POW WOW OF CHAMPIONS

August 10, 2018 to August 10, 2018 6:00 pm

The Mabee Center will come alive in a colorful expression of dance, drum music and song as members of tribal nations from around the country gather to honor, strengthen and share traditions with each other and the general public at this year’s Pow Wow of Champions. More than 300 dancers, dressed in full Native American regalia, will participate throughout the weekend in ceremonies and dances, including awe-inspiring grand entries, intertribal dances and dance competitions.

The grand entries at the Pow Wow of Champions mark the beginning of the sessions, led by the Eagle Staff and a Native American color guard. The procession of American Indian dignitaries and dancers is a brilliant and constantly moving sea of color circling the arena to the rhythmic beat of drum and song. In the competitive dance sessions, dancers use the whole arena to exhibit their skills with grace and finesse while attempting to catch the judges’ eyes with their personal style, footwork and striking dance regalia.

The Pow Wow of Champions, hosted by the Intertribal Indian Club of Tulsa, will also feature arts and crafts available for purchase including an excellent selection of traditional and contemporary jewelry, turquoise, artwork, Kachina dolls, beadwork, paintings, pottery, quality handcrafted items, books and music. Traditional foods will be a prominent part of this annual Pow Wow. Fry bread, meat pies and Indian tacos will be available as well as many other tempting and tasty items.

Daily admission tickets and weekend wristbands are available. For more event information visit IICOT’s Facebook Page or call 918.378.4494.

Friday, August 10

Ticket Office: 10:00 AM
Doors Open: 5:00 PM
Event Time: 6:00 PM
Grand Entry : 8:00 PM

Saturday, August 11

Ticket Office: 10:00 AM
Doors Open: 11:00 AM
Event Time: 12:00 PM
Grand Entry : 6:00 PM

Sunday, August 12

Ticket Office: 10:00 AM
Doors Open: 11:00 AM
Event Time: 12:00 PM
Grand Entry : 4:00 PM

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