IACA Board of Directors Guidebook - page 21

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As edited/corrected March 25, 2011
BYLAWS OF
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THE INDIAN ARTS & CRAFTS ASSOCIATION, INC.
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ARTICLE I
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PURPOSE
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The Indian Arts & Crafts Association, Inc. (IACA) is a Not for Profit corporation incorporated under the
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New Mexico Nonprofit Corporation Act. It has been organized to enhance and maintain the image and
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marketing of authentic American Indian arts and crafts. In this document, it will be referred to as “the
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Corporation.”
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ARTICLE II OFFICES
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Section 1. Principle Office.
The Indian Arts and Crafts Association may establish its principle office or
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place of business in any location deemed appropriate by the Board of Directors.
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Section 2. Other Locations.
The corporation may also have additional offices at such other locations as
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the Board of Directors may from time to time determine or the purpose may require.
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ARTICLE III MEMBERSHIP
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Section 1.
Classes of Members and Qualifications.
The Corporation shall have the following classes of
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members, and each member must meet the criteria for membership in a given class, conditional upon dues
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as specified in Article XII.
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A. Indian Artist/Craftsperson.
Membership in this category is open to:
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1. Any individual, who is a member of an Indian tribe or, for the purposes of this section, is
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certified as an Indian artisan by an Indian tribe.
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a. The term Indian tribe means:
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Any Indian tribe, band, nation, Alaska Native village, or other organized group or
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community which is recognized as eligible for the special programs and services
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provided by the United States to Indians because of their status as Indians;
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