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We guarantee the authenticity of all our products!

Wild 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 1990.

Wild 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
http://www.doi.gov/iacb.
 


 

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