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IACB and U.S. Dept. of the Interior host free seminar

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The Indian Arts and Crafts Board (IACB) and the U.S. Department of the Interior will host a free seminar, Promote and Protect Your Authentic Indian Art and Craftwork, on Saturday, July 10, 2010 at the Choctaw Event Center in Durant, 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 seminars 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 craft work with other Indian artists.

As the misrepresentation of art and craft work as genuine Indian products continues to have devastating effects on Tribal economies nationwide, the focus of the seminars 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 seminars are free and open to the public.

For more information please contact the Indian Arts and Crafts Boards toll free:  888-ART-FAKE or email.iacb@ios.doi.gov.