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Annual Nesika Illahee Pow-Wow

One-day Social Pow-Wow for 2022

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

2022 Update

We are excited to announce that the 2022 Nesika Illahee Pow-Wow is scheduled to take place on Saturday, August 13th. This will be a one-day social Pow-Wow for tribal members and community to attend.

Camping will be open Friday and Saturday night on a first-come, first-served basis. Camp grounds will open Friday at 8:00 AM.

There will be no Parade this year.

Please visit the Nesika Illahee page to view the Schedule of Events.

Nesika Illahee Pow-Wow Flyer (PDF)

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)

Nesika Illahee

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

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Pow-Wow Photos

View photos from past Pow-Wows.

Contact Information

Cultural Education Director
Buddy Lane

BuddyL@ctsi.nsn.us
541-444-8230
Toll Free: 1-800-922-1399 ext. 1230

Work at the Pow-Wow

Pow-Wow Hire Date is Wednesday, August 10th, 2022 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, your social security card and proof of COVID-19 vaccination.

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.