Native American Artist  

legal definition


On November 29,1990, "The Indian Arts and Crafts Act of 1990" (P.L. 101-644) was signed, to promote and protect the domestic Native American Artists and Crafters by providing meaningful deterrents to those who misrepresent their products. November 20, 1996 is the effect date of the Final Rule for "The Indian Arts and Crafts Act of 1990".
"The law is essentially a truth-in-advertising law designed to prevent products from being marketed as "Indian Made" when the products are not, in fact made by Indians as defined in the Act."

To be considered an Native American Artist, the individual must be a member of an Indian Tribe or be certified as an Indian Artisan by an Indian Tribe.


Indian Tribe is Defined as:

Federally Recognized Indian Tribe; or

Federally Recognized Native Entities of Alaska; or

State Recognized Tribe


Federal Documents

Vol. 61 No. 204 October 21, 1996 Page 54551 [Rules and Regulations]
DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
Indian Arts and Crafts Board

Protection for Products of Indian Art and Craftsmanship

ACTION: Final rule.
AGENCY: Indian Arts and Crafts Board (IACB), DOI.

Download as ASCII Text File: fed-law.zip


Federal Register: July 12, 2002 (Volume 67, Number 134)
Notices
[Page 46327-46333]

DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
Bureau of Indian Affairs

Indian Entities Recognized and Eligible To Receive Services From the United States Bureau of Indian Affairs.

Download as ASCII Text File: fed-trb.zip






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