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Living the ACD experience: Witnessing unity and pride

As participants and spectators, Natives from throughout the United States convened in early February for the Seminole Tribal Fair and Pow Wow at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Hollywood. It was my second time attending the event, but I witnessed my first grand entry. Throngs of Native dignitaries, performers,

Everett Osceola appointed to Stranahan House’s board of directors

FORT LAUDERDALE — Seminole Tribe of Florida Cultural Ambassador Everett Osceola made history in April when he became the first Seminole officially appointed to the board of directors of Fort Lauderdale’s Historic Stranahan House Museum. “I never thought I would be on the board,” Osceola said. “I’m passionate about my people.

Charity golf tournament benefits veterans

PEMBROKE PINES — With golf clubs swinging amid a friendly competition, Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 23 hosted a golf tournament April 23 at the Hollybrook Golf and Tennis Club in Pembroke Pines. The inaugural tournament drew 64 participants. Tribal veterans Max Osceola and Stephen Bowers were among the approximately

Teams show support for Howard Tiger tournament

HOLLYWOOD — Sports have been an important part of Seminole life for decades and have allowed Tribal citizens to fellowship with other Native Americans from other parts of the country. In April, that comradery continued through the 48th annual Howard Tiger Memorial Basketball Tournament. The Native-only tournament was held at Howard

Ahfachkee career day inspires students to think, dream big

BIG CYPRESS — Career Day 2016 at Ahfachkee School encouraged students to "Think and Dream Big" to ensure they achieved fruitful futures. "Nothing is out of reach, but it’s up to you guys [to put in the work]," Big Cypress Councilman Cicero Osceola said to students during the March 16 event.

Electronic recycling on spring break schedule

FORT LAUDERDALE — Students from the Hollywood Boys & Girls Club kicked off spring break with a unique technological experience at ARC Broward IT Asset Recovery in Fort Lauderdale. Students toured the facility March 18 and learned about electronic recycling. The IT Asset Recovery is a nonprofit organization that started 15

PECS kids take aim at archery

BRIGHTON — Middle school boys at Pemayetv Emahakv Charter School experienced the ancient sport of archery in early February through a virtual tournament held at the Brighton gymnasium. They joined thousands of students from schools throughout the world who compete in archery tournaments conducted by National Archery in the Schools Program