Skip to comments.American Indians can use bald eagle feathers (Elizabeth Warren overjoyed?)
Posted on 10/13/2012 5:46:05 AM PDT by Libloather
American Indians can use bald eagle feathers
Published: Oct. 13, 2012 at 1:33 AM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 13 (UPI) -- American Indians can now own the feathers of bald eagles and other protected birds but cannot buy or sell them, the U.S. Justice Department said Friday.
The department announced a new policy that allows American Indians to "possess, use, wear or carry" the feathers and other bird parts, CNN reported.
(Excerpt) Read more at upi.com ...
That would be grifting wampum with Ward Churchill.
The way I’m readimg this, they can only use the feathers, hnot harvest the bird - so what’s the problem, exactly? If a feather falls off a brother eagle, then brother eagle obviously doesn’t need it anymore.
We could learn a little from them backward Indians; if we'd only open our eyes and stand up for what's right. They can't lock everybody up and feds get real nervous when the majority says no way to their antics.
This is nonsense. I happen to be Sioux Indian and we’ve always been able to possess eagle feathers. I was awarded one when I was given my warrior name upon returning home from the service.
On a reservation don’t Indians pretty much make all the rules? Is it even illegal for an Indian on a reservation to kill an Eagle?
(illegal Eagle - that rhymes)
” . . . and in other news, researchers discover that water is wet.”
Did you guys realize you were paying for this ?
National Eagle Repository
The National Eagle Repository is located at Rocky Mountain Arsenal northeast of Denver, Colorado. Its purpose is to provide a central location for the receipt, storage, and distribution of bald and golden eagles that are found dead, and their parts. The eagles, and their parts, are shipped to qualified Native Americans for use in religious Indian ceremonies.
It is illegal for any individual to possess a bald or golden eagle, including its parts (feathers, feet, etc). The distribution of bald and golden eagles, and their parts to Native Americans is authorized by the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act and Regulations found in 50 CFR 22. Qualified Native Americans wishing to obtain bald or golden eagles or their parts, must submit a new application for a new applicant and if you have applied before using a re-order request application to the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Wildlife Permit Office which services the state where the applicant resides. The completed application is sent to the National Eagle Repository and the order is filled on a first come, first serve basis. In 1995, there were approximately 3,000 more approved applications for eagles on file than there were available eagles.
USFWS staff working at National Eagle Repository. Credit: USFWS
Federal and State conservation agencies, zoological parks, rehabilitators, and others who may legally possess and transport dead bald and golden eagles are encouraged to send the dead birds, and their parts, to the Repository so they can be reutilized by Native Americans. Contact the Repository prior to shipping of the eagles to ensure someone will be present to receive them.
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
National Eagle Repository
Rocky Mountain Arsenal, Building 128
Commerce City, Colorado 80022
Phone: (303) 287-2110
Fax: (303) 287-1570
Last updated: August 15, 2012
“Eric, we know that the Indians on the reservations all vote five times each election for Democrats, so how do we get more of them to help us out? We need to throw them some worthless bone so they’ll think Democrats actually care for them. Any ideas?”
“How about we make it legal for them to have eagle feathers?”
“Brilliant! That’s just the kind of worthless bone I want them to have! The dummies will probably vote six times for Democrats, now.”
We’re supposed to be a nation of laws...with everyone having the same laws!!! This pandering to special interest ‘minorities’ who had mistreated ancestors needs to stop.
“The way Im readimg this, they can only use the feathers, hnot harvest the bird - so whats the problem, exactly? If a feather falls off a brother eagle, then brother eagle obviously doesnt need it anymore.”
Most ‘Indians’ of today wouldn’t know an eagle feather if it flew up their nose!