South Dakota tourism through the launch of the Native American Tourism Development and Management Plan, 2020-2025, South Dakota, which is one of the first initiatives of its kind under the Native American Tourism and Improving Visitor Experience (NATIVE) Act. Under the new plan, the first alliance of its kind in the United States brings together nine federally recognized tribal nations in South Dakota to form the South Dakota Native Tourism Alliance (SDNTA) a network of more than 60 organizations, and local, state, and federal partners, working together to develop Native American tourism as a catalyst for economic growth.

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