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Reservations show their Red Ribbon pride

With a nationwide theme of “Life is your journey, travel drug free,” Seminole reservations turned out in full force during the Tribe’s annual participation in Red Ribbon Week. (See all the images at the end of this story). From Oct. 12-17 Immokalee was filled with activities from colorfully decorated doors to community

Bureau of Indian Education sets forth new strategic direction

The Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) recently published a new strategic direction for the organization – to be implemented through 2023. The BIE is a division of the U.S. Department of the Interior under the Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs. The BIE provides funds and manages many functions and policies of

Ahfachkee School names students of the month

BIG CYPRESS — The Ahfachkee School awarded its first students of the month for each grade level in September. Students of the month are chosen based on the school’s newly implemented character education program, which focuses on a different character trait every month. The eight character traits are cooperation, responsibility, citizenship, kindness,

PECS Friday clubs add creative fun to school

BRIGHTON — On Friday afternoons, the classrooms where Pemayetv Emahakv Charter School students toil over their academics during the week are transformed into a camp-like atmosphere for Friday clubs. The Friday clubs program offer a host of activities designed to allow the kids let loose and see another side of their

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.