Published On: Tue, Feb 28th, 2012
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Indian Arts and Crafts Board releases new consumer protection brochure

                WASHINGTON – The Indian Arts and Crafts Board (IACB), an agency under the U.S. Department of the Interior, has released a new consumer protection brochure, created in collaboration with the Office of the Attorney General of Texas, Consumer Protection Division. 

                The brochure provides information on the federal Indian Arts and Crafts Act, as well as the Texas Sale of Indian Articles Act and the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices – Consumer Protection Act.  Consumers will find helpful information regarding the purchase of Indian art and craftwork including buying tips and contact information for federal and State agencies handling complaints of fraudulently marketed Indian art and craftwork.  The brochure also encourages consumers to purchase authentic Indian art and craftwork from members of federally recognized Tribes, including those artists and craftspeople residing in Texas. 

                If you would like copies of the brochure, they can be obtained by calling IACB 1-888-278-3253, email iacb@ios.doi.gov or visit www.iacb.doi.gov

– Indian Arts and Crafts Board

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