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Ysla Gopher thrives in her second year of football

MOORE HAVEN — When they arrived on the first day of practice for the Moore Haven junior varsity/middle school football team, the small group of players from the Brighton Reservation was not surprised to see Ysla Gopher on the field. Most of the Tribal kids knew she planned to play. But the

Steven Lewis Simpson brings Native American story to life

Long gone are the days when films like “Pocahontas” represent the imagery of Native American culture. In a new film, “Neither Wolf Nor Dog,” filmmaker Steven Lewis Simpson effortlessly captures the heritage of the Lakota Nation. Based on the 1996 Kent Nerburn novel, “Neither Wolf Nor Dog” tells the story

Hurricane Irma hits reservations

Hurricane Irma was a most unwelcome guest as it roared over Immokalee, Big Cypress, Hollywood, Brighton and the rest of the state Sept. 10-11. It was the first direct hit from a major hurricane to Florida since Hurricane Wilma in 2005 and the first Category 4 to hit since Hurricane

Agencies unite to handle Hurricane Irma

HOLLYWOOD — Hurricane Irma stormed into Florida as a category 4 on Sept. 10 leaving nearly 16 million people, including Seminoles, without power and hundreds in a crisis situation. For some Seminole reservations, the storm’s impact was mild, but for others the damage proved hazardous as Tribal members endured days

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