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Seminoles welcome Indian Day

November may be Native American Heritage Month, but most Seminoles celebrated Indian Day in September. “It’s Indian Day every day for us; today is just a day the government decided to recognize us and give us a holiday,” said Chairman Marcellus W. Osceola Jr. “It’s a chance for us to fellowship

Ahfachkee tackles first cross country season

COCONUT CREEK — Franklin Jumper would have liked some company – in the form of teammates – as he lined up for the start of the high school boys varsity race in the Pine Crest Cross Country Invitational on Oct. 12. Other runners from schools such as American Heritage, Calvary Christian

Towering Hard Rock project starts to rise

HOLLYWOOD — When people hear ‘Hollywood,’ they might first think of the city in California, but the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida plans to change that. In an official announcement event on Oct. 25, Hard Rock International Chairman and Seminole Gaming CEO Jim Allen announced that the

Towering Hard Rock project starts to rise

HOLLYWOOD — When people hear ‘Hollywood,’ they might first think of the city in California, but the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida plans to change that. In an official announcement event on Oct. 25, Hard Rock International Chairman and Seminole Gaming CEO Jim Allen announced that the

Jennie Shore named NIEA Elder of the Year

ORLANDO — As a child, Jennie Shore never attended a conventional school. She lived in the camp of her grandfather George Osceola, who wouldn’t send her to school because he wanted her to speak both Creek and Mikasuki so she could carry the languages on. “So here I am today, teaching the

NIEA educators convene in Orlando

ORLANDO — About 1,300 educators from 23 states, representing more than 100 tribes in Indian Country, gathered in Orlando Oct. 4-7 for the 48th Annual National Indian Education Association (NIEA) Convention. The event’s schedule was filled with opportunities for educators to grapple with issues facing Native American students and learn from

Canoe unearthed in Irma’s wake

Making waves after Hurricane Irma passed through Florida was the discovery of a canoe found near the Indian River in Brevard County. Original reports speculated the canoe was a piece of Seminole history, but after multiple tests conducted by the Bureau of Archaeological Research and Florida Department of State, the

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