As Washington Turns, Gaming Tribes Squirm

By Charles Flowers - Second in a Series

WASHINGTON D.C. - Indian tribes across the United States are facing renewed threats to sovereignty and gaming profits, a senior U.S. Senator warned here last week. (continue...)

Phone Pact Tribe Signs New Phone Service Pact

By E. Bowers

HOLLYWOOD - The Seminole Tribe signed an agreement with the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) Jan. 22, to use the federal government's FTS2000 long-distance telephone service. (continue...)

Burial Sign Ancient Burial Mound Looted

By Michael James

FORT MYERS - Situated near the mouth of the Caloosahatchee River sits an innocuous pair of little islands. Surrounded by dense stands of twisted mangrove growing in partly submerged mud and muck, they are much like thousands of other islands along West Florida's coastal estuaries. A casual observer might not even realize certain that these islands even exist at all. (continue...)

Pernell Bert Harley Davidson Mechanic

Pernell Bert Graduates

By Mark Madrid

ORLANDO-- Seminole Tribal member Pernell Bert graduated from the Motorcycle Mechanics Institute (MMI) here after completing an intensive 14 month course of Harley Davidson mechanical training. To the sound of loud and sustained applause and surrounded by family and friends from Brighton, Pernell was first to be called to the podium to receive his diploma. It was just one year earlier in November of 1997 that Pernell first called Rhonda Bain, at the Tribe's Employment and Training offices, in Hollywood and expressed an interest in attending MMI. (continue...)

Noella Nunez Nunez Aims For Masters

By D. Jones

OKEECHOBEE - Noella Dyan Nunez, a resident of the Brighton Reservation, will takeher educational ambitions to a higher level. Noella, who has just completed a Bachelors in Science in the Health Service Administration, with a minor in Gerontology, is now going to further her education at Mankota University, in Mankota, Minn. (continue...)