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Harmon brothers continue family’s military legacy

While most of their still young lives have been spent away from South Florida, the Harmon brothers say visiting Seminole lands still feels like “coming home.” Eli and Levi Harmon, 22-year-old twins, came “home” in July to take care of some business at Tribal Headquarters in Hollywood and to visit family

Seminole Fire Department graduates six recruits

The Seminole Tribe Fire Rescue Department welcomed six new firefighters to the team at a graduation and badge ceremony on June 29. Family and friends gathered to celebrate graduates Jose Cabañas, Rafael Diaz, Brandon Harris, Vincent Sovik, John Vilches and Devyn Williams, who completed the fire department’s six-week training. “It’s not easy

Amber Alerts may expand to reservations

Last month, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., introduced new legislation that can assist in solving kidnapping cases on Native American reservations via Amber Alerts. If passed, the legislation, called the “Amber Alert in Indian Country Act of 2017,” will expand the Amber Alert warning system to Tribal reservations. The Department of Justice

History comes to life at PECS culture days

BRIGHTON — For students at Pemayetv Emahakv Charter School (PECS), culture days are more like living history than studying it. By participating in the traditional Seminole camp, students couldn’t help but learn what their ancestors did on a daily basis just to survive. Seventh- and eighth-graders stepped back in time May 23

4-H wraps up year with banquet

BIG CYPRESS — The annual Seminole Indian 4-H banquet celebrates the accomplishments of its youth and livestock owners, but this year, the May 23 banquet in Big Cypress also served as a farewell to longtime 4-H coordinator Polly Hayes. For 21 years, Hayes nurtured, mentored and taught scores of 4-H kids

High school seniors receive signing day ceremonies

College Signing Day, a national event that lets high school seniors publicly announce their choice of college, was celebrated tribal wide May 5 with festivities in Big Cypress, Brighton, Immokalee and Hollywood. Sponsored by the Center for Student Success and Services, the event was streamed live on Seminole Media Production’s

PECS student Charlie Armstrong spells for sovereignty

BRIGHTON — Language is a core component of culture. For some members of the Seminole Tribe, this particular component is the Creek language, and one student has dedicated a large part of his life to understanding its significance. Pemayetv Emahakv Charter School sixth-grader Charlie Armstrong won first place in the school’s

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