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Navajo Nation settles dispute over sale of unauthorized 'Navajo' productsFiled Under: Business | Law | National
Navajo Nation settles dispute over sale of unauthorized 'Navajo' products (November 17, 2016)
The tribe will enter into a license and supply agreement with Urban Outfitters and will collaborate on a line of 'authentic' jewelry.
Cedric Sunray: Cherokee Nation tries to 'Trump' federal Indian Arts and Crafts ActFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment | Opinion | Politics | Federal Recognition
Cedric Sunray: Cherokee Nation tries to 'Trump' federal Indian Arts and Crafts Act (October 24, 2016)
Turning Oklahoma into an isolated island in Indian Country serves no purpose for anyone.
Lenape Tribe finally wins formal recognition in state of DelawareFiled Under: Politics
Lenape Tribe finally wins formal recognition in state of Delaware (August 4, 2016)
State lawmakers passed a recognition bill by unanimous margins this summer.
New law in Oklahoma goes against Indian Arts and Crafts ActFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment | Law | National
New law in Oklahoma goes against Indian Arts and Crafts Act (July 22, 2016)
The Oklahoma law leaves out members of state recognized tribes.
Navajo Nation wins another decision in trademark fashion disputeFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment | Business | Law | National
Navajo Nation wins another decision in trademark fashion dispute (June 3, 2016)
The tribe has won the right to seek millions of dollars in damages from three fashion retailers that sold "Navajo' items without authorization.
Gabe Galanda: Companies still abusing Indian Arts and Crafts ActFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment | Business | Law | Opinion
Gabe Galanda: Companies still abusing Indian Arts and Crafts Act (May 12, 2016)
Indian artists should be allowed to assume their rightful place at the center of the digital Indian arts and crafts market—not relegated to its margins.
Cedric Sunray: Bill threatens legitimate Indian artists with prisonFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment | Opinion | Politics
Cedric Sunray: Bill threatens legitimate Indian artists with prison (May 9, 2016)
Does Indian identity rest solely on a legal spectrum or should its primary identification rest in social, cultural, racial, and linguistic forms?
Bill John Baker: Oklahoma tribes back bill to protect Indian artists from fraudsFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment | Opinion
Bill John Baker: Oklahoma tribes back bill to protect Indian artists from frauds (April 18, 2016)
It’s critical for us as Indian people to ensure Indian art is truly created by enrolled citizens of federally recognized tribes.
Bree Black Horse: An 'Indian' is still an 'Indian' under federal lawsFiled Under: Law | Opinion
Bree Black Horse: An 'Indian' is still an 'Indian' under federal laws (April 18, 2016)
The Federal Government’s definition of an 'Indian' is, in some instances, independent of an individual Indian’s tribal membership status.
Navajo Nation can seek damages for sales of unauthorized goodsFiled Under: Business | Law | National
Navajo Nation can seek damages for sales of unauthorized goods (April 4, 2016)
Judge Bruce Black cleared the way for the tribe to seek millions of dollars from fashion retailer Urban Outfitters.
Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Tribal Nation sees setback on recognitionFiled Under: Law | Federal Recognition
Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Tribal Nation sees setback on recognition (March 9, 2016)
The tribe's status in New Jersey is in limbo as a judge dismisses one of two lawsuits aimed at resolving the impasse.
Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Tribal Nation awaits ruling in recognition disputeFiled Under: Law | National | Federal Recognition
Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Tribal Nation awaits ruling in recognition dispute (March 8, 2016)
The tribe was recognized by the state in 1982 through a law that is still on the books but Gov. Chris Christie (R) and his administration are refusing to acknowledge that status.
Five people charged for selling fraudulent Native artworks in AlaskaFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment | Law | National
Five people charged for selling fraudulent Native artworks in Alaska (March 7, 2016)
In one case, a shop owners allegedly admitted that an item marketed as Native was produced by someone in Cambodia.
Navajo Nation seeking millions of dollars for unauthorized productsFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment | Business | Law | National
Navajo Nation seeking millions of dollars for unauthorized products (February 2, 2016)
The Urban Outfitters retail company sold products labeled as 'Navajo' without the tribe's permission.
Proposal seeks stronger protection for authentic Indian artistsFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment | Law | National
Proposal seeks stronger protection for authentic Indian artists (December 17, 2015)
The mayor of Santa Fe, New Mexico, is taking action following the indictments of three people for violating the Indian Arts and Crafts Act by selling fake goods.
New Mexico trio charged for violating Indian Arts and Crafts ActFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment | Law | National | World
New Mexico trio charged for violating Indian Arts and Crafts Act (October 29, 2015)
Customers were sold jewelry made by members of the Navajo Nation. The items were really produced in the Philippines.
Self-described 'Cherokee' artist admits to misrepresentationFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment | Law | National | Federal Recognition
Self-described 'Cherokee' artist admits to misrepresentation (September 14, 2015)
Terry Lee Whetstone pleaded guilty to violating the Indian Arts and Crafts Act and will remain under probation for three years.
Editorial: Respect the Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Tribal Nation Filed Under: Opinion | Federal Recognition
Editorial: Respect the Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Tribal Nation (July 24, 2015)
If the Lenni-Lenape are in limbo, end any doubt with legislation recognizing them.
Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Tribal Nation sues in New JerseyFiled Under: Law | Federal Recognition
Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Tribal Nation sues in New Jersey (July 21, 2015)
The tribe was recognized by the state in 1982 but Gov. Chris Christie (R) and his administration are questioning that status.
Self-described Cherokee artist charged for misrepresentationFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment | Law | National | Federal Recognition
Self-described Cherokee artist charged for misrepresentation (June 29, 2015)
Terry Lee Whitstone is accused of violating the Indian Arts and Crafts Act.
