Miccosukee Suit On River Of Grass

By Cyril T. Zaneski

EVERGLADES - It appeared that South Florida water managers had finally ended a quarter century of debate over development in the East Everglades last November by voting unanimously to buy Miami-Dade's 8 1/2 Square Mile Area.

But a recent lawsuit and sweeping changes in leadership at the South Florida Water Management District have raised questions about prospects for the planned $115 million buyout that is being fiercely contested by property owners in the rural outpost. (continue...)

Tommie Boys Become Certified Technicians

By Vida Volkert

Tommie BoysLAKELAND - After four months of rigorous training at the Tribally owned Micco Aircraft Company (MAC), Marty and Shamy Tommie have become the first Tribal members to become certified aircraft technicians by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). (continue...)

Cypress Explores Enterprise Zone Opportunities

By Michael James

BIG CYPRESS - Tribal President Mitchell Cypress recently provided the opportunity for two governments to get to know each other a little better when he invited Janet Taylor, Chairman of the Hendry County Commissioners on a whirlwind tour of some of the major attractions at Big Cypress Reservation. (continue...)

Council Okays Museum Building

By E. Bowers

HOLLYWOOD - The Seminole Tribal Council met on March 23 to discuss the addition of a new curatorial building at the Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum, request reservation status for the Fort Pierce property, and selection of a Seminole honoree for the Broward County Monument Program. (continue...)

Letter Sparks Memories

By Betty Mae Jumper

Today, I sat in my office cleaning out papers. I saw many letters that came to me. Some telling me they are Indian and wanting to know how they can find people who might be related to them. Then other letters talking about wanting information of why and how Indians live and what they eat. Things of such and it goes on and on. (continue...)