Exhibit Opening Reception
You are cordially invited to join us for an opening reception, May 5, 2023 at 3pm! The Ah-tah-thi-ki Museum’s upcoming exhibit, Seeing Red: A Community’s Response to Missing and Murdered Indigenous People is meant to be the Seminole Tribe’s reaction to this crisis.
For centuries, Indigenous people have experienced violence, murder, and gone missing at an alarmingly disproportionate rate.
SEEING RED: A Community’s Response to Missing and Murdered Indigenous People will be the Seminole Tribe’s response to honoring and educating. This moving experience will be a marriage of art, educational resources, and personal stories that evoke emotion and reaction to a major injustice.
The exhibit will be featured in the Nook Gallery and stretch out into the Sculpture Garden of the museum. This immersive outdoor experience will include a decorated path of red clothing, donated by community members, leading to a living memorial mound, erected with community donations, in honor of victims and survivors.
In honor of National Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women’s Day, a special candle lit vigil will be held May 5th 2023 after the exhibit reception.
Welcoming Remarks: Lorelei Tommie
Special Presentation: Cyiah Avila & Billie Cypress
Guest Speaker: Rochelle Redbone-Arebalo MMIW Indian Capital Chairperson
Red Handprint Solidarity
Dinner Blessing: Rita Youngman
Vigil Opening: Lorelei Tommie
Moment of Remembrance
Closing Song: Rita Youngman
Do you want to show your support of the MMIP movement and respond to the crisis? You can contribute to the development of the upcoming exhibit, Seeing Red: A Community’s Response to Missing and Murdered Indigenous Relatives in three ways.
1. Donate red clothing that will be hung throughout the sculpture garden at the museum in honor of those who are no longer with us.
2. Donate mementoes for a living memorial mound we will be building in the sculpture garden. Mementos can be any item you would like to leave in honor of those who are afflicted by this crisis.
3. Upload an image or video through google form located at this link: https://forms.gle/1eJUvvY9hwwCzA4C9 submissions through the google form will be incorporated into the exhibit located in the museum. Submissions can be any type of image or video clip related to the topic of Missing and Murdered Indigenous People. Examples include an image of a loved one, images of activism, reaction videos, or recording of your personal story.
The goal of this exhibit is to memorialize, educate, and to prevent.
Any contributions from the community will aid in achieving those goals.
Melissa Sherman, (954) 214-8192, firstname.lastname@example.org
Chris Dirato, Bitner Group, (954) 703-7938, email@example.com
34725 West Boundary Road,
Big Cypress Seminole Indian Reservation
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 www.ahtahthiki.com and follow the museum on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum is located at 34725 W. Boundary Road, Clewiston, Florida.