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FGCU ‘Native American Festival’ celebrates patchwork

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

Healthy cooking class teaches how to combat diabetes

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

PECS students create videos to spur activism

BRIGHTON — At the beginning of the school year, a group of Pemayetv Emahakv Charter School sixth-graders read some current event articles in class and decided they needed to do whatever they could to change the world. Living in the digital age, it was natural to use a digital platform to

ERMD manages water levels in Big Cypress

BIG CYPRESS — In preparation for the possible landfall of Hurricane Dorian in early September, the Environmental Resource Management Department (ERMD) released water in canals across the reservations to lower water levels, thus avoiding the possibility of flooding due to excess rainfall. To accomplish the task, the department worked with the