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Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum to host AIAC

Medicine Man Bobby Henry leads a friendship dance at AIAC. (File photo)

BIG CYPRESS – The Seminole Tribe’s Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum, on the Big Cypress Reservation, will hold its annual American Indigenous Arts Celebration (AIAC), Nov. 3 and Nov. 4 on the museum’s festival grounds. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days.

The AIAC features Seminole and other Indigenous art, dance, food and music.

Some highlights of the event include adult and youth fashion shows, live alligator wrestling, Native American dance performances by Native Pride, and the return of New Zealand’s Haka Māori Cultural Experience. Attendees can shop among the numerous booths of Native artists, and craft vendors, while enjoying Seminole cuisine, including fresh fry bread. 

Admission is $10 for adults and $7.50 for seniors and students. Admission is free for tribal members, children four and under, and museum members. A special group discount of $5 per person is available for parties of 10 or more who book in advance. Admission includes entrance to the event as well as the museum with its mile-long boardwalk. Parking is free.

AIAC takes place during Native American Heritage Month, For more information, click here.