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State of Indian Nations recognizes new tribes, discusses legislation

The 2018 State of Indian Nations, held by the National Congress of American Indians, gathered hundreds of spectators on Feb. 12 to hear about goals, opportunities and priorities regarding the federal government and Indian Country. NCAI President Jefferson Keel delivered this year’s speech and Senator Tom Udall, D-NM, delivered the

Tribal student shares Seminole story at Hollywood Hills

HOLLYWOOD — For one local Tribal student, being a teenager is merely a gateway to having a loud voice for change. Talia Rodriguez, 16, is a sophomore at Hollywood Hills High School looking to help people understand the Seminole Tribe in a way that goes beyond school textbooks and history

Students get a Close Up of DC

WASHINGTON, DC — The nation’s capital is home to more than just legislation and historical buildings – it also provides an education experience visitors will never forget. From Feb. 4 through 8, Seminole students congregated with dozens of other high schoolers from Tribes around the U.S. in Washington, D.C. to

Brighton casino opens table games

BRIGHTON — The year is off to a promising start for Brighton, as the Seminole Brighton Casino introduced live table games Jan. 30, a venture expected to increase patron experience and revenue. The addition includes six tables in front of the casino’s bar as well as screens for spectators to watch.

Native Reel Cinema Festival heads to Hollywood Hard Rock

Preserving culture is only possible when people take the time to understand its origins, respect its traditions and implement it into their lives in the future. The Native Reel Cinema Festival aims to do just that – celebrate the art and culture of Native Americans through film and showcase that

NCLGS meeting discusses new technology, casino safety

MIAMI — Conversations about gaming made their way outside of casinos from Jan. 5-7, as legislators and gaming company representatives from around the U.S. gathered in Miami for the National Council of Legislators From Gaming States (NCLGS) winter meeting. Approximately 40 legislators and more than 100 guests attended the conference, representing

Check out the latest books in Brighton

It’s time to check out the latest additions to the Billy Osceola Memorial Library in Brighton. Every month, the library adds a new assortment of books to their collection. All Tribal members, descendants, community members and employees are encouraged to discover the latest stories and take a journey into the

18th annual Rez Rally sheds some color on diabetes

BRIGHTON — Red is usually the only color present on runners’ faces during races as they burn through their miles, but at this year’s Rez Rally Color Run on Jan. 20, the colors ranged a little further. More than 300 Tribal members and employees represented their reservations and departments on the

Hollywood clinic offers coffee and conversation

HOLLYWOOD — The Hollywood Health Clinic is offering more than just check-ups this year. Clinic staff members are meeting with community members every month to teach them about maintaining healthy lifestyles. The monthly meetings, called “Coffee and Chat” focus on offering preventative and treatment measures for diabetes. The latest one, held Jan.

City College meets with Hollywood Boys & Girls Club

HOLLYWOOD — College preparation is starting early at the Hollywood Boys & Girls Club. On Jan. 18, representatives from City College visited with about six teenagers from the Boys & Girls Club to kick off a new collaboration. Along with food, music and games, the kickoff involved students filling out surveys

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