Annual Pow Wow of Champions at ORU

IICOTaubsExperience the beauty and richness of Native American culture when the Intertribal Indian Club of Tulsa (IICOT) hosts the 39th Annual Pow Wow of Champions August 12-14, 2016. The dance is located at the Oral Roberts University, Mabee Center, 7777 South Lewis,Tulsa, OK.

I.I.C.O.T. invites every one of all nationalities, young, or old, to attend a magnificent celebration of Native American culture.

The Mabee Center will come alive in a colorful expression of dance, drum music and song as members of tribal nations throughout the country gather together to honor, strengthen and share traditions and with each other and the general public.

IICOTfancyDancerThe Mabee Center will come alive in a colorful expression of dance, drum music and song as members of tribal nations throughout the country gather together to honor, strengthen and share traditions and with each other and the general public.  The dance, spectator area, will be held in air conditioned comfort.

Over 300 dancers, dressed in full Native American dance clothes will participate throughout the weekend in ceremonies and dances, including Grand Entries, intertribal dances and dance competitions.

The Grand Entries mark the beginning of pow wow sessions, led by the Eagle Staff and the United States flag carried by a Native American Color Guard.

IICOTcricketShieldsThe procession of dignitaries and dancers is a brilliant and constantly moving sea of color circling the arena to the rhythmic beat of drum and song.  It is a photographers’ paradise, watching the Grand Entry is exciting and awe-inspiring.  It is impossible not to move with the rhythm of the drum and be caught up in the energy.

The Pow Wow of Champions will also feature an Arts and Crafts Mart with an excellent selection of traditional and contemporary jewelry, artwork, beadwork, paintings, quality handcrafted items, rarely seen in one location.

Traditional foods will be a prominent part of this annual pow wow.  Fry bread, Meat Pies, Indian tacos will be available as well as many other tempting and tasty items.

IICOTrayleneStep back into time – there is plenty of Free Parking.  A souvenir program book that includes information on the different dance styles will be available for purchase.

The doors will open at 5:00 pm on Friday, August 12th with dancing beginning at 6:00 pm. Saturday, August 13 and Sunday, August 14, the doors will open at 11:00 a.m. with dancing beginning at noon.

The Pow Wow of Champions is a family event alcohol and drug free.  For more information, please call (918) 378-4494, visit WWW.IICOT.ORG, or find us on Facebook!

General admission is $8 with a Senior discount available. Weekend wristbands are $15. Age 5 and under are free. Call to see if your student can attend for free!