Board Addresses New Resolutions

By E. Bowers

HOLLYWOOD - The Board of Directors held a regular meeting Jan. 29 to receive updates on Board programs and consider a short list of resolutions.

The Board:

*Accepted Willie Johns, of the Brighton reservation, into the Cattle Program.

*Approved the use of the Seminole citrus grove land in the Big Cypress Forested Wetland Demonstration Project.

*Approved a proposal to be sent to the U.S. Department of Agriculture for Technical Assistance Training funds in the amount of $50,000. (continue...)

Patsy West at book signing Patsy West's Book Having An Impact

By Vida Volkert

HOLLYWOOD - Patsy West's book The Enduring Seminoles: From Alligator Wrestling to Ecotourism captivated an enthralled audience at a lunch program sponsored by the Broward County Historical Commission, Jan. 11.

"The audience was absolutely in a trance," said Helen Landers, Broward County Historian about the speech given by West. "They listened to the entertaining tales and watched the attractive photo exhibit with great enthusiasm."

West, who is the director of the Seminole/Miccosukee Photographic Archive in Fort Lauderdale and a contributing history writer to The Seminole Tribune, rewarded the audience with a photo exhibit and a lecture on Seminole history, including some Seminole family tales taken from her recently published book. (continue...)

Discover Native America DNA Nine-Month Schedule Released

By Peter B. Gallagher

Special Guest Rita Coolidge

ST. PETERSBURG - A nine month schedule of events has been released by Eckerd College - the gameplan for the Seminole Tribe of Florida's ambitious Discover Native America (DNA) project. Lectures, films, concerts - including a $10,000 pow wow scheduled for Feb. 27-28 and special guest appearances by singer Rita Coolidge and author N. Scott Momaday - will all take place in or near the Eckerd College campus on the shore of Boca Ciega Bay here in southernmost Pinellas County. (continue...)

Dancer Kyle Moore and William Osceola Dancers Participate In Celebration

By Vida Volkert

FORT LAUDERDALE - With captivating grace tribal members William Osceola, William Cypress and Tifani Doctor and the rest of the Thunder Hill Dance Troop rumbled at the Martin Luther King Jr. tribute Jan. 18.

Ever since 1996, the Martin Luther King Jr. Tribute of Broward County, Inc., has been celebrating the life of the famed minister and civil rights advocate. (continue...)

Joseph Ferrero addresses the Council Council Has Busy Session

By E. Bowers

HOLLYWOOD - Audits, agreements, and the adoption of the Creek language were among the items discussed at the Jan. 19 Council meeting.

The Council:

*Approved the Client Service Contracts with Pender, Newkirk, & Company, for the Seminole Indian Casinos in Immokalee and Tampa.

*Approved the Audit Engagements with McGladrey & Pullen, LLP, for the Brighton and Hollywood Seminole casinos. (continue...)