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Climate change summit brings conservationists together

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. — Climate change is more than an academic subject; it is a route that defines the future for people in numerous ways. To shed some light on the subject, the Florida Public Archaeology Network, Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum and Florida International University’s Global Indigenous Forum hosted the Tidally United Summit

A glimpse of Florida’s past arrives at the Museum

Every four months, the Museum’s Acquisitions Committee meets to review potential additions to our collection. It’s always a tough choice because resources are limited, but everything we choose to acquire is well thought out, matching the Museum’s mission, and serving the community in the best way possible. We always strive

Wow – What’s the postage on that?

2017 is an important year of anniversaries for the Seminole Tribe of Florida. It marks the 200th anniversary of the beginning of the Seminole Wars, which began in 1817. It is the 60th anniversary of federal recognition of the Seminole Tribe of Florida as a government and a business enterprise.

Thousands of Seminole calves shipped out

BRIGHTON — Tribal pastures in Brighton and Big Cypress are a bit less crowded now that 60 cattle owners sold nearly 4,000 calves during the annual calf shipping July 10-21. The calves left the reservations about 80 to 100 at a time on large multi-level cattle trucks. It took 44 truckloads

Seminole Fire Department graduates six recruits

The Seminole Tribe Fire Rescue Department welcomed six new firefighters to the team at a graduation and badge ceremony on June 29. Family and friends gathered to celebrate graduates Jose Cabañas, Rafael Diaz, Brandon Harris, Vincent Sovik, John Vilches and Devyn Williams, who completed the fire department’s six-week training. “It’s not easy

A lifetime of art with Elgin Jumper

BIG CYPRESS — Elgin Jumper is no stranger to the art world. His latest pieces, on display at the Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum through Oct. 16, are only one collection of the hundreds of pieces he has created throughout his life. Jumper, 53, started his journey with art when he was only 8

Training sessions at NLC focus on housing issues

HOLLYWOOD — Housing issues in Indian Country know no boundaries as tribes from coast to coast can attest. “It’s a desperate need,” said Shelly Tucciarelli, from Oneida Nation of Wisconsin and a consultant with Turtle Clan Development Services LLC. “Every reservation in Indian Country needs housing, whether its elder housing, veterans

Tampa seniors visit Hawaii

About 15 Seminole seniors from Tampa made a 4,500-mile journey to Hawaii in April. The group flew from Tampa to San Francisco and on to the Big Island for a nine-day trip that included a variety of culture activities and sightseeing. The seniors met with Samoans and attended a traditional

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