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Trump 'superfan' who claimed false ties to Seminole Tribe sentenced for domestic terrorism
Trump 'superfan' who claimed false ties to Seminole Tribe sentenced for domestic terrorism (August 5, 2019)

A Donald Trump 'superfan' who falsely claimed he was connected to the Seminole Tribe was sentenced to 20 years for mailing pipe bombs to critics of the president.


United South and Eastern Tribes mourn passing of first president Joe Dan Osceola
United South and Eastern Tribes mourn passing of first president Joe Dan Osceola (June 11, 2019)

It is with a heavy heart that we share with you the passing of Joe Dan Osceola, 1936-2019.


Parents of Miccosukee child continue to press lawsuit over removal from hospital
Parents of Miccosukee child continue to press lawsuit over removal from hospital (February 19, 2019)

Citizens and officials of the Miccosukee Tribe are being sued in connection with a child welfare dispute that drew national attention last year.


Religion News Service: Lummi Nation fights for return of relative
Religion News Service: Lummi Nation fights for return of relative (December 17, 2018)

The Lummi Nation won’t give up until Tokitae, a whale held in captivity since 1970, is back in her ancestral waters.


Seminole Tribe loses appeal in long-running taxation dispute
Seminole Tribe loses appeal in long-running taxation dispute (December 10, 2018)

The Seminole Tribe must pay utility taxes to the state of Florida, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled for a second time.


Election Day: #NativeVote18 races to watch across the nation
Election Day: #NativeVote18 races to watch across the nation (November 6, 2018)

Election Day is finally here and Native candidates across the nation are hoping to secure victory at the polls in what has become a landmark year for the Native vote.


Pipe bomb suspect claimed false ties to 'unconquered' Seminole Tribe
Pipe bomb suspect claimed false ties to 'unconquered' Seminole Tribe (October 29, 2018)

The Florida man accused of sending more than a dozen pipe bombs to prominent Democrats is not connected to the Seminole Tribe.


'Release our brother': Riders seek justice for Leonard Peltier
'Release our brother': Riders seek justice for Leonard Peltier (August 6, 2018)

The Leonard Peltier Freedom Ride is a 1,500-mile journey for justice for the imprisoned American Indian activist.


Tim Giago: Native American Journalists Association still going strong
Tim Giago: Native American Journalists Association still going strong (July 2, 2018)

A new generation of Indian journalists is taking the Native American Journalists Association into the new world of electronic media.


'Bring our sister home': Lummi Nation calls for release of orca in Florida
'Bring our sister home': Lummi Nation calls for release of orca in Florida (May 31, 2018)

The Lummi Nation brought a whale totem pole to Florida to call attention to the plight of Tokitae, an orca held in captivity for nearly half a century.


Miccosukee Tribe ties child welfare case to violence against women
Miccosukee Tribe ties child welfare case to violence against women (March 28, 2018)

The Miccosukee Tribe is defending its handling of a child welfare case that has drawn national attention.


Miccosukee Tribe accused of 'kidnap' after baby taken at hospital
Miccosukee Tribe accused of 'kidnap' after baby taken at hospital (March 22, 2018)

The Miccosukee Tribe is under fire after taking a newborn from her parents due to allegations of abuse.


College football player from Seminole Tribe makes history with first touchdown
College football player from Seminole Tribe makes history with first touchdown (November 22, 2017)

Justin Motlow made history as the first citizen of the Seminole Tribe to score a touchdown for Florida State University.


Seminole Tribe secures emergency declaration in response to Hurricane Irma
Seminole Tribe secures emergency declaration in response to Hurricane Irma (September 19, 2017)

The Seminole Tribe is slowly getting back to normal after its communities were hit by Hurricane Irma.


College football player from Seminole Tribe waiting for first day on the field
College football player from Seminole Tribe waiting for first day on the field (September 7, 2017)

Justin Motlow made headlines three years ago as the first citizen of the Seminole Tribe to join the football team at Florida State University.


Miccosukee Tribe can't be sued by attorneys who received $4 million settlement
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Miccosukee Tribe can't be sued by attorneys who received $4 million settlement (August 9, 2017)

The Miccosukee Tribe can't be sued by two of its former attorneys, an appeals court in Florida ruled.


Former chairman of Seminole Tribe launches marijuana venture
Former chairman of Seminole Tribe launches marijuana venture (June 7, 2017)

'It will be bigger than bingo,' Jim Billie said of the marijuana industry in Indian Country.


Miccosukee Tribe shuts door to research on invasive python species
Miccosukee Tribe shuts door to research on invasive python species (February 1, 2017)

Tribal leaders didn't think state and federal efforts in the Everglades were effective.


Narragansett Tribe locked in dispute over longtime chief sachem
Narragansett Tribe locked in dispute over longtime chief sachem (December 12, 2016)

Tribal members say they impeached Chief Matthew Thomas after 20 years in office.


Oglala Sioux Tribe credits the late Janet Reno for Indian Country initiatives
Oglala Sioux Tribe credits the late Janet Reno for Indian Country initiatives (November 7, 2016)

The first woman to serve as Attorney General first gained experience with tribes while growing up in Florida.


