ATADA is working to keep you, your business and your collections safe from government overreach.

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Make a monetary contribution to the Legal Fund.


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Failure to act means acquiescence to: Collector and museum liability for possessing Native American art and antiquities. Criminal charges against individuals or museums believed to be in possession of “illegal” antiquities. Diminution or even total loss of value for collections built up over years at great expense.

Legal Committee Report

Read the Winter 2018-2019 Legal Committee Report to learn more about our accomplishments in 2018.

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  • ATADA’s efforts have kept bad legislation from passing in 2017 and 2018.

  • We have worked with tribes to bring better legislation forward.

  • We have continued to build public awareness of the issues and develop community-based solutions to issues at hand.

  • However, we continue to face new tests and trials. A 2019 STOP and renewed anti-money laundering legislation are certain to be re-introduced. 

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