Racism, substance abuse, and other major problems have permeated our communities, resulting in a cycle of recidivism, broken families, and despair. As minorities, we have to be extraordinary in order to receive recognition and respect in society. This is because as people of color, we usually have fewer opportunities to
As mentioned in my previous Advanced Career Development columns, I strongly considered working for the Hard Rock’s management trainee program. Ultimately, I opted to work for the Tribal government because of a more favorable work schedule for myself. Working within this program has continued to teach me the importance of
My time working in the Seminole Media Productions’ Broadcasting Department is coming to an end. Starting April 3, I will begin a six-month stint working in Business Marketing, another sector of SMP. This will be my third rotation to another department since I have been in the two-year Advanced Career
FORT PIERCE — After more than 15 years of being caterers, Tribal citizen Shamy Tommie and his wife Dr. Wanda Tommie’s vision of being restaurant owners came to fruition March 4. Over 300 close friends, relatives, and patrons attended the much anticipated grand opening of Shamy’s Rib and Chicken Shack
As participants and spectators, Natives from throughout the United States convened in early February for the Seminole Tribal Fair and Pow Wow at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Hollywood. It was my second time attending the event, but I witnessed my first grand entry. Throngs of Native dignitaries, performers,
FORT LAUDERDALE — Seminole Tribe of Florida Cultural Ambassador Everett Osceola made history in April when he became the first Seminole officially appointed to the board of directors of Fort Lauderdale’s Historic Stranahan House Museum. “I never thought I would be on the board,” Osceola said. “I’m passionate about my people.
PEMBROKE PINES — With golf clubs swinging amid a friendly competition, Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 23 hosted a golf tournament April 23 at the Hollybrook Golf and Tennis Club in Pembroke Pines. The inaugural tournament drew 64 participants. Tribal veterans Max Osceola and Stephen Bowers were among the approximately
HOLLYWOOD — Sports have been an important part of Seminole life for decades and have allowed Tribal citizens to fellowship with other Native Americans from other parts of the country. In April, that comradery continued through the 48th annual Howard Tiger Memorial Basketball Tournament. The Native-only tournament was held at Howard