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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.


Supreme Court keeps Indian Country in the dark in sovereignty case
Supreme Court keeps Indian Country in the dark in sovereignty case (July 10, 2019)

It's still anyone's guess why the nation's highest court postponed a decision in one of the most consequential Indian law cases in recent history.


Supreme Court shocks Indian Country by failing to resolve closely-watched case
Supreme Court shocks Indian Country by failing to resolve closely-watched case (June 27, 2019)

The nation's highest court threw Indian Country for a loop on the final day of a blockbuster term for tribal rights.


Indian Country braces for Supreme Court decision in closely-watched case
Indian Country braces for Supreme Court decision in closely-watched case (June 26, 2019)

The nation's highest court made Indian Country wait a really, really long time for a decision in one of most consequential cases in recent history.


Supreme Court affirms sovereignty doctrine as wait continues in tribal case
Supreme Court affirms sovereignty doctrine as wait continues in tribal case (June 18, 2019)

It only took 194 days for the Supreme Court to issue one sovereignty decision. Where's the other one?


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.


Indian Country endures another long wait for Supreme Court decision
Indian Country endures another long wait for Supreme Court decision (June 4, 2019)

It's been more than six months since oral arguments in a closely-watched tribal case but who's counting?


Supreme Court enters final stretch with no new Indian law cases on docket
Supreme Court enters final stretch with no new Indian law cases on docket (May 28, 2019)

It looks like Indian Country can rest easy for now, with no new cases added to the U.S. Supreme Court's docket.


Bill John Baker: Five Civilized Tribes welcome repeal of termination-era law
Bill John Baker: Five Civilized Tribes welcome repeal of termination-era law (January 7, 2019)

A new federal law is a remedy for a huge injustice that has led to a devastating loss of land for the Cherokee, Choctaw, Chickasaw, Seminole and Muscogee (Creek) Nations.


Indian Country bills face time crunch as Congress winds down
Indian Country bills face time crunch as Congress winds down (December 14, 2018)

Time is running out for tribes to see action on their legislative agenda as lawmakers prepare to wrap up the 115th session of Congress.


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.


Witness list for Senate Committee on Indian Affairs hearing
Witness list for Senate Committee on Indian Affairs hearing (November 13, 2018)

Tribal leaders from Arizona, North Dakota and Oklahoma are testifying in support of bills that affect their communities.


Senate Committee on Indian Affairs takes up three bills at hearing
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs takes up three bills at hearing (November 12, 2018)

The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is getting back to work after the historic mid-term election.


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.


Democrats demand consultation on FCC policy opposed by tribes
Democrats demand consultation on FCC policy opposed by tribes (March 21, 2018)

More Democrats and at least one member of the Federal Communications Commission are calling for additional tribal consultation as a critical vote approaches.


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.


Marijuana firm promises big investments with help of ex-Seminole leader
Marijuana firm promises big investments with help of ex-Seminole leader (June 23, 2017)

Electrum Partners hopes to invest up to $300 million in marijuana deals with tribes in the next three years.


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.


Bill removes blood quantum requirement for citizens of Five Civilized Tribes
Bill removes blood quantum requirement for citizens of Five Civilized Tribes (May 26, 2017)

Citizens of the Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Muscogee and Seminole nations are treated differently when it comes to their allotments.


Appeals court hears slew of Indian cases amid focus on Supreme Court nominee
Appeals court hears slew of Indian cases amid focus on Supreme Court nominee (March 23, 2017)

Wednesday was just another busy day for Neil Gorsuch and the federal appeals court where he has served as a judge for a decade.


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.


Oklahoma tribes still struggling with Freedmen citizenship issues
Oklahoma tribes still struggling with Freedmen citizenship issues (August 31, 2016)

The Freedmen of the Cherokee Nation remain in limbo while the Freedmen of the Seminole Nation are still being denied certain services.


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.


DVIDS: Tribal members recognized for their service in US military
DVIDS: Tribal members recognized for their service in US military (June 16, 2016)

The Society of American Indian Government Employees recently gathered to honor recipients of the 2016 SAIGE Military Meritorious Service Award.


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.


Oklahoma tribes to help restore habitats for monarch butterfly
Oklahoma tribes to help restore habitats for monarch butterfly (May 13, 2016)

The tribes will plant milkweed on their lands in order to boost the populations of the threatened butterfly.


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.


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.


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).


Murder charges in deaths of Indian man and woman in Oklahoma
Murder charges in deaths of Indian man and woman in Oklahoma (October 12, 2015)

Joseph Bounds, 26, and Summer Gokey, 30, were found dead on March 20, 2015. Both had been shot in the head.


