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TULSA, OKLAHOMA Eleven years ago Niles Bosin, Kiowa, Comanche and Caddo, organized Tulsa's first New Year's Eve Sobriety Powwow. Bosin passed away earlier this year, but that will not deter organizers of the well attended powwow that has grown every year since its inception in 2001.
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There will be an honor ceremony for Bosin at today's powwow. His memory lives on in those who knew and respected him.
The powwow begins with gourd dancing from noon to 4:30 pm. Following a dinner break, it resumes with gourd dancing at 6 pm followed by the powwow grand entry at 7 pm. The night includes contest dancing in many categories, a cedar ceremony, drumming, and singing. Art and craft vendors will be present to sell American Indian made items. A food vendor will sell American Indian fare. This downtown Tulsa event is free and open to the public.
Here is a list of the powwows for today:
Tulsa's 2012 Sobriety Powwow
December 31, 2012
Tulsa Civic Center
100 Civic Center
New Year's Eve Powwow
American Indian Center
December 31, 7 pm - 9:30 pm
1630 West Wilson
9th Annual New Year's Eve Powwow
December 31, & January 1, 2013 - 12 noon
Hillcrest High School
7350 South 900 East
Central Valley New Year's Eve Red Road Powwow
Convention Center, Exhibit Hall 1
December 31, & January 1, 2013 - 12 noon - 5 pm
848 M Street
posted December 31, 2012 7:40 am est