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Ute Tribe calls new eagle policy a 'step in the right direction'
Ute Tribe calls new eagle policy a 'step in the right direction' (August 14, 2019)

The Ute Tribal Business Committee appreciates the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s efforts to establish a new policy promoting the direct collection of eagle feathers found on tribal lands.


Trump administration announces change to eagle policy in Indian Country
Trump administration announces change to eagle policy in Indian Country (August 13, 2019)

Bald and golden eagle remains that are found in Indian Country will be able to stay there under a new policy adopted by the federal government.


Tribal Leaders: Preserve eagle feathers for federally recognized tribes
Tribal Leaders: Preserve eagle feathers for federally recognized tribes (July 18, 2019)

Leaders of the Ute Tribe and the Yankton Sioux Tribe are calling on fellow Indian nations to oppose an eagle feather petition they say weakens treaty rights and undermines sovereignty.


Eagle feather petition draws intense interest in Indian Country
Eagle feather petition draws intense interest in Indian Country (July 15, 2019)

A petition that could lead to major changes in the way eagle feathers are eagle parts are handled by the federal government has generated significant controversy.


Bill John Baker: Native students can show their cultural pride at graduation
Bill John Baker: Native students can show their cultural pride at graduation (April 16, 2019)

No Native student should ever be barred from wearing eagle feathers or displaying their cultural pride at graduation.


'I have it on my fireplace': New York governor took eagle feather
'I have it on my fireplace': New York governor took eagle feather (August 13, 2018)

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) is promising to do something about an eagle feather he said his family took without permission.


Chilkat Indian Village sues to protect salmon runs from mining project in Alaska
Chilkat Indian Village sues to protect salmon runs from mining project in Alaska (December 6, 2017)

The Chilkat Indian Village and three conservation groups are in court to stop a mining project in a critical salmon habitat in southeast Alaska.


Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate celebrates release of bald eagle that had been shot
Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate celebrates release of bald eagle that had been shot (August 16, 2017)

The Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate helped celebrate the release of a bald eagle that had been shot and had to be rehabilitated.


Bill for tribal regalia at graduation ceremonies advances in California
Bill for tribal regalia at graduation ceremonies advances in California (June 20, 2017)

Assemblyman Todd Gloria (D), a citizen of the Tlingit and Haida Tribes, is sponsoring a bill to ensure Native students can wear their regalia to graduation ceremonies in California.


Blackfeet Nation student was denied painted cap for graduation
Blackfeet Nation student was denied painted cap for graduation (June 6, 2017)

A public school district in Montana is apologizing after a student from the Blackfeet Nation wasn't allowed to wear a painted cap for graduation.


Prosecutors announce charges against 15 for trafficking of eagles
Prosecutors announce charges against 15 for trafficking of eagles (May 2, 2017)

Operation Dakota Flyer was a two-year, undercover investigation that could lead to even more charges.


André Cramblit: Bill in California allows tribal regalia at graduation ceremonies
André Cramblit: Bill in California allows tribal regalia at graduation ceremonies (April 5, 2017)

Legislation has been introduced to allow Native Youth to wear tribal adornments as part of their graduation garb.


Robert Soto: Lipan Apache Tribe wins long fight for eagle feathers
Robert Soto: Lipan Apache Tribe wins long fight for eagle feathers (July 8, 2016)

We are now fully free to worship the Creator as our ancestors did for centuries.


Native Sun News: High school graduates receive eagle feathers
Native Sun News: High school graduates receive eagle feathers (June 15, 2016)

On May 18, the Tiospaye (families) of the 2016 Native American graduates of the Rapid City Area School System showed up by the hundreds to show their support.


Northern Arapaho Tribe expects to secure federal permit to take eagle
Northern Arapaho Tribe expects to secure federal permit to take eagle (May 16, 2016)

The Obama administration has dropped an appeal in the long-running case.


Youth from Coushatta Tribe hail policy change for eagle feathers
Youth from Coushatta Tribe hail policy change for eagle feathers (April 26, 2016)

The Jefferson Davis Parish School Board in Louisiana reversed course after hearing from tribal leaders and members who were upset about the policy against eagle feathers


Investigation into deaths of eagles on Standing Rock Sioux Reservation
Investigation into deaths of eagles on Standing Rock Sioux Reservation (April 22, 2016)

The six eagles were all found dead in the same area near McLaughlin, on the South Dakota side of the reservation.


Native man from Canada faces charges for killing eagle in Nevada
Native man from Canada faces charges for killing eagle in Nevada (February 3, 2016)

Authorities said Dana Morley McIvor had a recently killed eagle, a recently killed hawk, hawk parts and 124 eagle and hawk feathers in his vehicle.


Oglala Sioux family honors young staff carrier with eagle feather
Oglala Sioux family honors young staff carrier with eagle feather (January 21, 2016)

Lorrell Goings, 20, led a group of tribal members through the annual ride that honors the victims of the 1890 Wounded Knee massacre.


