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Staying safe for the holidays

The holidays are here and this holiday season, the Office of Emergency Management reminds you to keep safety in mind as you decorate your home, shop for gifts, and travel. As you gather around with family and friends to celebrate, keep the following safety tips in mind to have safe

Ahfachkee students dig up history

BIG CYPRESS — Moses Jumper’s Big Cypress pasture contains more than just cattle; it also holds the remnants of an old U.S. Army fort from 1855. The Tribal Historic Preservation Office has been excavating the presumed site of Fort Shackleford since 2008 and on Nov. 20 a group of THPO archeologists

Eat smart and move more with a holiday challenge

“This year, the only thing that should be stuffed for the holidays is the turkey.” That’s the motto of the 11th Annual “Eat Smart, Move More, Maintain Don’t Gain Holiday Challenge,” a seven-week, email-based event that helps people avoid the bulge of holiday overindulging. The Florida Department of Health in Broward

Thanksgiving leftovers are as easy as 1-2-3

Thanksgiving is known for family gatherings, parades and of course copious amounts of delicious food. any people agree that one of the best benefits of Thanksgiving is the leftovers, but without the proper precautions, they may pose a danger to familied. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, many

Seminoles welcome Indian Day

November may be Native American Heritage Month, but most Seminoles celebrated Indian Day in September. “It’s Indian Day every day for us; today is just a day the government decided to recognize us and give us a holiday,” said Chairman Marcellus W. Osceola Jr. “It’s a chance for us to fellowship

Skyla Osceola, NSU open season Nov. 10

The Nova Southeastern University women’s basketball team will make its 2017-18 debut Nov. 10 against Delta State in Jackson, Tenn. The Sharks home opener will be Nov. 18 against Tampa. This year’s squad includes Skyla Osceola, a 5-foot-8 guard from the Hollywood Reservation. Osceola, a former standout at American Heritage-Plantation, is

Season starts for Curtis Osceola, OCU basketball

Plenty of new faces, including the Seminole Tribe’s Curtis Osceola, are part of the 2017-18 Oklahoma City University men’s basketball team whose season was slated to start Oct. 28 against Manhattan Christian in Kansas. Six of the nine new players are guards, including Osceola, who finished his high school career at

USET/USET SPF honors Howard Tommie

CHEROKEE, N.C. — Former Seminole Tribe Chairman Howard Tommie was honored Oct. 9 at the 2017 annual meeting of United South and Eastern Tribes, Inc., (USET) and USET Sovereignty Protection Fund (USET SPF), held within the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians homelands. Tommie’s family accepted gifts from USET Veterans Affairs Committee Chairman