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Natural Resources - Eagle Feathers

The US Dept. of Justice has issued a memo to clarify rules for possession of federally protected bird feathers and body parts (especially eagles) in 2012. Click the links below for more information.

Possession or Use of Feathers or Other Parts of Federally Protected Birds for Tribal Cultural Purposes.

October 12, 2012 News Release Announcing above Policy.

Fact Sheet on above Policy

The US Fish and Wildlife Service has a process for enrolled Native Americans to obtain eagle feathers from the National Repository system. Please click the link below for more information and a form to fill out.
Also, there is a program for non-eagle/migratory birds feathers/parts.

Migizi-migwanag (Bald Eagle Feathers)

Non-Eagle/Migratory Birds Program