Northern Arapaho Tribe asks Obama to drop appeal in eagle case
Northern Arapaho Tribe asks Obama to drop appeal in eagle case (August 26, 2015)

Tribal members want to be able to use bald eagles for Sun Dance ceremonies but a federal permit restricts where they can kill the birds.


Phil Drake: Mayor should be able to keep Blackfeet Nation feather
Phil Drake: Mayor should be able to keep Blackfeet Nation feather (June 12, 2015)

I felt some sadness the other week when the mayor called me and said he had to return the eagle feather to the Blackfeet Nation that he was given at a Memorial Day ceremony.


Student from Pit River Tribe graduates with eagle feather in cap
Student from Pit River Tribe graduates with eagle feather in cap (June 5, 2015)

Christian Titman, 18, proudly wore the eagle feather that was a gift from his father and his grandfather.


Student from Pit River Tribe to wear eagle feather to graduation
Student from Pit River Tribe to wear eagle feather to graduation (June 3, 2015)

Christian Titman, a senior at Clovis High School in California, reached an agreement after filing a lawsuit in state court.


Student from Pit River Tribe sues for eagle feather at graduation
Student from Pit River Tribe sues for eagle feather at graduation (June 1, 2015)

Christian Titman, who is due to graduate this wee, was given an eagle feather by his father and grandfather


Mayor forced to return gift of eagle feather to Blackfeet Nation
Mayor forced to return gift of eagle feather to Blackfeet Nation (June 1, 2015)

The tribe had given the feather to Mayor Michael Winters of Great Falls during a Memorial Day ceremony.


Spiritual leader of Lipan Apache Tribe back in court over feathers
Spiritual leader of Lipan Apache Tribe back in court over feathers (May 28, 2015)

Federal agents seized Robert Soto's regalia at a powwow in March 2006.


Judge won't require school to allow eagle feather at graduation
Judge won't require school to allow eagle feather at graduation (May 21, 2015)

Hayden Layne Griffith is graduating from high school in Oklahoma today and will likely have to walk without her eagle feather.


Indian student in federal court over right to wear eagle feather
Indian student in federal court over right to wear eagle feather (May 20, 2015)

Hayden Layne Griffith is due to graduate tomorrow and has been told she can't wear an eagle feather in her cap.


Harlan McKosato: It's time to change school policy on feathers
Harlan McKosato: It's time to change school policy on feathers (May 20, 2015)

Every year during graduation season the issue of wearing eagle feathers comes up among Native students and their schools.


Rosebud Sioux student to wear eagle plume for graduation
Rosebud Sioux student to wear eagle plume for graduation (May 19, 2015)

School officials initially balked at the request but the student's sister and other Native students came to her defense.


Indian student told to hide eagle feather for graduation walk
Indian student told to hide eagle feather for graduation walk (May 13, 2015)

Waverly Wilson wants to wear an eagle feather on her tassel but her public school in Washington won't allow it.


Delaware Tribe backs student's right to wear eagle feather
Delaware Tribe backs student's right to wear eagle feather (May 12, 2015)

Hayden Layne Griffith, 18, wants to wear an eagle feather on her graduation cap next week.


Law Article: Let the eagle feathers fly at school graduations
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Law Article: Let the eagle feathers fly at school graduations (May 8, 2015)

This is not the first time an Oklahoma school district has prohibited a Native American student from demonstrating a sincere form of cultural and religious expression during one of life’s most significant occasions.


Navajo Nation's zoo helps provide eagle feathers to members
Navajo Nation's zoo helps provide eagle feathers to members (April 30, 2015)

Going through the National Eagle Repository takes years but the tribe is able to reduce the wait through a special program.


Man from Tulalip Tribes charged after clubbing two bald eagles
Man from Tulalip Tribes charged after clubbing two bald eagles (April 3, 2015)

Shane Moses allegedly killed the eagles in December 2013 with the intent of selling them


Religious leader of non-recognized tribe reclaims eagle feathers
Religious leader of non-recognized tribe reclaims eagle feathers (March 10, 2015)

Federal agents attended a powwow in March 2006 and seized eagle feathers and regalia.


Canadian man cleared of federal charges in eagle feather case
Canadian man cleared of federal charges in eagle feather case (January 15, 2015)

John P. Volpe is from the Nipissing First Nation but isn't enrolled in a U.S. tribe.


Native woman heads to trial for purchasing eagle feathers
Native woman heads to trial for purchasing eagle feathers (November 12, 2014)

Rachel CrowSpreadingWings is representing herself and will argue that she has a constitutional right to buy and possess eagle parts.


Tristan Picotte: Eagles play an important role in Lakota culture
Tristan Picotte: Eagles play an important role in Lakota culture (October 2, 2014)

Young member of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe explains why eagles are important in Lakota culture.


DaShanne Stokes: State-recognized tribes need eagle feathers too
DaShanne Stokes: State-recognized tribes need eagle feathers too (September 2, 2014)

DaShanne Stokes urges Indian Country to support the use of eagle feathers by members of state-recognized tribes.


