Conserving this Nation’s fish and other aquatic resources cannot be successful without the partnership of Tribes; they manage or influence some of the most important aquatic habitats both on and off reservations. In addition, the Federal government and the Service have distinct and unique obligations toward Tribes based on trust responsibility, treaty provisions, and statutory mandates.
Citizen Potawatomi Nation's Eagle Aviary
On June 29, 2012 the Citizen Potawatomi Nation (CPN) of Oklahoma held a dedication and opening ceremony of their eagle aviary. Thanks in part to a $200,000 Tribal Wildlife Grant awarded by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service the CPN was able to construct a large aviary that will be able to house up to 15 eagles. For now eight non-releasable bald eagles are calling the aviary home.
These eagles were rescued from the wild and cannot be rehabilitated. They will be taken care of for the remainder of their lives at this facility. The benefit to the CPN is that they will have access to naturally molted feathers, which will be distributed to tribal members for cultural and religious purposes.
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