2017 Native Tourism Conference

2017 Native Tourism Conference

New Page 1 Registration PacketNATOW tourism conference and golf outing fundraiser will be hosted by:

The Stockbridge-Munsee Band of Mohican Nation
North Star Mohican Casino Resort & Pine Hills Golf Course

June 5, 6, and 7, 2017

Book your room now: 1-800-952-0195 
Room Block: NATOW

Preserve our Mother ~ Strengthen our Future

We invite you to learn about Go Green Tourism and other trends in Native tourism.

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From time immemorial Native people in Wisconsin have honored Mother Earth through traditional forms of thanksgiving and taking from nature only what was needed. Today the 11 sovereign nations in Wisconsin strive to continue this deep rooted environmental stewardship through their own environmental efforts.

Registration Form

Marketplace Form

Sponsorship Opportunities pg. 1

Sponsorship Opportunities pg. 2

Golf Registration

Who should attend:

  • Tribal leadership
  • Tribal planners
  • Tribal conservation departments
  • Tribal environmental departments
  • Hospitality and casino professionals
  • Chambers
  • Vendors

Why you should attend:

  • Gain insight into the latest trends impacting Wisconsin’s tourism.
  • Discover new tribal tourism destinations, accommodations and experiences.
  • Network with industry professionals.
  • Experience tribal tourism firsthand throughout the Stockbridge-Munsee Mohican Nation.
  • See and hear of one of the largest growing and most in demand forms of tourism, Eco tourism.

NATOW Conference 2017 AGENDA (subject to changes)

Monday, June 5 – Annual NATOW Golf Outing and Fundraiser

8 am                           Registration and Continental Breakfast

10 am                          Shotgun Start (Lunch served on course)

4 pm                           Golf Awards Banquet

5 pm – 8 pm             Market Place opens

5 pm – 7pm              Pre-Registration

Grove Lounge

6 – 8 pm Karaoke

8 – 10 pm – Band – Big and Tasty

Tuesday, June 6

8am                  Registration and Networking Continental Breakfast

NATOW Marketplace Opens

NATOW Cyber Café Opens

9am                  Opening Ceremony

Welcoming Address – Apache Danforth, Tribal Tourism Director – NATOW

Mohican Veterans Color Guard – confirmed

Puzzle Hill Singers – confirmed

Invocation – Jeremy Mohawk – confirmed

David Fleming, Chairman, NATOW – NATOW – confirmed

Shannon Holsey, President –  Stockbridge-Munsee Mohican Nation – confirmed

9:30 am            State of the Industry and Travel Green Certification – CONFIRMED

Stephanie Klett – Secretary, Wisconsin Department of Tourism

10:15 am           General Session – Trends in National Native Tourism

Rachel Moreno – Vice-Chairwoman – AIANTA – CONFIRMED

Hosted by Bobbi Webster

11 am                 Break (15 min)

11:15                  Keynote – Environmental Advocacy

Winona LaDuke – Honor the Earth – Invited

11:45 – Remarks from Chairman Mic Isham, Lac Courte Oreilles

12 pm –            Lunch –  Hosted by Lac Courte Oreilles

1:30 – 4pm        Mobile Workshops

      1. Environmental Tour

2. Cultural Heritage Tour

5 pm

Cultural Exchange featuring:

Brett Michael Davids

Royalty and Ambassadors from each Nation

Hmong Dancers

6 pm – Dinner hosted by Stockbridge-Munsee

7 pm – Williams and Ree

Grove Lounge

8:30 – 10 pm – Thunder Country

Wednesday, June 7

7:45am           Breakfast

NATOW Marketplace Opens

NATOW Cyber Café Opens

9am                 Keynote – Randel Wollenhaup – Environmental Director – Confirmed

9:45 am            Break

10 am – 10:45   General Session – Ed Hall, Tourism Coordinator, Bureau of Indian Affairs – Confirmed

Bobbi Webster to host

11:15                 Travel Green Certification Workshop – Jeff Anderson – confirmed

Creating a Dynamic Digital Presence – NATOW Cyber Café

Noon                 Lunch –

1:15 pm            General Session – Ernie Stevens Jr. – Chairman, National Indian Gaming Association

2 – 2:45pm     Travel Green Certification Workshop – Jeff Anderson – confirmed

Creating a Dynamic Digital Presence – NATOW Cyber Café

3 pm                           Closing Reception and Ceremony