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FGCU gives Tribal students college preview

FORT MYERS — College life became a close reach on Oct. 17 for students from Pemayetv Emahacv Charter School, Ahfachkee and other local schools attended by Tribal students, as they received a grand tour of Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers. The students, ranging from upper-middle schoolers to high school seniors,

Competitive grazing field trial underway in Brighton

BRIGHTON — Smutgrass is the bane of cattle ranchers throughout Florida, who spend a lot of money trying to eradicate it. The invasive grass, originally from Asia, has a strong foothold in Tribal pastures in Big Cypress and Brighton. Aaron Stam, federally-recognized Tribal extension program agent, knows that most ranchers, academics

Osceola brothers help Hurricane Irma victims

When Connie Osceola learned of the devastation Hurricane Irma caused in September, she used it as an opportunity to teach her grandsons Nigel Osceola, 12, and Dominic Osceola, 11, about giving back to the community. The two brothers, who live in Tampa, went with members of New Day Church in September

Breast cancer survivor stories hit home

While October in northern climates brings a change in the color of leaves, the most noticeable change in Florida is the prevalence of the color pink, which popped up around reservations to commemorate Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Tribal members wore pink as they walked together, posed for photos and listened to speakers

Gordon Wareham steps down from Gaming Commission

HOLLYWOOD — For someone who wasn’t even among the top choices for a seat on the Seminole Tribal Gaming Commission, Gordon “Ollie” Wareham made the most of his opportunity as a commissioner. When Wareham was asked to join the commission in 2004 he was told he wasn’t the first or second

Seminole Tribe receives $63,873 historic preservation grant

Hard work does not always go unnoticed. Because of the efforts put forth by the Seminole Tribe of Florida’s Tribal Historic Preservation Office, the Tribe is set to receive $63,873 in a historic preservation grant from the National Park Service, a bureau of the U.S. Department of the Interior. U.S. Deputy

Hard Rock Stadium unveils phase III upgrades

MIAMI GARDENS — The Miami Dolphins unveiled their latest phase of a $500-million plus renovation at Hard Rock Stadium on Aug. 8. Privately funded by Dolphins and stadium owner Stephen Ross, the phase III renovations include a new partnership with Aston Martin Residences, new food and beverage offerings, luxury and party

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