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dian Artists, to the music of the

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In November, 2012, the NOAA

Fisheries (National Oceanic

and Atmospheric Administra-

tion) proposed to list 66 coral

species as endangered under the

Endangered Species Act. Fifty

nine of those species are in the

Pacific and seven are in the

Caribbean.

The threats to coral include rise

in ocean temperatures, ocean

acidification, disease, ecological

effects of fishing and poor land-

use practices.

While the Indian art industry is

among the leaders in preserving

and protecting natural re-

sources, at the same time there

is some major concern about

the impact the proposal may

have on the American Indian

arts industry and on artists if it

is enacted.

Previous endangered species

legislation resulted in an abso-

lute ban on items that con-

tained components of the spe-

cies, such as feathers or shell,

including art and artifacts that

were created long before imple-

mentation of the legislation.

Violations of those earlier en-

actments (including buying,

selling or owning) can result in

huge fines, confiscation of in-

ventory, and even jail time.

Leading American Indian arts

associations, including IACA

and ATADA are closely watch-

ing developments on the sub-

ject. You can learn more

at

:www.regulations.gov

and

enter NOAA-NMFS-2010-0036

into the keyword search.

Volume 10, Issue 2

April:June 2013

SPECIAL POINTS OF INTEREST:

Gathering of Nations Pow-Wow

April 26 & 27

Albuquerque, NM

IACA Artist of the Year

Ceremony and Banquet

Friday, April 26

Albuquerque, NM

Traditional Pueblo Arts

Pottery Exhibit and Sale

Ongoing

River Trading Post, Scottsdale

Scottsdale, AZ

R i v e r T r a d i n g P o s t

INSIDE THIS ISSUE:

Do You Recognize Your

Favorite Pueblo?

2

Favorite Places: Best-Ba-

Gawah

3

Getting a Belly Laugh

3

An Idea Before Its Time 4

NOAA proposes to place 66 types of

coral on the endangered species list.

Could your coral jewelry be out-

lawed? If history repeats, that may

just be the case.