The 71st Annual Florida Folk Festival is next weekend, May 26th-28th, 2023 at the Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park in White Springs, FL. This Friday, join us on the blog to learn about Seminole presence at the festival, its history, and how you can attend!
This week, learn a bit about the Florida Folklife Festival! Experience music, crafts, storytelling, food, dancing and more at this year's 70th annual festival in White Springs, FL. Follow along to explore the history of the festival, the integral role Seminole people have played in its popularity and success, and how you can participate.
How much do you know about the Plume Wars in Florida? Grab some popcorn! This week follow along as we talk about the Native Reel Cinema Festival, the Plume Wars in Florida, and the 1958 film Wind Across the Everglades.
Last week, we explored the history of Seminole basket-making. This week, join us as we take a look at Seminole basket makers, how important it is to support traditional makers, and threats to the craft.
Do you know what customary use rights are? Join us as we learn more about Big Cypress National Preserve in South Florida, and the rights Seminole and Miccosukee people have in this federally managed space.
In the third and final installment of our Ethics and Native communities series, join us as we learn all about ecotourism and how to be an ethical eco-tourist in Indian Country. Think critically about your role as a tourist, and how to be responsible when it comes to the environment and communities you interact with!