Earth Day Event at Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum and Seminole Okalee Village Indian & Museum

Tuesday, April 18, 2023 9am - 6pm at Okalee Village
Thursday April 20, 2023, 10a-4pm and Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum

Join us for 2 Free Events!

Enjoy Earth Day the Native way! Join the Seminole Tribe of Florida's Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum and the Seminole Okalee Indian Village and Museum as we showcase live performances from Barry Big Mountain and the Iron Horse Dancers that will perform songs and dances of the American Indian, Seminole Native musical performances by Rez Jamz.

In addition to our native craft and tribal food vendors, there will be several special non-profit organizations joining the celebration including
Museum of Discovery and Science, History Miami Museum, Hendry Glades Audubon, Tree Amigos Growers, Florida Trail Association, and NASA that will be sharing specialized Earth friendly activities, educational workshops, gardening tips, and tricks from experts with very green thumbs!

The day will be filled with Guided Nature Walks, Guided Bird Watch Walks, Craft Activities, and environmental presentations. Surround yourself in nature and Seminole culture and enjoy Earth Day the Native Way!

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More about the Iron Horse Dancers!
The Iron Horse Dancers are Big Mountain Family and extended family that are dancers from different parts of the country showing their style. This educational program shows the beauty of Native America and explains each style before they perform and shares their story about each dancer. Learn the connection with song and dance to the earth and the animals and relationship with the earth and everything on it in respect and a celebration of life!- In honor of my father Iron Horse! Iron Horse Dancers!!

Bonus! For those looking to tour the Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum during the event on April 20, enjoy this special day of free admission. This is limited to self-guided tours. Guided tours will not be available on this day.

According to, Earth Day aims to “build the world's largest environmental movement to drive transformative change for people and the planet.” The movement's mission is “to diversify, educate and activate the environmental movement worldwide.”

Calling All Seminole Tribal Member and Descendant Creative Writers and Artists!

Announcing a new publication: Earth Day – The Native Way

The Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum is inviting all Seminole creative writers, photographers, and artists to submit their essays, limericks, haiku, poetry, prose and original works to be considered to for the first ever publication, Earth Day – The Native Way.

Earth Day Publication Call for Creative

To join, submit your “What Does Earth Day Mean to Me?” themed work by April 18, 2023.

Space is limited, selected entries will be considered based on creativity and skill.

All selected participants will receive a copy of this special publication!

Open to all ages Tribal Citizens and Descendants. Essay Criteria: 300 words or less. Preschoolers through Kindergarten: Illustrations accepted. Handwritten or digital word document submissions in 12 point font are accepted. Email to your submissions with “Earth Day the Native Way” in the subject line. Include your name, contact information, and title of piece.

Contact information for Submission
Big Cypress: Jeri Joiner,,
Brighton: Tiawannah Calhoun,
Immokalee: Magdalie Dumorne,
Hollywood: Shayla Brown
Tiawannah Calhoun,
Tampa: Sandra Freeman,
Adults: Melissa or Elizabeth,

**Call the museum for more information (863) 902-1113 ask for Melissa or Liz!

Vendors Wanted! Download your application now!

Food Vendor


Historic photo of Josie Billie in the garden at Okalee Indian Village in Hollywood, Florida.

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Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum

Thursday, April 20, 2023
Time Activity Location
10am TBA
10am-12pm TBA
10:00am TBA
10:15am TBA
10:30am TBA
11am TBA
12pm TBA  
12:30pm TBA Theater
12pm-2pm TBA Presenters Tent 1
1pm TBA Stage
1:30pm TBA Boardwalk
2pm-4pm TBA Presenters Tent 1
2pm TBA
3:00pm TBA
4:00pm Closing Announcements/Thanks
Earth Day Maggie Mae HS Winner Eye of the Panther
Earth Day Hans Rose Art
Earth Day Ahfachkee presenter
Earth Day Honey
Earth Day Vendor Clean
Earth Day Ahfachkee Banana

About the Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum

The Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum opened in 1997 and is owned and operated by the Seminole Tribe of Florida. Situated in the Everglades on a 66-acre cypress dome on the Big Cypress Seminole Indian Reservation, the museum offers more than 5,000 square feet of gallery space. Exhibits feature rare artifacts and lifelike dioramas that depict Seminole life at the turn of the century. In 2009, the Museum became the first tribally governed museum to be accredited by the American Association of Museums. For more information, visit and follow the museum on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum is located at 34725 W. Boundary Road, Clewiston, Florida. [Directions]

About the Seminole Okalee Indian Village & Museum

Seminole Okalee Indian Village introduces visitors to the unconquered spirit of the Seminole Indians in the heart of the Hollywood Seminole Indian reservation. This historic landmark features special Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum exhibits within the gallery. The Seminole Village and Culture Camp on property features lush outdoor landscapes and meeting spaces adorned with Seminole thatch roof chickees. Seminole Okalee Indian Village is located at 3551 N. State Road 7, Hollywood, Florida. [Directions]