Ms. Nina Alexander, Senior Special Projects Manager, US Department of the Interior, Indian Arts and Crafts Board
Nina Alexander is a senior special projects manager with the United States Department of the Interior. She has over 28 years of government experience working in regulatory policy and procedure, training, and education, with over 12 years working to support the Secretary of the Interior’s fiduciary trust responsibilities to Native Americans.
Nina is currently working with the Department of the Interior’s Indian Arts and Crafts Board, which oversees the enforcement of the Indian Arts and Crafts Act (Act) . The Act is a truth-in-advertising law that prohibits misrepresentation in the marketing of Indian arts and crafts.
To help raise the visibility and understanding of the Act and its protections, Nina is a presenter and educator to Native American artists, cultural organizations and at general public forums to provide education and outreach to increase understanding of the importance of authenticity for the preservation of the culture and heritage of Native American Indian arts and crafts.
Nina has educational/outreach booths at Native American conferences, seminars, markets and festivals and maintains strong relationships with Native American organizations such as the American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association; the Indian Arts and Crafts Association; Heard Museum Guild, SWAIA, the American Indian Chamber of Commerce, Museum of Indian Arts and Culture of New Mexico, the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center and many Native American Indian artist co-ops.
US Department of the Interior, Indian Arts and Crafts Board
4400 Masthead Street, NE
Albuquerque, NM 87109