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Beadwork exhibit debuts at Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum

BIG CYPRESS — The Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum opened its newest exhibition, “Rekindled: Contemporary Southeastern Beadwork” in the west gallery. A reception was held for artists and guests Jan. 15 to celebrate the exhibit, which focuses on contemporary beadwork based on traditional styles created in the 1800s. The collection consists of beaded objects,

River film evokes water protection discussion

FORT LAUDERDALE — A film screening at the Savor Cinema in Fort Lauderdale opened a conversation among more than 50 guests about the importance of water conservation. Plenty of environmental subjects were brought to the table on Jan. 10 as part of an evening to celebrate and take action for water

Hollywood races to the the winner’s circle

  HOLLYWOOD —The 17th annual Rez Rally brought together all the Seminole Tribe’s reservations with 474 people who ran and walked amid a nostalgic environment on the Hollywood Reservation as many Tribal citizens hadn’t seen each other in years prior to the rally. “This is one of the few events throughout the

Native Nations Ball boosts fundraising for Veterans Memorial

The Native Nations Inaugural Ball, honoring Native American veterans, was held Jan. 20 at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C. The evening was part of an earlier inauguration for a veterans’ memorial that will be built on the outside of the museum to honor contributions and

Hollywood Rez Torch Club wins national climate challenge

HOLLYWOOD — Hollywood Rez Torch Club members from the Boys & Girls Club won a national environmental grand prize worth $25,000 from the Climate Superstars Challenge, a contest designed to raise awareness about climate change throughout the country’s communities. Sponsored by Samsung, the competition featured 185 Torch clubs across the nation

Pipeline concerns spread to Florida

While the battle over the Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota has generated national attention for most of 2016, protestors in Florida have staged several demonstrations this fall and winter to halt the construction of the Sabal Trail and Florida Southeast Connection underground natural gas transmission pipelines. Hundreds of Tallahassee residents

Veterans contributions to country highlight BC ceremony

BIG CYPRESS — The Veterans Day celebration in Big Cypress honored Natives and non-Native veterans Nov. 11. The program featured guest speakers, singer Spencer Battiest and a sermon by Pastor L.W. Howard. The ceremony started with a march and flag presentation from the Seminole Public Safety Color Guard to honor all

Seminole/Stiles captures two Eagle awards

FORT LAUDERDALE — The Seminole/Stiles construction team won two Eagle awards in this year’s Associated Builders and Contractors Excellence in Construction Awards. The awards were announced at the 27th annual black tie dinner celebration held at the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention Center on Oct. 28 to honor the nation’s most innovative

From FIU to Brighton, Japan’s Ainu people share culture

MIAMI/BRIGHTON — The Ainu people of Japan, whose ancestry is believed to date back as early as the 12th century, brought their culture from the other side of the world to Florida International University in Miami and the Brighton Reservation. The Ainu shared and explained their native songs, dances and customs