The Department of Fish and Wildlife and The Navajo Nation Zoo have embarked on a program to legally release GOLDEN EAGLE FEATHERS to the Navajo People. These feathers are 'live' feathers that were naturally shed (molted) from the Eagles at The Navajo Nation Eagle Sanctuary and Education Center at the Navajo Zoo.
This program is being done under federal permits from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service that were issued to the Navajo Nation.
Beginning August 13, 2012, enrolled members of the Navajo Nation are able to complete and submit applications for eagle feathers. Application will be provided and received at the Department of Fish and Wildlife office in Window Rock AZ. Beginning December 1, 2016, applicants may now download the application from the link below, or from www.nndfw.org.
There is no fee to apply for eagle feathers.
To apply, you must provide a valid state-issued I.D. and proof of enrollment as a member of the Navajo Nation or other federally-recognized Native American Tribe/Nation. Other provisions apply, so please read the Eagle Feather Distribution Policy recently revised by the Department of Fish and Wildlife.
If you cannot apply in person at the Department of Fish and Wildlife office in Window Rock, AZ, you may download and mail this Eagle Feather Application to: Navajo Nation Department of Fish and Wildlife, P.O. Box 1480, Window Rock, AZ 86515, Attn: Eagle Feather Application. to complete an application process. Feathers will be mailed to the address provided on the application.