Multicultural Travel News

Multicultural Travel News newsletter (MTN) covers travel news of interest to ethnic and niche travelers and those who market to them. We write about destinations that interest multicultural travelers or have outreach campaigns to travelers of Hispanic, African American, Asian American and other cultural backgrounds; women; LGBT travelers and people with disabilities.
Multicultural Travel News is also written for leisure and business travelers looking for what to see and do and for marketing executives interested in ideas, best practices and the business case for targeting so-called "minority" travelers. We cover cities and countries, hotels, airlines, cruise lines, convention and visitor bureaus, tour operators and other travel marketers with a multicultural angle. Multicultural Travel news is written and edited by Lisa Skriloff.

Native Americans' Day & Black Hills Powwow

As the first state to establish the holiday in lieu of Columbus Day, South Dakota welcomes travelers to take part in cultural festivities including: Rapid City's Black Hills Powwow (October 5 - 7), also known as He Sapa Wacipi, is three days filled with indigenous singing, dancing, drum groups, art show, handgames, athletic competitions and a variety of other events. Over the decades, the Black Hills Powwow has become one of the premier American Indian cultural events in the country attracting hundreds of dancers, singers, artisans and thousands of spectators. Native Americans’ Day at Crazy Horse Memorial (October 8): Travelers can visit the memorial, the world’s largest mountain carving in progress, a 563-foot tall mountain carving depicting the famed Oglala Lakota warrior. Festive programs at Crazy Horse will feature performances, arti, storytelling and hands-on activities for all, as well as a traditional buffalo stew lunch. During their visit, travelers can continue learning about South Dakota’s indigenous culture and history with the following: Visit Rapid City’s The Journey Museum's interactive exhibits; Explore the Indian Museum of North America®, which is located on the Crazy Horse Memorial grounds and features art and artifacts from tribes across the continent; Participate in a local tour on Pine Ridge Indian Reservation to pay respects at Wounded Knee; Hike to the sacred Bear Butte State Park; Visit Prairie Edge, a retail store and gallery specializing in Native American books, music, jewelry and ceremonial items, in Rapid City.