Bobby Henry Sends Rain To Burning N. Florida

By Peter B. Gallagher

Rain Maker Bobby HenryTAMPA - For several weeks, all sorts of people had been begging Bobby Henry to make it rain.

Friends who live in Northeast Florida, an Orlando radio station, even others in the Seminole Tribe. A severe drought, combined with record high temperatures, was scorching much of Northeast Florida with fires causing millions of dollars in damages, 50 square miles of devastation and the forced evacuation of tens of thousands of Florida residents. (continue...)

Seminole Life Cast Displayed In Miami Museum Show

By Charles Flowers

Felipe Lettersten Artist sculptureMIAMI - Seminoles William Osceola, 14, and his mother Peggy. are among 50 Indians from the Americas whose three-dimensional likenesses are on display at the Miami Science Museum this summer. (continue...)

Tribune, SBC Receive Five NAJA Awards

By Dan McDonald

Tribune designer Melissa Sherman receives Best Layout award from NAJATEMPE, Ariz. - The Seminole Tribune took four awards, including two first places, and Seminole Broadcasting won a first prize, June 19, at the annual Native American Journalists Association Convention at the Tempe Mission Palms Hotel. (continue...)

Council Meeting

By Peter B. Gallagher

Council Meeting HOLLYWOOD - The Seminole Tribal Council approved the purchase of a new airplane and passed several important Seminole Tribal Housing Department resolutions June 26, during a special joint Council-Housing session at the Tribal headquarters' auditorium. (continue...)

Board Meeting

By Elrod Bowers

HOLLYWOOD - The Seminole Tribe of Florida Board of Directors held meetings on May 27 and June 23 to discuss Tribal business, including sugar cane, cattle operations, and the opening of the Seminole Okalee Village. (continue...)

Breaking News

By Peter B. Gallagher

Chief Jim Billie Sound Of America Records (SOAR) of Albuquerque, N.M., has signed Seminole Chief Jim Billie and will release his new CD "Alligator Tales" Aug. 31. Producer John McEuen says the CD will include 12 songs and one legend ("The Rabbit and the Bear") and will be submitted for a Grammy nomination. For more information check the Chief's Internet site at www.chiefjimbillie.com (continue...)

Betty Mae's broken left arm is in a sling.Betty Mae Recovers

By Dan McDonald

HOLLYWOOD - Communications Director Dr. Betty Mae Jumper continues to recuperate at home after suffering a broken arm in a freak fall in the office of The Seminole Tribune on June 30. (continue...)

Alice Snow Surfs University Net

By Michael James

College girl Alice Snow at the computer.BRIGHTON- Stop by the Brighton Field Office or the Billy Osceola Memorial Library and it is likely you will find a studious Alice Snow busily compiling notes, researching history and writing term papers. The grandmother, known to many in the Seminole Tribe as a medicine carrier, has been going to college. (continue...)

Seminoles in Singapore

By Peter B. Gallagher

Singapore school childrenSINGAPORE - It was 6:30 in the morning and we were white knuckled in a speeding car, careening through the teeming streets of this Asian metropolis. Like everyone else, we were riding on the wrong side of the road. The driver, an (India) Indian man named Sam, was talking on his cell phone and gesturing wildly with his hands. I knew he was driving very badly when another driver gave a little gay toot on his horn, behind us. In Singapore, rare is the hooligan who dares to give the finger, honks in road rage, spits on the sidewalk, throws a butt on the ground or chews gum in public. (continue...)

Siberians In Seminole

By Peter B. Gallagher

Gator SushiHOLLYWOOD - They posed atop a big bull gator. They rode air boats and took a swamp buggy tour into the deep wilds of the Billie Swamp Safari jungle. They tried venison and rattlesnake and gator tail. They hung out with Charles Hires and Joe Don Billie. Each one went home with a Seminole jacket. (continue...)