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Filed Under: Business | Law
11th Circuit hears arguments in Seminole Tribe taxation case (05/13)
A federal judge blocked the state from imposing utility and rental taxes on the reservation.

Filed Under: Law
Miccosukee Tribe fires attorney after being hit with huge fine (05/12)
Bernardo Roman III was escorted out of his office and told to leave the reservation last week.

Filed Under: National | Politics
GOP presidential field keeps growing with more announcements (05/05)
Nearly every candidate in the wide open 2016 race lacks significant experience in Indian issues.

Filed Under: Law | Trust
BIA not planning hearing for Miccosukee Tribe land-into-trust (05/04)
The tribe has been pursuing the application since 2003 but has faced intense local opposition.

Filed Under: Environment | National
Seminole Tribe secures listing for historic oak tree on reservation (05/01)
The Council Oak Tree was the site where tribal leaders formed their present-day government in 1957.

Filed Under: Law | Trust
Miccosukee Tribe renews disputed land-into-trust application (04/28)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs previously approved the application for 229 acres but a county is fighting the request.

Filed Under: Environment
Tribal members lead march against bike trail through Everglades (04/02)
The 75-mile Walk for Mother Earth highlighted opposition to the proposed bike trail.

Filed Under: Law | National
Boy from Seminole Tribe laid to rest amid child abuse claims (03/23)
Authorities say Ahizya Osceola, 3, died under suspicious circumstances in his father's home.

Filed Under: Education | National
Education Department cites increase in Indian graduation rate (03/16)
During the 2012-2013 school year, 69.7 percent of Indian students finished high school, an improvement from the two years prior.

Filed Under: Business
Seminole Tribe drops second attempt to join banking industry (02/03)
Two deals to acquire banks have now fallen through.

Filed Under: Law
Miccosukee Tribe wins decision in dispute over fees paid to court (01/27)
A non-Indian man must reimburse $72,000 to the tribe after losing a lawsuit.

Filed Under: Law
Federal judge hits Miccosukee Tribe lawyer with $1M in sanctions (01/16)
Bernardo Roman III was ordered to pay $1 million for pursuing a baseless lawsuit against the tribe's former law firm.

Filed Under: Business | Law
Supreme Court won't take up Seminole Tribe's taxation case (01/13)
The tribe sought a refund for gasoline taxes paid to the state.

Filed Under: National | Trust
Seminole Tribe is latest with approved HEARTH Act regulations (01/08)
The HEARTH Act gives tribes greater control to develop their own lands.

Filed Under: National
Former Miccosukee Tribe chairman Buffalo Tiger passes on at 94 (01/07)
Buffalo Tiger drew national and international attention for meeting with Fidel Castro of Cuba.

Filed Under: National
Three dead in collision on road through Miccosukee Reservation (12/11)
The Tamiami Trail has proven repeatedly to be a dangerous road.

Filed Under: National
Three dead and eight injured in accident on Seminole Reservation (12/10)
The accident occurred after a tribal member struck and killed a 300-bear with her vehicle.

Filed Under: Law
Chair of Miccosukee Tribe faces contempt over dispute with IRS (12/09)
A December 15 hearing could determine whether Chairman Colley Billie is held in contempt for refusing to turn over financial information about tribal members.

Filed Under: Law
Florida Supreme Court declines Miccosukee child custody case (11/24)
The non-Indian father successfully challenged the tribal court's jurisdiction.

Filed Under: Law
Federal judge won't be removed from Miccosukee Tribe's case (10/24)
The tribe accused Judge Marcia Cooke of bias, citing statements she made in open court.

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