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THPO wins ‘Tribal Story Map’ grand prize

BIG CYPRESS — The Tribal Historic Preservation Office (THPO) won the grand prize for the 2019 Tribal Story Map Contest at the Esri User Conference in San Diego in July. Winners of the Tribal Story Map Challenge were announced at the conference, which was for users of geographic information systems (GIS). Story

Sting to perform at Hard Rock Live

HOLLYWOOD — “Sting: My Songs” will be presented at Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood on Nov. 9, at 8 p.m. Currently on tour throughout Europe, Sting’s My Songs concert features his most beloved songs, written throughout the 17-time Grammy Award winner’s prolific career both with The

Grants awarded to 24 tribes in 11 states

WASHINGTON — Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs Tara Mac Lean Sweeney announced July 30 that the Office of Indian Energy and Economic Development (IEED) has awarded $5,382,606 in energy and mineral development grants to 24 federally recognized tribes in 11 states across the U.S. The grants will fund tribal efforts to

An evening for Hollywood grads

HOLLYWOOD — A dinner was held June 18 to honor the Seminole Tribe’s 2019 high school graduates from the Hollywood Reservation and elsewhere in Broward County. Hollywood Councilman Chris Osceola hosted the event at Seminole Estates. After the meal, the graduates heard inspirational stories from two recent Hollywood graduates who have gone

NIEA names new executive director

WASHINGTON — The National Indian Education Association’s Board of Directors announced July 1 the appointment of Diana Cournoyer (Oglala Sioux Tribe) as the organization’s new executive director. After a nationwide search, the Board overwhelmingly supported Cournoyer, who has been serving as the interim executive director for the past six months. Cournoyer first