Topic: Florida

John Horse, Wild Cat, Cross-cultural Freedom Partners

“Cross-cultural Freedom Partners” by Linda Cousins-Newton, The Ancestral Storyteller. John Horse (1812 –1882), African & Seminole, Wild Cat (1810 – 1857), Seminole. The great Bahamian folk singer, Ronnie Butler relates in one of his popular numbers, “I know these people long time. These people are mine”; he goes on to musically declare that these people […]

Amber Saunders, Black and Native Fancy Shawl Dancer

Amber Saunders of Tuscarora & African heritage Dancing Fancy Shawl at Seminole Tribal Fair (2015) Pow Wow, Hollywood, Florida. Amber Saunders is an enrolled member of the Tuscarora Nation of North Carolina – deer clan. Amber has been active in her Native culture since infancy and has danced at Pow wows all over the United States […]

Alvon Griffin, Creator of Two Worlds Indigenous Radio

Alvon Griffin, originator and host of Two Worlds Indigenous Radio on WMNF 88.5FM (Tampa, FL) Every Sunday from 9pm to 11pm (EST) Live Stream WMNF 88.5FM Alvon also teaches youth anger management & conflict resolution skills thru drumming & acting/theater in the juvenile justice system & after care in Florida. He created a system, using […]

Georgette Palmer Smith, Native Learning Center

Georgette Palmer Smith, Executive Director, Native Learning Center Seminole Tribe of Florida Georgette (Kiowa) is making a real difference within native communities. The Native Learning Center (NLC) offers FREE courses and training to Native Americans and Indigenous people with an emphasis on the educational needs of tribal members and their communities.  “The most important thing to […]

Seminole Tribal Fair Pow Wow: Stoney Creek Drums

Seminole Tribal Fair Pow Wow: Stoney Creek Drums (HD Video) Mama’s Boy by Stoney Creek. Powerful performance of Stoney Creek from North Carolina performing “Mama’s Boy” at the Seminole Tribal Fair and Pow Wow 2015 in Hard Rock Live, Hollywood, Florida February 8, 2015. Drummers & Singers: Jesse Richardson-lead singer, Marty Richardson, Josh Richardson, Chris Strickland, […]

An Ancient Seminole Christmas Gift: Freedom (1837)

by William Loren Katz adapted from Black Indians: A Hidden Heritage © Atheneum, 2012 revised edition  On Christmas day 1837, the Africans and Native Americans who formed Florida’s Seminole Nation defeated a vastly superior US invading army bent on cracking this early rainbow coalition and returning the Africans to slavery. The Seminole victory stands as a milestone […]
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