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Tomie Motlow graduates FSU, continues education

Tomie Motlow, Councilman Chris Osceola’s executive assistant, has spent the last few years dedicated to higher education. Already having earned a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Penn State in December 2015, she recently earned a crime scene investigations (CSI) minor and her second bachelor’s degree from Florida State University, this

Hollywood Preschool rings in Christmas

HOLLYWOOD — Hollywood preschoolers rang in the holiday season Dec. 21 with their annual Christmas show. Donning their holiday attire and Christmas cheer, a few dozen three- and four-year-olds showed family and friends what the season is all about. They performed renditions of “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star,” “I Want to be

Hollywood celebrates Tribal Career Development graduates

HOLLYWOOD — Families and friends gathered Dec. 7 at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino to celebrate Andrew Henry and Sheree Sneed graduating from phase one of the Tribal Career Development program. The TCD program was created to get more Tribal members work experience and obtain positions with Seminole casinos.

Run your way into feeling great

Jingle jogs and 5k’s are not just for the holidays. While keeping that calorie count down is a great benefit to the activity, there are other less recognizable side effects that are just as, if not more, advantageous. A new year is a new chance to make some positive lifestyle

Coeur d’Alene member Paulette Jordan running for Idaho governor seat

The U.S. could soon see its first Native American state governor in 2018. Paulette Jordan, a member of the Coeur d’Alene Tribe and a Democrat in the Idaho House of Representatives, announced Dec. 7 that she will run for governor of Idaho. If elected, she will be the first female governor

Seventy years ago President Truman visited FL tribes

December is traditionally known for the holiday season, but this year, the month also carries a historical significance. Dec. 6 marked 70 years since President Harry Truman visited with the Seminole Tribe of Florida. In 1947, President Truman and other members of his administration worked to attract more attention to issues

NICWA trains STOF employees on child welfare

MIAMI BEACH — The National Indian Child Welfare Association (NICWA) made its way to Miami Beach from Dec. 5-7 to train employees from the Seminole Tribe of Florida and others throughout the nation about the importance of Indian child welfare. The training focused on the history and regulation of the Indian Child

Lake Okeechobee Watershed Project concerns Tribal members

BRIGHTON —  A presentation made by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District on Nov. 28 left the Brighton Reservation community in an uproar over the federal agency’s  plans to potentially place a large part of the Lake Okeechobee Watershed (LOW) Project within 1,000 feet of Tribal lands in

USA Today features Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum

BIG CYPRESS — USA Today gave the Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum an early Christmas present this year, featuring the museum on the company’s list of “Great places to honor the original Americans.” The list also features Chaco Canyon in New Mexico, the Hopewell Ceremonial Earthworks in Ohio, Connecticut’s Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Spiro

Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki exhibit honors Tribal elders

BIG CYPRESS — While the Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum is known for preserving the Seminoles’ past, it is constantly working to honor the present and pave the way for the future. In doing so, the museum curated the exhibit “Depicting Wisdom: Seminole Elders in Art.” The exhibit features work by Tribal members Noah