Iowa Tribe celebrates Earth Day with bald eagle releaseFriday, April 23, 2010Filed Under: Environment The Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma celebrated Earth Day with the release of a bald eagle into the wild.
The eagle was found earlier this month with an injured wing. It was brought back to health at the tribe's eagle rehabilitation program.
"The eagle, when it flies, is closer to the creator," elder Joyce Big Soldier, a member of the eagle clan, said at the release ceremony, The Tulsa World reported. "By taking care of him, we can send our prayers with him up to the creator."
The tribe has rehabilitated and released four bald eagles. The tribe also cares for 17 nonreleasable eagles.