Seminole Tribune

Voice of the Unconquered

About The Seminole Tribune

The Seminole Tribune is the official newspaper of the Seminole Tribe of Florida. Published monthly, the paper is distributed throughout the Seminole Tribe’s reservations, Indian Country and the U.S. Its website at features news, archives and other information.

First called Seminole News, the paper was founded in 1956 by former Chairwoman Betty Mae Tiger Jumper and Alice Osceola. After three months, other people took over the paper, but they dropped the project.

In 1979, at the request of former Chairman James Billie, the Alligator Times replaced the Seminole News. The Times was run by Tiger Jumper, Barbara Doctor and Twila Perkins with Moses Jumper Jr. serving as editor. By 1982, Billie changed the name to the Seminole Tribune. Tiger Jumper took over the position of editor.

In 1989, the Tribune became the first Indian newspaper to win a Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award. The Tribune was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize that same year by the University of Florida.

Requesting reporters and submitting articles and announcements

To request coverage or to submit an article, announcement, photo or poem to the Seminole Tribune, please e-mail [email protected] or call (954) 985-5701.

Submit items for publication to: The Seminole Tribune, 6365 Taft St., Suite 1003, Hollywood, FL 33024.

Note: Items submitted to the Tribune should pertain to the Seminole Tribe of Florida or Native American issues.