Seminole Hard Rock employee and Tribal member Jo-Lin Osceola shows support for team members as they receive grocery store gift cards May 15, 2020, at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood. (Photo Kevin Johnson) Putting food on the table during the COVID-19 pandemic became a little easier for furloughed
The Seminole Tribe's Kamani Smith, left, and Kaleb Thomas were among the Okeechobee High School class of 2020 scholarship recipients. (Kevin Johnson photos) Okeechobee High School senior Aubrey Pearce, a former Pemayetv Emahakv Charter School student, earned several scholarships. Okeechobee High School’s stage normally would be a
Clockwise from left, "Doc Native" Battiest (vocals), Spencer Battiest (vocals), both in Hollywood; Joshua Daubin (percussion) in Seal Beach, California; Matt Beach (guitar) in Canton, Ohio; and Kazumi Shimokawa (piano) in Culver City, California, perform "The Storm." The virtual performance debuted May 12, 2020, on the Native American Music Awards'
Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez talks to CNN's John King on May 11, 2020. (CNN) The Navajo Nation reported that the number of its citizens who have died from COVID-19 reached 100 as of Sunday. The grim figure comes as the Navajo Nation, whose sprawling 17 million acres includes parts of Arizona,
U.S. Treasury building in Washington (Treasury photo). Nearly $5 billion from the Coronavirus Relief Fund is being dispersed to Native American tribes. U.S. Secretary of Treasury Steven Mnuchin and U.S. Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt announced details of the distributions in a joint statement May 5, the same day the departments
Seminole Fire Chief Donald DiPetrillo shakes hands with a new member of the department during a graduation ceremony in 2016. (Tribune file photo) Donald DiPetrillo, who served the Seminole Tribe of Florida as its fire chief since 2008 and had worked for fire departments in Broward County for nearly 50 years,
Rie Kayano, second from left, participates in an activity in November 2019 with the emerging language class at Pemayetv Emahakv Charter School in Brighton. Kayano, an Ainu woman from Japan, visited the Seminole Tribe as part of her journey to reestablish Ainu culture and language in her homeland. Her trip