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Native flutist pays tribute to John McCain

Indian Country lost a longtime proponent for Native American rights and programs Aug. 25, as former U.S. Senator and Presidential nominee John McCain died at 81. The Navy veteran served Arizona in Congress since 1982, serving his first two terms as a Representative and the later terms as a Senator. Throughout

Grant writing sessions at NLC benefit tribes near and far

HOLLYWOOD — Attendees from tribes across the country showed up en masse at the Seminole Tribe’s Native Learning Center for two days in late August to learn about grant writing. Led by Vince Franco, compliance and resource development director for the NLC, the group of about 50 learned not only about

Seminole executive recognized with Indian Country honor

HOLLYWOOD — The head of the Seminole Tribal Gaming Commission has been recognized with an industry distinction. Gordon Dickie, who has been with the Tribe since 2014, was recently named Regulator of the Year in the Indian Country category by International Masters of Gaming Law. IMGL is a nonprofit association with

Argentinian ranchers attend cattle sale

BRIGHTON — A delegation of 34 Argentinian ranchers attended the Cattle Country Sale on Aug. 30 in Brighton. The group was escorted by University of Florida – Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences associate professor Dr. Nicolas Dilorenzo, who took them on a whirlwind seven-day tour of some of the

4-H’ers take on wild mustangs

BRIGHTON — The image of wild mustangs roaming free on the open plains out west is a romantic notion cemented in the American psyche by western movies, television shows and books. But over the years, the number of these horses has exceeded the land’s capacity. Thanks to the Bureau of Land

Breast cancer awareness events highlight October

In 1985, October was sanctioned by the American Cancer Society as the official month of breast cancer awareness. The month most associated with costumes and candy has become predominantly acquainted with pink ribbons. Each year thousands of business entities and organizations throughout the U.S. sponsor charities and events to help raise

Seminoles join other Natives at rally for Leonard Peltier

SUMTERVILLE, Fla. — A group of determined Leonard Peltier supporters left Mankato, Minnesota, on horseback July 28. They rode 1,500 miles to the Coleman Federal Correctional Institution in Sumterville, Florida, for a Sept. 22 rally which included some members of the Seminole Tribe. The rally’s goal was to raise awareness