Committee holds listening session to update Indian Arts and Crafts Act
Today, Senate Committee on Indian Affairs staff held a virtual listening session, “The ARTIST Act: Updating the Indian Arts and Crafts Act,” on the discussion draft of the Amendments to Respect Traditional Indigenous Skill and Talent (ARTIST) Act of 2023.
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is chaired by Brian Schatz, Hawai‘i’s senior United States senator.
The ARTIST Act would update the Indian Arts and Crafts Act to support creative economies and strengthen enforcement of current law and protections against counterfeit competition for Native artists and their works. Comments will inform the legislative process and serve as a resource for future discussions on updating the Indian Arts and Crafts Act.
The Committee will continue to accept written comments on the discussion draft bill until May 19. Comments may be submitted to [email protected].
The full video of the listening session is available here.