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Spencer and ‘Doc’ Battiest win MTV VMA

Taboo of the Black Eyed Peas, Seminole Tribe members Spencer and Zack “Doc” Battiest and a few other Native American artists dubbed the Magnificent Seven won an MTV Video Music Award on Aug. 27 for “Stand Up / Stand N Rock” music video. Nominated in the Best Fight Against the System

Spencer Battiest performs at Smithsonian museums

NEW YORK CITY AND WASHINGTON — Spencer Battiest took New York City and Washington, D.C. by storm in a pair of concerts at both locations of the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian. Accompanied by his brother Zack “Doc” Battiest and bandmates, Battiest showed his flair for melody and lyrics

Marker ceremony commemorates Tribal Oak’s impact in BC

BIG CYPRESS — History is known for containing the greatest lessons needed for a nation to grow, and for the Seminole Tribe, these lessons are a symbol of good fortune and hope for the future. On Aug. 10, Tribal members gathered at the Big Cypress Tribal Oak on the side of

Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki scores well with secret shopper

The Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum is known for its beautiful artifacts and  nature boardwalk, but its latest accomplishment emphasizes the museum’s service.The Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum is known for its beautiful artifacts and  nature boardwalk, but its latest accomplishment emphasizes the museum’s service. On June 30, the Florida Attractions Association (FAA) informed Museum Director Paul

NIGC finds increase in 2016 gaming revenues

After reviewing 2016 revenue numbers, the National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC) found that the fiscal year 2016 gross gaming revenue totaled $31.2 billion, a 4.4 percent increase from 2015. All of NIGC’s administrative regions showed growth during the year. The following regions saw the corresponding increases: Sacramento — 6.3 percent, Oklahoma

USET moves forward after semi-annual meeting

United South and Eastern Tribes, Inc. (USET) did not stop their momentum for change in Indian Country at the semi-annual meeting in Nashville last month. The organization is moving forward with actions that they believe will help Native Americans grow and progress. The semi-annual meeting focused on programs and services that

Randee Osceola, Kailani Osceola crowned Seminole Princesses for 2017-18

With their heads held high and confidence glowing, three young women crossed the stage July 22 attempting to earn the crowns of Miss and Junior Miss Florida Seminole Princess. After a night full of talent, congeniality and intellectuality, the 2017-18 titles went to , respectively, during the 60th annual Miss

Leadership training turns tribal members into tribal leaders

Leaders are not expected to be perfect, but with some training, those leadership skills can go to the next level. From July 25-28, approximately 45 Tribal members had the opportunity to participate in free leadership training. Held at the Native Learning Center, the 4-day event focused on increasing the understanding and

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