35th annual Powwow of Champions set for Aug. 17-19

BY STAFF REPORTS
08/03/2012 10:21 AM
TULSA, Okla. – The Intertribal Indian Club of Tulsa will host its 35th annual Powwow of Champions on Aug. 17-19 in the Mabee Center at Oral Roberts University.

Doors will open at 5 p.m. on Aug. 17 with dancing beginning at 6 p.m. On Aug 18 and 19., doors open at 10 a.m. with dancing beginning at noon.

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

More than 300 dancers, dressed in full Native American dance regalia will participate throughout the weekend in ceremonies and dances, including grand entries, inter-tribal dances and dance competitions.

The grand entries mark the beginning of powwow sessions, led by the eagle staff and the United States flag carried by a Native American color guard.

In the competitive 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 falling on the beat of the music and striking dance clothes.

The Powwow of Champions will also feature an arts and crafts mart with a selection of traditional and contemporary jewelry, artwork, beadwork, paintings and quality hand-crafted items, rarely seen in one location.

Traditional foods will also be a prominent part of the powwow. Fry bread, corn soup, Indian tacos will be available as well as many other tempting and tasty items.

Parking is free parking. A souvenir program book that includes information on the different dance styles will be available for purchase.

The Powwow of Champions is a family event and is an alcohol and drug free event.
For further information, call 918-378-4494 or 918-838-8276.
ᏣᎳᎩ

ᏔᎳᏏ, ᎣᎦᎵᎰᎻ. – ᎾᏍᎩᎾ ᎢᎸᏍᎩ ᏯᏂᎢ ᎠᏂᏴᏫᏯ ᎤᎾᏓᏢᎬ ᎾᎿ ᏔᎳᏏ ᏓᏳᏂᏍᏆᎸᎡᎵ ᏦᏍᎪᎯᏍᎩᏁ ᏑᏕᏘᏴᏓ ᎢᏳᏓᎵ ᎠᏗᏆᎵᏍᎪ powwow ᎾᎿ ᎤᎾᏍᎦᏎᏗ ᎠᎾᎵᏍᎩᏍᎩ ᎦᎶᏂ ᎦᎵᏆᏚᏏᏁ ᎠᎴ ᎬᏗᏁᎳᏚᏏᏁ ᎢᎪᎯᏓ ᎾᎿ Mabee ᎠᏰᏟ at Oral Roberts ᏩᎦᎸᎳᏗᏴ ᏧᎾᏕᎶᏆᏍᏗᎢ.

ᎦᎶᎯᏍᏗ ᏛᎵᏍᏚᎢᏏ ᎯᏍᎩ ᏳᏩᏂᎸ ᏒᎯᏰᏯ ᎦᎶᏂ ᎦᎵᏆᏚᏏᏁ ᎾᎿ ᎠᎾᎵᏍᎩᏍᎩ ᎠᎾᎴᏂᏍᎨᏍᏗ ᏑᏓᎵ ᏳᏩᏂᎸ ᏒᎯᏰᏯ. ᎾᎿ ᎦᎶᏂ ᏁᎳᏚᏏᏁ ᎠᎴ ᏐᏁᎳᏚᏏᏁ., ᏗᎦᎶᎯᏍᏗ ᏓᎵᏍᏕᎢᏍᎪ ᏍᎪᎯ ᏳᏩᏂᎸ ᏌᎾᎴᎢ ᎾᏍᎩᎾ ᎠᎾᎵᏍᎩᏍᎩ ᎠᎾᎵᏂᏍᎪ ᎢᎦ.

ᎾᎿ Mabee ᎠᏰᏟ ᎬᏃᏗ ᏂᏓᎦᎵᏍᏔᎾ ᏧᏓᎴᏅᏓ ᎤᎵᏑᏫᏓ ᏧᎾᏄᏩ ᎠᎾᎵᏍᎩᏍᎨᏍᏗ, ᎠᎱᎵ ᏚᏃᏴᎨᏍᏗ ᎠᎴ ᏓᏂᏃᎩᏍᎨᏍᏗ ᎾᎿ ᎠᏁᎳ ᎠᏂᎳᏍᏓᏢ ᎠᏰᎵ ᏫᏚᏳᎪᏗᏗᏒ ᏓᏁᏙᎮᏍᏗ ᏚᎾᏓᏟᏌᎮᏍᏗ ᎾᎿ ᎠᏂᎸᏉᏗᏍᎨᏍᏗ, ᎠᎾᏟᏂᎪᎯᏍᏗᏍᎨᏍᏗ ᎠᎴ ᎠᏂᏯᏙᎯᎮᏍᏗ ᎢᏳᎾᏛᏁᎵᏓᏍᏗ ᎤᏅᏌ ᎠᎴ ᏂᎦᏓ ᎠᏁᏙᎯ ᎾᎿ ᎤᎾᏓᏟᏌᎲᎢ.

ᎤᎪᏕᏍᏗ ᎾᏃ ᏦᎢᏧᏈ ᎢᏯᏂ ᎠᎾᎵᏍᎩᏍᎩ, ᏚᎾᏄᏭ ᎾᎿ ᎧᎵ ᎠᏁᎯᏯ ᎠᎹᏱᏟ ᎠᎾᎵᏍᎩᏍᎩ ᏓᎾᏄᏬᏍᎪ ᎾᎿ ᎤᎾᏖᎳᏗᏍᏗ ᎠᎾᎵᏍᎩᏍᎬᎢ ᏒᎾᏙᏓᏆᏍᏗ ᎠᎵᏍᏆᏗᏍᎬ ᏔᎵ ᎢᎦ ᎠᎾᎵᎮᎵᎪ ᎠᎴ ᎠᎾᎵᏍᎩᏍᎪᎢ, ᎠᏠᏯᏍᏗ ᏩᎦᎸᎳᏗᏴ ᎠᎾᎵᏍᎩᏍᎩ ᎬᏩᏂᏴᏍᏗ ᎨᏒ, ᎢᎸᏍᎩ ᏳᎾᏓᎴ ᎠᏁᎯᏯ ᎠᎾᎵᏍᎩᏍᎩ ᎠᎾᏓᎪᎾᏗᏍᎪᎢ.

