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ALERT: Imposters Posing Online as NAFPS, Other Activists, or Elders

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he is undoubtedly infringing the rights of nafps and Arvol Looking Horse and i think he is probably breaking the law in relation to "passing off"

the laws re passing off are different from territory to territory but would definitely be worth checking out.

from wikipedia

Passing off is a common law tort which can be used to enforce unregistered trademark rights. The tort of passing off protects the goodwill of a trader from a misrepresentation that causes damage to goodwill.

The law of passing off prevents one person from misrepresenting his or her goods or services as being the goods and services of the claimant, and also prevents one person from holding out his or her goods or services as having some association or connection with the plaintiff when this is not true.

more here


Oh, lookie. I think he is one of the 13 wisdomkeepers that Little Grandmother refers to  ;D

He is impersonating just about anyone....

Yeah....he's definitely impersonating her online.  This should get interesting....the one you posted contained another of Burchett/Jervis's child like postings where he's pretending that Crowther is writing a message giving him complete permission to open and teach a "shaman school" in her name.

this one

is a similar profile, but it actually uses her copyrighted "tribe of many colors" logo.  Would be interesting...if she were aware, if this would start a shameon legal battle, which would make that courtroom into great theater.

He's also created a fake e-mail: ...Crowthers e-mail used for her "tribe" is the beautyawakens one.  The posting date is 4/19/2011 which means he just put these up yesterday (and he's still active...probably with new nafps fake blogs too).  Ironically Crowther may find out about Burchett's online impersonation of her and attempt at stealing her source of income through the board here.  Doubt we'll get a thanks



--- Quote from: Superdog on April 20, 2011, 12:58:57 pm ---
Ironically Crowther may find out about Burchett's online impersonation of her and attempt at stealing her source of income through the board here.  Doubt we'll get a thanks

--- End quote ---

Actually, the link was posted on TOMC FB-site this morning (well, as in European time), questioning wether it was the real deal. But now it´s removed. No explanation. No debunking. Nothing. Like many things on that website, it just disappears....

Defend the Sacred:
Cross-posted from Jervis thread:

Just adding this for the record, for anyone just stumbling into all this:

Arvol and Paula are aware of the fake profiles, and want them taken down. We have gotten about half of them down, and are working on the others. If you come across anyone online claiming to be Chief Arvol Looking Horse, please remember this: Arvol does not blog. He does not post on message boards, nor does he have any profiles on any social networking sites.

In the future, all official statements from Arvol will come from their official website:

Once the website is upgraded, Paula will continue to also send out Arvol's statements for him via email, as she does now, but in the future they will include a link to confirm them on the official website. This has become necessary due to the impersonators and attempts at identity theft.

While Arvol does not use the computer himself, he has full access to what is online, and a team of assistants who research and keep him up to date on these things - he knows about the situation with Jervis, Crowther, and the other frauds and has been aware of it all along. When asked about Kiesha Crowther his response has been that Ms. Crowther is not a member of the Lakota Nation, she is not a relative, and she has no rights to ceremonies.

Anyone claiming otherwise is misinformed. Please set them straight if it comes up. Thanks  :)


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