Santa Fe considers licenses to sell Native American art

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SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) – Santa Fe city officials are considering requiring businesses to secure licenses to sell authentic Native American art.

The Santa Fe New Mexican reports that a proposal endorsed Monday by the City Council’s Finance Committee would create a Native American Arts or Crafts District and require businesses selling such items to obtain a special business license.

The license would require business owners to clearly distinguish between authentic tribal art and other items, to display a sticker at their entrance stating that they are selling Native American arts or crafts and to have a display at the cash register informing customers of their rights.

The City Council is scheduled to consider the proposal Oct. 26. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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