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Seminole Scenes: July 2022

WORKING MAN AND DOGS: Andre Jumper and his dogs head to the woods to round up cows and calves in Cory Wilcox’s pasture for the Big Cypress calf shipping July 19. (Photo Beverly Bidney)
WARRIOR WOMEN: Tina Osceola, director of the Seminole Tribe’s Tribal Historic Preservation Office, was recognized July 27 at the WEWIN 2022 conference at the Foxwoods Resort Casino on the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation in Mashantucket, Connecticut. WEWIN stands for Women Empowering Women for Indigenous Nations. Osceola was noted as one of four Indigenous women who have impacted Indian Country through “their leadership, influencing change, and increasing awareness for the betterment of the community, nationally and globally.” From left to right are Osceola, Cheryl Andrews-Maltais, chairwoman of the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah), and Stacy Bohlen, CEO of the National Indian Health Board. (Photo via NIHB)
BRIGHTON DEVELOPMENT: Construction work continued in July on the Flowing Well development, Brighton’s newest neighborhood. (Photo Beverly Bidney)
SPECIAL GUEST: Miss Indian World Tashina Red Hawk (Sicangu Lakota) addresses the Tribal Council at the start of its meeting July 21 in the headquarters auditorium. Red Hawk visited the Hollywood and other reservations during her visit to Florida. (Courtesy Seminole Media Productions)
BURSTING BUBBLES: Kids attending the Immokalee wellness fair July 21 have fun chasing and bursting huge bubbles sent afloat by the face painter in residence for the day. (Photo Beverly Bidney)
ROCKIN’ ROWERS: Hard Rock Atlantic City had the top fundraiser team at the Gilda’s Club Dragon Boat Festival on July 9. The Rockin’ Rowers raised more than $15,000. The festival is a day of dragon boat races that benefit free programs for people impacted by cancer through Cancer Support Community New Jersey at Gilda’s Club. (Hard Rock Atlantic City/Facebook)
COLORFUL FOURTH: The Guitar Hotel in Hollywood is lit in red, white and blue stripes July 4. (Hard Rock Hollywood/Facebook)