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Seminoles welcome Miss Indian World

Miss Indian World Danielle Ta’Sheena Finn, a citizen of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, made a whirlwind tour of the Brighton, Big Cypress and Hollywood reservations prior to participating in the Seminole Tribal Fair and Pow Wow from Feb. 10-12. In Brighton, Finn visited Pemayetv Emahakv Charter School Feb. 8 where

Jessica Osceola earns Master of Fine Arts

FORT MYERS — Embracing her bi-racial identity as a Seminole and American woman, Jessica Osceola created art from the issues she has faced throughout her life. After five years of study and work, she recently earned her Master of Fine Arts in Sculpture from Academy of Art University in San

Documentary sheds light on Black Seminole war hero

BIG CYPRESS — A rarely told story of a Black Seminole hero is being made into an educational documentary called “Suwannee Warrior.” Filming began Nov. 6 on the Big Cypress Reservation. “It’s one of those stories that is rarely spoken about nowadays, in the Tribe and outside as well,” said Naples

Guy LaBree Seminole exhibit opens in Tallahassee

An exhibit titled “Guy LaBree: Painted Stories of the Seminoles” is on display at the Museum of Florida History in Tallahassee through Jan. 29, 2017. An opening reception, featuring medicine man Bobby Henry and live music from the Rita Youngman Band, was held Sept. 29. The exhibit features original and reproduction paintings

Proud moments for Princesses at FSU homecoming

TALLAHASSEE — Traditional patchwork worn by Seminole royalty and Tribal citizens stood out in a sea of garnet and gold throughout Tallahassee during Florida State University’s homecoming celebration Oct 14-15. It was a whirlwind weekend for Miss Florida Seminole Kirsten Doney, Jr. Miss Florida Seminole Thomlynn Billie and their families as

Sam Tommie shares art, activism at reception

Artist, videographer and environmental activist Samuel Tommie celebrated the opening of his “Promised Land” show at the Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum on Sept. 10 surrounded by family and friends. Three of Tommie’s large acrylic paintings on canvas depicting traditional Seminole life are featured in the Mosaic Gallery and “In Our Creator’s Hands,” a

Spencer Battiest earns two NAMA nominations

HOLLYWOOD — Spencer Battiest’s best birthday ever could come Sept. 17. The pop singer and songwriter has been nominated for two Native American Music Awards and will perform that evening at the 16th annual NAMA show at the Seneca Allegany Casino in New York. “The best gift is to be able

Jim Allen receives lifetime achievement honor

Jim Allen, CEO of Seminole Gaming and Chairman of Hard Rock International, was honored with the Casino Marketing Lifetime Achievement Award July 13 at the Casino Marketing and Technology Conference in Las Vegas. The award was established in 2004 to recognize those who have made outstanding contributions to the industry. Allen, who