Earth Day Celebration at Seminole Okalee Indian Village, Hollywood

Saturday, April 23, 2022, 10a-4pm

Join us for the first annual Earth Day Celebration at Seminole Okalee Indian Village. Be one of the first visitors to enjoy Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museums' exhibits inside the spacious gallery. Then explore the green luscious Seminole venue covered with oak trees shading a number of outdoor activities.

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (April 4, 2022) – The Seminole Tribe of Florida announced today it will stage two events during the weekend of April 22-23 to celebrate Earth Day.

The Earth Day festivities will commence at the Seminole Okalee Indian Village in Hollywood on Saturday, April 23 (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.)

This free event is open to the public and will feature live Seminole Native musical performances by Rez Jamz ( and flute music by Gordon Wareham. Additionally, there will be exhibits, a poetry workshop by the Florida Indigenous Writers Group, yoga, environment presentations, Seminole Tribal craft and food vendors, and activity tables.

*Located on 441 across from the Hollywood Seminole Classic Casino. Call 954-214-8192 for more information.

The exhibits will focus on the Seminoles’ relationship with their natural environment and be centered on three distinct conversations: the Seminoles’ views on nature, how they utilize their natural environment, as well as their various efforts to preserve the Florida Everglades.

“The Seminole Tribe’s Climate Resiliency Program is proud to partner with the museum on the 2022 Earth Day events,” said Jill Horwitz, Climate Resiliency Officer. “Seminole Tribal members have helped create a new definition of ‘Resilience’ that includes ‘Strength, Community and Survival.’ The Earth Day events will showcase the Tribe’s environmental stewardship and commitment to a sustainable future.”

Every year on April 22, Earth Day marks the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970. Earth Day is widely recognized as the largest secular observance in the world, marked by more than a billion people every year as a day of action to change human behavior and create global, national, and local policy changes.

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.”


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

Event Schedule
Saturday, April 23, 2022
10am - 4pm

Gates Open

10am - 12pm
Clay Pottery Craft Activity

Exhibit Tables Open

Poetry Workshop (Seminole Village)

Poetry Workshop Reading (On Stage behind Okalee Gallery)

Yoga with Wei (Near stage, behind Gallery)

Beading Craft Activity

Rez Jamz on Stage

Rez Jamz on Stage

Yoga with Wei (Near stage, behind Gallery)

Seed Bomb Activity

Recycle Art Contest Winners Announced

Recycled Art Contest

Within the Earth Day event a special art exhibit will display creative works by talented and inspiring Seminole artists. This competition challenges the artist to utilize materials that are repurposed or recycled.

Tribal members that are interested in participating, please fill out this entry form below. Select from Big Cypress or Hollywood for your display and drop off location.

Art Contest

Enter Contest Here

CATEGORIES: Best of Show and 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in each group. (Groups: Preschool, Elementary, Middle School, High School, and Adults)

Please Note: Artwork will be displayed at the Earth Day Event at the location it was entered at. Artwork must be easy to transport. Art will be displayed in an outdoor environment. We will not be held responsible for damages.

BIG CYPRESS: Submit your artwork on April 18th between 1- 5 PM at the Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum. 34725 W Boundary Rd. Clewiston FL

HOLLYWOOD: Submit your artwork on April 20th between 1-5 PM at the Okalee Village. 3551 N State Rd 7, Hollywood, FL


About 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.

About Seminole Okalee Indian Village

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.

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