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Toy drive brings holiday cheer to kids

Patients in a children’s hospital in Hollywood and students at a nonprofit educational center in Immokalee and a South Bay elementary school received plenty of holiday cheer and toys thanks to the Seminole Tribe of Florida Inc.’s annual toy drive sponsored by Seminole Gaming. Kyla Davis, STOF Inc. marketing director, said

Brighton tree ceremony ushers in Christmas

BRIGHTON — The Brighton community gave a 28-foot nod to Christmas with a tree lighting ceremony and celebration Nov. 30. The event, a first for Brighton, took place from dusk until about 9 p.m. on the vacant lot at the northwest corner of Harney Pond and Reservation roads. Brighton Reservation Council Representative

Annual summary reveals details of cattle program

BRIGHTON — Cattle owners convened at the annual cattle summary meeting in Brighton on Nov. 1 to get an update on how the Tribal cattle program fared over the last year. Natural Resources Director Alex Johns led the meeting and summarized the year with an abundance of facts and figures. The

NCAI leaders see ICWA, land issues as urgent priorities

DENVER — There are many issues on the minds of tribal members and leaders across North America that affect Indian Country. Some are more pressing than others. Two topics that took center stage at the recent National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) conference in Denver were the surprising court ruling that

New Zealand Natives visit Seminole reservations

About 8,000 miles from their home, two Natives from New Zealand toured Seminole reservations, learning about the Tribe’s culture along the way while sharing their own culture. Wikuki Kingi, of Maori/Hawaiian decent, and Tania Wolfgramma, of Maori /Tonga decent, visited the Hollywood Culture Department on Oct. 28. The couple came to

Mustangs, 4-H’ers get to know each other

Jiminy is a quiet horse, for a wild mustang. So says Allegra Billie, who adopted him in late August as part of the Seminole 4-H Mustang Challenge and has been working with him every day since. "When I first brought him home, I couldn’t touch him at all," said Billie, 18, a

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