Skip to comments.Native American tribe given permit to kill bald eagles (for religious purposes)
Posted on 03/14/2012 8:05:37 AM PDT by opentalk
CHEYENNE, Wyo. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has taken the unusual step of issuing a permit allowing an American Indian tribe in Wyoming to kill two bald eagles for religious purposes.
The agency's decision comes after the Northern Arapaho Tribe filed a federal lawsuit last year contending the refusal to issue such permits violates tribal members' religious freedom. Although thousands of American Indians apply for eagle feathers and carcasses from a federal repository, permits allowing the killing of bald eagles are exceedingly rare, according to both tribal and legal experts on the matter.
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Well, at one time or another the savages killed most everything else they came in contact with including each other. Why not the Eagle.
I always thought that racism was wrong.
But, if your skin is red; and your family background is Native American; then apparently it’s ok to have a set of laws, benefits and entitlements that are forbidden to me; because my skin color and parentage is different.
The sad part is, that even with laws, benefits and entitlements given to this group - they have not prospered. These laws, benefits and entitlements have only enslaved them further, replacing responsibility, accomplishments, education and motivation with dependance and a culture of entitlement.
Why can’t they just pick up some eagle carcasses around the wind turbines instead?
Rather than killing two birds with one stone, Obama’s wind power is killing birds by the thousands with no stones.
...We can see the clear footprint of CRT all over the Obama Administration. President Obama obviously believes that the system is unjust, upholding racism and requiring community organizing to change it in earth-shaking ways.
He appoints Supreme Court judges on the basis of race and gender; his Attorney General refuses to enforce the law equally, because to do so would be to enhance racism. When President Obama said he wanted fundamental change, he meant it at the deepest level.
The other problem that they battle is that if any leave the reservation they are “sell outs” and generally shunned for it.
Yet the Native American tribe religious beliefs will receive different consideration.
Bald eagles aren’t endangered any more... there’s no particular reason not to allow this.
interesting this administration will protect bugs and small fish with ..
The Eagle, Our National Emblem:
The bald eagle was chosen June 20, 1782 as the emblem of the United States of American, because of its long life, great strength and majestic looks, and also because it was then believed to exist only on this continent.
On the backs of our gold coins, the silver dollar, the half dollar and the quarter, we see an eagle with outspread wings.
On the Great Seal of the United States and in many places which are exponents of our nation's authority we see the same emblem.
The eagle represents freedom. Living as he does on the tops of lofty mountains, amid the solitary grandeur of Nature, he has unlimited freedom, whether with strong pinions he sweeps into the valleys below, or upward into the boundless spaces beyond.
In Canada they’re considered a pest.
Two kinds of political rights.
I'd like to see them build nuclear power plants, they'd sail past the EPA in weeks.
Good for them.
Eagles are not endangered. To the tribes, they are sacred. Not a bit of the eagle will be wasted. I say, let them go for it.
AND leave the rest of the religions alone too.
This is an atrocity....kill those savages!
Whoops....already been there...done that
I tell u what
For every dead eagle they clean up some junk cars and restrooms in their reservation highway stops
We’ll call it even
[ I’d like to see them build nuclear power plants, they’d sail past the EPA in weeks. ]
Heck they should start building LFTR reactors, they could get those built and start selling us cheap electricity.
Federal law prohibits the killing of bald eagles in almost all cases. The government keeps eagle feathers and body parts in a federal repository and tribal members can apply for them for use in religious ceremonies.
The bald eagle was removed from the federal list of threatened species in 2007, following its reclassification in 1995 from endangered to threatened. However, the species has remained protected under the federal Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act
The Iroquois own a lot of the land here surrounding the golf courses- they ain`t stupid.
They also have 2 casinos here and are buying up lotsa land in western NY State.
What do you bet they have no plans to use a hand made bow and arrow with flint heads. No they will use a white mans gun.
Yes, shot with a fifty caliber in the old tribal tradition.
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