Seminole Tribe elects new chairman after prior leader was ousted
Seminole Tribe elects new chairman after prior leader was ousted (November 1, 2016)

Marcellus Osceola Jr., won a special election after former chairman James "Jim" Billie was ousted in late September.


Seminole Tribe removes James Billie from chairman's position
Seminole Tribe removes James Billie from chairman's position (September 28, 2016)

James 'Jim' Billie was previously ousted more than a decade ago but won his way back into tribal politics.


Seminole Tribe aims to invalidate water quality standards in Florida
Seminole Tribe aims to invalidate water quality standards in Florida (August 10, 2016)

The tribe doesn't think the new standards address the subsistence needs of its people.


Arne Vainio: A powerful homecoming for family in our troubled times
Arne Vainio: A powerful homecoming for family in our troubled times (July 18, 2016)

My wife Ivy and I traveled south in the middle of these troubled times.


Alex Jacobs: Our elected leaders do little to address gun violence
Alex Jacobs: Our elected leaders do little to address gun violence (June 28, 2016)

The country is paralyzed by the death grip of the NRA on the private parts of its so-called elected leaders.


Poarch Band seeks a partial Carcieri fix for existing trust lands
Poarch Band seeks a partial Carcieri fix for existing trust lands (June 20, 2016)

H.R.5486, the Poarch Band of Creek Indians Land Reaffirmation Act, protects the Alabama tribe from ongoing litigation.


Brandon Ecoffey: Native people know tragedy and trauma too well
Brandon Ecoffey: Native people know tragedy and trauma too well (June 17, 2016)

Throughout the shared history of United States government and Native people there are several examples where gun violence resulted in the slaughter of many indigenous people.


Gyasi Ross: Taking responsibility for our role in anti-gay violence
Gyasi Ross: Taking responsibility for our role in anti-gay violence (June 17, 2016)

Adults who are tolerant, respectful and loving begin as children who are shown and taught tolerance, respect and love


Rosemary Stephens: Indian people are victims of mass shootings too
Rosemary Stephens: Indian people are victims of mass shootings too (June 16, 2016)

There really are no words to convey the deepest sympathy many of us feel for the family members of these victims.


Seminole Tribe won't get to argue taxation case at Supreme Court
Seminole Tribe won't get to argue taxation case at Supreme Court (June 13, 2016)

The development wasn't a major setback since the tribe won a significant ruling before the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals.


Lakota Country Times: Oglala Sioux fighter lands match in Florida
Lakota Country Times: Oglala Sioux fighter lands match in Florida (June 3, 2016)

David 'Bull Dawg' Michaud is competing for the Titan Fighting welterweight title on June 10.


Miccosukee Tribe agrees to $4M settlement with former law firm
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Miccosukee Tribe agrees to $4M settlement with former law firm (May 20, 2016)

The tribe had accused attorneys Guy Lewis and Michael Tein of fraud and racketeering but lost.


Ancient site in Florida confirms long presence of Native people
Ancient site in Florida confirms long presence of Native people (May 18, 2016)

The Page-Ladson site dates back 14,400 years, forcing scientists to confront their claims about the settlement of the Americas.


Member of Seminole Tribe seeks closure of primate research center
Member of Seminole Tribe seeks closure of primate research center (May 6, 2016)

Samuel Tommie is accusing the Primate Products facility of keeping monkeys in unhealthy and unsafe conditions.


Law Article: Seminole Tribe asks Supreme Court to hear tax case
Law Article: Seminole Tribe asks Supreme Court to hear tax case (April 8, 2016)

Litigation involving the state taxation of Indian tribes and associated activities performed on Indian lands has grown in recent years given the increase in the number and scope of for-profit transactions engaged in by Indian tribes and non-Indian businesses.


Members of Miccosukee Tribe lose appeal in income tax dispute
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Members of Miccosukee Tribe lose appeal in income tax dispute (March 24, 2016)

The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals determined that the federal government cannot be sued due to its sovereign immunity.


Activists lead 80-mile Walk for Mother Earth through Everglades
Activists lead 80-mile Walk for Mother Earth through Everglades (March 16, 2016)

Elders Bobby C. Billie and Betty Osceola will march for six days along the Tamiami Trail to seek protections for the Miccosukee and Seminole homelands.


Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton continue to rack up more wins
Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton continue to rack up more wins (March 16, 2016)

Republican real estate mogul Donald Trump won three more states as a rival dropped out. Democrat Hillary Clinton won at least four of five states.


Miccosukee Tribe returns Billy Cypress to power despite theft claim
Miccosukee Tribe returns Billy Cypress to power despite theft claim (March 8, 2016)

The tribe needed a new leader because former chairman Colley Billie was removed from office last November amid allegations of $82 million in financial mismanagement.


Seminole Tribe showcases long-lost declaration of independence
Seminole Tribe showcases long-lost declaration of independence (February 8, 2016)

The tribe hadn't seen the document since it was hand-delivered to then-president Dwight D. Eisenhower on March 1, 1954.


