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Seminole Chairman James Billie discusses medical situation

In an effort to set the record straight and quell the rumors regarding his recent medical predicaments, Seminole Tribe of Florida Chairman James E. Billie has provided a compelling account of his activities during the past four weeks in the following post.   It all began with ca-wa-yee Back on Dec. 30, I

Weather the storm

This has been a very strange winter out on the Brighton Seminole Reservation. The warm weather seems to have confused the plants and animals. Flowers that normally bloom in the spring have already spread their blossoms in December’s warm winds. Warmer waters have the alligators all frisky when they’re not

Attorney General’s vigilance protects Compact

Tony Sanchez Jr. and I would like to say a hearty “Sho-naa-bish” (Thank you) to Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi for the strong opinion she delivered Jan. 12 denying the legality of slot machine gaming referendums across Florida. Given the highly charged, extremely complicated atmosphere surrounding the so-called “destination resorts”

Seminole Gaming: Clean since 1979

We are more than a little surprised at a recent news story about Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi and her comments regarding "money laundering" at the Seminole Tribe’s Hard Rock Casino in Tampa. In an article published around the world by the Associated Press (AP), Dec. 11, Bondi voiced her opposition

More new business

With a little bit of squabbling over cattle owner requests, our Tribe’s FY 2012 Budget is approved! Now I can concentrate on the many other pressing matters at hand. Nearly six months have passed so rapidly; I can’t believe it is "turkey shoot" time already. And Christmas is at hand. It

New casinos, Tribal budget

As you may know already, there are strong indications that the State of Florida may allow other casinos to be built and operated in Florida. If this does happen, we will have to become involved because as you know, Seminole Tribe of Florida maintains the largest gaming operation in Florida,

Protect your money, rights

Very disturbing. That’s the best way to describe unscrupulous people out there who try to take advantage of Seminoles when they find out we have money. It’s a growing problem that we all must address. You know who these people are. You’ve seen them stalking our Tribal members, you’ve witnessed