FORT MYERS — The final night of the Florida Gulf Coast University Native American Film Festival, which ran from Oct. 25 to Nov. 15, featured two films produced for the Miccosukee Tribe’s museum. The films were followed by a panel discussion which veered from the films to Native American lifestyle
BiG CYPRESS — Abigail Tigertail will represent the Seminole Tribe of Florida at a December event in Las Vegas, Nevada. As an Ahfachkee School junior, Tigertail wrote a winning essay chosen by the Intertribal Agriculture Council (IAC) for its competitive "Youth Essay Contest & Conference." She’s received a scholarship for travel expenses
BIG CYPRESS — The Ahfachkee School commemorated the structural completion of its new middle and high school building with a topping off ceremony Nov. 9. Tribal dignitaries, construction executives, architects, Ahfachkee administrators and workers attended the ceremony, which celebrated the accomplishment of the construction crew. "It’s finally happening," said Big Cypress
FORT LAUDERDALE — Coinciding with the celebrations of American Indian Day, the closing reception of the month-long showing of Florida Fashion, an art exhibit of contemporary and traditional skirts and jewelry crafted by South Florida Seminole and Miccosukee women, took place Sept. 27 in Fort Lauderdale City Hall. The Seminole Hard
FORT LAUDERDALE — “Seminole Art Scene from the Frontlines,” a full spectrum of contemporary works by multi-generational Native American artists, will open to the public on Sunday, Nov. 11, at Fort Lauderdale Historical Society. Honoring the history of the land now called Fort Lauderdale and the legacy of Seminole Tribe ancestors,
HOLLYWOOD Indian Day started bright and early for residents of the Hollywood Reservation with a community walk at 7 a.m. Sept. 28. The walk was followed by breakfast at the Culture Camp where eggs, bacon, and an assortment of fresh fruits were served. The smell of smoke from the cooking chickee lingered
BRIGHTON A fishing tournament Sept. 22 was the first of many Indian Day events hosted at the Brighton Reservation. In the following days, Tribal members would turn in arts and crafts (Sept. 26), participate in a clothing contest (Sept. 27) and then see many Indian Day options on the final day, Sept.