By Kathryn Stolarz WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Tony Sanchez Jr. took home new ideas for preventative health care and networked with Department of Energy officials regarding solar energy at the White House Tribal Nations Conference on Dec. 5. He joined 565 other federally recognized Native American Tribes, and Alaska Native Villages,
By Kathryn Stolarz HOLLYWOOD — World-class trapshooter, former Councilman and founder of the first Seminole smoke shop, Marcellus Osceola Sr. knows success. "There’s nothing I can’t do," he said. Marcellus, 67, is a man of determination and focus who cares deeply about his Tribe and family. He also likes to kick back and
By Kathryn Stolarz LAKE WORTH — In an imperfect world, Rollie Gilliam III wants to help those who suffer. The Tribal member aspires to become a social worker and, one day, the program manager of the Tribe’s Family Services Department. "I learned that people are hurting and people just need someone to listen,"
By Kathryn Stolarz HOLLYWOOD — For Kelvin Huggins, his brother Randall’s memorial tournament is a celebration of a life that was taken too soon, which occurred on Kelvin’s birthday. "[The tournament is] more like my birthday than my real birthday," Kelvin, 29, said. A dozen years ago on Oct. 29, Kelvin watched Randall,
By Kathryn Stolarz The Hollywood community gathered in the gymnasium for a Thanksgiving dinner on Nov. 20. Hollywood Councilman Marcellus W. Osceola Jr. and Hollywood Board Rep. Chris Osceola distributed raffle prizes throughout the evening, and families enjoyed visiting the photo booth.
By Kathryn Stolarz Festive booths packed the perimeter of the Big Cypress Rodeo Grounds on Oct. 29, and families buzzed from one to the next dressed in Halloween costumes. In celebration of the holiday, many of the Tribe's departments set up spooky displays and fun activities, including a haunted house, bowling,
By Kathryn Stolarz Hollywood seniors gathered at the Senior Center for a Halloween party on Nov. 2. After lunch, the group played bingo and had a pumpkin decorating contest and a costume contest. Prizes were also raffled off throughout the afternoon.
By Kathryn Stolarz SUNRISE — Tribal members chose the path of education and action as they joined a larger community in walking to fight diabetes on Oct. 20. The American Diabetes Association sponsored the Step Out walk, which raised almost $200,000 with 1,730 registered participants, according to its website. About 20 people represented
By Kathryn Stolarz LONG ISLAND, N.Y. — Hurricane Sandy devastated parts of the Northeastern U.S. in late October, and the Seminole Tribe of Florida stepped in to help the Shinnecock Indian Nation of New York with relief efforts. “This is the first time that we have been a part of the emergency
By Kathryn Stolarz The holidays are here, a time for togetherness – usually centered on the sweet and savory dishes pouring out of the cooking chickees for Seminoles. One crowd pleaser guests are sure to look forward to is pumpkin frybread. Pumpkin frybread is a traditional Seminole food that has been made