Thank you for visiting Shawnee Rising Studios! If you’re new here, please be aware that Shawnee Rising Studios will be closing its digital doors on February 1, 2022, for an undetermined amount of time.

Until then, starting January 1, 2022, please enjoy 50% OFF on what is left in my Online Studio! After February 1, 2022, I will be shutting down my online shop.

I am unsure if I will keep the blog going or not, but at this time I plan on keeping it. Look for a blog post in the near future explaining my decision to close my online shop.

Niyâwe, thank you!

What is The Indian Arts and Crafts Act of 1990?

“The Indian Arts and Crafts Act (Act) of 1990 (P.L. 101-644) is a truth-in-advertising law that prohibits misrepresentation in the marketing of Indian art and craft products within the United States.  It is illegal to offer or display for sale, or sell any art or craft product in a manner that falsely suggests it is Indian produced, an Indian product, or the product of a particular Indian or Indian tribe or Indian arts and crafts organization, resident within the United States.  For a first time violation of the Act, an individual can face civil or criminal penalties up to a $250,000 fine or a 5-year prison term, or both.  If a business violates the Act, it can face civil penalties or can be prosecuted and fined up to $1,000,000.”

Indian Arts and Crafts Board – U.S. Department of the Interior