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Akwesasne Travel named Tribal Destination of the Year

Akwesasne Travel named Tribal Destination of the Year at the 2022 American Indian Tourism Conference, hosted by AIANTA, American Indian Alaskan Native Tourism Association. As the only organization dedicated to advancing indigenous tourism across the United States, AIANTA recognizes the best of Indian Country travel and tourism at its annual Excellence in Tourism Industry Awards (formerly known as the Enough Good People Industry Awards) ceremony.

Akwesasne International Pow Wow Returns – September 10 & 11, 2022

The Akwesasne International Pow Wow set to return for their 20th annual event, September 10 & 11, 2022 at the A’nowara’ko:wa Arena, Cornwall Island, Ontario.

On the shores of the beautiful St. Lawrence River, visitors can enjoy the two-day event with good music, good food and good company. The Akwesasne Pow Wow brings together the best Native artisans, drummers and dancers from this region.

Akwesasne Travel Hosting First-Ever Akwesasne Art Market & Juried Show

Akwesasne Travel is set to host the first-ever Akwesasne Art Market & Juried Show. Saturday, July 2, 2022 at the Generations Park Complex in Akwesasne, New York. The event is a celebration of Akwesasne art and culture, complete with artist vendors, live performances, demonstrations and a juried art competition.

Akwesasne Travel Launches In-Person Cultural Tours

Akwesasne Travel, the official Destination Marketing and Management Organization (DMMO) for the Mohawk Territory of Akwesasne, has now launched in-person cultural tours to promote the region and its heritage. During National Native American Heritage Month, Akwesasne Travel launched three immersive cultural tours hosted by experts in the community that provides guests a chance to learn about First Nations’ history, culture, art and local cuisine.

Akwesasne Travel Launches Virtual Tours

Akwesasne Travel, the official tourism marketing organization for the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe (SRMT), in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic pivoted and launched an innovative, online tour training for entrepreneurs and cultural attractions in Akwesasne. The online tours, hosted on the popular Airbnb Online Experiences platform, are now live!

Akwesasne Travel Launches Virtual Tours

Akwesasne Travel, the official tourism marketing organization for the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe (SRMT), in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic pivoted and launched an innovative, online tour training for entrepreneurs and cultural attractions in Akwesasne. The online tours, hosted on the popular Airbnb Online Experiences platform, are now live!

Akwesasne Travel Launches In-Person Cultural Tours

Akwesasne Travel, the official Destination Marketing and Management Organization (DMMO) for the Mohawk Territory of Akwesasne, has now launched in-person cultural tours to promote the region and its heritage. During National Native American Heritage Month, Akwesasne Travel launched three immersive cultural tours hosted by experts in the community that provides guests a chance to learn about First Nations’ history, culture, art and local cuisine.

Akwesasne Travel Hosting First-Ever Akwesasne Art Market & Juried Show

Akwesasne Travel is set to host the first-ever Akwesasne Art Market & Juried Show. Saturday, July 2, 2022 at the Generations Park Complex in Akwesasne, New York. The event is a celebration of Akwesasne art and culture, complete with artist vendors, live performances, demonstrations and a juried art competition.

Akwesasne International Pow Wow Returns – September 10 & 11, 2022

The Akwesasne International Pow Wow set to return for their 20th annual event, September 10 & 11, 2022 at the A’nowara’ko:wa Arena, Cornwall Island, Ontario.

On the shores of the beautiful St. Lawrence River, visitors can enjoy the two-day event with good music, good food and good company. The Akwesasne Pow Wow brings together the best Native artisans, drummers and dancers from this region.

Akwesasne Travel named Tribal Destination of the Year

Akwesasne Travel named Tribal Destination of the Year at the 2022 American Indian Tourism Conference, hosted by AIANTA, American Indian Alaskan Native Tourism Association. As the only organization dedicated to advancing indigenous tourism across the United States, AIANTA recognizes the best of Indian Country travel and tourism at its annual Excellence in Tourism Industry Awards (formerly known as the Enough Good People Industry Awards) ceremony.

Akwesasne Tourism Business Support Project Awarded $857,119

Press: https://eda.gov/news/

The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe’s Office of Economic Development (OED) announced today that it was awarded a two-year grant in the amount of $857,119 in federal funding for the Akwesasne Tourism Business Support Project. The funding was made available under the FY 2021 American Rescue Plan Act through the U.S. Economic Development Administration’s (EDA) Indigenous Communities Program.

Akwesasne Selected for EPA Recreation Economy for Rural Communities Award

Press: epa.gov

The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe and partners are bringing the Tribal community together to build on the Tribe’s cultural tourism, economic development, and infrastructure strategies. Some of those developments include a new heritage center, an art gallery, and the creation of green park spaces along the St. Regis River located in downtown Akwesasne. The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe is one of twenty-five communities selected as partners for Recreation Economy for Rural Communities planning assistance in 2022.

On the Canadian border, artistry connects travelers to Mohawk culture

Press: The Washington Post

I booked my visit to Hill’s studio through Akwesasne Travel, the marketing organization for the Akwesasne Mohawk Territory, which straddles the U.S.-Canada border, and New York, Ontario and Quebec. Despite the territory’s geographical complexity, residents (Akwesasronon) consider themselves to be one community. Last fall, Akwesasne Travel launched three tours to offer visitors a chance to learn about Akwesasne culture.

Cultural tour at the Native North American Traveling College

Akwesasne launches cultural tours due to rising interest in Mohawk history

Press: CBC News

The Mohawk community in Akwesasne near Cornwall, Ont., has launched a series of cultural experiences for visitors wishing to understand more about the people and their traditions, spurred by the discovery of unmarked graves at former residential schools. Akwesasne Travel launched two months ago following a surge in interest about its cultural history.

