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Sovereignty Day Flyer

OSAGE NATION RESERVATION, OKLA. (February 27, 2024) –  The Osage Nation announces preparations for a multi-day 2024 Sovereignty Celebration and Dance. The schedule of events includes an Osage Nation Health System Sovereignty Fun Walk / Run, Culture & Language Sovereignty Hand Game + Supper, 2229 Allottee Exhibit Reception, Oscar Watch Party, and Sovereignty Celebration Dance spanning the weekends of Saturday, March 9, 2024 to Saturday, March 16, 2024. 

This annual celebration honors the Osage Nation Constitution ratification on March 11, 2006. The 2024 Sovereignty Day Celebration Committee includes Andrea Kemble, Jane Perrier, Tim Lookout, and Avis Ballard. All community members are invited to join all or any of the events. 


10 A.M.: Osage Nation Health System Sovereignty Fun Walk / Run 

Location: Start at the Osage Nation Veterans Memorial next to the Osage Nation Museum 

  • The run will be throughout the Osage Nation campus with both a 5-K and 1-mile fun run/walk
  • Pull-up bar to do a pull-up/hang challenge 
  • Free Sovereignty T-shirts for the first 50 participants
  • Door Prize Drawings
  • Medals for the top three placers in five different age categories for males and females 
  • Guest Speaker: Kirk Shaw 
  • Free and open to the public 
2 P.M. - 5:30 P.M.: Osage Nation Culture & Language Sovereignty Hand Game + Supper 

Location: Wakon Iron Hall 

Supper begins at 5:30 p.m. 

  • Head Singer: Russell Mashunkashey
  • Guest Speaker: Wilson Pipestem 
  • Free Sovereignty Celebration t-shirts for the first 50 attendees
  • Door Prizes Drawings
  • Free and open to the public 
SUNDAY, MARCH 10, 2024 
1 P.M. - 3 P.M.: Osage Nation Museum 2229 Allottee Exhibit Reception

Location: Osage Nation Museum 

  • Celebrate the re-installation of this historic exhibition at the Osage Nation Museum
  • Guest speaker discussing Osage Sovereignty
  • Free Sovereignty Celebration t-shirts to the first 50 attendees 
  • Door Prize Drawings
  • Refreshments by Ah The Tse Catering
  • Free and open to the public 
5 P.M.: Osage News Osage Oscar Watch Party  

Location: Osage Casino (Pawhuska), 1421 John Dahl Ave., Pawhuska, Okla. 

Osage Nation Sovereignty Celebration Dance

Location: Skyline Event Center, Osage Casino, Tulsa, OK 


  • 2:00 p.m.: Gourd Dance 
  • 5:00 p.m.: Supper 
  • 6:30 p.m.: Gourd Dance 
  • 7:00 p.m.: Grand Entry 

Head Staff:

  • Head Singer: Silas Satepauhoodle
  • Head Man: TJ Redcorn
  • Head Lady: Whitney Freeman 
  • Host Gourd: Osage Gourd Group
  • MC: Archie Mason & Tim Lookout
  • AD: John Bighorse Jr. & Noah Shadlow
  • Osage Nation Princess: Miss Lulu Goodfox

Host Gourd: Osage Gourd Group

Contest Categories:

  • Tiny Tots 0-6 yrs
  • Jr. Straight 7-12 yrs and Jr. Cloth 7-12 yrs
    • 1st -$100, 2nd-$75, 3rd-$50, 4th-$25
  • Teen Straight 13-17 yrs and Teen Cloth 13-17 yrs
    • 1st-$150, 2nd-$100, 3rd-$75, 4th-$50
  • Men’s Straight 18 yrs+, Men’s Fancy 18 yrs+
    • 1st-$1000, 2nd-$750, 3rd-$500
  • Women’s Buckskin 18 yrs+, and Women’s Cloth 18 yrs+
    • 1st-$1000, 2nd-$750, 3rd-$500
  • Osage Men’s Straight 18 yrs+, and Osage Women’s Cloth 18 yrs+
    • 1st-$1000, 2nd-$750, 3rd-$500

Competitors must dance in Grand Entry. 

To make a hotel reservation, call 877-246-8777 or visit  For members of the Osage Nation, select the Tulsa location, then click on Group Sign-In using the booking ID OSAGE324 to get the group rate of $89.00 for a king or room with two queens. The cutoff date for this special rate is March 1, 2024.  

Vendors are limited and by invitation only. For more information about the annual Sovereignty Day Celebration, please visit Osage Nation News & Communication. Additional event details will be shared on Osage Nation social media and leading up to the event.