Indian Arts and Crafts Board

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The Indian Arts and Crafts Board, an agency located in the U.S. Department of the Interior, was created by Congress to promote the economic development of federally recognized American Indians and Alaska Natives through the expansion of the Indian arts and crafts market. A top priority of the IACB is the implementation and enforcement of the Indian Arts and Crafts Act of 1990, a truth-in-advertisi

The Indian Arts and Crafts Board, an agency located in the U.S. Department of the Interior, was created by Congress to promote the economic development of federally recognized American Indians and Alaska Natives through the expansion of the Indian arts and crafts market. A top priority of the IACB is the implementation and enforcement of the Indian Arts and Crafts Act of 1990, a truth-in-advertisi

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NATIVE POP and the Native American Art Market is this weekend (July 9-10)! For more details, please visit the webpage be...
07/08/2021
Native POP: People of the Plains

NATIVE POP and the Native American Art Market is this weekend (July 9-10)! For more details, please visit the webpage below.

http://nativepop.org/

Great Plains Native Art Market & Cultural Celebration at Main Street Square in downtown Rapid City, South Dakota that showcases work by established and emerging Great Plains Native visual and performing artists.

The 2021 Alaska Humanities Forum SHARP Operational Grants ($10,000) deadline is July 15. Funding is available in an effo...
07/06/2021
The Alaska Humanities Forum - 2021 Alaska Humanities Forum SHARP Operational Grants

The 2021 Alaska Humanities Forum SHARP Operational Grants ($10,000) deadline is July 15.

Funding is available in an effort to prevent, prepare for, respond to, and recover from COVID-19. The Forum will manage Alaska’s share of the funds directed to the 56 state and jurisdictional humanities councils to assist affected cultural nonprofit institutions and organizations across Alaska with operational expenses.

For more details, please visit the website below.

https://akhf.submittable.com/submit/8ca06d85-563a-4c5f-9771-bd2b37dff0f2/2021-alaska-humanities-forum-sharp-operational-grants

As Alaska’s state humanities council, the Alaska Humanities Forum is honored to distribute and administer funds allocated to the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) as a means of Supporting the Humanities through the American Rescue Plan (SHARP).Funding is available in an effort to prevent...

On July 8 at 12:00 ET, join the National Endowment for the Arts team, Art of the Rural, and First Peoples Fund to explor...
07/01/2021
Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: Webinar: American Rescue Plan Funding for Arts Organizations in Rural America and Indian Country. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar.

On July 8 at 12:00 ET, join the National Endowment for the Arts team, Art of the Rural, and First Peoples Fund to explore two programs to distribute American Rescue Plan (ARP) funds to arts organizations across the country. You can register for this free Webinar "American Rescue Plan Funding for Arts Organizations in Rural America and Indian Country" via the webpage below.

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ACrSOy2nSKe0A9FmV8e4Nw?fbclid=IwAR0R0eRYh8sIKcI4QRK0U34TQO4gLxN00LNrHjuXGNEDMVINtuLyNmqb2Zs

The National Endowment for the Arts is offering two programs to distribute American Rescue Plan (ARP) funds to arts organizations across the country. Through the ARP Grant Program: Rebuilding the Creative Community, funds will help preserve jobs and support art organizations in communities of all si...

Anita Fields (Osage) is a 2021 NEA National Heritage Fellow! To learn more, please visit the webpage below. https://www....
06/17/2021
Anita Fields (Osage)

Anita Fields (Osage) is a 2021 NEA National Heritage Fellow! To learn more, please visit the webpage below.

https://www.arts.gov/honors/heritage/anita-fields-osage

In her artwork, Anita Fields comfortably helms the intersection of duality, a deeply held philosophical concept of her Osage culture, where notions of earth and sky and male and female inform many of her designs. It is a position in which Fields creates important bridges to carry forth her people’...

The Southern Plains Indian Museum, administered by the U.S. Department of the Interior, Indian Arts and Crafts Board, ha...
06/16/2021
Heartbeat of the Pow-wow Nation - Anthony Yahola - Viewing Room - Indian Arts and Crafts Board Online Exhibits Viewing Room

The Southern Plains Indian Museum, administered by the U.S. Department of the Interior, Indian Arts and Crafts Board, has opened a special online exhibition of artwork by Anthony Yahola, "Heartbeat of the Pow-wow Nation."

To learn more, please visit the exhibition website.

http://iacbmuseums-viewingroom.exhibit-e.art/viewing-room/heartbeat-of-the-pow-wow-nation#tab:slideshow;tab-1:thumbnails

Anthony Yahola is a talented craftsman who specializes in decorative drumsticks.  He is an enrolled member of the Muscogee Creek Nation of Oklahoma and a descendant of the Ponca Tribe of Oklahoma, the Seminole Tribe of Oklahoma, and the Otoe Tribe of Oklahoma.  Mr. Yahola resides in Oklahoma City,...