Make it new again: Mohawk tribe raises next generation of native speakers

Press: North Country Public Radio

The St. Regis Mohawk Tribe in Akwesasne has been working for years to save its native language. The number of Mohawk speakers has been declining for the last century, but new language immersion programs on the reservation are working to reverse that trend.

Remembering Levi Oakes

Press: The New York Times

Louis Levi Oakes, the last of the Mohawk code talkers, who helped American soldiers triumph in the Pacific Theater during World War II, along with code talkers from other tribes, died on May 28 at a care facility near his home on the Akwesasne Mohawk Reservation in Quebec. He was 94.

Our Big Basket

Press: Indian Time

On Thursday, July 26, 2018 the Akwesasne Tourism Group hosted an evening of celebration to honor talented basketmakers throughout Akwesasne.

Beaded Flower Garden

Press: Indian Time

With well over the anticipated number of beaded flowers, the creation of the Ionkwatsi’tsiaienthon (We Planted a Flower Garden) has come to a close. Numerous beaders from Akwesasne were given the opportunity to add a beaded flower…

Mohawk Girls Lacrosse

Press: The Washington Post

The Salmon River girls’ lacrosse team, in just its eighth year of existence, represents another breakthrough for women on the St. Regis Mohawk Reservation, where lacrosse has deep and sacred roots.

Mohawk Girls Lacrosse

Press: The Washington Post

The Salmon River girls’ lacrosse team, in just its eighth year of existence, represents another breakthrough for women on the St. Regis Mohawk Reservation, where lacrosse has deep and sacred roots.

Beaded Flower Garden

Press: Indian Time

With well over the anticipated number of beaded flowers, the creation of the Ionkwatsi’tsiaienthon (We Planted a Flower Garden) has come to a close. Numerous beaders from Akwesasne were given the opportunity to add a beaded flower…

Our Big Basket

Press: Indian Time

On Thursday, July 26, 2018 the Akwesasne Tourism Group hosted an evening of celebration to honor talented basketmakers throughout Akwesasne.

Remembering Levi Oakes

Press: The New York Times

Louis Levi Oakes, the last of the Mohawk code talkers, who helped American soldiers triumph in the Pacific Theater during World War II, along with code talkers from other tribes, died on May 28 at a care facility near his home on the Akwesasne Mohawk Reservation in Quebec. He was 94.

Make it new again: Mohawk tribe raises next generation of native speakers

Press: North Country Public Radio

The St. Regis Mohawk Tribe in Akwesasne has been working for years to save its native language. The number of Mohawk speakers has been declining for the last century, but new language immersion programs on the reservation are working to reverse that trend.

Cultural tour at the Native North American Traveling College

Akwesasne launches cultural tours due to rising interest in Mohawk history

Press: CBC News

The Mohawk community in Akwesasne near Cornwall, Ont., has launched a series of cultural experiences for visitors wishing to understand more about the people and their traditions, spurred by the discovery of unmarked graves at former residential schools. Akwesasne Travel launched two months ago following a surge in interest about its cultural history.

On the Canadian border, artistry connects travelers to Mohawk culture

Press: The Washington Post

I booked my visit to Hill’s studio through Akwesasne Travel, the marketing organization for the Akwesasne Mohawk Territory, which straddles the U.S.-Canada border, and New York, Ontario and Quebec. Despite the territory’s geographical complexity, residents (Akwesasronon) consider themselves to be one community. Last fall, Akwesasne Travel launched three tours to offer visitors a chance to learn about Akwesasne culture.

Akwesasne Selected for EPA Recreation Economy for Rural Communities Award

Press: epa.gov

The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe and partners are bringing the Tribal community together to build on the Tribe’s cultural tourism, economic development, and infrastructure strategies. Some of those developments include a new heritage center, an art gallery, and the creation of green park spaces along the St. Regis River located in downtown Akwesasne. The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe is one of twenty-five communities selected as partners for Recreation Economy for Rural Communities planning assistance in 2022.

Akwesasne Tourism Business Support Project Awarded $857,119

Press: https://eda.gov/news/

The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe’s Office of Economic Development (OED) announced today that it was awarded a two-year grant in the amount of $857,119 in federal funding for the Akwesasne Tourism Business Support Project. The funding was made available under the FY 2021 American Rescue Plan Act through the U.S. Economic Development Administration’s (EDA) Indigenous Communities Program.

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2 weeks ago

Akwesasne Travel

Akwesasne has several very special public events throughout the year with arts and crafts, locally made food and sometimes cultural performances. Many of our annual events are centered around the arts, making it a great time to visit, meet artisans and learn more about their craft. You will often find local food vendors serving food grown in their own gardens or harvested locally.While you plan your visit add an Akwesasne Travel Cultural Tour! Tour details in the link akwesasne.travel/mohawk-cultural-tours/ to have the full Akwesasne Experience! Give us a call at 518.358.4238 or email tours@akwesasne.travel if you have tour inquiries & bookings!Hope to see you! Niawen!

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Akwesasne Travel awarded Tribal Destination of the Year at the 2022 American Indian Tourism Conference, hosted by AIANTA, American Indian Alaskan Native Tourism Association. Incredibly honored to receive this award at this years #AITC2022. Akwesasne Travel is a community-based tourism organization; creating immersive experiences that celebrate our vibrant culture and lands. We are so honored to share and celebrate the stories of our people and our home. We are resilient. We are indigenous. We are here. Our journey is just beginning 🌱📸 (left to right) Sherry Rupert, CEO. Akwesasne Travel - Raeann Adams, Latoya Rourke, Penny Peters. Emerson Vallo, President#DiscoverNativeAmerica #culture #tourism #storytelling #turtleisland #akwesasnetravel #indigenouswisdom #mohawkspirit #akwesasne #indigenous

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