Miccosukee Resort & Gaming Blog

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    EVENTS

    Miccosukee Golf & Country Club. A perfect outing is par for the course.
    Located in the heart of Miami and designed by Mark Mahannah, the Miccosukee Golf & Country Club offers 27 challenging holes of golf, surrounded by Florida’s unique lush beauty. It’s unquestionably the best value around and the perfect venue for your next group or business outing.

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    HISTORY

    The Tribe has a proud history, which predates Columbus. The Miccosukee Indians were originally part of the Creek Nation, and then migrated to Florida before it became part of the United States.

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  • Miccosukee Tribal Leaders

    According to the Miccosukee Constitution, the governing body of the Tribe is the Miccosukee General Council, which is composed of adult members 18 years of age or older. The officers of the General Council consist of the Chairman, Assistant Chairman, Treasurer, Secretary and Lawmaker. The officers are elected and seated during November and hold office for a term of four years.

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    TRIBAL PROGRAMS & BUSINESS

    On May 4, 1971, officers of the Miccosukee Corporation, acting for the Miccosukee Tribe, signed a contract with the BIA authorizing the Corporation to operate all programs and services provided for the Miccosukee Community and formerly administered by the BIA. The Tribe’s intent in negotiating this matter was clear; the people wished to decide their own fate and graduallydevelop total independence.

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    RESERVATION AREAS

    Currently, the Tribe has four distinct Reservation Areas in the State of Florida: Tamiami Trail, Alligator Alley and two at Krome Avenue and U.S. 41.

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    Miccosukee Police Department

    Serve and protect our people.
    Miccosukee Police Department was established in 1976. Each Miccosukee Police officer, upon completing all of the State of Florida Law Enforcement Officer certification requirements, is commissioned as a United States Dept. of Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Special Deputy Officer. This commission allows the police officer to enforce all of the U.S. Title 18 crimes on the Indian Reservation.

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    ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES

    The proposed Skyway Project in Miami-Dade County identifies alterations to the Tamiami Trail, which would result in the creation of a 10.7 mile long elevated roadway, from the intersection of Krome Avenue and Tamiami Trail at Water Control Structure S-334 to Water Control Structure S-333.

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    Indian Village Museum

    Founded in 1983, the Miccosukee Indian Museum offers visitors a glimpse into the Tribe’s unique way of life. Among the many fascinating exhibits are photographs of tribal members from past generations and elaborate native attire worn by men and women. This is also where the Tribe proudly displays the government documents that gave them their sovereignty in 1962.

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    Events & Tribal Festivals

    The annual Tribal Festivals are hosted by the The Miccosukee Educational Fund and all proceeds from the Festivals benefit The Miccosukee Educational Fund.

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    ALLIGATOR DEMONSTRATIONS

    When you visit the Miccosukee Indian Village, take the time to see the world-famous alligator demonstrations. You’ll be spellbound as the brave tribesman risks his life in a pit full of alligators, performing rituals that have been handed down by the Miccosukee Indians for generations.

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