New brochure promotes authentic Alaska Native art

A new consumer education brochure produced by the Interior Department’s Indian Arts and Crafts Board (IACB) promotes creative work by Alaska Native artists and artisans.

The brochure, “Take Home a Treasure From Alaska. Buy Authentic Alaska Native Art,” highlights a variety of expressions of Alaska Native artists’ cultural identities, including jewelry, weavings, carvings and dolls.  It also provides information on materials used in this artwork, which are often gathered as part of customary and traditional subsistence and harvest practices.

The front and back covers of the brochure feature the painting “Raven” by James Johnson, an accomplished Tlingit artist.

The IACB promotes the production, sale and protection of authentic Alaska Native and American Indian art and craftwork through its three museums and special exhibition programs,

the online Source Directory of authentic Native American art and craft businesses, intellectual property rights protection and consumer education activities, and enforcement of the Indian Arts and Crafts Act, a truth-in-marketing law.

More information about the IACG is online at www.doi.gov/iacb.