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The National Park Service provides advice and resources regarding authentic Native American crafts


Authentic Indigenous Craft Credits
Native American Crafts
Credit: NPS

November 22, 2021 – Each November, during Native American Heritage Month, the National Park Service (NPS) celebrates and shines a spotlight on the traditions, languages, and contributions of Native American, Alaskan, Hawaiian and Islander communities. The NPS Business Services Program (CSP) operates not only in November, but throughout the year to ensure their rich stories and contributions are honored and recognized with each passing generation. In our continued interest in providing information and resources to dealers to help support this mission, the CSP has worked with the Indian Arts and Craft Board (IACB) to organize meetings and offer support and advice on best practices. for buying and selling works of art directly from Indian artists and Indian-owned arts and crafts businesses. As a result of these meetings, the CSP updated the NPS CSP Authentic Native Handicraft (ANH) website with new materials related to the buying and retailing of authentic native arts and crafts from Alaska and Native Americans.

You can find meeting minutes and other useful documents and links on the CSP ANH website.
Source: NPS