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Intertribal Powwow Planned Saturday on SWOSU Campus

An intertribal powwow will be held this Saturday, March 9, at Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford.

Sponsored by the Oklahoma Indian Missionary Conference and featuring the SWOSU Native American Student Association, the powwow is open to the public with free admission. The event is being held in the Pioneer Cellular Event Center on the SWOSU campus.

Gourd Dancing takes place at 2 p.m. with a meal planned at 5 p.m. The Grand Entry and Contests begins at 7 p.m. with the event closing at 10 p.m.

There will be contests for both males and females. Male categories are: traditional, straight, grass, fancy as well as junior/teen boy’s combine. Female categories are: buckskin, cloth, jingle and fancy as well as junior/teen girl’s combine. There will also be a tiny tots contest. Prizes range from $25 to $100 per event.

Vendors are welcome but must reserve in advance by contacting Chris Tall Bear at 580.890.7949 or