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Iowa Tribe receives $250K grant for eagle center


The Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma has received a $250,000 federal grant to build an eagle aviary and rehabilitation center.

The tribe will care for sick and injured birds at the center. But the center will serve primarily as a repository for golden and bald eagles. Tribal members should be able to obtain eagle fathers and parts for ceremonies, tribal officials said.

The tribe got the idea from the Zuni Tribe of New Mexico, which runs the only other known aviary in Indian Country.

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Iowa Tribe receives funding to help care for injured birds (The Oklahoman 9/15)
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Relevant Links:
National Eagle Repository - http://www.r6.fws.gov/law/le65.html
Bald Eagle and Golden Eagle Protection Act - http://laws.fws.gov/lawsdigest/baldegl.html

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