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Weaving Fort Marion into Florida’s Native history

The Museum’s historic collection consists of many types of things, from 19th century newspapers to patchwork clothing, to sculpture and paintings. However, the majority of the objects we care for are photographs. We estimate we have 150,000 photographs that range from the early 20th century to the present day. You’ve no

Kids have a splash at summer aquatics days

On June 12, the Big Cypress Recreation Department, along with the Boys & Girls Clubs of America and Big Cypress Councilman Mondo Tiger, hosted a “Summer Aquatics Day Kick Off Party.” Kids from across the reservation enjoyed a variety of activities, food and fun at the Big Cypress Community Pool. Immokalee

Immokalee summer camp cooks up culture

Summer camp is more than games, sports and water fun. In Immokalee the campers also learned to cook a traditional Seminole meal in the cooking chickee June 13. The day was plenty hot without the large fire raging under the grate in the chickee, but the kids endured the heat and

4-H wraps up successful year at annual banquet

BRIGHTON — The 134-member Seminole Indian 4-H club celebrated another year of accomplishments at its annual awards banquet June 4 at the Fred Smith Rodeo Arena in Brighton. Youth participants, adult volunteers and cattle owners were recognized for their work and commitment to the program. “What we take away from this

Vickey Huff retires as elder services director

BIG CYPRESS — After spending the better part of 30 years making sure Seminole seniors had all their needs met, Director of Elder Services Vickey Huff has retired. Now she intends to pay a little more attention to herself, her family and her interests. Her journey began with a retirement party

Maddux Motlow honored for fundraising efforts

It only takes one person to make a large difference. At only 10 years old, Maddux Motlow fundraised $700 for the American Heart Association for their ongoing research and community involvement. The fifth-grader raised the money through a fundraiser at Driftwood Elementary School in April. He raised more money than the

Lacrosse: Native sport, Native life

Memorial Day weekend is a hallowed holiday in which we remember and honor our military personnel who died or were wounded in battle. It is a great tradition that many in Indian Country know well as we often have a relative who served or is serving in the armed forces.