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2018 Choctaw Casino Pow Wow

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All are invited to the 14th Annual Choctaw Casino Pow Wow on December 1-2, 2018 at the Choctaw Event Center in Durant, Oklahoma. The Choctaw Casino Pow Wow, held on the first Saturday and Sunday each December, welcomes 30 different tribes from all around the U.S. and Canada and features 48 dance contests. Drum and dance competitors have a chance to compete for more than $100,000. In addition to the dancing and singing, guests can browse and shop dozens of Native American arts and crafts and food booths. The event is free and open to the public and it’s family friendly with fun for everyone.

Choctaw Casino Pow Wow

Hundreds of Native North American dancers and thousands of spectators are expected to attend what has become one of the most popular winter pow wows in the US. Big contest prize money is part of the reason for the popularity of the Choctaw Casino Pow Wow, but is is also the hospitality provided by the Choctaw Nation, the Choctaw Casino and the city of Durant. Participants and spectators alike are made to feel welcome.

The Pow Wow provides a way to celebrate the rich culture and heritage of the Choctaw Nation, the tribes in Oklahoma, and really all the tribes throughout Indian country.


Doors Open to Public 10:00 a.m. – FREE ADMISSION

Registration Information
To register, contact the Pow Wow Committee via email at Registration forms will be sent electronically or via mail. Registration forms will be turned in with W9’s at the Pow Wow beginning December 1st. $100,000 in prize money will be awarded at the all-day event that celebrates the rich colors and culture of Native Americans.

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Choctaw Casino Pow Wow Schedule
Vendor Booth Setup: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Dancer/Drum Registation: 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Gourd Dance: 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Choctaw Night: 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Pow Wow: 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Vendor Booth Setup: 7 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Dancer/Drum Registation:– 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Gourd Dance: 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Grand Entry: 12 p.m.
Supper Break / Gourd Dance
2nd Grand Entry: 7 p.m.

Pow Wow: 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Grand Entry: 12 p.m.
Dance Contest begins after Grand Entry
Princesses and royalty invited to participate in Grand Entry
Head Staff
Arena Directors: To Be Announced
Emcee: To Be Announced
Head Gourd Dancer: To Be Announced
Head Gourd Singer: To Be Announced

For more information: Choctaw Cultural Services
Cal 800-522-6170 ext 4090 or 2134; Email

Choctaw Nation Event Center
4617 Hwy 69/75
Durant, OK 74701

Choctaw Casino Pow Wow

Dance Competition Categories

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Golden Age Men (55+)
Northern, Southern, Grass, Fancy
Senior Adult Men (35-54)
Traditional, Straight, Grass, Fancy, Chicken
Junior Adult Men (18-34)
Traditional, Straight, Grass, Fancy, Chicken
Golden Age Women (55+)
Northern, Southern, Jingle, Fancy Shawl
Senior Adult Women (35-54)
S. Cloth, S. Buckskin, N. Traditional, Fancy Shawl, Jingle
Junior Adult Women (18-34)
S. Cloth, S. Buckskin, N. Traditional, Fancy Shawl, Jingle
Women 18 & Over
Choctaw Traditional
Teen Girls (13-17)
Cloth, Buckskin, Shawl, Jingle
Teen Boys (13-17)
Traditional, Straight, Grass, Fancy
Junior Girls (7-12)
Cloth, Buckskin, Shaw, Jingle
Junior Boys (7-12)
Cloth, Buckskin, Shaw, Jingle
Tiny Tots (0-6)

Hotel Information
Choctaw Casino Resort: 4619 US-69, Durant, OK 74701
Reservations are welcome by direct phone to the hotel at 1-800-788-2464.
All individual reservations should be made using the rate code POWWOW2017.

About Choctaw Casino Resort in Durant, Oklahoma
The AAA Four Diamond Choctaw Casino Resort in Durant, Oklahoma, is host to the annual Choctaw Casino Pow Wow each December. The resort includes 330 hotel rooms, a natatorium, fitness center, business center, full-service spa and three retail outlets. In addition, there are five restaurants, a 175-seat amphitheater and 110,000 square feet of gaming space, including over 4,100 slot machines, 30 poker tables and 48 table games.

Mark your calendar today so you don’t miss the next Choctaw Casino Pow Wow on the first Saturday and Sunday of December (+ Friday before, may be in November) at the Choctaw Event Center in Durant, Oklahoma.

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