A blog covering current events in federal and tribal Indian Law from the public law library of the Native American Rights Fund.
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Dept. of Justice Announces Eagle Feather Policy
On Friday, the Dept. of Justice announced a new policy on
tribal members use of eagle feathers. The policy comes after a year of
consultations with tribal leaders. Department officials claim that it
clarifies procedure for law enforcement officials while reassuring tribal
members that they do not have to fear prosecution for possessing or using eagle
feathers for religious and cultural purposes. Learn more at the related
Indian Country Today article or view the policy and fact sheet at the Department of Justice website.