State-recognized tribes need eagle feathers too
DaShanne Stokes urges Indian Country to support the use of eagle feathers by members of state-recognized tribes in the wake fo a federal appeals court ruling favoring the Lipan Apache Tribe in Texas:
I for one think it’s high time to recognize the rights of state-recognized tribes. Those who need eagle feathers and parts for prayer and ceremony to practice and preserve their ways of life deserve the right to do so.
This is so important to me because I am lipan apache and there’s a lot we’re missing out on.