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CSSS meets with Immokalee community

IMMOKALEE — Immokalee parents and community members had the opportunity to have their questions about education answered Jan. 10 by the Center for Student Success and Services staff. "We want to brainstorm about education with Tribal members," said CSSS Director Randall Budde. "We also have new staff to introduce." This was

Xiora Osceola costume designs earn thespian honors

Xiora Osceola is an eleventh grade student at Nova Southeastern University School in Davie, but she is also an award-winning costume designer and performer in the school’s thespian arts program. The 17-year-old recently earned two superior and an honorable mention awards in the Florida State Thespians District 13 competition for her

Archery hits the mark at Ahfachkee School

BIG CYPRESS — The ancient sport of archery has come to the Ahfachkee School as part of its physical education classes and the 21st Century afterschool program and students are eager to learn the skill. Big Cypress wildlife manager Jake Osceola teaches the after school program along with teachers Gualberto Mollings

Jade Osceola named Glades County Teacher of Year

BRIGHTON — Jade Osceola just may have been born to teach at Pemayetv Emahakv Charter School. As an elementary school student in the 1990s at Seminole Elementary School in Okeechobee, Osceola was one of the students who participated in the Friday pull-out program. Once a week Tribal students were allowed to

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