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Students get a Close Up of DC

WASHINGTON, DC — The nation’s capital is home to more than just legislation and historical buildings – it also provides an education experience visitors will never forget. From Feb. 4 through 8, Seminole students congregated with dozens of other high schoolers from Tribes around the U.S. in Washington, D.C. to

Thousands warm up to Brighton Field Day

BRIGHTON – The Brighton Field Day is still looking good at 80. The 80th edition of the annual event welcomed thousands of visitors to the Brighton Reservation for three sun-splashed days of art, culture, dance, food, music, wildlife and professional rodeo. Field Day started Feb. 16, a day when the temperature reached

Tribal Fair and Pow Wow takes over Hollywood

HOLLYWOOD – An increase in the number of dancers and drummers highlighted the 47th edition of the annual Seminole Tribal Fair and Pow Wow. “We had 276 dancers. Usually, we barely make 200, so it’s a little better. It was good,” said Wanda Bowers, who is in charge of the Pow

Wildland firefighters from Indian Country train in BC, Brighton

BIG CYPRESS — Forestry firefighters fight fire with fire to prevent large wildfires from spreading out of control. Wildland firefighters from all over Indian Country have been busy setting fires in Big Cypress and Brighton to practice their skills and learn new ones. The program began in 1994 when Big Cypress

Vacant Stone Beads building demolished

BRIGHTON — The corner of Reservation and Harney Pond Roads was once the hub of Tribal activity in Brighton. A convenience store owned first by Ollie and Shula Jones and then by Joe Lester and Julie John stood at the prime location and was the only store on the res. The

Brighton casino opens table games

BRIGHTON — The year is off to a promising start for Brighton, as the Seminole Brighton Casino introduced live table games Jan. 30, a venture expected to increase patron experience and revenue. The addition includes six tables in front of the casino’s bar as well as screens for spectators to watch.