The IACB is pleased to present this new documentary entitled "The Blackfeet, The Great Northern Railway, and Glacier Nat...
06/16/2021
The Blackfeet, The Great Northern Railway, and Glacier National Park

The IACB is pleased to present this new documentary entitled "The Blackfeet, The Great Northern Railway, and Glacier National Park."

This film, produced by Quinn Smith (Chickasaw) for the IACB, explores the history of the Blackfeet people in early twentieth century, particularly in relation to the creation of Glacier National Park. The historic photos used in this film come from the collection of the Museum of the Plains Indian in Browning, Montana. Many of these images were collected from various sources by Ralph Reiner of Billings, Montana, as part of his research for an unpublished manuscript "The Blackfeet of Montana." Ernie Heavy Runner and Darrell Norman, both respected Blackfoot elders, narrate the film and share their knowledge of these events and people. These images and the oral histories shared by Mr. Heavy Runner and Mr. Norman, present a unique perspective on this era from a Native American viewpoint.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NeVRoJ6d4fE&t=77s

According to their oral history, the people of the Blackfoot Confederacy have lived in what is now known as Montana for ten thousand years. Their original re...

We would like to share a few images from the 2021 Oscar Howe Summer Art Institute (OHSAI). The OHSAI runs June 6-18, 202...
06/14/2021

We would like to share a few images from the 2021 Oscar Howe Summer Art Institute (OHSAI). The OHSAI runs June 6-18, 2021, at the University of South Dakota (USD). The Institute is named in honor of noted American Indian artist and former Professor of Art at USD, Oscar Howe. Howe was one of the most influential American Indian artists of the 20th Century, earning numerous awards and honors over a 40-year career. Howe established the original art institute from 1961 to 1972. The program returned in 1991 under the supervision of Robert “Bobby” Penn and John Day. Today, the OHSAI is open to 10-12 grade high school students with a demonstrated talent in the visual arts and strong interest in American Indian culture.

Images: 1-2. Participants printing T-shirts and aprons with the OHSAI logo; 3. Dr. Craig Howe lecture, Director of the Center for American Indian Research and Native Studies (CAIRNS), an Indian-controlled nonprofit research and education center committed to advancing knowledge and understanding of American Indian communities and issues. 4. Instructor Melanie Yazzie, teaching the art of Geli printing and color experimentation.

The IACB is pleased to share this performance by Muscogee Creek musician and artist Anthony Yahola. Mr. Yahola will soon...
06/11/2021
Anthony Yahola (Muscogee Creek) drums and sings in the Southern & Northern Style.

The IACB is pleased to share this performance by Muscogee Creek musician and artist Anthony Yahola. Mr. Yahola will soon be featured in a new virtual exhibition at the Southern Plains Indian Museum (Anadarko, OK) "Heartbeat of the Pow-wow Nation." Details forthcoming.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGpgHiSzGpg&t=8s

This video features Anthony Yahola drumming and singing in the Southern Style (0:03 through 1:43), which is characterized by three drumbeats between verses a...

The Minnesota Historical Society is calling for applications towards its Native American Artist-in-Residence Program. Th...
06/08/2021
Native American Artist-in-Residence Program

The Minnesota Historical Society is calling for applications towards its Native American Artist-in-Residence Program. The program is open to artists currently residing in Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota and South Dakota. Application deadline is on/before July 15.

For more details, please visit the webpage below.

https://www.mnhs.org/residencies/naair

Eligibility 丨Proposals 丨 Application Process 丨Selection Process丨Contact Information The Native American Artist-in-Residence (NAAIR) program was created for the purpose of exposing Native American artists working within traditional art forms to Minnesota Historical Society (MNHS) collections ...

Check out this recent broadcast on Native America Calling: "Sheep to Loom: Native Wool Processing and Fiber Working." Lo...
06/08/2021
Monday, June 7, 2021 – Sheep to loom: Native wool processing and fiber working » Native America Calling

Check out this recent broadcast on Native America Calling: "Sheep to Loom: Native Wool Processing and Fiber Working." Lots of valuable information here. Enjoy!

https://nativeamericacalling.com/monday-june-7-2021-sheep-to-loom-native-wool-processing-and-fiber-working/

Navajo sheep herders are usually busy at this time of year. Depending on the size of their herd, shearing sheep is is a process that can take weeks. Clipping raw wool from sheep is one of the first steps to making famous Navajo rugs and dresses. Weavers then take over to process and dye wool […]

The Smithsonian Arctic Studies Center Alaska and Sealaska Heritage Institute invite you to join us on Friday, June 18th,...
06/01/2021

The Smithsonian Arctic Studies Center Alaska and Sealaska Heritage Institute invite you to join us on Friday, June 18th, 2021 at 10:00-10:30am AK / 2:00pm-2:30pm EST for the webinar “Voices from Cedar: Southeast Alaska Wind Instruments.”

