Budget Passed

HOLLYWOOD -- A Fiscal Year 1998-1999 Tribal Council Budget was passed during the Tribe's annual budget meeting last month at the headquarters' auditorium. (continue...)

Gaming Compact Still On Table

By Charles Flowers

Contrary to press reports, an offer to outgoing Gov. Lawton Chiles to make a gaming compact with the Seminole Tribe is still on the table, according to Chiles' attorney Dan Stengle. (continue...)

FIU Researcher Dies In 'Glades

EVERGLADES -- A biologist working on a Miccosukee Tribe of Florida Indians water project died in an airboat-related tragedy July 23 in Water Conservation Area 3A, north of the Tamiami Trail. (continue...)

Miccosukee Land Fight Moves To Congress

By Charles Flowers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - For at least five years, the Miccosukee Tribe has been seeking land to build additional homes along the Tamiami Trail. Tribal members have the money, and the need for land but expanding their current 333-acre residential/business area to nearby high grounds, however, is a deal the National Park Service (NPS) won't make. The lands the Miccosukees want -- historic Tribal areas and part of their current trust lands -- are also part of Everglades National Park. The NPS has consistently put a crimp on any Tribal expansion that doesn't meet with its mission to restore the Everglades to something approaching wilderness. That includes houses. The debate has led to federal court, and now to Congressional legislation that would give the Tribe control over 666 acres - exactly double the current area where about 100 houses and an administration building are sited - in a new Tamiami Indian Reservation. (continue...)

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By Boettner Jumper

HOLLYWOOD - Megan Osceola, daughter of Councilman Max Osceola of Hollywood, is a member of the 1998 Pembroke Pines eight and under Li'l Thunder All-Star Traveling Team. (continue...)

Surveyor Jason Don Billie

By E. Bowers

Surveyor Jason Don BillieLAS CRUCES, NM -- Jason Don Billie recently completed the Bureau of Indian Affairs Survey Technician Program at New Mexico State University and has begun work in the Survey Department under Director Nand Persuad. (continue...)