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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

Spotlight shines on Native film

HOLLYWOOD — The long line of moviegoers waiting to enter Native Reel Cinema Fest served as confirmation to Everett Osceola that the two-day Native American film showcase could be a success. "It was almost like a dream," said Osceola, cultural ambassador for the Tribe. "That’s when I knew we put on

Living the ACD experience: Words help keep dreams alive

Words are powerful. Although I majored in communications, my heart was always in English. I loved writing ever since I was a little kid. The power of words fascinated me. When I attended the Brooklyn New School in New York City, I wrote a small book and even illustrated it. It’s

Hip-hop artist, champion dancer bring success stories to PECS

BRIGHTON — The Pemayetv Emahakv Charter School community convened in the school cafeteria Feb. 12 to hear Apsaalooke (Crow) Nation hip-hop artist Supaman and jingle dress dancer Acosia Red Elk share messages of positivity and hope. For nearly two hours, the guests spoke about overcoming insecurities and unhappiness. Supaman broke the

Pemayetv Emahakv hits court for heart disease fundraiser

BRIGHTON — Marking February’s American Heart Month, Pemayetv Emahakv Charter School middle school students participated in the Hoops for Heart program Feb. 5 to help raise awareness about heart disease and stroke. Sponsored by SHAPE (Society of Health and Physical Educators) America and the American Heart Association, Hoops for Heart originated