Alaska Native Group, Neiman Marcus Settle Lawsuit over Coat

The Sealaska Heritage Institute said in a statement that both sides agreed to terms “to resolve all disputes between them under U.S. and Tlingit law."

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This combination of photos provided by the Sealaska Hertiage Institute in Juneau, Alaska, shows the front and back of a Tlingit Ravenstail coat. An Alaska Native cultural organization and the luxury department store Neiman Marcus have settled a lawsuit over the sale of a coat with a copyrighted, geometric design borrowed from indigenous culture. (Brian Wallace/Sealaska Heritage Institute via AP)
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JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska Native cultural organization and the luxury department store Nieman Marcus have settled a lawsuit over the sale of a coat with a copyrighted, geometric design borrowed from Indigenous culture. The Sealaska Heritage Institute said in a statement on Wednesday that both sides, including 11 other defendants besides Nieman Marcus, agreed to terms “to resolve all disputes between them under U.S. and Tlingit law,” Juneau Public Media reported. The Juneau-based…

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