Something very rare happened at the 2020 Academy Awards on Feb. 9. Taika David Waititi, a New Zealander of Māori descent, won an Oscar for best adapted screenplay for his movie “Jojo Rabbit.” He is the film’s director and one of the producers and actors as well. Waititi joined a very small handful
The Academy Awards are Feb. 9 and rarely does the public agree with all of the nominees put forth by those who vote, let alone those who emerge as the ultimate winners. One film this year might be of interest to Indigenous People – “Jojo Rabbit.” The director and one of its producers are Indigenous themselves
Tina Marie Osceola (Courtesy Seminole Tribe) Tribal member Tina Marie Osceola is set to speak at the next Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum lecture series on the Big Cypress Reservation. The event takes place Feb. 21 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Big Cypress’ To-Pee-Kee-Ke Yak-Ne Community Center, located at 30560 Josie Billie Highway in Clewiston. Osceola is an associate
BIG CYPRESS — The opening reception for the Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum’s latest exhibit “Alligator Wrestling: Danger. Entertainment. Tradition.” on Jan. 11 drew an impressive crowd. The lawn behind the museum was packed to capacity with about 150 people eager to learn about the history of alligator wrestling and see it in person.
BIG CYPRESS — In 1993 and 1994, Seminole artist Mary Gay Osceola used her talent and experience to paint 13 murals on the walls of the Ahfachkee School in Big Cypress. Those murals, which depict Seminole life and legends, have been preserved for posterity despite the imminent demolition of the building,