141st Ponca Celebration starts Thursday
Team Radio Marketing Group - August 23, 2017 12:19 pm
The 141st Annual Ponca Celebration will be held Thursday, Aug. 24, through Sunday, Aug. 27, at the historic White Eagle Park south of Ponca City.
MCs will be Kinsel Lieb and Lester Eagle. Head singer is Littlebear Littlecook.
Head Man Dancer will be Graham Primeaux. AD’s will be Stanley Smith and Michael Snake, and Water Carriers will be Charles and Patrick Warrior.
Competition, subject to change, includes:
Golden Age Men, Straight & Single Bustle
Men’s, Single Bustle/Straight/Fancy
Men’s, 55 and Over Fancy Dance
Golden Age Women, Southern Cloth and Buckskin
Women’s, Buckskin/Southern Cloth
Teen Boys’, Fancy/Straight/Single Bustle and Grass
Teen Girls’, Cloth/Buckskin/Jingle and Fancy Shawl
Junior Boys’ Combined — Junior Girls’ Combined — Tiny Tots — Jingle and Fancy Shawl Special
Feather Pull (18 and over Fancy Dancers Only)
Tiny Tots (6 and under)
Junior Boys’ combined/Junior Girls’ combined
Teen Boys Fancy
Jingle and Fancy Shawl Special (19-54)
Feather Pull Special
Golden Age categories
(Golden Age 55+) (Adults 19-54) (Register on night of contest) (One category only)
(Individuals competing in the Feather Pull are exempt from the One Category Only rule)
Each evening will start at 7 p.m.
Host Hotel is Osage Casino.
141st Annual Ponca Celebration
Thomas Roughface Arena (South Arena) at 1 p.m.
Thursday –Calling all New Dancers and War Dance
Friday – Pa’Tha’Ta, Scalp Dance
Saturday – Veteran’s Day
Sunday – Ponca Day, Head Staff recognition and give-aways
7 a.m. Thursday through Sunday
Thursday – Thomas Primeaux
Friday- Ernie Blueback
Saturday – Leonard Biggoose
Sunday – Fred King
Thursday, Aug. 24 – Walk to Fight Diabetes! 7:30-9:30 a.m. at the Walking Track (Behind Wellness Center in White Eagle Community)
Aug. 24-26 – 2017 Amateur Arts/Crafts/Literary Free Fair at Ponca Tribal Affairs Dining Hall. Deadline for submissions is Friday Aug. 25 at noon. Judging will be Aug. 25 at 2 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 26 – Youth Olympics at White Eagle Park. Lots of fun and activities for all youth! For more information contact Nellie Roughface, Youth Outreach Director at (580) 762-3096
Other Celebration Activities
Friday and Saturday starting at 10 a.m., rations will be delivered to camps, only ACTIVE fireplaces will be issued rations. Decisions of committee reps will be final.