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Famous for its portraits of Doges, especially Bellini’s- below, here’s a brief survey of the subject.
In March, citizens of the Northern Arapaho Tribe in Wyoming were granted their first permit to kill two bald eagles.
They now say they will negotiate with the United States for the right to claim more of the birds for use in religious ceremonies.
The Tribe's plan raises concerns with animal advocates, who say there are ways to honor spiritual traditions without killing animals. In what the pressed called the first decision of its kind, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on March 9 approved a "take" permit allowing the Tribe to harvest two of the national birds. The approval came after the Tribe filed a lawsuit in federal court that argued the government's failure to allow the Northern Arapaho to claim bald eagles infringed on their religious and sovereign rights.
Tribal leaders said the permit, which can be renewed yearly, is "a start" but two eagles are insufficient to meet the needs of the 9,600 Northern Arapahos. "After further negotiations are pursued, we may be able to obtain even more eagles down the road," William C'Hair, the tribe's language and cultural commissioner, told Reuters.
Wayne Pacelle, president and CEO of the Humane Society of the United States said the decision sets an alarming precedent. "There is something unsettling about allowing the authorized killing of the bald eagle," he said.
The raptors were removed from the threatened and endangered species list in 2007. Other federal laws still make it mostly illegal to kill them. The Fish and Wildlife Service gave the Northern Arapaho the permit after determining it was allowable for religious purposes of Indian tribes under the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act.
The agency will use those criteria in evaluating similar requests from other tribes, she said, adding, "However, at this time we do not have other pending permit applications." The Northern Arapaho say the eagle represents a powerful figure in the tribe's lore and in their spiritual practices, many of which were historically outlawed by the federal Bureau of Indian Affairs amid a program of involuntary acculturation of native peoples.
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If you’re in north Florida or environs and you’re an archaeology junkie with zero experience, you can volunteer to help sort archaeological artifacts in the laboratory of the Florida Public Archaeology Network in Pensacola.
The lab is open on Wednesdays and Fridays from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM, and you don’t have to volunteer for more than a day at a time, so you could make a long weekend out of it and pile into the car to party with the oldies. There is no age limit. Repeat: kids can do this!
Volunteers will help rough sort artifacts recovered from local archaeological sites. No experience is needed, but all volunteers are given a brief orientation.
The volunteer program is perfect for students needing volunteer hours for scholarships, individuals and groups interested in history and archaeology, as well as those wanting to get their hands dirty! All ages are encouraged to participate; however, anyone under 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. Individuals, families, and groups as large as 12 can be accommodated.
FPAN is involved in the excavation of many archaeological sites on land and underwater, including the 200-year-old Mardi Gras Shipwreck and the Emanuel Pt. Shipwreck, Florida’s earliest shipwreck site believed to date to the 1559 expedition of Tristán de Luna.
This program opened on Wednesday the 12th and will end April 29th. Perfect for the family looking to do something awesomely nerdy for Spring Break. The lab is open to volunteers the rest of the year too.
Contact Irina Sorset via email (isorset at uwf dot edu) or by phone (850) 595-0050 Ext 103, to make arrangements.