Native American Travel and Meetings Specialist
My name is Jared King. I am Yeego Connect LLC's (formerly Yeego Travel Meetings and Events LLC) owner, a 100 percent Native American-owned small business consulting firm specializing in cultural tourism and education, meetings and event production, travel management, communications, and public affairs. Yeego (pronounced YAY-Go) in Navajo means "Go for it!"
I am a proud citizen of the Navajo Nation and the United States, originally from Naschitti, Navajo Nation New Mexico, and have resided in Washington, DC, for over 15 years. For the last 15 years, I have developed expertise in travel and meeting event planning for individuals and groups of all sizes and budgets across the country. I have developed working relationships with Native American communities, organizations, and tribal governments traveling to Washington, DC, for their meetings with the federal government and Congress. I am developing leisure travel for the American, European, and Asian markets to visit Native American communities throughout the United States.
I have traveled extensively to Israel, Mexico, Canada, Chile, Australia, France, Italy, Hawaii, and other states within the continental United States.
I began my career in developing Native American Cultural Interpretation programs for museums and public parks. I founded and led the cultural interpretation program at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, DC, in its inaugural years. I founded the American Indian Interpretive Area at Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site, a living history museum located in Colorado Springs, Colorado. In 2014, I was a Navajo Nation delegation member who successfully repatriated seven sacred Navajo masks from Paris, France. I led the government-to-government collaboration effort in raising international awareness of cultural heritage. In 2009, I was invited by the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian in a cross-cultural exchange with the Republic of Croatia at the Red Rocks Arts and Crafts Festival in Zagreb. Along with Navajo traditional sand painter Nolan Chee and Phyllis Wilson, we represented sand painting's living art to faculty, students, and the public at the Croatian-American Society, performed with award-winning Anishinabe recording artist Keith Secola, and arranged and facilitated media interviews commemorating the exchange.
In Navajo culture, we introduce ourselves to others by telling you about our maternal and paternal clans. My clans are Tl’ááshchí’í (Red Bottom People) and born for Táchii’nii (Red-Running-Into-The-Water). My maternal grandfathers are Tábaahá (Water's Edge), and my paternal grandfathers are Dziltl’ahnii (Mountain Cove). I hold a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology from Colorado College.
Washington, DC Hotel and Travel Agent Review
View of Banderas Bay, Playa de los Muertos, PVR
My fiancé and I used Yeego Travel for a recent trip down to DC. Jared got us a top floor room right in the heart of the neighborhood we most wanted to be in for an incredible price. I'd recommend Yeego Travel to anyone (and have numerous times). - S. Robertson, Brooklyn, New York.
My Areas of Expertise
Jared at Yeego makes my travel needs simple
Loving Universal Studios in the Spring!
The resort was BEAUTIFUL. And the packages for Universal Orlando Studios was just what we needed. I will definitely work with Jared again to book our next vacation/trip!