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Summer fun with a splash

Kids in Big Cypress and Immokalee spent a hot summer’s day June 28 cooling off with some wet and wild activities thanks to the health department, recreation, Boys & Girls Clubs and the Seminole fire department. The dash part of the program was intended to get the kids moving, which they

Solar eclipse points eyes to the sky in Big Cypress

BIG CYPRESS – With well-protected eyes tilted skyward, Seminoles joined millions of other North Americans as they watched the first total solar eclipse to cross the continental U.S. from coast to coast since 1918. Depending on which reservation it was viewed from, 76 to 82 percent of the sun was covered

Spencer and ‘Doc’ Battiest win MTV VMA

Taboo of the Black Eyed Peas, Seminole Tribe members Spencer and Zack “Doc” Battiest and a few other Native American artists dubbed the Magnificent Seven won an MTV Video Music Award on Aug. 27 for “Stand Up / Stand N Rock” music video. Nominated in the Best Fight Against the System

Spencer Battiest performs at Smithsonian museums

NEW YORK CITY AND WASHINGTON — Spencer Battiest took New York City and Washington, D.C. by storm in a pair of concerts at both locations of the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian. Accompanied by his brother Zack “Doc” Battiest and bandmates, Battiest showed his flair for melody and lyrics

Jimmy Osceola wins statewide Native art competition

An oil painting created by artist Jimmy Osceola depicting Seminoles at Lake Okeechobee won the Natural Resources Conservation Service poster contest in August. The theme of the competition was “Water is the Essential Element.” Osceola’s painting, titled “Big Water of Life”, will be printed on posters and distributed to the United

Recent grads learn about the Tribe

ORLANDO — Newly minted Tribal high school graduates traveled to Orlando July 16-18 for an education about the Tribe. The mission of the program, held at Sapphire Falls Resort, was to provide an overview of what services the Tribe offers its members. About a dozen graduates participated in the program,

Tribalwide summer jobs keep students learning, earning

Thirty-six teenagers gained valuable experience in the working world this summer through the Summer Work Experience Program (SWEP) sponsored by the Center for Student Success and Services Department. Founded in 2005, the program aims to prepare students for the workforce and expose them to opportunities within the Tribe. The participants chose

PECS wins Little Red Schoolhouse award

BRIGHTON — Pemayetv Emahakv Charter School won the 2017 Little Red Schoolhouse award in June for its Creek immersion program. Sponsored by the Florida Association of Elementary and Middle School Principals (FAEMSP), the award recognizes programs that make education engaging, challenging and meaningful for students. “It’s an exciting award that recognizes

Summer of science greets Pemayetv Emahakv students

BRIGHTON — About 50 Pemayetv Emahakv Charter School students got an inkling of what the scientific method of discovery is all about during the school’s four-week summer science program. The program focused on fun with plenty of hands-on experiments, but it also snuck in additional learning through journal writing, data

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