SWAIA is an advocate for Native American arts and cultures (particularly those in the Southwest), and creates economic and cultural opportunities for Native American artists by producing and promoting the Santa Fe Indian Market™ as the finest Indian art event in the world. It is also committed to cultivating excellence and innovation across traditional and non-traditional art forms; and developing programs and events that support, promote, and honor Native artists year-round.
Indian Arts and Crafts Association (IACA)
The IACA was founded in 1974 "to promote, preserve and protect authentic American Indian arts and crafts." It has established itself as a highly respected international trade association, and for more than thirty-five years has hosted the largest trade show of authentic handmade art made by American Indian artists from the United States and Canada. IACA's work to support the effective protection, ethical promotion of authentic Native American art, and preservation of material culture has helped to instill confidence in the consumer marketplace.
Better Business Bureau (BBB)
The Better Business Bureau’s mission is to be the leader in advancing marketplace trust. It exists so that consumers and businesses alike have an unbiased source to guide them on matters of trust. BBB provides educational information and expert advice that is free of charge and easily accessible and ensures that high standards for trust are set and maintained. All BBB accredited businesses have agreed to live up to its Standards for Trust, a comprehensive set of best practices for how businesses should treat the public in a fair and honest manner.
American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association (AIANTA)
The mission of AIANTA is to define, introduce, grow and sustain American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian tourism that honors traditions and values. It serves as the voice and resource for its constituents in advancing tourism, assists tribes in creating infrastructure and capacity, provides technical assistance, training and educational resources to tribes, tribal organizations and tribal members. By developing and implementing programs and providing opportunities, AIANTA helps tribes build for their future while sustaining and strengthening their cultural legacies.
American Indian Chamber of Commerce of New Mexico
The American Indian Chamber of Commerce of New Mexico promotes the development of a healthy, self-sufficient American Indian Economy, both on and off the reservation. Its mission is “to help Native People achieve successful economic development initiatives while incorporating, strengthening and building upon Tribal Values.”