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Old 01-06-2012, 06:55 PM   #81
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Originally Posted by Keely View Post
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Thank you very much Keely, appreciate it.

I've often thought that when a car manufacturer names a car after a Tribe or Place that they really are on a marketing scale trying to maximize the romance of the name with the vehicle.

(GM named a vehicle, Denali and the Yukon so when I tell folks where I grew up, they reply.. oh like the truck? Someone actually thought I meant I grew up in the back of a Yukon truck *sigh*)

Do you think it's time we all started being a little more firm in folks using tribal names regardless of the reason why - if they are using it for marketing purposes or to aligned themselves with the name to appear a bit more legitimate or entitled? I get annoyed when I google something Cherokee and a freaking SUV pops up as the first hit on the search.

I have seriously had a conversation with a non-native person who insisted that all of us natives get royalties whenever a car with a tribal name is sold or other items of merchandise. I wish...LOL

One thing I noticed when reading the IACA, is that it doesn't protect artists when their work is re-sold. In some jurisdiction - Cali for one, protects artists from unfair purchasing with respect to their art by affording them the right to collect royalties of their work when resold.

I've always seen the IACA as more of a merchandising and false advertising piece of legislation rather than a beefed up piece of legislation to protect Natives and their work. It's pretty clear that if a federally recognized tribe wishes to sanction a non-enrolled person to use the tribal affiliation - they can. I've also wondered why tribal councils haven't capitalized on this and started a fee per sanction to non-enrolled artists? Crumbs, I pay a huge amount in membership fees to professional bodies, why not add a payment for the use of being able to use a tribal affiliation or be able to say, Native descendant of X tribe if it meant that much.

Anyway, just a few things to move this thread along... more pie anyone?
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