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Annual Nesika Illahee Pow-Wow
Canceled for 2020

Pauline Ricks Memorial Pow-Wow Grounds
Government Hill in Siletz, OR
All Drummers and Dancers Welcome

The Nesika Illahee Pow-Wow is a Drug and alcohol-free event. We are not responsible for accidents, lost or stolen items.
Vendor registration is required. Click on the link below for more information concerning vendors.
Camping: $25 trash fee, $5 pet fee/per pet (camping area)

Royalty applications are being accepted.  Click on the following link to obtain an application:  Royalty Application

Applications must be turned in by the end of the work day (4:30 p.m.), no later than June 1st, 2020. 

The Nesika Illahee Pow-Wow Parade will begin at 10:00 AM on August 8th, 2020.  For more information and a copy of the parade entry form, please click on the following link:  Parade Entry Form

Pow wow Hire date is Wednesday August 5th, 2020 at the Community Center on Government Hill from 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM.
Must be at least 18 years of age, have valid photo ID and a social security card. 

Community Center Address
402 Government Hill Rd.
Siletz, OR 97380

For more information contact Buddy Lane, Cultural Education Director, at: 1-800-922-1399 ext. 1230, or 541-444-8230

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Dance Categories


Male and Female Traditional, Fancy, Grass, and Jingle Dress.

Golden Age

1st place    $600

2nd place    $500

3rd place    $400

4th place    $300

5th place    $200


1st place     $600

2nd place    $500

3rd place     $400

4th place     $300

5th place    $200


1st place     $300

2nd place    $250

3rd place     $200

4th place     $150

5th place    $100


1st place     $150

2nd place    $100

3rd place     $75

4th place     $50

5th place    $25


Special Categories

Team Dance Special

1st place Mens         $300

1st place Womens    $300

Womens Basketcap (Open)

1st place      $600

2nd place     $500

3rd place      $400

4th place      $300

5th place      $200

Round Bustle (Open)

1st place      $600

2nd place     $500

3rd place      $400

4th place      $300

5th place      $200