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FGCU ‘Native American Festival’ celebrates patchwork

FORT MYERS — Florida Gulf Coast University commemorated Native American culture in November by highlighting the art and culture of the Seminole and Miccosukee Tribes. The last event of the school’s second annual “Native American Festival” on Nov. 21 focused on patchwork. Seminole Tribal member Jessica Osceola, Miccosukee Tribal member Khadijah Cypress

Healthy cooking class teaches how to combat diabetes

IMMOKALEE — The statistics about diabetes are chilling. More than 30 million Americans have diabetes and about 25 percent (7.2 million) don’t know it. Native Americans have a greater chance of getting diabetes than any other racial group in the U.S. They are more than twice as likely to get the disease

The photographs remember

Happy holidays to you and your families, from the Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum. Christmas and the New Year are times for celebration, but also for recollection and thought. We remember times gone by and we wonder what is to come. These days we all have our own interests and activities,

Achievements of Native women artists showcased at Smithsonian American Art Museum

WASHINGTON — Women have been a predominant creative force behind Native American art, yet their individual contributions, for centuries, have largely remained unrecognized and anonymous. In the first major thematic exhibition to explore the artistic contributions of Native women, “Hearts of Our People: Native Women Artists” celebrates the achievements of these