Floridian of the Year 2019
A Florida Native American teacher is helping to preserve the Creek language
Jade Osceola is fighting to keep her tribe’s native language from becoming obsolete. Osceola, 33, teaches Creek to eighth-graders at Seminole Brighton Reservation’s Pemayetv Emahakv (pronounced Pemma- yetta Emma-ha-ga) Charter School, or “Our Way” school. Earlier this year, she was named Glades County Teacher of the Year.
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