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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) and the Native American Fish and Wildlife Society (NAFWS) co-hosted an Eagle Summit III, followed by a government-to-government consultation regarding eagles in Denver, Colorado, on Thursday, March 20, 2014. This event was free and the date and city were chosen to coincide with the Denver March Powwow.
PART 1, EAGLE SUMMIT III:
In the morning, there will be a joint panel discussion led by Steve Oberholtzer, Special Agent in-Charge of Law Enforcement and the National Eagle Repository. He will be joined by Alvin Windy Boy, Sr. from the Chippewa Cree Tribe of the Rocky Boy's Reservation and Clint Riley to discuss new processes for the National Eagle Repository regarding the distribution of Eagle feathers to permit holders. The presentations will also cover the laws, permits and regulations governing eagle feather possession. After brief presentations, the panel will accept questions and concerns from the Native American community in attendance.
LUNCH: Provided & Sponsored by Native American Fish and Wildlife Society
Rick Williams, Traditional Speaker, Eagle in Tribal Culture and Story Telling
PART 2, EAGLE CONSULTATION (Option 1):
The afternoon will be dedicated to government-to-government consultation and it is open to Official Tribal Representatives. The consultation will address specific issues related to eagles, led by Clint Riley, Assistant Regional Director for Migratory Birds. These will include potential policy and regulatory changes concerning eagle rehabilitation, propagation, carcass disposition, and depredation; potential revisions to eagle take permit regulations; and consideration of an eagle take permit for the proposed Chokecherry-Sierra Madre wind energy project in Wyoming. Those wishing to consult on any of these topics outside of this opportunity may contact us to arrange a meeting.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Ivy Allen, Tribal Communications Specialist via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 303-236-4575.