Charles Kader: Tribal burial grounds in Florida are being desecrated
Charles Kader: Tribal burial grounds in Florida are being desecrated (February 4, 2016)

Lying in peace becomes more important when it’s your own bones being dredged up. The ownership of the past requires a wider vision than one’s own shadows.


Miccosukee Tribe's alligator wrestler retires after three decades
Miccosukee Tribe's alligator wrestler retires after three decades (January 6, 2016)

Rocky Jim, Jr. learned how to handle the large and potentially dangerous animals from his father.


Seminole Tribe donated more than $2.7M to political interests
Seminole Tribe donated more than $2.7M to political interests (December 17, 2015)

Nearly $1.4 million went to state and national GOP groups, including $500,000 to a political committee run by Gov. Rick Scott (R).


Leader of Narragansett Tribe maintains second home in Florida
Leader of Narragansett Tribe maintains second home in Florida (December 11, 2015)

The tribe requires elected leaders to live in Rhode Island or within a 50-mile radius.


Miccosukee Tribe removes Chairman Colley Billie from office
Miccosukee Tribe removes Chairman Colley Billie from office (November 11, 2015)

Tribal members accused Colley Billie of removing $82 million from a reserve account tied to an ongoing taxation dispute.


Republican Jeb Bush defends racist name of Washington NFL team
Republican Jeb Bush defends racist name of Washington NFL team (October 1, 2015)

The former Florida governor claimed tribes do not find the mascot offensive.


Julianne Jennings: Indian people reduced to ornaments on lawn
Julianne Jennings: Indian people reduced to ornaments on lawn (September 7, 2015)

I had just moved to beautiful Manatee County, Florida. I decided to walk around my new neighborhood.


Brian Pierson: Big decision in Seminole Tribe's taxation case
Brian Pierson: Big decision in Seminole Tribe's taxation case (September 1, 2015)

The Supreme Court has described the rule that state and local governments may not tax Indians in Indian county as 'categorical.' The rule is far less clear where non-Indians are concerned, however.


Seminole Tribe wins major decision in taxation dispute in Florida
Seminole Tribe wins major decision in taxation dispute in Florida (August 26, 2015)

In a unanimous decision, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals struck down a rental tax that was imposed on the reservation.


Florida court dissolves injunction in Indian online lender case
Florida court dissolves injunction in Indian online lender case (August 3, 2015)

Western Sky Financial and its partners were ordered to place loan proceeds into a registry plus deposit another $1 million in reserve but those requirements have been lifted.


Dina Gilio-Whitaker: How trip to Cuba helped Miccosukee Tribe
Dina Gilio-Whitaker: How trip to Cuba helped Miccosukee Tribe (July 15, 2015)

The U.S.’s deteriorating relationship with Cuba paralleled its deteriorating relationship with Native nations.


Opposition group rallies over Miccosukee Tribe land-into-trust
Opposition group rallies over Miccosukee Tribe land-into-trust (July 1, 2015)

The tribe has been seeking to have 229 acres placed in trust since 2003.


Miccosukee Tribe vows to protect water quality of Everglades
Miccosukee Tribe vows to protect water quality of Everglades (June 23, 2015)

Chairman Colley Billie remembers drinking straight from the Everglades before it became contaminated by agricultural runoff and other development.


BIA working with tribes for more No Child Left Behind Act waivers
BIA working with tribes for more No Child Left Behind Act waivers (June 12, 2015)

Tribes and educators will be able to incorporate culturally-appropriate standards into their classrooms.


Accident claims lives of woman and toddler from Miccosukee Tribe
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Accident claims lives of woman and toddler from Miccosukee Tribe (June 12, 2015)

A 41-year-old woman and her two-year-old grandson were killed. A one-year-old girl remains in critical condition.


Gyasi Ross: Let's take a lesson from Miccosukee Tribe on schools
Gyasi Ross: Let's take a lesson from Miccosukee Tribe on schools (June 11, 2015)

The Miccosukee Tribe recently showed that they will not forsake tribal history, language or storytelling anymore in the name of national standards.


Appeals court opens leader of Miccosukee Tribe to IRS summons
Appeals court opens leader of Miccosukee Tribe to IRS summons (June 2, 2015)

Chairman Colley Billie claimed immunity but the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals said the tribe's sovereignty is not superior to that of the United States.


Seminole Tribe inaugurates new leadership at historic oak tree
Seminole Tribe inaugurates new leadership at historic oak tree (June 2, 2015)

Chairman James Billie won re-election and will serve another four-year term as leader of the tribe.


Miccosukee Tribe secures first NCLB waiver in Indian Country
Miccosukee Tribe secures first NCLB waiver in Indian Country (June 1, 2015)

The Miccosukee Indian School in Florida integrates tribal culture and language into the curriculum.


Miccosukee Tribe joins Native youth announcement at DOI in DC
Miccosukee Tribe joins Native youth announcement at DOI in DC (May 29, 2015)

Chairman Colley Billie will be joined by Interior Secretary Sally Jewell and Education Secretary Arne Duncan at the announcement.