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Florida Indian Youth Program applications open

From July 21 to Aug. 4, Tribal students from Florida and Georgia will convene in Tallahassee to take part in the annual Florida Indian Youth Program. There, students will interact with other Native youth, gain insight into the college experience, attend a college and career fair and interact with representatives

Hollywood Preschool gets fit

HOLLYWOOD — Hollywood Recreation hosted a morning of exercise, healthy snacks and fun as part of the Get Fit program for children from the Hollywood Preschool on Feb. 23. Stretching, obstacle courses and scooter board drills were among the activities which included a healthy bit of fun with an exercise parachute. The

Students meet with legislators for 4-H Day

TALLAHASSEE — The state Capitol was abuzz with enthusiasm Feb. 22 as the Seminole Tribe’s 4-H students took to learning more about the inner workings of one of the country’s most pivotal state governments at the annual 4-H Day. As part of its mission to engage students with the necessary skills

Ahfachkee and THPO map out Seminole life

BIG CYPRESS — High school juniors at Ahfachkee School are taking on a new kind of history project this year – laying out the Seminole story online using a digital mapping platform. The Tribal Historic Preservation Office will lead the project to teach students in Antonio Wright’s history class about utilizing

State of Indian Nations recognizes new tribes, discusses legislation

The 2018 State of Indian Nations, held by the National Congress of American Indians, gathered hundreds of spectators on Feb. 12 to hear about goals, opportunities and priorities regarding the federal government and Indian Country. NCAI President Jefferson Keel delivered this year’s speech and Senator Tom Udall, D-NM, delivered the

Tribal student shares Seminole story at Hollywood Hills

HOLLYWOOD — For one local Tribal student, being a teenager is merely a gateway to having a loud voice for change. Talia Rodriguez, 16, is a sophomore at Hollywood Hills High School looking to help people understand the Seminole Tribe in a way that goes beyond school textbooks and history

Students get a Close Up of DC

WASHINGTON, DC — The nation’s capital is home to more than just legislation and historical buildings – it also provides an education experience visitors will never forget. From Feb. 4 through 8, Seminole students congregated with dozens of other high schoolers from Tribes around the U.S. in Washington, D.C. to

Center for Native American Youth to recognize Champions for Change

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Aspen Institute’s Center for Native American Youth (CNAY) will celebrate its sixth cohort of CNAY Champions for Change through a series of recognition events in Washington, D.C. in February. The 2018 Champions include Damien Carlos (Tohono O’odham Nation), Isabel Coronado (Muscogee Creek Nation), Shawna Garza (Kickapoo

Ahfachkee recounts Egmont Key history

BIG CYPRESS — To tourists, Egmont Key is a lovely spit of land in the Gulf of Mexico near Tampa Bay, but to Seminoles it represents the misery endured by ancestors during the Seminole Wars in the mid-1800s. The island is disappearing due to erosion, but thanks to the Tribal Historic

PECS students focus on books during Literacy Week

BRIGHTON — Students at Pemayetv Emahakv Charter School began their week Jan. 22 with a visit from the Seminole Tribe Fire Rescue Department, who came to school with sirens blaring to kick off Celebrate Literacy Week, Florida! in style. Students welcomed the fire fighters as they dismounted their shiny red fire