This is the personal library & website consisting of text, music excerpts, and vocal scores which are under active copyright of the composer R. Jacquelyn Deshchidn and may not be used under any circumstances without the explicit permission of the composer-vocalist as each work is for legal purposes property exclusively of the Indigenous composer and becomes part of their estate to be handled by authorized tribal members of the San Carlos Apache Nation only. In light of the ongoing struggle to protect the cultural heritage status of Indigenous musicks, any violation regarding usage of Indigenous musics will be dealt with in similar regard to reporting violations with the Indian Arts and Crafts act, as Jacquelyn and any other named composers appearing within this space are protected and do not release any rights to utilize materials herein for any purpose outside of the Indigenous collective space formed herein by the appearance of this statement.
Additional info can be found below:
Honoring the Indigenous requests to modernize the Indian Arts and Crafts act, please see the following excerpt:
One comment requested that the requirement in § 309.7(h) note 2—that the labor component of an “Indian product” must be entirely Indian—be stated boldly in a prominent location at the beginning of the final rule to emphasize its paramount importance. This comment has been adopted and incorporated in the key definitions of Indian product under § 309.2(d).
Several respondents requested that a range of items, such as food and agricultural products, music, poetry, and stories, be included as examples of Indian products. Two of these respondents also requested that “Indian product” be defined in the broadest way possible. One respondent stated that “Indian product” includes any “typically Indian product” designed and produced by Indians. One respondent requested that “Indian product” be defined as any product made by an Indian, while another respondent requested that the definition of “Indian product” be narrowed.
See https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2003/06/12/03-14827/protection-of-products-of-indian-art-and-craftsmanship for further info.
CULTURAL SOVEREIGNTY SERIES: MODERNIZING THE INDIAN ARTS AND CRAFTS ACT
TO HONOR NATIVE IDENTITY AND EXPRESSION
COMMITTEE ON INDIAN AFFAIRS
UNITED STATES SENATE
ONE HUNDRED FIFTEENTH CONGRESS
JULY 7, 2017
" The American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association (AIANTA)
promotes economic development and cultural perpetuation in Indian
Country through its mission: to define, introduce, grow and sustain
American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian tourism that honors
traditions and values. Cultural tourism creates jobs and supports the
teaching of each tribal nation's distinct food, language, art, music,
dance and cultural practices across generations.
The Indian Arts and Crafts Board (IACB) has partnered with AIANTA
to present consumer information, marketing information and protections
available to tribal artists and to educate various publics about
authentic tribal arts and crafts.
Art and crafts are integral to tribal cultures and heritage and
represent important sources of revenue for tribal members and their
families. AIANTA supports strengthening enforcement of the Indian Arts
and Crafts Act through changing laws to allow for an aggregation of
individual transactions that would enable federal prosecutors to more
effectively prosecute largescale distributors who violate the Act. We
also support more education and training of local, state and federal
enforcement officers and increased funding for investigations,
especially in the areas of Internet sales and making sure imports of
Native American-style arts and crafts are indelibly marked with the
country of origin.
Tourist and other consumers' confidence in the purchase of
authentic American Indian arts are essential to authentic tribal
tourism. Consumer education materials by the Indian Arts and Crafts
Board educates visitors to Indian Country and gives them confidence in
We commend Senator Tom Udall and the Senate Committee on Indian
Affairs for taking up this important strengthening of the Arts and
Executive Director, American Indian Alaska Native Tourism
(see https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/CHRG-115shrg26821/html/CHRG-115shrg26821.htm) for further info.