Secretary Zinke Promotes Indian Artists

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Hi, I am Ryan Zinke, Secretary of the Interior.

As an adopted member of the Assiniboine Sioux Tribe of the Fort Peck Reservation, lifetime Montanan, and former U.S. Congressman, I know that some our country’s most skilled artisans are American Indians and Alaska Natives.

Before you purchase American Indian or Alaska Native art or craftwork, please be sure that you are buying an authentic Native American-made product. Under the Indian Arts and Crafts Act, it is illegal to sell any art or craft produced in any manner that falsely suggests it’s produced by American Indians or Alaska Natives. A seller of authentic goods will gladly provide you with a written guarantee that a product is indeed authentic and made by a member of a federally recognized Tribe or certified Indian artisan.

For information on sources of authentic Native American products and the Indian Arts Crafts Act, please contact the Indian Arts and Crafts Board at 1-888-ART-FAKE, that’s 1-888-ART-FAKE.

Take home a treasure from Indian Country and please buy authentic Native American art and craftwork.

Thank you!  From Wowonga Intacha

Last edited 8/18/2017

*To read the press release concerning Secretary Zinke's PSA please click this link.