Gophers In Peril

By Michael James

Heathy Gopher TortoiseThe Gopher Tortoise (gopherus polyphemus) - the Seminoles' stubby legged symbol of resilience and survival - and, traditionally, something to eat - has come under attack from an invisible enemy. Gophers are succumbing to a contagious respiratory disease that could bring the animal to the brink of extinction. Known as URTD (Upper Respiratory Tract Disease) the disease is extremely contagious and nearly always fatal. (continue...)

Seminole Tribe vs. St. Pete Times

By Charles Flowers

FORT LAUDERDALE - An attorney for the Seminole Tribe of Florida has listed 11 ways the Tribe was harmed by reporters and other agents of the St. Petersburg Times, a newspaper that calls itself "Florida's best" but has few fans among Florida's largest Tribe. (continue...)

Blue Jacket WarriorOutdoor Drama Tell Tales Of Indian History

By Charles Flowers

XENIA, Ohio - Fire arrows streak across the night sky, punctuated by black powder explosions and the thundering hooves of horses. Fort Boonesborough is burning. Again. (continue...)

California Strikes Down Proposition 5: Now What

By Charles Flowers

SACRAMENTO, CA - By a vote of 6-1, the California State Supreme Court ruled the pro-Indian gaming Proposition 5 unconstitutional on Aug. 23. Since the measure passed by a 2-1 vote last November, the implications of the ruling are not yet clear. (continue...)

Board News

By Elrod Bowers

HOLLYWOOD - The Board of Directors took a major step towards expanding its cattle operations with the approval of a land lease and loan at the Board meeting held on Aug. 24. (continue...)