Day 2 Emcee Notes

Earth Day Celebration
Saturday, April 23, 2022


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

Gates Open

Clay Pottery Craft
Located under the large activity tent

Exhibit Tables Open

Poetry Workshop

Poetry Workshop Reading (On Stage)

12pm - 2pm
Beading Craft Activity

Rez Jamz (On Stage)

Rez Jamz (On Stage)

Yoga with Wei (on Boardwalk Hunting Camp)

Last Call! Go inside the gallery and vote on the best recycle art competition.

Clay Seed Bomb Activity

Voting stops for the Art Contest

Recycle Art Contest Winners Announced

Event ends

Welcome to Earth Day celebration hosted by the Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum and the Seminole Tribe climate resiliency department.

We would first like to thank the Seminole Tribe of Florida for making this possible and to all of the tribal departments for participating.

community thank you:
We are so grateful for the Hollywood Community and all of the tribal members that came out today, please feel free to enjoy the facility and take in all of the great scenery.

introduce Gordon and Marcella
Without further ado I’d like to introduce to you the Director and assistant Director of the Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki museum Mr. Gordan Wareham and Mrs. Marcella Billie

- Gordan and Marcella opening remarks

Council welcoming remarks
Add this time I’d like to ask if there any tribal officials presents who may want to say a word.

look in the gallery
If you haven’t explored the inside of the gallery please take a peek this is our newest satellite branch of the Seminole tribes Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum. This space will be a venue for exhibits of the museum, sharing the Seminole Tribe’s culture in history.

Outside space
It also is a great meeting space and a great place to bring Open students for field trips.

**A few housekeeping items**
- Restrooms inside the main building.
-Restrooms around the side of the rear building towards stage
- schedule: scan the QR code to view the schedule of events. if you can't scan, go to the museum's website and follow the link on the top of the page

All day:
-Bee Keepers, near the stage: ongoing talks and HONEYYYYYY, say hello to Chris and Iris Alonso and learn about bee keeping.

-Make fun crafts (clay pottery, beading, and Seed bombs)

-Visit the photo collection table. visit Mrs. Barbara and ID friends and family if you can.

Watch the Earth Day video
Take a few minutes and cool off inside the gallery and watch the Earth Day video created by our very own tribal members. It was a produced by SMP and they did an amazing job! The 20 minute video includes interviews from Cody Motlow, Daniel Tommie, Durante Blais Billie, Houston Cypress, Krystle Young Bowers, and Samuel Tommie.
Also on the

-Poetry Workshop, 10:30pm in collaboration with the Florida Indigenous Writers Group (Elgin and Krystle) poetry reading on stage is at 11:30/12pm

-Rez Jamz! Rez Jamz is a new musical series designed to showcase tribal musicians and is produced at the To-Pee-Kee-Ke Yak-Ne
Community Center in Big Cypress.
-- Featuring 2 artist today: Eden Jumper and Cypress Billie
--Cypress Billie: Singer songwriter Cypress Billie was the featured performer during a taping in late September. Billie, who performs
as Cornwallis, is a member of the Long Tail Panther Clan and the Big Cypress community. He is also an educator at the Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum.
--Billie has been writing songs since he was 13 years old. His father, former Chairman James Billie, was his inspiration. As a kid, he played ukulele, but as his hands got bigger his father gave him his guitar.

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.