Non-recognized tribe in Texas hails ruling in eagle feather case
Non-recognized tribe in Texas hails ruling in eagle feather case (August 26, 2014)

The court held that the Interior Department failed to explain why Indians who are members of non-recognized tribes can't possess eagle feathers.


Public school allows Indian graduates to wear eagle feathers
Public school allows Indian graduates to wear eagle feathers (June 6, 2014)

A record eight Indian students graduated last night.


School with Indian mascot bars eagle feathers during graduation
School with Indian mascot bars eagle feathers during graduation (May 23, 2014)

Nearly 50 percent of the student population is Indian.


Ojibwe man from Canada charged for possession of wild animals
Ojibwe man from Canada charged for possession of wild animals (April 15, 2014)

Federal and state agents raided the home of an Ojibwe man from Canada who lives in New York.


Seized items returned to Custer Battlefield Museum in Montana
Seized items returned to Custer Battlefield Museum in Montana (April 1, 2014)

The federal government reached a settlement with the Custer Battlefield Museum in Montana.


Native woman in Canada charged for purchasing eagle feathers
Native woman in Canada charged for purchasing eagle feathers (February 18, 2014)

A Native woman from Alberta, Canada, is set to go to trial for allegedly purchasing eagle feathers for $250.


Osage Nation criticizes regulation that allows for eagle deaths
Osage Nation criticizes regulation that allows for eagle deaths (December 11, 2013)

The Osage Nation of Oklahoma is criticizing a new regulation that allows companies to kill or harm eagles without penalty.


Two eagle feather headdresses returned to Menominee Nation
Two eagle feather headdresses returned to Menominee Nation (December 2, 2013)

A museum in Ohio returned two eagle-feather headdresses and other items to the Menominee Nation of Wisconsin.


Column:   Osage Nation threatens legal action over wind farm
Column: Osage Nation threatens legal action over wind farm (September 13, 2013)

The Osage Nation of Oklahoma is threatening legal action against a proposed wind farm.


Opinion:   DOJ should make  changes to   policy on eagle feathers
Opinion: DOJ should make changes to policy on eagle feathers (July 15, 2013)

Attorney Halie Geller discusses the Department of Justice policy on eagle feathers:


Minnesota city  orders eagle staff to be removed at  civic center
Minnesota city orders eagle staff to be removed at civic center (July 11, 2013)

The city of Duluth, Minnesota, has ordered an eagle staff to be removed from the lawn of the Duluth Civic Center.


Hopi Tribe sues Navajo Nation over  access to gathering sites
Hopi Tribe sues Navajo Nation over access to gathering sites (July 10, 2013)

The Hopi Tribe has sued the Navajo Nation over access to gathering sites for baby eagles.


Poarch Creek student won't pay fine for feather at graduation
Poarch Creek student won't pay fine for feather at graduation (June 21, 2013)

Chelsey Ramer, a member of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians, won't have to pay a fine for wearing an eagle feather to her high school graduation ceremony.


Opinion: Racist policy against eagle feather during graduation
Opinion: Racist policy against eagle feather during graduation (June 19, 2013)

The case of Chelsey Ramer, a member of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians who was fined $1,000 and denied her diploma for wearing an eagle feather to graduation.


Indian student in Alabama denied diploma over eagle feather
Indian student in Alabama denied diploma over eagle feather (June 4, 2013)

A member of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians in Alabama has been fined $1,000 and denied her diploma because she wore an eagle feather to graduation ceremonies. Chelsey Ramer's...


Kewa Pueblo medicine man   loses appeal in eagle killing case
Kewa Pueblo medicine man loses appeal in eagle killing case (May 21, 2013)

A medicine man from Kewa Pueblo in New Mexico who pleaded guilty for killing a bald eagle and possessing bald eagle parts lost his case before the 10th Circuit Court...


Alex Alvarez: Allow eagle feathers at high school graduation
Alex Alvarez: Allow eagle feathers at high school graduation (May 15, 2013)

Alex Alvarez, a member of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians, says Indian students in Alabama should be allowed to wear eagle feathers during graduation ceremony: On May 1, the...


Hopi Tribe receives permit to take eagles for ceremonial use
Hopi Tribe receives permit to take eagles for ceremonial use (April 30, 2013)

The Hopi Tribe of Arizona will receive a federal permit to take up to 40 nesting golden eagles. Earlier this month, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposed to limit...


Hopi Tribe  receives    permit to take    eagles for ceremonial use
Hopi Tribe receives permit to take eagles for ceremonial use (April 10, 2013)

The Hopi Tribe of Arizona will receive a federal permit to take up to 40 nesting golden eagles, the Associated Press reports. The permit from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife...


Northern Arapaho Tribe granted another permit to take eagles
Northern Arapaho Tribe granted another permit to take eagles (March 26, 2013)

The Northern Arapaho Tribe of Wyoming has been granted another federal permit to take eagles. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service permit runs from March 1 through February 2014, the...