Law Article: Navajo Nation wages battle over 'Navajo' productsFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment | Business | Law
Law Article: Navajo Nation wages battle over 'Navajo' products (May 22, 2015)
Battles continue to wage over use of the 'Navajo' and 'Navaho' marks in New Mexico federal court.
Lakota Country Times: Museum features work of ledger artistFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment | National
Lakota Country Times: Museum features work of ledger artist (May 15, 2015)
The Sioux Indian Museum, administered by the Indian Arts and Crafts Board, will feature an exhibit of ledger art by Evans Flammond, Sr.
Jordan Russell: Cultural appropriation continues at music festsFiled Under: Opinion
Jordan Russell: Cultural appropriation continues at music fests (April 14, 2015)
Let’s be honest: if you can afford to drop $375 on a ticket to Coachella, you can afford to buy your Native-inspired jewelry and other goods from artisans whose profits help them to feed their family.
Navajo Nation case against Urban Outfitters goes to higher courtFiled Under: Business | Law | National
Navajo Nation case against Urban Outfitters goes to higher court (March 12, 2015)
The company sold products with the 'Navajo' name without the tribe's permission. The goods weren't Indian-produced either.
Opinion: Fake Alaska Native art  comes from factories in BaliFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment | Opinion | World
Opinion: Fake Alaska Native art comes from factories in Bali (September 23, 2013)
Writer tracks down fake Alaska Native products to a factory overseas.
Navajo Nation  fails to reach settlement with Urban OutfittersFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment | Law | National
Navajo Nation fails to reach settlement with Urban Outfitters (August 5, 2013)
The Navajo Nation failed to reach a settlement with retailer Urban Outfitters over the sale of 'Navajo' items.
Aura Bogado: Designer behind 'Lone Ranger' items isn't IndianFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment | National
Aura Bogado: Designer behind 'Lone Ranger' items isn't Indian (July 9, 2013)
Aura Bogado discovers that Gabriel Good Buffalo, the man behind a fashion collaboration for The Lone Ranger, isn't Indian.
Navajo Nation looking to resolve case over 'Navajo' productsFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment | Business | Law
Navajo Nation looking to resolve case over 'Navajo' products (May 31, 2013)
The Navajo Nation is in talks to settle a lawsuit over the unauthorized sale of "Navajo" products. The tribe sued the company for a line or products that were labeled...
Editorial: Tread carefully on    Indian Arts and Crafts Act changesFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment | Opinion
Editorial: Tread carefully on Indian Arts and Crafts Act changes (April 18, 2013)
Newspaper urges caution on H.R.1066, a bill to amend the Indian Arts and Crafts Act: Congress should think twice before amending the Indian Arts and Crafts Act to water down...
Navajo Nation battles in court over sale of 'Navajo' productsFiled Under: Business | Law | National
Navajo Nation battles in court over sale of 'Navajo' products (April 2, 2013)
The Navajo Nation is continuing its lawsuit against retailer Urban Outfitters over the sale of "Navajo" items. The tribe asked Urban Outfitters back in June 2011 to stop selling items...
Native Sun News: New  bill opens up   Indian Arts  and Crafts ActFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment | Law | National | Politics
Native Sun News: New bill opens up Indian Arts and Crafts Act (April 1, 2013)
An amendment proposed to the Native American Arts and Craft act by Rep Nick Rahall (D-WV) if passed would potentially remove protections from Native American artisans across the country and allow for non-Tribal members to label work they create as “Native American produced."
Judge won't dismiss Navajo Nation case over 'Navajo' itemsFiled Under: Business | Law | National
Judge won't dismiss Navajo Nation case over 'Navajo' items (March 28, 2013)
A federal judge is allowing the Navajo Nation to proceed with almost all of its claims against fashion retailer Urban Outfitters. The tribe asked the Urban Outfitters to stop labeling,...
Interview with Shane Hendren on   fraudulent Indian artworkFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment | Law | National
Interview with Shane Hendren on fraudulent Indian artwork (March 15, 2012)
"Every so often, fashion gets interested in Native American prints and styles. Is there a way for the industry to do it right? Everything's cyclical. It doesn't hurt us per...
FY2013 budget transfers Indian Arts and Crafts Board to BIAFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment | Politics
FY2013 budget transfers Indian Arts and Crafts Board to BIA (February 15, 2012)
The Department of the Interior Fiscal Year 2013 Budget proposes to transfer the Indian Arts and Crafts Board to the Bureau of Indian Affairs. The IACB is currently part of...
Blog: 'Native' trend in fashion ticks off  real  Native AmericansFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment | Business | Law
Blog: 'Native' trend in fashion ticks off real Native Americans (December 7, 2011)
"Tis the season for buying presents. As you peruse your local mall, you might find yourself drawn to beautiful geometric patterns in vibrant colors, long associated with Navajo rugs, Pendleton...
Native Sun News: Navajo Nation stands up for its trademarksFiled Under: Business | Law | National
Native Sun News: Navajo Nation stands up for its trademarks (November 17, 2011)
The following story was written and reported by Kate Saltzstein. All content © Native Sun News. WINDOW ROCK, ARIZONA -- Urban Outfitters, the clothing store chain, has withdrawn the word...
Blog: Forever 21 also offering string of 'Navajo' productsFiled Under: Business | National
Blog: Forever 21 also offering string of 'Navajo' products (November 4, 2011)
"Last month, Urban Outfitters drew popular ire — and threats of legal action from the Navajo Nation — for advertising such products as the "Navajo Flask" and the "Navajo Hipster...

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