More: eagles

Chilkat Indian Village sues to protect salmon runs from mining project in Alaska
Environment | Law
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
Environment | National
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
Education | National | Politics
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
Education
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
Environment | Law | National
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
Opinion
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
Environment | Law | Opinion
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
Education | National
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
Environment | Law | National
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
Education | National
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
Environment | Law
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
Canada | Environment | Law
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
National
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
Environment | Law
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
Opinion
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
Education | Law | National
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
Education | Law | National
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
Education | Law | National
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
Environment | Law | National
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
Environment | Law | Federal Recognition
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
Education | Law | National
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
Education | Law | National
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
Education | Opinion
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
Education | National
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
Education | Law | National
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
Education | Law | National
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
Law
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
Environment | National
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
Environment | Law
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
Environment | Law | National | Federal Recognition
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
Canada | Environment | Law
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
Canada | Law
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
Opinion
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
Environment | Law | Opinion
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
Environment | Law | National | Federal Recognition
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
Education
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
Education | National
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
Environment | Law
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
Environment | Law
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
Canada | Law
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
Environment
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
Education
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
Business | World
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
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
National
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
Environment | Law
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
Education | National
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
Education | Opinion
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
Education | National
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
Environment | Law
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
Education | Opinion
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
Environment
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
Environment
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
Environment | Law
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...

Nonrecognized tribe in Texas sues over seizure of eagle feathers
Law | Federal Recognition
Nonrecognized tribe in Texas sues over seizure of eagle feathers (March 13, 2013)
Leaders and members of the Lipan Apache Tribe of Texas are suing the federal government over the seizure of eagle feathers at a powwow. An agent from the U.S. Fish...

Non-recognized tribes excluded from DOJ    eagle   feather policy
Law | National
Non-recognized tribes excluded from DOJ eagle feather policy (February 20, 2013)
Members of non-federally recognized tribes are worried about a new Department of Justice policy that applies to eagle feathers and eagle parts. Federal law protects golden and bald eagles, as...

Stillaguamish Tribe adds $10K to reward for eagle shootings
Environment | Law
Stillaguamish Tribe adds $10K to reward for eagle shootings (January 18, 2013)
The Stillaguamish Tribe of Washington is adding $10,000 to a reward for information about the shootings of four bald eagles. The state Department of Fish and Wildlife found the dead...

IPR: Little River Band recovers eagle feathers after court case
Environment | Law
IPR: Little River Band recovers eagle feathers after court case (November 29, 2012)
"Eagle feathers at the center of a federal court case have been returned to the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians in Manistee. A 21-year-old man with ties to the...

Saginaw Chippewa Tribe hosts 10th eagle honoring ceremony
Environment | National
Saginaw Chippewa Tribe hosts 10th eagle honoring ceremony (October 19, 2012)
The Saginaw Chippewa Tribe of Michigan held its 10th annual Eagle Honoring event on Thursday. Beatrice Jackson, a member of the Eagle Clan, explained why the bald eagle is sacred...

Blog: New DOJ policy won't change long wait for eagle feathers
Environment
Blog: New DOJ policy won't change long wait for eagle feathers (October 18, 2012)
"In 1975, the Department of Interior reassured Native Americans they would not be prosecuted by the federal government for using eagle feathers for cultural or religious purposes. But the “Morton...

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