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Hard Rock welcomes Japanese college students

HOLLYWOOD — The massive operation has dozens of departments and hundreds of employees performing all manner of duties every day. Needless to say the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood is a bustling place with many moving parts. A group of six Japanese college students got a first-hand look

Participants give it a ‘tri’ in Big Cypress

BIG CYPRESS — Big Cypress Recreation hosted the Triathlon Tournament on Aug. 11 at three locations on the reservation. The three-sport event was sponsored by the Chairman’s Office. Up first was the fishing competition, which started at 6 a.m. and continued until noon, when the live fish had to be at

Tribes eye Farm Bill as deadline looms for Congress

Farming and ranching are important professions to the Seminole way of life in Florida and to Native communities around the country. However, Indian Country has – some say for decades now – often been marginalized when it comes to discussions of the federal Farm Bill. Stakeholders say the consequences are such that

Hard Rock recognized as a ‘best employer’ for women

LAKE BUENA VISTA — Hard Rock International has been ranked by Forbes as one of the “best employers for women” in the United States. HRI, owned by the Seminole Tribe of Florida, was mentioned as a leader in the travel and leisure category and is one of two Native American-owned enterprises

Harmon brothers continue family’s military legacy

While most of their still young lives have been spent away from South Florida, the Harmon brothers say visiting Seminole lands still feels like “coming home.” Eli and Levi Harmon, 22-year-old twins, came “home” in July to take care of some business at Tribal Headquarters in Hollywood and to visit family