Pow Wow of Champions Aug. 12-14

The Intertribal Indian Club of Tulsa (IICOT) will host the 39th Annual Pow Wow of Champions August 12-14 at the Oral Roberts University, Mabee Center, 7777 South Lewis Ave.

The public is invited to attend.

The event includes dance, drum music and song as members of tribal nations throughout the country gather together to share traditions. 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.

The Pow Wow of Champions will feature an arts and crafts mart with traditional and contemporary jewelry, artwork, beadwork, paintings and more.

Traditional foods will be available, including  fry bread, meat pies, Indian tacos and more.

The doors will open at 5 p.m. on August 12 with dancing beginning at 6 p.m. On August 13 and August 14, the doors will open at 11 a.m. with dancing beginning at noon. The Pow wow of Champions is a family event and is an alcohol- and drug-free event .For information, call 918-378-4494 or visit WWW.IICOT.ORG.

General admission is $8 with a Senior discount available. Weekend wristbands are $15. Age 5 and under are free.