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2019 Iowa Tribal Powwow

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The 34th Annual Iowa Tribal Powwow will be held on June 14-16, 2019 at the Bah-Kho-Je Powwow Grounds in Perkins, Oklahoma. The Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma hosts its annual Iowa Tribal Powwow each Father’s Day Weekend, inviting the everyone to attend a weekend full of events that includes traditional camping, contest dancing, intertribal dancing, social dancing, arts and craft vendors and plenty of native food favorites like fry bread.

Iowa Tribal Powwow

The Iowa Tribal Powwow features gourd dancing, as well as dance competition categories that include cloth, buckskin, jingle, fancy shawl, straight, traditional, grass and fancy dancing. Juniors, teens, women and men will all be represented. Don’t miss the Grand Entry that will be start each evening’s dance session. This Grand Entry is the time when veterans, chiefs, royalty, and dancers make a grand entrance into the sacred arena. Flags are carried by veterans to honor our fallen, retired, and present veterans. Everyone is welcome to come and enjoy a time of new experiences along with family and friends.

The Iowa Tribal Powwow is a celebration of homecoming and fellowship amongst the Bahkhoje people. It is a way of renewing old friendships and building new ones. The powwow is a celebration of life. It is a full weekend tribal citizens from across America attending. The Iowa Tribal Powwow is organized by a designated committee that works and plans for many months beforehand to assure a successful event.

Public Welcome – Free Admission – Vendors Welcome!

Bah-Kho-Je Powwow Grounds
Iowa Tribal Complex
Perkins, OK 74059
4 miles south of Perkins, Oklahoma.

Iowa Tribal Powwow Schedule (subject to change)
10:00 AM Health Fair
6:00 PM Gourd Dance
7:30 PM Grand Entry
Tiny Tots, Jrs. & Teens Contests

Fun Run/Walk (AM)
Softball Tournament (AM)
Horseshoe Tournament (AM)
Turtle Race (AM)
3 on 3 Basketball (AM)
2:00 PM Gourd Dance in the Chena Building
5:00 PM Supper served to entire camp
6:00 PM Gourd Dance at arena
7:30 PM Grand Entry
Golden Age Women, Adult Women
Stomp Dance Contest
After Evening Powwow: Stomp Dance

2:00 PM Gourd Dance in the Chena Building
5:00 PM Supper Break
6:30 PM Gourd Dance
7:00 PM Grand Entry
Golden Age Men, Adult Men

Powwow Head Staff
Outgoing Tribal Princesses: To Be Announced
Incoming Tribal Princesses: To Be Announced
Head Singer: To Be Announced
Head Man Dancer: To Be Announced
Head Gourd Dancer: To Be Announced
Head Lady Dancer: To Be Announced
Co-Host & Gourd Clan: To Be Announced
Color Guard: To Be Announced
Contest Coordinator: To Be Announced
Arena Director: To Be Announced
Honored Tribal Veterans: To Be Announced

Rations to campers!
9:00 AM Saturday, register
Friday evening at arena.

Dance Contests
Contests in all Categories! MUST make TWO grand entries! Registraion opens Fri. & Sat. before Grand Entry.
MUST be in full regalia to contest- no excepOons.

Dance Contest Categories
Golden Age Men (combined), Golden Age Women (combined)
Men’s Fancy, Straight, TradiOonal, & Grass.
Women’s Cloth, Buckskin, Jingle, & Fancy Shawl
Teen Boys Fancy, Straight, Traditional, Grass
Teen Girls Cloth, Buckskin, Jingle, & Fancy Shawl
Jr. Boys, Jr. Girls, Tiny Tot Boys, & Tiny Tot Girls

Friday Night Jr. Boys Ages 5-10 Combined Special Contest: Sponsored by Galen Springer, 1st, 2nd, & 3rd + ConsolaOon.

Iowa Tribal Powwow - Bah-Kho-Je Powwow Grounds - Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma

For More Information: Linda BigSoldier 405.614.5547

The Iowa Tribal Powwow is a family friendly event. NO Drugs or alcohol are permitted. The event is Security Patrolled.

Mark your calendar today so you don’t miss the next Iowa Tribal Powwow on Father’s Day Weekend at the Bah-Kho-Je Powwow Grounds in Perkins, Oklahoma.

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