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Boys and Girls Club springs into fitness

The Seminole Tribe of Florida’s Boys and Girls Club embarked on a fun-filled fitness journey in May. From May 8-12, students from throughout the tribe participated in the Spring National Fitness Competition, sponsored by the Boys and Girls Clubs of America and Nestlé. The competition occurs twice per year — in

Paula Bowers-Sanchez makes grand entrance at Grand Ole Opry

Actress and award-winning singer Paula Bowers-Sanchez continues taking her talent beyond Seminole reservations. To further her list of impressive accolades, Bowers-Sanchez performed alongside John McEuen from the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band at the Grand Ole Opry on June 2. Accompanying her were her agent Marilyn McEuen, who is John’s wife, country

Amber Alerts may expand to reservations

Last month, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., introduced new legislation that can assist in solving kidnapping cases on Native American reservations via Amber Alerts. If passed, the legislation, called the “Amber Alert in Indian Country Act of 2017,” will expand the Amber Alert warning system to Tribal reservations. The Department of Justice

Senate committee introduces Native American economic bill

The U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs (SCIA) introduced a new bill on May 17 whose backers say will improve capital access, encourage tribal community investment and advance opportunities for Native American businesses. SCIA Chairman John Hoeven, R-N.D., is sponsoring the Indian Economic Enhancement Act of 2017, which amends the Native

Inauguration ceremony held for Council, Board

HOLLYWOOD — The historic Council Oak tree’s strong arms joined with the Seminole Tribe’s backbone June 5 as hundreds of Tribal members witnessed the swearing in ceremony for the Tribal Council and Board. Under a giant white tent at the corner of Stirling Road and U.S. 441 on the Hollywood Reservation, Johnna

Seminole Brighton Casino is ‘Hero of the Year’

BRIGHTON — The Seminole Brighton Casino is not always fun and games. When it comes to giving back to the community, the casino makes it a mission to provide assistance to organizations that need it most. The charitable gestures have not gone unnoticed. Ridge Area Arc of Highlands County awarded Seminole Brighton

Fiscal budget for 2018 may cause tribes to suffer

Despite decades of turmoil in an attempt to obtain full sovereignty, Native American tribes are still at risk of losing necessary resources for survival. With the recent reveal that President Donald Trump’s budget proposal will cut agencies and programs critical to Native American livelihood, the rights of Tribal members throughout

Tribes continue support of Paris Climate Accord

The U.S.’s commitment to the Paris Agreement on climate change may have ended, but the commitment in Indian Country is only growing stronger. Despite President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw the U.S. from taking part in the international accord, some tribes and organizations did not follow suit. The National Congress of

The Bol opens at Seminole Casino Coconut Creek

COCONUT CREEK — When the Seminole casinos introduce something new, they go big or go home. After the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood introduced the Pan-Asian restaurant, The Bōl, to its customers in 2013, it proved a huge success. Now, the Asian legacy has made its way to

Students spend summer with educational initiatives

Students wanting to get a head start in their education can do so this summer with educational summer programs in Broward County. Many local libraries, recreational centers and schools are hosting a variety of educational programs for K-12 students. Alphonza Green, assistant director at the Center for Student Success and Services,

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