The Miccosukee Tribe of Indians are “the original locals” in Florida.

And yet the tribe’s import and its footprints in South Florida have largely been lost on the hordes of international and local visitors who descend on the Wynwood neighborhood annually — especially as the community begins its busiest season with Miami Art Week beginning on Dec. 2, and Art Basel’s four-day run, Dec. 5-8.

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A stand-off between Florida’s Indian tribes and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is threatening to derail work to restore more than a half million acres of swamps and marshes.

Guests for Sundial on Monday, March 19, 2018:

We revisited an interview we had with Miccosukee Indian School teacher William Osceola. The k-12 school has about 150 students and the most recent graduating class had seven students. Osceola told us how the accredited school is modeled to highlight Miccosukee tradition but also provides an education that parallels traditional public school outside of the reservation. 

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Guests for Sundial Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018:

Palm Beach Post reporter Andrew Marra discusses the resignation of Palm Beach County school district’s superintendent Robert Avossa, which was announced on Mon.

William Osceola is a teacher at the Miccosukee Indian School. He talks about his experience in traditional grade school, the lessons and values he teaches to his students and his approach to counter Native American stereotypes.

Rocky Jim Jr. has been an alligator wrestler for over 31 years. He learned from his father, Rocky Jim Sr., and comes from a family of alligator wrestlers: his grandfather, Bobby Tiger and his uncles, Bo Jim and Elvis “Tippy” Cypress. 

Rocky dropped out of school when he was in the 6th grade and began working maintenance jobs with his father. He later worked in his brother’s workshop, and eventually began working as a handyman at the reservation. 

Can Beckham Bend It At A Boat Slip?

May 23, 2014
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On The Florida Roundup: Former soccer star David Beckham's team presents a new plan for a stadium and park at a boat slip by the American Airlines Arena after their vision for a facility at Miami's Port faced fierce opposition. 

Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez got into office by touting his opposition to Marlins Park. But this week he was all over in the news for deals with sports teams, including the Miami Heat and Dolphins. What’s changed?

And a reporter spends eight months delving into the world of South Florida's Seminole and Miccosukee Indians.