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Ahnie Jumper earns major athletic awards

PLANTATION — Following the conclusion of her final high school softball season at American Heritage School, accolades have been rolling in for Ahnie Jumper of the Big Cypress Reservation. In a span of a couple weeks, Jumper was named First Team All-Broward by the Miami Herald, Second Team All-Broward by the

Paula Bowers-Sanchez makes grand entrance at Grand Ole Opry

Actress and award-winning singer Paula Bowers-Sanchez continues taking her talent beyond Seminole reservations. To further her list of impressive accolades, Bowers-Sanchez performed alongside John McEuen from the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band at the Grand Ole Opry on June 2. Accompanying her were her agent Marilyn McEuen, who is John’s wife, country

Inauguration ceremony held for Council, Board

HOLLYWOOD — The historic Council Oak tree’s strong arms joined with the Seminole Tribe’s backbone June 5 as hundreds of Tribal members witnessed the swearing in ceremony for the Tribal Council and Board. Under a giant white tent at the corner of Stirling Road and U.S. 441 on the Hollywood Reservation, Johnna

Seminoles prepare for North American Indigenous Games

There’s a reason why Preston Baker and his boys basketball team from the Brighton Reservation spent a good chunk of a June weekend playing USAAA tournament games in Broward County gyms. It’s the same reason why they spent the prior weekend at an AAU showcase in Orlando, and why they’ve been

Graduation celebrated at Ahfachkee, Moore Haven

About 60 Tribal students earned their high school diplomas or GEDs recently, as family and friends celebrated their accomplishments at graduation ceremonies. Ahfachkee graduates GraySun Billie and Nashoba Gonzalez and GED graduate Michelle Jimmie Garcia wore caps and gowns decorated with patchwork and beadwork as they walked down the aisle May

Fiscal budget for 2018 may cause tribes to suffer

Despite decades of turmoil in an attempt to obtain full sovereignty, Native American tribes are still at risk of losing necessary resources for survival. With the recent reveal that President Donald Trump’s budget proposal will cut agencies and programs critical to Native American livelihood, the rights of Tribal members throughout

Amya Baxley helps John Carroll win state title

VERO BEACH — The John Carroll High School softball team, which includes the Seminole Tribe’s Amya Baxley, captured its first state championship since 1996 with a 4-1 win against Lakeland Christian in the Class 3A state final May 18 at Historic Dodgertown in Vero Beach. The victory earned John Carroll some redemption

The Bol opens at Seminole Casino Coconut Creek

COCONUT CREEK — When the Seminole casinos introduce something new, they go big or go home. After the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood introduced the Pan-Asian restaurant, The Bōl, to its customers in 2013, it proved a huge success. Now, the Asian legacy has made its way to

Kids come to work with parents, learn about Tribe

HOLLYWOOD — As much as the humans tried to be educational, informative and entertaining with activities such as fire hose demonstrations and ice cream-making, they were no match in popularity against a creature with four legs and a vehicle with two wheels. Asked what were the best parts of the Tribe’s

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