Comanche Nation agency preserves sacred eagle
The Comanche Nation of Oklahoma is helping tribal members obtain eagle feathers and parts without going through the long federal process.

Sia, the tribe's Ethno-Ornithological Initiative, raises and maintains eagles. Parts can be supplied in as little as a day, compared to years for the National Eagle Repository.

"We can supply the needs much quicker," Bill Voelker, a tribal member who has dedicated his life to conservation and preservation of eagles, told The Oklahoman.

Sia is an official tribal program though it operates as a non-profit and must raise funds on its own.

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