Urge North Dakota legislators to support Bison World project
Bison World fits perfectly with the Native Tourism Alliance mission.
As the vice chairman of the North Dakota Native Tourism Alliance (NDNTA) and as the tourism consultant for the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians, I want to express my strong support for the Bison World destination attraction near Jamestown.
Bison World, with its unique location just blocks off Interstate 94 on vacant state land, will serve as North Dakota’s “Tourism Gateway.” It will provide all our tribal attractions and other destinations such as Medora and the new Theodore Roosevelet Presidential Library the ability to capture the attention of tourists early in their journey across the state.
Market studies show that most tourists to North Dakota come from states east of us. As our State Tourism Director Sara Otte Coleman has said, “If we can get them off the interstate and into a major attraction, we can cross-promote with other destinations across North Dakota. Bison World accomplishes that goal.”
Bison World also fits perfectly with the Native Tourism Alliance mission to “promote, protect, preserve and educate the world about the culture, history and environment of our sovereign nations.”
And it develops new economic and workforce opportunities for all our tribes and for all North Dakotans.
We must seize this opportunity to grow and diversify our economy and lift our tourism industry to a whole new level. Please urge your state legislators to support this economic transformational project during this session of the Legislature.