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Volume XXI Number 11 August 18, 2000

HEADLINES
* Snake Handler Bitten By Rattler
* Desiree Jumper, Jo Jo Osceola Millennium Princesses 2000-2001
* Tiffany Doctor: Lady Bull Rider
* Seminole/Bahamian Cultural Exchange
* Seminoles, Eckerd College Announce DNA 2001 Powwow, Festival
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Tribe to Host DNA 2001 At Eckerd Powwow, Music, Film Festival

ST. PETERSBURG - The Seminole Tribe of Florida will host a third Discover Native America Powwow and American Indian Festival, March 3-4, 2001, on the campus of Eckerd College, the Seminole Tribune has learned.

While details are still being worked out, the event will include a full fledged competition powwow, a week-long American Indian Film Festival and performances by top native musical artists.

Last year's event was one of the most successful outdoor events in the Tampa Bay area, attracting more than 30,000 fans to visit the Eckerd campus, located on the shore on Boca Ciega Bay in Southern Pinellas County. The 2000 event also included a popular exhibit of art by the late Seminole master artist Noah Billie at the St. Petersburg Museum downtown.

"We have been very well treated by the students and faculty of Eckerd College and are looking forward to this collaboration again," said Seminole Chairman James Billie.

"This is a great event, not only for Eckerd College, but for all the Tampa Bay community," said Carolyn Johnston, an Eckerd professor who has been instrumental in the planning of the Eckerd DNA shows.

The Seminole Tribe of Florida had sponsored DNA events in Hollywood, Orlando, Jacksonville and Nashville, before finding a "home" at the Eckerd campus.

Vendors are encouraged to contact Nancy Motlow (941-657-3563) for applications. Dancers and drums should contact Otto Masecki at 941-471-6464. According to DNA producer Pete Gallagher (Seminole Communications) a toll free info-number will begin after Labor Day at 800-535-2228. Error processing SSI file