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Hard Rock Hotel to make debut in Spain’s capital

HOLLYWOOD — It’s not the first time Hard Rock will set foot in Spain, but it’s a first for a hotel. Hard Rock International has announced that the Hard Rock Hotel Madrid will open in 2019. HRI has a presence in 74 countries and counting. “We are pleased to join forces with

Tampa Indian Day

TAMPA Dozens of Tribal members from the Tampa area came to the Seminole’s Lakeland property for Indian Day events on Sept. 29. Families gathered on a hot and humid day at 9610 Bryant Road in Lakeland, about 35 miles northeast of the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa for a number

Brighton Indian Day

BRIGHTON A fishing tournament Sept. 22 was the first of many Indian Day events hosted at the Brighton Reservation. In the following days, Tribal members would turn in arts and crafts (Sept. 26), participate in a clothing contest (Sept. 27) and then see many Indian Day options on the final day, Sept.

Naples Indian Day

NAPLES One of the earliest celebrations of Indian Day took place with Tribal members in Naples on Sept. 19. The small, close-knit community had a full lineup of competitions to participate in, plenty of food to eat, and a variety of entertainment to take in. There was a surprise musical guest who

Bureau of Indian Education sets forth new strategic direction

The Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) recently published a new strategic direction for the organization – to be implemented through 2023. The BIE is a division of the U.S. Department of the Interior under the Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs. The BIE provides funds and manages many functions and policies of

Big Cypress hosts Wear Pink Day for breast cancer awareness

BIG CYPRESS — One in eight women will get breast cancer in their lifetime, according to the American Indian Cancer Foundation. And the group says American Indians face inequities in the incidence of cancer and in the rate of mortality. To bring awareness to breast cancer and recognize cancer survivors, Tribal

ICWA decision sparks condemnation in Indian Country

Court appeals are being filed in response to a decision in early October by a federal judge in Texas which ruled the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) was unconstitutional. The ICWA is a 40-year-old law that was designed to prevent the separation of Native children from their parents and extended families