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Nobody wins when the family feuds

Many of the issues prevalent in Native American and African-American communities stem from centuries of psychological trauma and mistreatment, in addition to the fact that beneficial resources are not always readily available. In hip-hop, its origins are a direct result of slavery and its long-lasting effects. Historically, it was the type

Finding the meaning of Christmas in family

After Thanksgiving, the holiday season seems to snowball into several different holidays during the month of December, including Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, and New Years Eve, just to name a few. For many people, Christmas represents a time to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ with family, friends and loved ones.

Understanding Native issues prevents future problems

“I am alive. Life is a gift. There is a reason I am still here.” These are the words Seminole Tribe of Florida’s Vice-chairman and President Mitchell Cypress wrote in his 2007 autobiography “Having Diabetes & Acting in an Honorable Way.” The book chronicles his journey overcoming obstacles he faced throughout

Living the ACD experience: Smooth transition to Business Marketing

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

Restaurant opening fulfills dream for Shamy and Wanda Tommie

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

Living the ACD experience: Witnessing unity and pride

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,