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Annual Nesika Illahee Pow-Wow

August 11th, 12th and 13th, 2023

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

The Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians hosts and invites all to come join & celebrate our annual Nesika Illahee Pow-Wow.  Our celebration takes place in the heart of the Siletz reservation in the town of Siletz, Oregon.  Every summer during the second weekend in August, Native & Non-Native people from all over the United States & further gather here to take part in our annual Nesika Illahee Pow-Wow.

For three days our community, situated on the central Oregon coast is transformed. On display is traditional dancing, drumming, and singing from all over Indigenous America and further.  Our gathering has an array of vendors that represents the many facets of Indigenous American Arts, Crafts and Cuisine. The Pauline Ricks Memorial Pow-Wow grounds on Government Hill becomes the beating heart of our community.

We hope you are able to come experience our Nesika Illahee Pow-Wow with us.

The Nesika Illahee Pow-Wow is a Drug and alcohol-free event. We are not responsible for accidents, lost or stolen items.

If you are interested in becoming a vendor, vendor registration is required. Please view the Nesika Illahee page for more information concerning vendors.

Camping: $25 trash fee, $5 pet fee/per pet (camping area)

Siletz Royalty

Applications must be turned in by the end of the work day (4:30 PM), no later than June 1st, 2023. 


The Nesika Illahee Pow-Wow Parade will begin at 10:00 AM on August 12th, 2023. For more information and a copy of the parade entry form, please click on the button below.

Nesika Illahee

View the schedule of events, vendor information, and dance categories here.

Restoration Pow-Wow

Read about our annual Restoration Pow-Wow held in November.

Pow-Wow Photos

View photos from past Pow-Wows.

Contact Information

Cultural Education Manager
Buddy Lane

Toll Free: 1-800-922-1399 ext. 1230

Work at the Pow-Wow

Pow-Wow Hire Date is Wednesday, August 9th, 2023 at the Community Center on Government Hill from 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM.

Must be at least 18 years of age. Please bring a valid photo ID and your social security card.

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

Please print out and bring your filled out Pow-Wow Employment Application to the Hire Date event.

Instructions on filling out the PDF electronically.

Nesika Illahee Deadlines

Royalty Application

June 1st, 2023

Parade Float

9:30 AM August 12th, 2023

Vendor Application

June 1st, 2023