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Tina Marie Osceola to be featured in Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki lecture series

Tina Marie Osceola (Courtesy Seminole Tribe)

Tribal member Tina Marie Osceola is set to speak at the next Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum lecture series on the Big Cypress Reservation.

The event takes place Feb. 21 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Big Cypress’ To-Pee-Kee-Ke Yak-Ne Community Center, located at 30560 Josie Billie Highway in Clewiston.

Osceola is an associate judge for the Seminole Tribe and is considered an expert on issues of Tribal sovereignty and historic preservation.

The lifetime resident of Naples also owns several small businesses and is a Realtor.

Osceola earned a degree in political science from Rollins College and a master’s degree in public administration from Nova Southeastern University.

She has previously served as executive director of the Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum, board member of the National Museum of the American Indian and president of the American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association.

The next scheduled lecture will feature Winona LaDuke on April 18. LaDuke is an environmentalist who is known for her work on tribal land claims and preservation.

She was on the Green Party ticket as vice president in 1996 and 2000 with presidential nominee Ralph Nader.

For more information, contact Cherrah Giles at (863) 902-1113, ext. 12205 or cherrahgiles@semtribe.com.

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