Published On: Wed, Jun 16th, 2010
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Protection for Indian Artists Seminar planned (corrected release)

Note: This is a corrected press release.  The previously published release, submitted by the IACB, contained errors. 

TAHLEQUAH, O.K.— The Indian Arts and Crafts Board (IACB), U.S. Department of the Interior, in collaboration with the Cherokee Nation, will host a free seminar, Promote and Protect Your Authentic Indian Art and Craftwork, on Sunday, July 11, 2010, at the Cherokee Nation Tribal Complex, Osiyo Training Room, Tahlequah, Oklahoma.  The seminar will highlight the Indian Arts and Crafts Act, trademarks, copyrights, patents, Internet marketing, and related business ideas that American Indian artists and artisans may use to promote and protect their traditional and contemporary creative works. 

The seminar will serve as a platform for new marketing and promotional ideas and will provide a forum for participants to network and share their experiences, as well as their art and craftwork with other Indian artists. As the misrepresentation of art and craftwork as genuine Indian products continues to have devastating effects on Tribal economies nationwide, the focus of the seminar is also to raise the visibility of the Indian Arts and Crafts Act and other laws that protect the livelihoods and cultural heritage of Indian Tribes and their members.

The seminar is free, and open to the public.  It will be held:

Sunday, July 11

9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Cherokee Nation Tribal Complex

17675 S. Muskogee Avenue

Tahlequah, Oklahoma

For additional information on this seminar, please contact the IACB toll-free at 1-888-ART-FAKE, or email iacb@ios.doi.gov.

 Source: IACB

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