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A Native Texas Tribe Now Has Legal Eagle Feathers

Jun 20, 2016

From Texas Standard:

They called it "Operation Powwow"  back in 2006, a federal agent went undercover to raid a tribal ceremony. It ended with threats of prison time and fines for tribe members participating in the powwow.

The crime? Using eagle feathers without a permit.

But now the Lipan Apache Tribe of Texas has won a decade-long legal battle over use of the feathers, what the tribe considers to be a victory for religious liberty.

 


Democrats took to the Senate floor Wednesday to demand votes on several stalled pieces of gun control legislation. Led by Chris Murphy of Connecticut, Senators spoke for 15 hours before getting a "commitment" from GOP leadership to schedule votes for their bills. The move comes days after a man claiming to be pledged to ISIS opened fire in an LGBT club in Orlando, killing scores of people. 

In addition to being the largest U.S. mass shooting in 100 years, it was the 133 mass shooting in the country. People are asking why nothing has been going in congress to address the issue. 

U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Ken Scar, 7th MPAD

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