Powwow of Champions
Aug 09, 2019 to Aug 11, 2019
7777 S Lewis Ave
The ORU Mabee Center in Tulsa 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 Powwow of Champions. Over 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 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, turquoise, artwork, Kachina dolls, beadwork, paintings, pottery, quality handcrafted items, books and music. Traditional foods will be a prominent part of this annual powwow. Fry bread, meat pies and Indian tacos will be available as well as many other tempting and tasty items.
Daily admission tickets, family day passes and weekend wristbands are available.