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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

Brighton prepares for Field Day Festival and Rodeo

Brighton Field Day began in 1938 as a day of fun, athletic competition and camaraderie among Tribal members from every reservation. Since then the event has evolved into a major festival and rodeo that attracts thousands of Tribal members and the general public every year. This year, the 80th annual Brighton

Seminole Hard Rock & Casino Tampa opens new restaurant

TAMPA — More than 100 guests celebrated the opening of The Rez Grill on Jan. 5 at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa. Part of the multi-million dollar expansion, the 120-seat American grill restaurant is the newest food and beverage concept at the Tampa property. The restaurant is led

National Native American Veterans Memorial design finalists announced

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian announced Jan. 25 the five finalists for the design of the National Native American Veterans Memorial. They are: James Dinh Daniel SaSuWeh Jones (Ponca) and Enoch Kelly Haney (Seminole Nation of Oklahoma) Harvey Pratt (Cheyenne /Arapaho) Stefanie Rocknak Leroy Transfield (Māori: Ngai

Pictures, pictures and more pictures

“A picture is worth a thousand words” is a famous idiom dating back to a 1918 newspaper article published in the San Antonio Light. It remains true today when considered through the lenses of the many photographers who have taken many tens of thousands of photos during more than 40

Generational impact felt at EIRA roughstock clinic

BIG CYPRESS — Tavis Jumper needed just one word to describe his first experience in steer wrestling. “Hard,” the Brighton teenager said after he made his steer wrestling debut at the Eastern Indian Rodeo Association’s roughstock clinic for youth Jan. 27 at Junior Cypress Rodeo Arena in Big Cypress. As a precursor

Edward Aguilar promoted at Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee

IMMOKALEE — The New Year started with a bang for Edward Aguilar; on Jan. 1 he was promoted to assistant general manager/vice president for the Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee. A member of the Tribal Career Development program since 2013, Aguilar has forged a successful career with regular promotions at the Immokalee

FIU to host indigenous programs

MIAMI — Florida International University’s Global Indigenous Forum will host the following upcoming events: Feb. 22 – 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. at Maidique campus, SIPA 220: Author and illustrator Dorothy Downs with Lee Tiger, Miccosukee Tribal Member will hold a book signing presentation about”Canoe Back in Time:” An Indigenous Family’s Perspectives

Uncovering the prison at Egmont Key

The Tribal Historic Preservation Office made two trips to Egmont Key recently, as part of an ongoing project to record and preserve the island’s story of Seminole struggle and perseverance. Egmont Key is a beautiful island in the mouth of Tampa Bay that is home to a state park, a

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