Hotel, Bank & Visit On Council Agenda

By E. Bowers

John Humphrey of TrinadadHOLLYWOOD - A new hotel/entertainment complex on the Hollywood Reservation, investment in the formation of the Native American National Bank, and a visit from the Minister of Housing and Settlements of Trinidad were on the agenda when the Tribal Council held its regular meeting on May 14. (continue...)

Full Scope Of Gaming Tribe Prepares Application

By E. Bowers

Attorney Jerry StraussHOLLYWOOD - "We want every game the State has," said Judith Shapiro, an attorney with the Washington law firm Hobbs, Strauss, Dean & Walker. Shapiro outlined the Tribe's gaming application, to be sent to Bruce Babbitt, the U.S. Secretary of Interior, at a special Council meeting on May 7. (continue...)

Incumbents Dominate May 10th Elections

By E. Bowers

HOLLYWOOD - The overall winner of the May 10 Tribal election was the status quo. A challenger __ Alex Johns -- won only one seat, the Brighton Board of Directors position vacated by the retiring Roger Smith. (continue...)

The Last Holdout: Survivor's History Lesson

By Charles Flowers

Rosewood Survivor Robie MortinRIVIERA BEACH - The late afternoon sun glistens off the garbage in an unmarked cemetery Robie Mortin is trying to save. It strikes a silver Isley Brothers compact disk stuck in the sandy soil. Too scratched to play, the CD sails back to the pile, a chrome relic of another civilization. There are remnants of weapons here - a rusty knife, and young men with cell phones that make you wonder if it's safe to leave your car unlocked. But no one seems troubled by the visitors to the graveyard. It is a moment of respect that stands eerily in place next to years of desecration. (continue...)

Frank, Harmon, Johns, Wareham Earn Degrees

By L. Blake, Michael James and Ernie Tiger

HOLLYWOOD - Tribal members Donna Sue Harmon, Jo Leigh Johns, Ollie Wareham and Anthony Frank were honored this month at their respective graduation ceremonies held at Northern Arizona University, Florida Gulf Coast University and Broward Community College. (continue...)

Seminole Fire Fighters Help Control Wildfires

1999 Swamp Fire, Part II

By Michael James

Seminole Agency FirefightersBIG CYPRESS - Early in the morning of April 10, the United States Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Seminole Agency, under the direction of Tribal member Joe Frank, was preparing to do combat with a monster. (continue...)

Indian Village Opens In Europe

By Peter B. Gallagher

VIENNA, Austria - Indian Village Europe - the first attempt at an American Indian theme park overseas, opened to capacity crowds May 13 on the grounds of Schoenau Castle, 19 miles south of this international capital of classical music. (continue...)