Indigenous Peoples Day
Drop in for a day-long celebration of Native history, arts and culture! This event is FREE to the public and visitors will enjoy $5 discounted admission to the museum exhibitions. Onsite parking is available for this event!
Schedule of Events
Click on the tabs below to discover things to do throughout the day.
12:00 | Southeastern Tribal Stomp Dancers
1:00 | Social Dance (everyone welcome!)
2:00 | Reading of the Mayoral Proclamation and Remarks
3:00 | OKCPS NASS Dance Group
4:00 | Moore Public Schools Indian Education Dance Group
MC: Ace Grenwood (Chickasaw/Choctaw)
Singing/Drum led by Brent Greenwood (Chickasaw/Ponca)
All above events will take place in the Courtyard. Visitors may bring their own chair, blanket and umbrella. No coolers or outside drink.
Coffee, soda, beer/wine and lighter fare available at Arbor Café (10:00-7:00 PM)
Courtyard concessions available 12-5 in support of Matriarch
Indigenous-inspired cuisine available at Thirty Nine Restaurant (11:00-4:00 PM)
Purchase Native items at FAMstore (10:00-7:00 PM)
10:00-7:00 | Exhibitions open with discounted $5 admission (last gallery entry 6:30)
12:00-5:00 | Hands-on activities in the galleries and Hall of The people
1:00, 3:00 & 6:00 | Walk-in tours included with admission—meet at the Ticketing desk in Hall of The People
12:30 | Storytime with Metro Library
1:30 | Prairie Dance Theatre Performance
2:30 | Storytime with Metro Library
3:30 | Prairie Dance Theatre Performance
5:00 | Live Set with DJ Werewulf (Muscogee/Kiowa)
All above events will take place in the Xchange Theater.
12:00 - 6:00 | Marathon Screening of Rutherford Falls
7:00 | Panel Discussion on Native representation in popular culture, including:
- Jana Schmieding, Rutherford Falls writer and actor (Cheyenne River Lakota Sioux) via Zoom
- Crystal Echo-Hawk (Pawnee), CEO of IllumiNative via Zoom
- Actor Jake Tiger (Seminole, Ojibwe, Sac & Fox)
- Actor and podcaster Angela Startz (Inupiaq)
- Moderated by Sarah Adams-Cornell of Matriarch (Choctaw)
Tickets are not required for these events and seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Thank you to our sponsors Oklahoma Arts Council and Oklahoma City University.