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Council starts process to add Immokalee rep

HOLLYWOOD — Immokalee Reservation is getting closer to having a voting seat on Tribal Council. During its Nov. 13 meeting, Council unanimously approved to send a request to the Secretary of the Interior for an election that could amend the Constitution and Bylaws of the Seminole Tribe of Florida and add

Townhomes (part 2) debut in Hollywood

HOLLYWOOD — It took only eight months for the Tribe to erect eight townhomes for community members on the Hollywood Reservation, a testament to departments working together to keep on schedule, said Housing regional manager William Osceola. "Everyone stayed involved and on the ball," he said, referring to the Housing Department,

Hollywood tots bid farewell to preschool

HOLLYWOOD — Fourteen youngsters in Hollywood donned pint-sized caps and gowns June 2 and marched toward big futures during the Hollywood Preschool graduation ceremony at the Tribe Headquarters auditorium. Following the theme "I am a Seminole," students first showcased their language skills by reciting the Pledge of Allegiance in Mikasuki for

Seminole Tribe joins American Gaming Association

HOLLYWOOD — With unanimous Tribal Council approval Jan. 16, the Seminoles became the first Native American Tribe to join the American Gaming Association (AGA). Membership to AGA – a national trade organization and lobbying group – includes a seat on the Board of Directors, said John Eder, senior vice president of

Boehmer exhibit celebrates history of Brighton through photographs

BRIGHTON — Capturing a moment in time, the newest Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum exhibit illustrates the early days of the Brighton Reservation through 27 historic photographs. But more important than the black and white photos are the stories shared by the people who lived them. "The objects don’t mean anything without the stories

Kirsti Zickefoose graduates from Ohio State University

With her Ohio State University degree in hand, Kirsti Zickefoose left her alma mater behind and made her way to Los Angeles for the next chapter of her young life. The recent Buckeyes communications graduate is pursuing a career with an event planning agency or casting agency to put her hard-earned

Tribe moves forward with new housing

New housing will soon pepper the Brighton, Immokalee and Hollywood Reservations to help meet the demand for on-reservation living, said Adam Nelson, Tribal Community Development acting executive director. Tribal Council approved guaranteed maximum price contracts between the Tribe and Seminole/Stiles joint venture during the April 11 Council meeting for the multi-reservation

Tribal Council convenes Nov. 8

HOLLYWOOD — Tribal Council passed two ordinances Nov. 8 that will give the Seminole Tribe control over the business and residential leasing of its land through the Helping Expedite and Advance Tribal Home Ownership Act of 2012, or HEARTH Act. Signed into law by President Barack Obama, the HEARTH Act allows

Senior profile: Jimmy Hank Osceola

HOLLYWOOD — With his 1-year-old granddaughter, Teyah, nestled on his lap and dozens of family and friends singing in the background, Jimmy Hank Osceola blew out the candles atop his birthday cake on July 10. He celebrated his 77th birthday – he thinks – and his granddaughter’s first. "I feel just

Tribal departments address dangerous intersection

BIG CYPRESS — To address safety concerns brought up by Tribal Council, several Seminole Tribe of Florida departments joined efforts to widen the intersection of Wind Clan Road and Farmer Road on the Big Cypress Reservation. The result is a safer, more accessible road. "The road was really narrow and cars couldn’t