Join Tsimshian Master Artist John C. Hudson III at his art studio in Metlakatla for a conversation about Southeast Alaska wind instruments, with a focus on whistles carved from red cedar. Find out about online videos where you can learn how to carve a whistle with John as your teacher. Dawn Biddison from the Smithsonian Arctic Studies Center Alaska will host the event.

Please click the link below to join the webinar:

https://smithsonian.zoom.us/j/86426841564?pwd=SmRDMnFDdW1zWlB5eGZ2M3hhcks3UT09 (Passcode: 621005)

or call 1-669-900-6833 (Webinar ID: 864 2684 1564 / Passcode: 621005)

We encourage the audience to submit questions during the event using the “Q&A” option or “raise hand” button to ask your question in person. Links and other information will be shared in the “chat” window.

The Smithsonian Arctic Studies Center Alaska and Sealaska Heritage Institute invite you to join us on Friday, June 18th, 2021 at 10:00-10:30am AK / 2:00pm-2:30pm EST for the webinar “Voices from Cedar: Southeast Alaska Wind Instruments.”

Join Tsimshian Master Artist John C. Hudson III at his art studio in Metlakatla for a conversation about Southeast Alaska wind instruments, with a focus on whistles carved from red cedar. Find out about online videos where you can learn how to carve a whistle with John as your teacher. Dawn Biddison from the Smithsonian Arctic Studies Center Alaska will host the event.

Please click the link below to join the webinar:

https://smithsonian.zoom.us/j/86426841564?pwd=SmRDMnFDdW1zWlB5eGZ2M3hhcks3UT09 (Passcode: 621005)

or call 1-669-900-6833 (Webinar ID: 864 2684 1564 / Passcode: 621005)

We encourage the audience to submit questions during the event using the “Q&A” option or “raise hand” button to ask your question in person. Links and other information will be shared in the “chat” window.

The Sioux Indian Museum, administered by the U.S. Department of the Interior, Indian Arts and Crafts Board, will feature...
05/26/2021
Artwork of Evans Flammond, Sr., Featured in New Exhibition

The Sioux Indian Museum, administered by the U.S. Department of the Interior, Indian Arts and Crafts Board, will feature a special exhibition of artwork by Evans Flammond, Sr., "I’m Still Here: Changed, Growing, Healing." The exhibition runs through August 1, 2021.

To learn more, please review the press release below.

https://www.doi.gov/iacb/artwork-evans-flammond-sr-featured-new-exhibition

Artwork of Evans Flammond, Sr., Featured in New Exhibition

The Inuit Art Foundation and Smithsonian Arctic Studies Center invite you to join them on Thursday, June 10th, 2021 at 1...
05/24/2021
Inuit Identities and Vitalization

The Inuit Art Foundation and Smithsonian Arctic Studies Center invite you to join them on Thursday, June 10th, 2021 at 10:00-11:30am AST/ 2:00-3:30pm EST for the webinar “Conversations: Inuit Identities and Vitalization.”

Moderator Heather Igloliorte and speakers Christine Tootoo and Allison Akootchook Warden will have a conversation about the question “How do we establish our identities as Inuit artists today in a time of cultural vitalization and healing?” Heather Campbell from the Inuit Art Foundation will introduce the event. To learn more about the speakers, please visit the event site https://learninglab.si.edu/q/ll-c/tOxzN1DgfXlBI528.

Please click the link below to join the webinar:

https://smithsonian.zoom.us/s/82349587779 (Passcode: 028365)

Note: This video will be posted after June 10th. To join upcoming Conversations -- September 15, October 6, November 10 & 17 -- please email Dawn Biddiso...

The Arizona Commission on the Arts is now accepting applications for 2022 Research & Development (R&D) Grants! R&D Grant...
05/21/2021
Apply Now! Research & Development Grants for Artists

The Arizona Commission on the Arts is now accepting applications for 2022 Research & Development (R&D) Grants! R&D Grants provide up to $5,000 in funding support to Arizona artists as they work to advance their artistic practice, expand their creative horizons, and deepen the impact of their work. Deadline is July 8.

