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Seminole Scenes – March 2020

COMFORTABLE CANOE: Janessa Clay Martinez uses the comfort of a canoe to relax and check her phone during a break from the tumult of the Brighton Field Day Festival on Feb. 14. (Photo Beverly Bidney)
CHEERS: Glen Stubbs cheers for the American Heritage girls basketball team, which features his daughters December and Tiana Stubbs, at the team’s senior night game Feb. 8 in Plantation. The Stubbs sisters were among the seniors honored in a pregame ceremony at the team’s final regular season home game. (Photo Kevin Johnson)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, CHEYENNE: Miss Indian World Cheyenne Kippenberger is presented with a birthday cake by her dad, Joe, during the Seminole Tribal Fair and Pow Wow on Feb. 7 at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood. Kippenberger played a large role in the pow wow, including sponsoring the sweetheart dance. (Photo Kevin Johnson)
ELLEN ENLIGHTENS: Comedian and talk-show host Ellen DeGeneres, right, brought “A Conversation with Ellen” to Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood on Feb. 1. The special event gave fans an opportunity to hear from DeGeneres about her life in an intimate setting during a live Q&A session. (Tinepublic)
READY FOR HER CLOSE UP: This Billie Swamp Safari ostrich smiles for the camera from the safety of the ostrich pen Feb. 20. (Photo Beverly Bidney)
305 IN 954: The new Guitar Hotel at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood plays a major part in Pitbull and Blake Shelton’s new “Get Ready” music video which was released in February. A behind–the-scenes video was also taped at the hotel. (Get Ready – Behind the Scenes/Facebook)
SIGN OF THE TIMES: “Our ancestors are not your research subjects” explains a sign from the Seminole Tribe’s Tribal Historic Preservation Office at Seminole Tribal Fair & Pow Wow in regard to the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History holding 1,496 Seminole ancestors in its collection and not assisting with repatriation efforts. (Photo Kevin Johnson)
Big Cypress Board Rep. Joe Frank was the buyer of his hog for $4.50 a pound. (Courtesy photo)
FINE SWINE: Ashton Garza, of the Immokalee 4-H club, exhibited his Yorkshire Cross pig at the Labelle Family Livestock Show and Sale in February. He placed 3rd in his class and was called back for Showmanship. (Courtesy photo)