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Intertribal Timber Council tours Big Cypress

BIG CYPRESS — A group of 167 attendees at the National Indian Timber Symposium, hosted by the Intertribal Council, took an educational field trip to Big Cypress on June 12 where they learned about the Tribe’s cattle program and native area management practices. (See related story) The group also toured Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki

Business Profile: Billiee Beauty

IMMOKALEE — Vanessa Billie has always been passionate about beauty and cosmetics. In May, she turned her passion into a business and created Billiee Beauty, an online make-up store. A 2015 graduate of Immokalee High School, Billie has since graduated from the Academy of Glam in Cooper City and the Florida

11 graduate from Ahfachkee

IMMOKALEE — As the 11 members of the Ahfachkee School class of 2019 crowded the stage at the Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee on May 21, their families filled the enormous Seminole Center ballroom. The joyous event was a celebration of the students’ hard work and determination leading to their graduation from

Ahfachkee students rock the house at spring concert

BIG CYPRESS — After only four months playing musical instruments, Ahfachkee School students showed what practice and motivation can do as they performed a rousing, pop-inspired spring concert April 30 for family, friends and other students. The students demonstrated their new-found skills on guitar, bass, ukulele, keyboards and drums on songs

Preschoolers celebrate graduation

After a few years in the comfort and safety of preschool, preschoolers around the reservations donned caps and gowns, said goodbye to what was and took their first steps into what will be their future. IMMOKALEE One at a time, eight graduates proudly walked through a gauntlet of loved ones as they