Changes are coming to how you can obtain eagle feathers. New rules will go into affect this fall!
According to Indian Country:
Of the new proposed rules, major changes apply to American Indian prison inmates, who submit more than half of the applications for feathers, said Bernadette Atencio, Repository supervisor, who noted that changes in policy may “make more feathers available to non-incarcerated tribal members.”
The large number of inmate feather applications was a focal point for the new regulations, which would generally limit prisoners to one eagle order within their facility’s policy in order to halt constant re-orders. The FWS also plans to process feather replacement orders (not-reorders), generally received from prisoners with lengthy sentences with long-time use of the feathers.
The new set of rules will also change the procedures for requesting whole birds. Approval by a tribal leader will be required.
Do you agree with these changes?
Will it affect you?
Will it make getting feathers quicker?