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USET/USET SPF honors Howard Tommie

CHEROKEE, N.C. — Former Seminole Tribe Chairman Howard Tommie was honored Oct. 9 at the 2017 annual meeting of United South and Eastern Tribes, Inc., (USET) and USET Sovereignty Protection Fund (USET SPF), held within the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians homelands. Tommie’s family accepted gifts from USET Veterans Affairs Committee Chairman

Towering Hard Rock project starts to rise

HOLLYWOOD — When people hear ‘Hollywood,’ they might first think of the city in California, but the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida plans to change that. In an official announcement event on Oct. 25, Hard Rock International Chairman and Seminole Gaming CEO Jim Allen announced that the

Towering Hard Rock project starts to rise

HOLLYWOOD — When people hear ‘Hollywood,’ they might first think of the city in California, but the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida plans to change that. In an official announcement event on Oct. 25, Hard Rock International Chairman and Seminole Gaming CEO Jim Allen announced that the

Jennie Shore named NIEA Elder of the Year

ORLANDO — As a child, Jennie Shore never attended a conventional school. She lived in the camp of her grandfather George Osceola, who wouldn’t send her to school because he wanted her to speak both Creek and Mikasuki so she could carry the languages on. “So here I am today, teaching the

Canoe unearthed in Irma’s wake

Making waves after Hurricane Irma passed through Florida was the discovery of a canoe found near the Indian River in Brevard County. Original reports speculated the canoe was a piece of Seminole history, but after multiple tests conducted by the Bureau of Archaeological Research and Florida Department of State, the

Gordon Wareham steps down from Gaming Commission

HOLLYWOOD — For someone who wasn’t even among the top choices for a seat on the Seminole Tribal Gaming Commission, Gordon “Ollie” Wareham made the most of his opportunity as a commissioner. When Wareham was asked to join the commission in 2004 he was told he wasn’t the first or second

Big Cypress expresses gratitude in storm’s aftermath

BIG CYPRESS – The Seminole spirit of hospitality remained strong in the wake of Hurricane Irma. To show gratitude to Glades Electric Cooperative linemen, the Senior Center treated the workers to a hearty lunch Sept. 22 in the air conditioned facility. “It was the community showing appreciation to the individuals who

Battiest brothers reflect on VMA win

Taboo of the Black Eyed Peas, Seminole Tribe brothers Spencer and Zack “Doc” Battiest and seven other Native American artists won an MTV Video Music Award (VMA) Aug. 27 for the “Stand Up / Stand N Rock” music video. The group, dubbed the Magnificent Seven by Taboo, is comprised of Spencer

Seminole Tribe receives $63,873 historic preservation grant

Hard work does not always go unnoticed. Because of the efforts put forth by the Seminole Tribe of Florida’s Tribal Historic Preservation Office, the Tribe is set to receive $63,873 in a historic preservation grant from the National Park Service, a bureau of the U.S. Department of the Interior. U.S. Deputy

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