The dedication of the National Native American Veterans Memorial has been set for Nov. 11 at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian. The ceremony will take place on the grounds of the museum on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Organizers said the dedication will begin with a procession of
BIG CYPRESS — Back at the turn of the millennium, Connie Whidden and Suzanne Davis, who both worked in the Tribe’s health department, were looking for a way to get Tribal members to increase their physical activity. “We were working with people who had diabetes,” said Davis, Integrative Health program manager.
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,
BIG CYPRESS — The idea of farming fish in cattle ponds was a winner for Makayla Torres in the Intertribal Agricultural Council’s youth essay contest. She celebrated the win at the IAC annual conference Dec. 9 to 12 in Las Vegas. The theme of the student essay contest was “Agriculture: Investing in
FORT MYERS — Florida Gulf Coast University commemorated Native American culture in November by highlighting the art and culture of the Seminole and Miccosukee Tribes. The last event of the school’s second annual “Native American Festival” on Nov. 21 focused on patchwork. Seminole Tribal member Jessica Osceola, Miccosukee Tribal member Khadijah Cypress
IMMOKALEE — The statistics about diabetes are chilling. More than 30 million Americans have diabetes and about 25 percent (7.2 million) don’t know it. Native Americans have a greater chance of getting diabetes than any other racial group in the U.S. They are more than twice as likely to get the disease