Asse Yahola

By Betty Mae Jumper

Over the years many people have asked me questions about our Tribe and what things were like in the old days. Why, just last week, I answered the telephone and a woman asked me what we Seminoles knew about Osceola. Not what was printed in books, but what we were told as children. Our oral history. (continue...)

Florida Folk Festival

Traditional Seminole Patchwork WHITE SPRINGS -- Seminole artisan Louise Billie crafts the traditional Seminole patchwork used in the familiar and wonderful clothing items worn by Tribal members for generations. The Brighton seamstress was among a number of Seminole men and women who were demonstrating skills, performing or just plain hanging out at the at the 47th Annual Florida Folk Festival at the Stephen Foster State Folk Culture Center in White Springs. (continue...)

'Lost, Strayed And Stolen'

By Charles Flowers

 Lizzy Polly Robinson Jenkins GAINESVILLE - At this meeting of the Rosewood Heritage Foundation, history comes with a buffet. The food is welcome for travelers, who come from all parts of Florida, and points beyond. Moved more by the story of Rosewood than the prospect of Publix ham sandwiches, a dozen of them gather at the Matheson Historical Center, a research center located in an old home here. (continue...)

Tribal Leaders Face Millenium

"We imagined this. We saw every one of you all in our dreams, in our visions." - Laura Mae Osceola

By Peter B. Gallagher

Joe Frank, James E. Billie, Mitchell CypressHOLLYWOOD - For the tenth time since a band of determined Florida Indians defied all odds and organized a sovereign government 42 years ago, the Seminole Tribe of Florida installed a brand new Council and Board of leaders, June 7. (continue...)

Chief Nominated For Five Nammys

Chief Jim BillieNEW YORK - Seminole Chief Jim Billie has received five nominations for the Second Annual Native American Music Awards, NAMA Director Ellen Bello announced recently.

The singing and songwriting Chairman of the Seminole Tribe of Florida is up for "Nammy" awards in the following categories: Best Male Artist, Best Folk Country Artist or Group, Best Debut Artist or Group, Songwriter of the Year and Best Music Video. (continue...)

Tough Miccosukee Water Standards Approved By EPA

ATLANTA (AP) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency approved tough new Water Quality Standards to protect the health of the Florida Everglades ecosystem May 26. The new standards, adopted by the Miccosukee Tribe of Florida for waters on their federal reservation lands, are a significant step forward in protecting the health of the Everglades. (continue...)