Seminole Tribe of Florida
In honor of Native American Heritage Month, two members of the Seminole Tribe of Florida, VMA award winners Spencer Battiest and Doc Native, were invited to perform during halftime of the Los Angeles Clippers vs Dallas Mavericks game on Tuesday, November 23, at Staples Center in Los Angeles. The 2021 LA Clippers Native American Culture Night was produced and booked by Daniel Casados and Vaosea Leota of the LA Clippers Game Entertainment team alongside Roslynn Alba Cobarrubias of ROS. Marketing, LLC. The performance was sponsored by Agua Caliente Band Of Coahuila Indians.
“Doc Native and I always want to share the history of our culture with audiences with each performance and being able to do that during Native American Heritage Month has been an honor,” said Battiest. “Native representation matters, and we are grateful to the NBA and LA Clippers for giving us the platform to show who we are and what we contribute to the world of music.”
Battiest and Doc Native performed their newest song, “Dream.” Joining in the special show was Indigenous Enterprise, a Native American dance troupe who performed traditional dances. The music video for “Dream,” which pays homage to Native American Culture, is available to stream here. The video recently won Best Music Video at the American Indian Film Festival in San Francisco. Memorabilia from Battiest’s distinguished career is on display at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida.
About the Seminole Tribe of Florida
The Seminole Tribe of Florida is a sovereign, self-governing Indian Tribe with 4,200 members living on and off reservations in many regions of Florida. Considered to be “Unconquered,” because it never signed a peace treaty with the U.S. Government, the Seminole Tribe and its Seminole Gaming operation have long been recognized for their industry innovations and success. The Seminole Tribe was the first Indian Tribe in North America to open a high-stakes bingo hall and casino, which debuted in 1979 and became the forerunner of the Indian gaming movement. The Seminole Tribe is now one of the most successful Indian tribes in North America, with holdings that include six Florida casinos, including the flagship Seminole Hard Rock Hotels & Casinos in Tampa and Hollywood. The Seminole Tribe also owns Hard Rock International.