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Starting Line Foundation donates to Ahfachkee PTSO

BIG CYPRESS — The Ahfachkee School’s Parent Teacher Student Organization received a donation of $700 from the Starting Line Foundation on Feb. 14. Founded by Mario and Lorraine Posada, Starting Line Foundation’s mission is "to encourage, equip and empower individuals which in turn will foster a growing movement of leaders

Tribe celebrates 81st Brighton Field Day

BRIGHTON — The 81st annual Brighton Field Day Festival and Rodeo had something for everyone. Held Feb. 15-17, the fun-filled event attracted more than 5,000 people from the region who came to enjoy the music, entertainment, rodeo, Indian relay races, shopping and food. As a bonus, visitors also learned about Seminole

PECS celebrates Heart Month with aerobic activities

BRIGHTON — February has been linked to heart health since it was designated American Heart Month in 1964, with the goal of raising awareness of cardiovascular disease- the No. 1 killer of all Americans. According to reports by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Department of Health

Native Americans earn larger voice in Congress

The 2018 midterm elections went well for Native Americans in Congress when the first Native American women were elected to the House of Representatives. Rep. Sharice Davids, Ho-Chunk Nation, (D-Kansas) and Rep. Deb Haaland, Laguna Pueblo, (D-New Mexico) took their places in history Jan. 3. Since becoming a member of Congress, Davids

ERMD monitors quality of water flowing through BC, Brighton

2018 was a tough year for water in Florida. An enormous, toxic blue-green algae bloom engulfed most of Lake Okeechobee while a red tide afflicted the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic shores and wildlife. Through it all, the Tribe’s Environmental Resource Management Department (ERMD) steadily monitored water flowing into and out

Alex Johns serves on governor’s transition team

Shortly after last year’s gubernatorial election on Nov. 6, the Seminole Tribe’s Natural Resources Director Alex Johns received an email from the staff of then Governor-elect Ron DeSantis asking if he would serve on his transition team. Johns and about 40 or 50 others said yes to the request and