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Healthy cooking preps Seminoles for holidays

IMMOKALEE — With the holidays just around the corner and families clamoring for some seasonal treats, 16 Tribal members attended a holiday cooking class in Immokalee Dec. 5 to get ideas and recipes. Every participant had a hand in the cooking and baking. The group, including Allied Health staff that assisted

Seniors bask in the fun of Trike Fest

Big Cypress team captures championship BIG CYPRESS — Seniors from Big Cypress, Brighton and Hollywood sparred on the tarmac at the Big Cypress aviation hanger Dec. 7 for the 13th annual Trike Fest. The good-natured competition was fierce as seniors vied for position in the drag race, relay race, cone weave,

Annual summary reveals details of cattle program

BRIGHTON — Cattle owners convened at the annual cattle summary meeting in Brighton on Nov. 1 to get an update on how the Tribal cattle program fared over the last year. Natural Resources Director Alex Johns led the meeting and summarized the year with an abundance of facts and figures. The

Dominic Osceola, 12, serves as CEO for a day

At age 12, Dominic Osceola already has an impressive career entry for his resume; bank chief executive officer at BizTown in Tampa. The Brandon Academy fifth-grader held the position for one day only, Dec. 3, as part of the Junior Achievement’s BizTown elementary school hands-on economic literacy program. As part of

Ahfachkee students dig up past in BC pasture

BIG CYPRESS — Pastures in Big Cypress contain a lot more than cattle; a treasure trove of Seminole history resides there. With some help from Ahfachkee School students, the Tribal Historic Preservation Office (THPO) found significant evidence that the U.S. Army’s Fort Shackleford once stood in Moses Jumper Jr.’s pasture. In 2017,

Mustangs, 4-H’ers get to know each other

Jiminy is a quiet horse, for a wild mustang. So says Allegra Billie, who adopted him in late August as part of the Seminole 4-H Mustang Challenge and has been working with him every day since. "When I first brought him home, I couldn’t touch him at all," said Billie, 18, a

Seminole Tribe honors, remembers veterans

BRIGHTON — Military service and sacrifices made in the service to country were honored at the 31st annual Veterans Day celebration Nov. 8 in Brighton. A crowd of Seminole and non-Tribal veterans gathered at the Florida Seminole Veterans Building to honor fallen brethren, recall their service and connect with other