Susan Guyette, Ph. D.

Susan Guyette, Ph. D., Santa Fe Planning & Research-

Susan, (Métis, Micmac and Acadian French) is the owner of Santa Fe Planning & Research, offering services in tourism planning, cultural center and museum planning and development, business and economic development planning, needs assessments, surveys, evaluations, funding proposals and related training topics. Dr. Guyette has worked in tourism with Indian tribes nationally, Native Alaskans, and Native Hawaiians for the past thirty years.

She served as Tourism Director for the Eight Northern Indian Pueblos Council and launched the Visitor’s Guide to the Northern Pueblos. Three statewide tribal tourism plans are completed for New Mexico, Washington State, and Maine. Her planning expertise includes integrating cultural considerations and cultural renewal concerns into the development process.

Dr. Guyette is well known nationally for her books, Sustainable Cultural Tourism: Small-Scale Solutions (2013) and Planning for Balanced Development: A Guide for Native American and Rural Communities (1996). She also authored Issues for the Future of American Indian Studies (with Charlotte Heth, 1986), and Community-Based Research: A Handbook for Native Americans (1983). Her passion is supporting tribal cultural retention efforts.

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