Board Discusses Indian Affairs

By E. Bowers

HOLLYWOOD - The Florida Governor's Council on Indian Affairs (FGCIA) held a Board of Directors meeting on Feb. 9, at the Seminole Headquarters. (continue...)

Little Miss And Mister Titles Are Won By Ariah Sayen And Akol Villareal

By Vida Volkert

HOLLYWOOD - Amid the applause and encouragement of a multitude of parents, children dressed in colorful and traditional Seminole regalia competed for the title of Little Miss and Mister Seminole, Feb. 11, at the Tribal Fair in Hollywood. (continue...)

Budget Gives; Congress Still Threatens

By Charles Flowers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - President Bill Clinton released a budget calling for nearly $2 billion to be spent in Indian Country in the next fiscal year - an increase of $155 million. (continue...)

"Sleeping Gator" Snaps Back At St. Pete Times, Reporters

Lawsuit Charges Racism, Criminal Violations

By Dan McDonald

FORT LAUDERDALE - The Seminole Tribe of Florida filed a lawsuit in the 17th Judicial Circuit Court, Feb. 12, charging the Times Publishing Co. (doing business as) The St. Petersburg Times and reporters Bradley Goldstein and Jeff Testerman with racism and other violations of ethical, civil and criminal law. (continue...)

National Award Honors Seminoles

7th Annual First Americans In The Arts

By Peter B. Gallagher

LOS ANGELES - The Seminole Tribe of Florida was honored at the 7th Annual First Americans In The Arts awards program, Feb. 13, when Tribal Chairman James Billie received one of two Outstanding Musical Achievement prizes. (continue...)

Tobacco Settlement: Windfall For Tribes?

By Charles Flowers

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - Former Navajo Nation president Albert Hale dangled a carrot in front of United South and Eastern Tribes (USET) tribal leaders meeting here when he pointed out that Indian tribes are the only major group yet to settle class-action claims against the major U.S. tobacco companies. (continue...)

USET Gaming Rolls Into Tampa

TAMPA - The Fifth Annual USET Gaming Association Conference will be held at the Sheraton Four Points Hotel here from March 8-10. (continue...)