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Grants awarded to 24 tribes in 11 states

WASHINGTON — Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs Tara Mac Lean Sweeney announced July 30 that the Office of Indian Energy and Economic Development (IEED) has awarded $5,382,606 in energy and mineral development grants to 24 federally recognized tribes in 11 states across the U.S. The grants will fund tribal efforts to

An evening for Hollywood grads

HOLLYWOOD — A dinner was held June 18 to honor the Seminole Tribe’s 2019 high school graduates from the Hollywood Reservation and elsewhere in Broward County. Hollywood Councilman Chris Osceola hosted the event at Seminole Estates. After the meal, the graduates heard inspirational stories from two recent Hollywood graduates who have gone

NIEA names new executive director

WASHINGTON — The National Indian Education Association’s Board of Directors announced July 1 the appointment of Diana Cournoyer (Oglala Sioux Tribe) as the organization’s new executive director. After a nationwide search, the Board overwhelmingly supported Cournoyer, who has been serving as the interim executive director for the past six months. Cournoyer first

11 graduate from Ahfachkee

IMMOKALEE — As the 11 members of the Ahfachkee School class of 2019 crowded the stage at the Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee on May 21, their families filled the enormous Seminole Center ballroom. The joyous event was a celebration of the students’ hard work and determination leading to their graduation from

PECS honors its alumni with annual grad walk

BRIGHTON — Before they walk into the next chapter of their lives, former Pemayetv Emahakv Charter School students gladly returned to the school on May 22 for an afternoon of appreciation, congratulations and reminiscing. It is an annual rite of passage each May at PECS as the pre-K through grade 8