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.
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.
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.
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.
No Native student should ever be barred from wearing eagle feathers or displaying their cultural pride at graduation.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) is promising to do something about an eagle feather he said his family took without permission.
The Chilkat Indian Village and three conservation groups are in court to stop a mining project in a critical salmon habitat in southeast Alaska.
The Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate helped celebrate the release of a bald eagle that had been shot and had to be rehabilitated.
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.
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.
Operation Dakota Flyer was a two-year, undercover investigation that could lead to even more charges.
Legislation has been introduced to allow Native Youth to wear tribal adornments as part of their graduation garb.
We are now fully free to worship the Creator as our ancestors did for centuries.
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.
The Obama administration has dropped an appeal in the long-running case.
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
The six eagles were all found dead in the same area near McLaughlin, on the South Dakota side of the reservation.
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.
Lorrell Goings, 20, led a group of tribal members through the annual ride that honors the victims of the 1890 Wounded Knee massacre.
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.
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.
Christian Titman, 18, proudly wore the eagle feather that was a gift from his father and his grandfather.
Christian Titman, a senior at Clovis High School in California, reached an agreement after filing a lawsuit in state court.
Christian Titman, who is due to graduate this wee, was given an eagle feather by his father and grandfather
The tribe had given the feather to Mayor Michael Winters of Great Falls during a Memorial Day ceremony.
Federal agents seized Robert Soto's regalia at a powwow in March 2006.
Hayden Layne Griffith is graduating from high school in Oklahoma today and will likely have to walk without her eagle feather.
Hayden Layne Griffith is due to graduate tomorrow and has been told she can't wear an eagle feather in her cap.
Every year during graduation season the issue of wearing eagle feathers comes up among Native students and their schools.
School officials initially balked at the request but the student's sister and other Native students came to her defense.
Waverly Wilson wants to wear an eagle feather on her tassel but her public school in Washington won't allow it.
Hayden Layne Griffith, 18, wants to wear an eagle feather on her graduation cap next week.
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.
Going through the National Eagle Repository takes years but the tribe is able to reduce the wait through a special program.
Shane Moses allegedly killed the eagles in December 2013 with the intent of selling them
Federal agents attended a powwow in March 2006 and seized eagle feathers and regalia.
John P. Volpe is from the Nipissing First Nation but isn't enrolled in a U.S. tribe.
Rachel CrowSpreadingWings is representing herself and will argue that she has a constitutional right to buy and possess eagle parts.
Young member of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe explains why eagles are important in Lakota culture.
DaShanne Stokes urges Indian Country to support the use of eagle feathers by members of state-recognized tribes.
The court held that the Interior Department failed to explain why Indians who are members of non-recognized tribes can't possess eagle feathers.
A record eight Indian students graduated last night.
Nearly 50 percent of the student population is Indian.
Federal and state agents raided the home of an Ojibwe man from Canada who lives in New York.
The federal government reached a settlement with the Custer Battlefield Museum in Montana.
A Native woman from Alberta, Canada, is set to go to trial for allegedly purchasing eagle feathers for $250.
The Osage Nation of Oklahoma is criticizing a new regulation that allows companies to kill or harm eagles without penalty.
A museum in Ohio returned two eagle-feather headdresses and other items to the Menominee Nation of Wisconsin.
The Osage Nation of Oklahoma is threatening legal action against a proposed wind farm.
Attorney Halie Geller discusses the Department of Justice policy on eagle feathers:
The city of Duluth, Minnesota, has ordered an eagle staff to be removed from the lawn of the Duluth Civic Center.
The Hopi Tribe has sued the Navajo Nation over access to gathering sites for baby eagles.
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.
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.
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...
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, 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...
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...
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...
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...