ᎤᏔᎾᏃ ᎤᏬᏚᎯ ᎠᏂᏴᏟᎯᎰ ᎠᏓᎴᏂᏍᎬ ᎾᏍᎩ powwow ᎠᏍᏆᎵᎲᎢ, ᏗᏓᏘᏂᏙᎯ ᎾᎿ ᎤᏬᎭᎵ ᎠᏙᎳᏅᏍᏗ ᎦᏁᎯ ᎠᎴ ᎠᎹᏱᏟ ᎡᎯ ᎦᏓᏗ ᎦᏁᎰ ᎾᎿ ᎡᎯᏯ ᎠᎹᏱᏟ ᎤᎵᏑᏫᏓ ᎠᏂᎦᏘᏯ.

ᎾᎿ ᎠᎾᏓᎪᎾᏗᏍᎬ ᎠᏍᏆᎵᏍᎬ, ᎠᎾᎵᏍᎩᏍᎩ ᎠᏅᏗᏍᎪ ᎾᏍᎩ ᎢᎩᏓ ᎨᏒ ᎤᎾᎵᏍᎩᏍᏗᎢ ᎾᎿ ᎬᏂᎨᏒ ᎾᏅᏁᎲ ᎠᏂᎦᏔᎲ ᎤᎾᎵᏍᎩᏍᏗᎢ ᎤᏬᏚᎯ ᎤᎵᎶᎯ ᎾᎾᏛᏁᎰ ᏗᏄᎪᏗᏍᎩ ᎠᏂᏅ ᎬᏩᏂᎪᏩᏛᏗᎢ ᎾᏍᎩᎾ ᎢᏳᏍᏗ ᎠᏂᎦᏔᎲᎢ, ᎠᎾᎳᏍᎬᏍᎬ ᎠᏂᏍᏓᏩᏕᎬ ᎤᏃᏴᎬ ᏗᎧᏃᎩᏍᏗ ᎠᎴ ᏓᏂᏖᎸᎲᏍᎪ ᏚᎾᏄᏮᎢ.

ᎾᏍᎩ Powwow ᎤᏂᏍᎦᏎᏗ ᎾᏍᎩᏍᏊ ᎤᏂᏝᎾᎡᏍᏗ ᎤᏃᏢᏅᏅ ᎠᏂᎾᏕᎩᏍᏗ ᎾᎿ ᎤᎾᏑᏰᏓ ᎢᏳᎾᏛ ᎪᎯᎦ ᏥᎨᏒ ᎠᎴ ᏃᏊ ᏥᎩ ᏗᏟᎶᏍᏔᏅ ᎤᏃᏢᏅᏅ, ᏧᎾᏟᎶᏍᏔᏅᏅ, ᎠᏕᎳ ᏗᏯᏢᏓ, ᏧᏂᏑᏫᏓ ᎠᎴ ᏧᏓᎴᏅᏓ ᎤᏃᏢᏅᏅ, Ꮭ ᏂᎬᏮ ᏯᎪᎰᎢ.

ᎪᎯᎩ ᎤᏂᎩᏙᎸ ᎠᎵᏍᏓᏴᏗ ᎤᏂᎮᏍᏗ ᎾᎿ Powwow. ᎪᎢ ᏗᎬᏂᏍᏔᏅ ᎦᏚ, ᏎᎷ ᎤᎦᎹ, ᎠᏂᏴᏫᏯ tacos ᎾᏍᏊ ᏚᏂᎮᏍᏗ ᎠᎴ ᏧᏓᎴᏅᏓ ᎠᎵᏍᏓᏴᏗ ᎤᏂᎲᏍᏗ ᎠᎴ ᎣᏍᏓ ᎠᎩᏍᏗ.

ᏗᎦᏚᎴᏂ ᏗᏗ ᎠᏎᏊ ᎨᏎᏍᏗ. ᎤᎾᏓᏅᏁᏗ ᎧᏃᎮᏍᎩ ᎪᏪᎵ ᎠᏠᏯᏍᏕᏍᏗ ᎧᏃᎮᏍᎩ ᏧᏓᎴᏅᏓ ᎠᎾᎵᏍᎩᏍᎩ ᏗᎧᏃᎮᏍᎩ ᏚᏂᏍᎪᎸᏕᏍᏗ.

ᎾᏍᎩᎾ Powwow ᎤᏂᏍᎦᏎᏍᏗ ᎠᏂᏏᏓᏁᎸ ᎠᎾᎵᏍᎩᏍᎬᎢ ᎾᎿ ᏏᏓᏁᎸ ᎬᏩᏁᏓᏍᏗ ᎪᎱᏍᏗ ᎠᏓᏴᏍᏕᏍᏗᏍᎩ ᎠᎴ ᎡᏍᎦ ᏯᏓᏛᏁᎯ ᏅᏬᏘ ᎤᏂᏅᏍᏕᏍᏗ.
ᎤᎪᏛ ᎠᏕᎶᎰᎯᏍᏗ ᏲᏚᎵᎰ ᎯᎠ ᏎᏍᏗ ᏩᏟᏃᎮᏓ, 918- 378-4494 ᎠᎴ 918-838-8276.

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