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Tribal Historic Preservation Office awarded grant to examine effects of Hurricane Irma on cultural resources

By Maureen MahoneyTribal Archaeologist, Tribal Historic Preservation Office, Seminole Tribe of Florida The Seminole Tribe of Florida Tribal Historic Preservation Office (STOF-THPO) was recently awarded a $400,000 grant from the Supplemental Historic Preservation Fund from the National Park Service. The grant funds will be used to determine the impact that Hurricane Irma had on

Swim healthy, stay healthy

Swimming is a fun and a great way to stay healthy and spend time with family and friends. However, it’s important not to swim or let your kids swim if they have diarrhea. Just one diarrheal incident in the water can release millions of diarrhea-causing germs like Crypto (short for

Seminoles welcome Miss Indian World

Miss Indian World Danielle Ta’Sheena Finn, a citizen of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, made a whirlwind tour of the Brighton, Big Cypress and Hollywood reservations prior to participating in the Seminole Tribal Fair and Pow Wow from Feb. 10-12. In Brighton, Finn visited Pemayetv Emahakv Charter School Feb. 8 where

Jessica Osceola earns Master of Fine Arts

FORT MYERS — Embracing her bi-racial identity as a Seminole and American woman, Jessica Osceola created art from the issues she has faced throughout her life. After five years of study and work, she recently earned her Master of Fine Arts in Sculpture from Academy of Art University in San

Documentary sheds light on Black Seminole war hero

BIG CYPRESS — A rarely told story of a Black Seminole hero is being made into an educational documentary called “Suwannee Warrior.” Filming began Nov. 6 on the Big Cypress Reservation. “It’s one of those stories that is rarely spoken about nowadays, in the Tribe and outside as well,” said Naples

Guy LaBree Seminole exhibit opens in Tallahassee

An exhibit titled “Guy LaBree: Painted Stories of the Seminoles” is on display at the Museum of Florida History in Tallahassee through Jan. 29, 2017. An opening reception, featuring medicine man Bobby Henry and live music from the Rita Youngman Band, was held Sept. 29. The exhibit features original and reproduction paintings

Proud moments for Princesses at FSU homecoming

TALLAHASSEE — Traditional patchwork worn by Seminole royalty and Tribal citizens stood out in a sea of garnet and gold throughout Tallahassee during Florida State University’s homecoming celebration Oct 14-15. It was a whirlwind weekend for Miss Florida Seminole Kirsten Doney, Jr. Miss Florida Seminole Thomlynn Billie and their families as