To learn more, please visit the webpage below.

https://azarts.gov/news/apply-now-research-development-grants-for-artis/

R&D Grants provide funding support to Arizona artists as they work to advance their artistic practice, expand their creative horizons, and deepen the impact of their work.

Artist Relief is open again thanks to a lead gift from the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation. The program is open now throu...
05/19/2021
Artist Relief relaunched

Artist Relief is open again thanks to a lead gift from the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation. The program is open now through June 23, 2021. They will continue to distribute $5,000 grants to artists facing financial emergencies due to COVID-19.

To learn more, please visit the website below.

https://www.rauschenbergfoundation.org/newsfeed/artist-relief-relaunched

We are excited to share that Artist Relief has relaunched! Artist Relief is open again thanks to a lead gift from the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation that was successfully matched due to the generosity of the Lily Auchincloss Foundation, The Willem de Kooning Foundation, DeWitt Stern, a division of R...

“Sustaining and Advancing Indigenous Cultures” Native Arts (virtual) Summit will occur on Tuesday, May 18 (12pm-5pm ET)....
05/13/2021
Summit Registration - Formstack

“Sustaining and Advancing Indigenous Cultures” Native Arts (virtual) Summit will occur on Tuesday, May 18 (12pm-5pm ET). The summit is co-hosted by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Association of Tribal Archives, Libraries, and Museums (ATALM), and is part of NEA's ongoing effort to achieve meaningful engagement with Native American, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian artists, organizations, communities, and tribes.

To register for this free program, please visit the webpage below.

https://atalm.formstack.com/forms/summit_registration

Each Summit will be informed by a Needs Assessment Survey, and will result in a formal action plan for the next 10 years. The Action Plan will cover programs and services, training needs, financial sustainability, and legislative recommendations.

Tomorrow, staff of the Sioux Indian Museum and Journey Museum (Rapid City, South Dakota) will speak about NEW exhibits N...
05/12/2021
Journey Discussions: Summer Kickoff | Calendar | Journey Museum and Learning Center

Tomorrow, staff of the Sioux Indian Museum and Journey Museum (Rapid City, South Dakota) will speak about NEW exhibits NEW artwork & NEW camps. Summer Kickoff is almost here!

To register for this free virtual event, please visit the webpage below.
https://www.journeymuseum.org/calendar/view/journey-discussions-summer-kickoff?fbclid=IwAR0uOGF6iAuD4ccmcdc6XsvSD7I5yA9jPULR0xxHng-5YztBFwBALxD2Ym0

The Journey Museum and Learning Center is one of the more unique museums to experience not only the history of the Black Hills but Native American culture.

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The Indian Arts and Crafts Board (IACB), U.S. Department of the Interior, was created by Congress to promote the economic development of federally recognized* American Indians and Alaska Natives (Indians) through the expansion of the Indian arts and crafts market. A top priority of the IACB is the implementation and enforcement of the Indian Arts and Crafts Act of 1990 (Act), a truth-in-advertising law that provides criminal and civil penalties for marketing products as "Indian-made" when such products are not made by Indians, as defined by the Act. The IACB's other activities include providing professional business advice, information on the Act and related marketing issues, fundraising assistance, and promotional opportunities to Indian artists, craftspeople, and cultural organizations of federally recognized tribes. The IACB operates three regional museums in the Plains Region, the Sioux Indian Museum, the Museum of the Plains Indian, and the Southern Plains Indian Museum. The IACB also produces a consumer directory of approximately 400 federally recognized Indian owned and operated arts and crafts businesses. These activities are not duplicated in either the federal or private sector. The IACB is the only federal agency that is consistently and exclusively concerned with the economic benefits and cultural development of federally recognized Indians. The IACB's policies are determined by Commissioners who are appointed by the Secretary of the Interior, and serve without compensation. The IACB's activities and programs are carried out by a professional and experienced staff.

* The IACB provides services, including Source Directory listings, to enrolled members of "any Indian tribe, band, nation, or Alaska Native village, or other organized group or community which is recognized as eligible for the special programs and services provided by the United States to Indians because of their status as Indians" (25 U.S.C. § 305e(d)(3)(A)). The Federally Recognized Indian Tribe List Act of 1994, 25 U.S.C. §§ 479a(2), 479a-1, requires the Secretary of the Interior to publish a list of all Indian or Alaska Native tribes, bands, nations, pueblos, villages or communities "recognize[d] to be eligible for the special programs and services provided by the United States to Indians because of their status as Indians." Consistent with other statutes defining this Department's responsibilities and obligations to Indian tribes, the Department interprets the first definition of Indian tribe in the Indian Arts and Crafts Act as those tribes listed on the tribal entities list published in the Federal Register.

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