Celebrate Native culture at one of the state's many powwows.
It’s powwow time! Anyone who has attended a powwow in the past knows there are a few rules to follow. First, you do not enter the dance circle unless you’re a dancer or invited in. Second, be sure to bring your own bottle of honey for fry bread in case the concession stand runs out. Actually, there is a third rule, and that is to have fun, something always encouraged at the Intertribal Indian Club of Tulsa’s Powwow of Champions. The 36th annual festival of Native American art, dance, food and music will be Friday, Aug. 9-Sunday, Aug. 11, at the Mabee Center, 7777 S. Lewis Ave., Tulsa. Admission is $7-$15 at the door. Visit www.iicot.org for schedules and more details. Looking for more? Check out the Oklahoma Indian Nations Powwow in Concho Aug. 2-4; the Choctaw Nation Labor Day Festival & Powwow in Tuskahoma from Aug. 29-Sept. 2; the Cherokee National Holiday in Tahlequah from Aug. 30-Sept. 1; and the Ottawa Powwow & Celebration, Aug. 30-Sept. 1, in Miami.