HOLLYWOOD — A panel of Native American musicians, actors, and filmmakers discussed their obstacles and successes in the world of entertainment during a question and answer forum at the Native Reel Cinema Festival as part of the Seminole Tribal Fair and Pow Wow in Hollywood. The group of artists are
INDIANTOWN — Born and raised in a camp in Indiantown to an Indian mother and an Irish father, Betty Mae Tiger Jumper was lucky to have survived childhood. Equally fortunate is the Seminole Tribe, who benefited from her lifetime of accomplishments.
As a “half breed” she could have been put to
BRIGHTON — The 81st annual Brighton Field Day Festival and Rodeo had something for everyone. Held Feb. 15-17, the fun-filled event attracted more than 5,000 people from the region who came to enjoy the music, entertainment, rodeo, Indian relay races, shopping and food.
As a bonus, visitors also learned about Seminole
Since nearly half of the Seminole Tribe’s 67 cattle owners are women, it is clear that a woman’s place is in the pastures.
On Nov. 1, about a dozen of the 29 female cattle owners re-established the Florida Seminole Cattlewomen Association, whose goal is to promote the cattle industry and beef
LAKELAND — The Tampa community gathered Jan. 23 to celebrate the groundbreaking of what will soon be their new neighborhood in Lakeland.
About 100 members of the community were moved off the Tribe’s land in 1999 to make way for what would become the Tampa Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. The
WEST PALM BEACH — Oreste Perez Jr.’s grin was about as wide as his hog’s belly.
The 11-year-old had good reason to smile as he returned with his 275-pound hog, aptly named Precious, to the pens in the back barn area while proudly clutching a blue ribbon. While in the show
TALLAHASSEE — Former Seminole Tribe of Florida Chairman James Billie has been named a recipient of the 2019 Florida Folk Heritage Awards. The announcement was made Jan. 15 by the Florida Secretary of State’s office.
The Folk Heritage Awards are given to outstanding folk artists and advocates who have made longstanding
If you’re familiar with Seminole history, there are a lot of things you may recognize immediately as essential to our mission: a piece of patchwork, a doll or basket, and perhaps a historic photograph or postcard. At the Museum we’re happy to see those, but we also love to uncover
2018 was a tough year for water in Florida. An enormous, toxic blue-green algae bloom engulfed most of Lake Okeechobee while a red tide afflicted the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic shores and wildlife.
Through it all, the Tribe’s Environmental Resource Management Department (ERMD) steadily monitored water flowing into and out