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Indian man convicted of eagle violations

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MONDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2001

A federal jury in Washington took less than two hours to find a Canadian Aboriginal man of violation of U.S. law protecting bald and golden eagles.

The jury on Friday convicted Terry Antoine of five counts of the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act. Antoine is a member of the Salish First Nation of British Columbia.

Antoine had said he was transporting and selling eagle feathers and items as part of his culture. His lawyer said he was selling them to tribes in the states.

But the jury apparently believed prosecutors who said Antoine was nothing more than a businessman Antoine faces up to nine years in prison.

Get the Story:
B.C. medicine man convicted for trading in eagle parts (The Seattle Post-Intelligencer 10/27)

Relevant Links:
Eagle Feathers, BIA - http://www.doi.gov/bia/information/eaglepermit.htm
The Bald Eagle and Golden Eagle Protection Act - http://laws.fws.gov/lawsdigest/baldegl.html
Migratory Bird Treaty Act - http://www.usbr.gov/laws/mbta.html

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