An American bald eagle hatched at the Citizen Potawatomi Nation Eagle Aviary in May to Kche Gizhek (Kyla) and Zagéndem-nené (Charlie) will be released thanks to special authorization from the United States Fish and Wildlife […]
Since being placed on the endangered species list in the early 1970s, the bald eagle population grew under protection. Today they are off the list, and the CPN Eagle Aviary works every day to make sure the important symbol for Potawatomi thrives for future generations.
While many continents have golden eagles, the bald eagle is native to North America, with sightings in every state except Hawaii. Although these birds of prey share similar characteristics, other attributes set them apart.
The CPN Eagle Aviary employs sound animal husbandry practices that create a safe, enriching environment for the eagles and help educate the public about Potawatomi culture. Learn more with answers to some of the most frequently asked questions.
This episode focuses on art created by Tribal members, highlighting both a stop-motion animator and a painter who mixes foundations of Native American art with eclecticism. A staff member of the CPN Eagle Aviary teaches the similarities and differences between bald and golden eagles, which the aviary houses.
The Potawatomi use eagle feathers in ceremony, while smudging and as a part of regalia. Eagles molt from mid-March to late September, and during this time, the Citizen Potawatomi Nation Eagle Aviary staff collects feathers at sunrise every day.