Two indicted for death of Seminole Nation man who went missing
Law
Two indicted for death of Seminole Nation man who went missing (October 7, 2015)

Marshall Scott Dent was 27 years old when he went missing in December 2013. His body was found a month later.


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.


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.


Oklahoma tribes receive VA grants for veterans cemeteries
Oklahoma tribes receive VA grants for veterans cemeteries (August 18, 2015)

The Seminole Nation completed its cemetery in November 2014 and the Ponca Tribe is completing work on its cemetery.


Accident claims lives of woman and toddler from Miccosukee Tribe
Law
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.


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.


11th Circuit hears arguments in Seminole Tribe taxation case
11th Circuit hears arguments in Seminole Tribe taxation case (May 13, 2015)

A federal judge blocked the state from imposing utility and rental taxes on the reservation.


GOP presidential field keeps growing with more announcements
GOP presidential field keeps growing with more announcements (May 5, 2015)

Nearly every candidate in the wide open 2016 race lacks significant experience in Indian issues.


Seminole Tribe secures listing for historic oak tree on reservation
Seminole Tribe secures listing for historic oak tree on reservation (May 1, 2015)

The Council Oak Tree was the site where tribal leaders formed their present-day government in 1957.


Tribal members lead march against bike trail through Everglades
Tribal members lead march against bike trail through Everglades (April 2, 2015)

The 75-mile Walk for Mother Earth highlighted opposition to the proposed bike trail.


Police looking for clues after murder of Indian man and woman
Law
Police looking for clues after murder of Indian man and woman (March 30, 2015)

Joseph Bounds, 26, and Summer Gokey, 30, were found dead on March 20. Both had been shot in the head.


Boy from Seminole Tribe laid to rest amid child abuse claims
Boy from Seminole Tribe laid to rest amid child abuse claims (March 23, 2015)

Authorities say Ahizya Osceola, 3, died under suspicious circumstances in his father's home.


Albert Bender: Don't honor Andrew Jackson's genocidal legacy
Albert Bender: Don't honor Andrew Jackson's genocidal legacy (March 16, 2015)

Andrew Jackson was a racist devil incarnate — an early-day American Hitler whose deadly legacy for American Indians remains extant to this very day.


Seminole Tribe drops second attempt to join banking industry
Seminole Tribe drops second attempt to join banking industry (February 3, 2015)

Two deals to acquire banks have now fallen through.


Supreme Court won't take up Seminole Tribe's taxation case
Supreme Court won't take up Seminole Tribe's taxation case (January 13, 2015)

The tribe sought a refund for gasoline taxes paid to the state.


Seminole Tribe is latest with approved HEARTH Act regulations
Seminole Tribe is latest with approved HEARTH Act regulations (January 8, 2015)

The HEARTH Act gives tribes greater control to develop their own lands.


Tim Giago: Racism is racism no matter how you chant it or chop it
Tim Giago: Racism is racism no matter how you chant it or chop it (January 6, 2015)

The Seminole Indians of Florida have allowed the white football fans of the FSU Seminoles to take their time-honored name and cut it in half so it comes out as NOLES.


Three dead in collision on road through Miccosukee Reservation
Three dead in collision on road through Miccosukee Reservation (December 11, 2014)

The Tamiami Trail has proven repeatedly to be a dangerous road.


Three dead and eight injured in accident on Seminole Reservation
Three dead and eight injured in accident on Seminole Reservation (December 10, 2014)

The accident occurred after a tribal member struck and killed a 300-bear with her vehicle.


Ancestry.com adds millions of Indian documents to database
Ancestry.com adds millions of Indian documents to database (November 4, 2014)

The documents come from the Oklahoma Historical Society and deal primarily with the Five Civilized Tribes.


Man charged with homicide over death on Seminole Reservation
Law
Man charged with homicide over death on Seminole Reservation (October 6, 2014)

Neither the victim nor the suspect are tribal members.


Seminole Tribe makes another attempt to join banking business
Seminole Tribe makes another attempt to join banking business (September 30, 2014)

The tribe plans to buy Mackinac Savings Bank, a bank with branches in Florida and offices in Massachusetts and Michigan.


Glen Stankee: Seminole Tribe wins ruling in state taxation case
Glen Stankee: Seminole Tribe wins ruling in state taxation case (September 23, 2014)

The decision will likely have an impact on Native American tribes across the U.S.