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Tourism Development and Marketing

CulturalHost Program


The Alaska Native CulturalHost Seminar is a comprehensive training program designed with assistance from the Cook Inlet Tribal Council to provide a greater understanding and appreciation of Alaska Native culture for workers within Alaska’s hospitality and tourism industry. The course covers:

  • Discussion of the meaning of culture,
  • Overview of the main Alaska Native groups,
  • Detailed presentations on the culture and characteristics of Alaska Native groups.

Alaska Native Dancers

Photo Credit: State of Alaska Tourism Marketing Program

CulturalHost Video Current CulturalHost Trainers

Ann Lawrence (Master Trainer)
Cook Inlet Tribal Council

Patti Mackey
Ketchikan Visitors Bureau

Anthony Nakazawa
UAF Cooperative Extension

Tonia Rioux
Sitka Convention and Visitors Bureau

Jasmin Smith
Owner/Small Business Development Consultant
Certified Hospitality Department Trainer
The Business Boutique
(907) 230-4968

Dragon London
(907) 220-4411

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