Thanksgiving Bird

By Betty Mae Jumper

My first Thanksgiving memory occurred sometime after I moved to what was then called the Dania Reservation in 1928. I was probably about ten years old. (continue...)

Tribe Will Present DNA 2000, March 4-5 At Eckerd College

By Peter B. Gallagher

Hoop Dancer from 1999ST. PETERSBURG - For the second straight year, prestigious Eckerd College will host the Seminole Tribe of Florida's Discover Native America Powwow and American Indian Festival on the shore of Boca Ciega Bay in Southern Pinellas County, the Seminole Tribune has learned. (continue...)

Fair, Phish, Casino Top Board Agenda

By E. Bowers

HOLLYWOOD - The 29th Annual Seminole Tribal Fair, the Phish Millenium Concert, and the Coconut Creek Casino were topics of discussion as the Board geared up for the busy months ahead at it's regular meeting Oct. 22. (continue...)

Native American Music Awards 'Big Alligator' A 'Nammy'Surprise

By Peter B. Gallagher

Navajo dancer kisses eight foot gatorALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - On the most gala night in American Indian music history, Seminole Chief Jim Billie, record company owner Tom Bee, Oneida songstress Joanne Shenandoah, Mohican balladeer Bill Miller and Indigenous were the big winners. (continue...)

Council Studies Health Issues

By E. Bowers

HOLLYWOOD- Diabetes treatment and care was the major issue at the special Council meeting held on Oct. 29. Health Director Connie Whidden held a presentation on contract health care, funding, expenditures, Family Services, and the health status of the Tribe. (continue...)

Rachel Billie Signs Modeling Contract

By Sandi McClenithan

Rachel BillieBRIGHTON - Seminole student Rachel Billie received a modeling contract with Bailey's Model Management out of Orlando.

Rachel, 16, is a 5-feet-7 beauty and a sophomore at Okeechobee High School. She is the daughter of Steve Osceola and Rita Billie. This past July Rachel attended an interview by ProScout, an organization that serves as a headhunting group for the modeling industry. She interviewed in West Palm Beach. (continue...)