We guarantee the authenticity of all
Sage Native American Jewelry is a current member of The Indian Arts &
Crafts Association (IACA) and The Council for Indigenous Arts & Culture (CIAC).
These associations require their member businesses to represent all products
being sold in a truthful way, as set forth by the Indian Arts and Crafts Act of
Sage Native American Jewelry guarantees authenticity and origin of all the products
and items in our booth. We represent the Native American artists directly and do
not sell imports of any kind. We strive to offer only the highest
quality items to our customers and are proud to say we adhere to
the Native American Indian Arts and Crafts Act of
1990. Each item in our booth has the artist's name and
tribal affiliation listed on it's tag. We offer information to the
public about the Act and it's intended affects on consumers who wish to
purchase authentic Native American art and products. Please come see us at an event
near you. We look forward to meeting you and helping you to
understand the Act.
Native American Indian Arts & Crafts Act of 1990
Native American Indian artisans are protected from misrepresentation of
goods produced by non-Indian labor through federal acts like the Native
American Indian Arts and Crafts Act of 1990 and the Indian Arts and
Crafts Enforcement Act of 2000. These acts have been created to
establish “Truth-In-Marketing” provisions intended to protect Indian
artists from goods being falsely sold as “Indian Made". In order for
items to be designated Indian-produced goods; the products must be
handmade by tribal members or by designated tribal-artisans of nations
resident to the United States. Proof of authenticity or documentation is
required and should be provided to the public. It is unlawful to
misrepresent or imply non-native produced goods to be “Indian product”
or made by a particular tribe.
Unfortunately, the public may unknowingly purchase "Native-inspired"
items, believing them to be of Native American Indian origin. The Acts
require these native-styled, but non-Indian produced, crafts to be labeled
in a way identifying them as “Not an Indian Product” or made in whatever country
they came from. If unsure of the origin of an item, customers should ask
the vendor/seller for additional information before making purchases. Anyone,
who knowingly sells non-Indian made products as being Native American
made items, is in violation of the above Acts and should be reported to the US
Department of Interior’s Indian Arts and Crafts Board.
To read more about the protection of Native American Indian
art and artisans, please visit the US Department of Interior’s Indian
Arts and Crafts Board website at