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Trail property changes hands

TRAIL — Representing the Seminole Tribe, Trail Council Liaison Norman Huggins proudly handed a property deed and a bouquet of various colored roses to Winter Dawn Billie on Nov. 9. Billie was one of two tribal members who won a lottery for a pair of vacant lots in the Trail

Seminole Tribe pushes Smithsonian on repatriation policies

Led by the Seminole Tribe of Florida, a resolution has been passed concerning repatriation policies at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. The resolution was passed by the United South and Eastern Tribes Sovereignty Protection Fund (USET SPF) board of directors at its annual meeting in October at the Seneca

Natives keep watchful eye on ICWA developments

A federal judge in Texas ruled the Indian Child Welfare Act was unconstitutional in early October – something that’s never happened since the law was enacted in 1978. Court appeals were immediately filed in response. The ICWA was designed to prevent the separation of Native children from their parents and extended

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