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Firm awarded contract to track fake Native arts

A consulting firm in Virginia has been hired by the Indian Arts and Crafts Board to track counterfeit Native goods.

Potomac Management Group Inc. has experience in the homeland security arena. The firm will help the board, which is part of the Interior Department, upgrade its computer system to track people who might be selling fake arts and crafts.

The Indian Arts and Crafts makes it illegal to sell or market goods as Native-owned without proof of Native worksmanship. The law has been difficult to enforce, Native artists have said. Recent amendments have allowed some lawsuits to go forward.

Get the Story:
From Homeland Security to Indian Arts and Crafts (The Washington Post 10/17)

Relevant Links:
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