Press Release: North Dakota Visitor Center Set to Open Honoring Famous Sioux Leader Sitting Bull

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North Dakota Visitor Center Set to Open Honoring Famous Sioux Leader Sitting Bull

American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association Member Standing Rock Sioux
Tribe Partners with Sitting Bull College to Open Sitting Bull Visitor Center
Albuquerque, New Mexico (May 3, 2013) – American Indian Alaska Native Tourism
Association (AIANTA) Member Standing Rock Sioux Tribe will partner with Sitting
Bull College for the ribbon cutting and open house of the highly anticipated
Sitting Bull Visitor Center on May 15 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. MST at the
Sitting Bull College Campus in Fort Yates, North Dakota.

Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Chairman Charles Murphy and Sitting Bull College
President Dr. Laurel Vermillion will conduct the ribbon cutting ceremony at the
Visitor Center’s Medicine Wheel Park, with a musical performance by flutist
Kevin Locke, a National Endowment for the Arts Master Traditional Artist.

“This was a joint project of the Standing Rock Native American National Scenic
Byway, Sitting Bull College and the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe,” said LaDonna
Brave Bull Allard, AIANTA Board Member at Large and Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s
Director of Tourism. “The new Sitting Bull Visitor Center and Medicine Wheel
Park is a dream come true for us.”

The Sitting Bull Visitor Information Center, operated by Sitting Bull College,
will offer travelers information regarding local and special events, places to
visit, a gift shop that will sell a variety of authentic Native American arts
and crafts, and more.

Allard added, “We look to Native tourism to help our nation become sustainable
for the future of our culture and people. We honor our great leader Sitting Bull
with a center that will bring healing to our nation.”

“AIANTA is excited for our member the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and AIANTA Board
Member LaDonna Brave Bull Allard,” said AIANTA Executive Director Camille
Ferguson. “This is an example of how tribes are helping define, introduce, grow
and sustain American Indian and Alaska Native Tourism.”

To learn more about:
Standing Rock Sioux Tribe visit http://www.standingrock.org<http://www.standingrock.org>;
Sitting Bull College visit http://www.sittingbull.edu<http://www.sittingbull.edu>;
Standing Rock Tourism visit http://www.standingrocktourism.com<http://www.standingrocktourism.com/>

About AIANTA
The American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association (AIANTA) is a 501(c)(3)
national nonprofit association of Native American tribes and tribal businesses
that was incorporated in 2002 to advance Indian Country tourism. The association
is made up of member tribes from six regions: Alaska, Eastern, Midwest, Pacific,
Plains and the Southwest. AIANTA’s mission is to define, introduce, grow and
sustain American Indian and Alaska Native tourism that honors and preserves
tribal traditions and values.

The purpose of AIANTA is to provide our constituents with the voice and tools
needed to advance tourism while helping tribes, tribal organizations and tribal
members create infrastructure and capacity through technical assistance,
training and educational resources. AIANTA serves as the liaison between Indian
Country, governmental and private entities for the development, growth, and
sustenance of Indian Country tourism. By developing and implementing programs
and providing economic development opportunities, AIANTA helps tribes build for
their future while sustaining and strengthening their cultural legacy.

To learn more, please visit: http://www.aianta.org

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