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Arizona man charged for having eagle feathers


An Arizona man who claims he is a member of the Yaqui Tribe has been charged for possession of eagle feathers and for possession of other protected birds.

Rodney Coronado is not enrolled in the tribe. His lawyer said he is still looking into the membership issue.

Without membership, Coronado faces fines for having the eagle parts, which are protected under federal law. An exception applies to federally recognized Indians and a court created exception applies to terminated Indians.

Get the Story:
Feathers bring more charges for activist (The Arizona Daily Star 7/26)

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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