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Old 04-26-2016, 10:04 PM   #27
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Originally Posted by Niigig View Post
Joe's Dad, I learned a lot from what you have told me... I got off-track a little bit concerning eagle feathers and ended up reading up a lot on that, but any learning is good learning, I think... Eagle Butte is a sacred place for some people, and traditional area for gathering eagle feathers to use for regalia. After I got off-track a bit, now I have a question that I am a little worried / anxiety over. It's pretty off-topic but maybe important.

I have always collected feathers (and rocks, and pretty much anything else interesting I find...) and I actually have 2 eagle feathers. I didn't even know what they were until my friend told me. I thought they were like, from a big goose or something idk. They have been handled minimally and treated very respectfully, I haven't played with them or done anything stupid with them or anything. I am wondering though if it is even right for me to have them?

I am not even officially affiliated with any tribe, the tribe I descend from probably doesn't even know I exist, so I certainly haven't done anything to earn 2 feathers. Who do I give them to? What do I do with them? Should I just give them to one of the Ojibwe elders here? How would I even do that without it being super awkward?
You didn't heed the advice given to you by those NDNS ^^^^ up there.

They said to listen and not get in a hurry...and now you are asking what to do with 2 feathers. Feathers don't make you NDN.

Do the other deeds. Find and NDN elder and clean their yard, run an errand, or take them something as a gift. A blanket, some groceries. It doesn't have to be a lot.

In time, you will be told what to do with those feathers.
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