Public Event
Sovereignty Day 2018

Celebration to take place on Saturday, March 11 at Ag Building, Osage County Fairgrounds

OSAGE NATION SERVICE AREA, Okla.. (February 9, 2023) - The Osage Nation (ON) announces preparations for the 2023 ON Sovereignty Day Celebration and Dance. The celebration will be held on Saturday, March 11, 2023, in the Ag Building located at the Osage County Fairgrounds in Pawhuska, Okla. The celebration began as a response to the Osage Nation Constitution ratification on March 11, 2006 and honors our Nation’s sovereignty. The 2023 Sovereignty Day Celebration Committee consists of Andrea Kemble, Jane Perrier, Tim Lookout, and Avis Ballard. 

All community members are invited to join the celebration. The day will begin with a gourd dance at 2 p.m., a community supper at 5 p.m., grand entry at 7 p.m., and culminate with a fireworks display sponsored by the Osage Casino & Hotel. 


Event Schedule:
2:00 p.m.: Gourd Dance 
5:00 p.m.: Supper 
7:00 p.m.: Grand Entry 

Head Staff:

  • Head Man: Ralston Moore
  • Head Lady: Erin Lookout 
  • Head Singer: William Kemble 
  • MC: Archie Mason
  • MC: Bruce Cass
  • AD: Tim Lookout 
  • AD: John Bighorse Jr. 
  • Head Cook: Dana Whiteshirt Maker 


Jr. Straight and Jr. Cloth:

  • 1st Place: $100
  • 2nd Place: $75
  • 3rd Place: $50
  • 4th Place: $25


Teen Straight and Teen Cloth:

  • 1st Place: $150
  • 2nd Place: $100
  • 3rd Place: $75
  • 4th Place: $50


Straight, Fancy, Buckskin, and Cloth:

  • 1st Place: $1,000
  • 2nd Place: $750
  • 3rd Place: $500


Additional event details will be shared on Osage Nation social media and leading up to the event.