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The American Indian Student Association is pleased to host the 108th Annual Spring Powwow! One of the nation's longest running student-led powwows, the AISA Spring Powwow will take place in the Lloyd Noble Center (2900 S. Jenkins Avenue, Norman, OK 73019) on Saturday, April 23rd, 2022, from 1:00 PM to 10:00 PM. 

We will update this website as more information becomes available.

Head Staff

EmceeWhitney Rencountre 
Arena DirectorCletus Gayton 
Head Gourd DancerHubert Kaulaity 
Head Gourd SingerMike Kihega 
Northern DrumThunder Boy 
Southern DrumSouthern Thunder 
Head ManEdson Yellowfish 
Head LadyCourtney Reeder 
Color GuardBuddy Bond Color Guard 
Little MissPaislee McAlister 
Little MisterGabriel Whiteshirt 
'20-'22 AISA Indigenous RoyaltyCelena George 
'20-'22 AISA Indigenous RoyaltyAdarius Begay 

Schedule of Events

12:00 PMRegistration Begins
12:30 PMCedaring
1:00 PMGourd Dance
5:00 PMSupper Break
5:45 PMOU Indigenous Royalty Specials
6:15 PMOU Indigenous Royalty Crowning - Mahenwv Deere & Asa "Ace" Samuels
6:30 PMGrand Entry

Frequently Asked Questions

The Spring Powwow is completely free for attendees!

After careful consideration, we have moved the powwow from the South Oval to the Lloyd Noble Center due to the liklihood of inclimate weather. Follow our social media profiles below for more updates.

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You can park at any of OU’s parking lots! The Lloyd Noble Center is home to the largest parking lot on campus, and we would recommend parking and entering the facility from the east side of the building.

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Please note that Saturday, April 23 is OU’s largest high school recruitment event, Sooner Saturday, and the OU Spring Football game.  Parking maybe limited and we advise guests plan ahead.  


We encourage guests to bring their own chairs, regalia (if applicable), blankets, cash for food and raffles, etc. We are anticipating rain and strong winds, so rain jackets and umbrellas may be needed for the walk in.  Please note that no alcohol, drugs, tobacco or weapons are allowed on campus.

The contest categories are as follows:

  • Men (16+)
  • Women (16+)
  • Teen boys
  • Teen girls
  • Tiny tots