Powwow of Champions
Aug 11, 2017 to Aug 13, 2017
7777 S Lewis Ave
The ORU Mabee Center in Tulsa will come alive in a colorful expression of dance, drumming 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 Powwow of Champions. Over 300 dancers, dressed in full tribal 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 Powwow 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 Powwow of Champions, hosted by the Intertribal Indian Club of Tulsa, will also feature arts and crafts including an excellent selection of traditional and contemporary jewelry, artwork, beadwork, paintings, pottery and other quality handcrafted items. Of course, no powwow experience is complete without savoring some traditional foods, so be sure to stop by the vendor booths for fry bread, corn soup, Indian Tacos and many other tasty treats.
Daily admission tickets, family day passes and weekend wristbands are available.
Senior admission: $7.
Children (5 & under): free. While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the pricing listed above, prices are subject to change without notice.