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Princesses crowned at 61st pageant

HOLLYWOOD — The Seminole Tribe of Florida ushered in new royalty at the 61st annual Miss Florida Seminole Princess Pageant. In front of hundreds of spectators at Tribal headquarters auditorium, Cheyenne Kippenberger, 22, was crowned the 2018 Miss Florida Seminole Princess on July 14 while Allegra Billie, 17, won the Jr.

Tampa Hard Rock in midst of massive expansion

Officials look to mid-2019 completion There’s another Florida Hard Rock operation that has been making some big news lately. While the huge guitar-shaped hotel at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood keeps taking shape and changing the skyline – another significant Hard Rock expansion in Tampa has been underway. The Seminole

Natives call for Lolita’s return

A 16-foot totem pole depicting the orca Tokitae made its way from Bellingham, Washington, to Miami in May, pausing at many stops along the way, including at Big Cypress. The totem was part of a trek of Lummi Nation tribal leaders, tribal members and their supporters – including some Seminole and

Vickey Huff retires as elder services director

BIG CYPRESS — After spending the better part of 30 years making sure Seminole seniors had all their needs met, Director of Elder Services Vickey Huff has retired. Now she intends to pay a little more attention to herself, her family and her interests. Her journey began with a retirement party

Alex Johns named Florida Cattlemen’s Association president

Johns is first Native American to lead the organization ORLANDO — A new chapter has been added to the Seminole Tribe’s storied history in the cattle industry. Tribal member Alex Johns was named president of the Florida Cattlemen’s Association at its annual convention June 21 in Orlando. Johns is the first Native