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Annual Nesika Illahee Pow-Wow

Cancelled for 2021

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

2021 Update

We are saddened to announce the 2021 Nesika Illahee Pow-Wow has been cancelled due to ongoing concerns with the Covid-19 pandemic.

You can join us on our 2021 Nesika Illahee Pow-Wow group on Facebook to participate in a virtual Pow-Wow! Please read the announcements on the group page for more information.

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.

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 Director
Buddy Lane
Toll Free: 1-800-922-1399 ext. 1230