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PECS students hear from leaders before Student Council election

BRIGHTON — The entire Pemayetv Emahakv Charter School student body listened intently Sept. 6 as Chairman Marcellus W. Osceola Jr., Brighton Councilman Andrew J. Bowers Jr., Brighton Board Rep. Larry Howard and Big Cypress Councilman Mondo Tiger shared their experiences as elected officials. The event was held a couple weeks prior

Hollywood seniors share cultural exchange in Maui, Hawaii

Submitted by Naomi Wilson MAUI, HAWAII — During their recent out of state trip, the Hollywood seniors were able to do a cultural exchange with the local Natives in Ka’anapali, Maui, Hawaii. This event was organized by the Hollywood Elders Services Activities Coordinator Elizabeth Bridon and the host hotel, the Westin Maui.

Harmon brothers continue family’s military legacy

While most of their still young lives have been spent away from South Florida, the Harmon brothers say visiting Seminole lands still feels like “coming home.” Eli and Levi Harmon, 22-year-old twins, came “home” in July to take care of some business at Tribal Headquarters in Hollywood and to visit family

Experts tout importance of data collection in Native education

MIAMI — Data collection is a tedious process that is often reserved for academics and researchers. But while it might be seen as a tiresome process, it can have profound implications on Native communities. In the domain of Native education, accurate data collection has an effect on many things, including what

Naples SWEP students learn about Tribal departments

The Naples community is a small one with few of the departments common on other reservations. To allow Naples youth to participate in the Summer Work Experience Program, community outreach coordinator Sandra Osceola worked with Kerlande Patterson to develop a plan to introduce students to opportunities within the Tribe. Students chose

Summer Work Experience Program features most participants ever

  More than 100 teens from every reservation participated in the Summer Work Experience Program (SWEP), where they gained valuable experience from working every day and earning a paycheck every week. The program, sponsored by the Center for Student Success and Services, placed students in a variety of tribal departments including Culture,