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Dr. Mario Garza wore feathers at last year's Sacred Springs Powwow.

Garza calls court ruling a victory

Anita Miller - News Editor

“A victory for all Texas Indians,” is how Dr. Mario Garza of the San Marcos-based Indigenous Cultures Institute characterized a recent decision by a federal appeals court over the use of eagle feathers by Lipan Apaches in South Texas.
Garza, of the Miakan-Garza band of the Coahuiltecan people, was responding to the court’s decision that the Apaches may legally use the feathers of eagles, hawks and other protected birds in their ceremonies.
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