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Nesika Illahee Pow-Wow – August 11th, 12th and 13th

Nesika Illahee Pow-wow Poster

Annual Nesika Illahee Pow-Wow

Pauline Ricks Memorial Pow-Wow Grounds
Government Hill, Siletz, OR

All Dancers & Drummers Welcome! Drummers- please bring your own chairs.

Vendor registration is required.

Camping Fee $25; $5 pet fee/ per pet (camping area). Camp grounds open on Thursday at 8 AM.

This is a Drug & Alcohol-Free Event.

For more info, call: 800-922-1399, Buddy Lane Ext. 1230

Schedule of Events

Thursday, August 10th

Royalty Pageant
6 PM

Friday, August 11th

Noon – 5 PM

Presentation of Crowns
6 PM

Grand Entry
7 PM

Saturday, August 12th

10 AM
Points Awarded for Participation

Grand Entry
1 PM & 7 PM

Sunday, August 13th

Grand Entry
12 PM
Salmon Dinner to Follow

Pow-Wow Shuttle Pick-Up Sites

Below is a list of scheduled shuttle bus stops and parking during the Pow-Wow with a list of tentative start and end times.

August 11th – 13th

Start Time – 9:30 AM

End Time – 11:00 PM


Map of the Nesika Illahee Pow-Wow Shuttle Route
The Shuttle rides to our the Nesika Illahee Pow-Wow are free. We encourage guests to use the shuttles as parking is very limited.

Pick-Up Sites

1 Siletz Administration Building – 201 SE Swan Ave, Siletz OR 97380
2 Siletz School – 245 NW James Frank Ave, Siletz, OR 97380
3 Bull Pen Parking Lot – 815 Logsden Rd., Siletz, OR 97380
4 Judd Parking Lot
5 Tribal Housing


Dance Categories

Dance categories include Male and Female Traditional and 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 Dance Categories

Team Dance Special

Mens: $300

Womens: $300

Women’s Basket Cap (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

Jackson Fancy Dance Memorial

Vendor Information

Below is the Vendor Application and information for the 2023 Nesika Illahee Pow-Wow on Government Hill in Siletz, Oregon on August 11th, 12th and 13th, 2023.  This notice is a pre-selection process and does not guarantee you a vendor space at the Pow-Wow.  All completed applications must be returned to the Pow-wow Committee no later than June 1st, 2023 to be considered for a vending space.  The Pow-Wow Committee will begin reviewing the application forms and selecting vendors for the Pow-Wow at the earliest possible date. Please do not delay in returning your application forms.  This is the first step in the vendor selection process.  PLEASE DO NOT SEND ANY FUNDS WITH THIS APPLICATION.   Applicants selected for a vendor space at the Nesika Illahee Pow-Wow will be contacted no later than June 16th, 2023 by the Pow-Wow committee. Applications are reviewed and must meet and agree to all conditions.

Prompt submission of this application is the best way to reserve a booth space. The Basic size of a vendor booth is 15 feet (frontage). There is sufficient room behind most vendor spaces to park a single vehicle. Vehicles parked behind your booth (including trailer hitch) must not exceed the length of your requested booth space.

Please send applications to:

Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians (Attn: Pow-Wow Committee)
P.O. Box 549
Siletz, OR 97380

If you have any questions please contact Buddy Lane, Cultural Education Director, at: 541-444-8230 or 1-800-922-1399.
Note: All applications must be mailed, faxed, filled out online or dropped off. Emailed applications will not be accepted.

Basic Booth Size (15 feet)

Siletz Tribal Members

– Art/Craft Booth: $150.00 + $35 Value Raffle Item
– Food Booth: $185.00

Enrolled American Indians

– Art/Craft Booth: $260.00 + $35 Value Raffle Item
– Food Booth: $295.00

All Other Applicants

– Art/Craft Booth: $285.00 + $35 Value Raffle Item
– Food Booth: $320.00

Additional vending space is $10.00 per foot for each foot exceeding 15 feet.

Booth size includes the overall size of your private vehicle parked behind your booth space, including trailer hitch. (Example: If your vehicle is 17 feet and has a 3 foot trailer hitch, your booth size is 20 feet)

Vendor Rules and Regulations

  1. If selected, prepayment is required by July 17th, 2023 to guarantee your space. If payment is not received by this date you will be put on a waiting list. If space is available those spaces will be issued on a first come basis. Vendors will not be allowed to set up until payment is made in full. Only cash, money orders or cashier checks will be accepted as payment.
  2. Food vendors are required to provide one large garbage can outside your booth and be responsible for all clean up in and around your booth. Food vendors are required to dump your garbage can on a regular basis.
  3. Booth set-up is required to be completed by 3PM on Friday August 11th. Takedown of all booths is required to be completed by NOON on the Monday following the Pow-Wow. Raffle item will be picked up at your booth on Friday after 3 PM by a Pow-Wow committee representative.
  4. All vendors will be assigned an arrival time. Vendors must arrive at your assigned check-in time or you will be inserted on the grounds at the end of the day in the remaining space available. Before going up on Government Hill and the Pow-Wow grounds, you are required to check in with a Pow-Wow representative on Bensell Road.
  5. One vehicle may be maintained behind your booth or in the parking lot off of Judd Road (directions to this lot will be available). Vendors are asked to reduce in and out driving activities due to traffic congestion.  Each vendor will be issued one parking pass that will allow parking at booth or drop off supplies only.  This pass will not allow you to park in the Elders Parking Area.  Do not lose it – you will not be issued a replacement.
  6. All arts/crafts are required to be American Indian made.
  7. The Pow-Wow committee works in a diligent manner to maintain a high quality of vendors at the Nesika Illahee Pow-Wow. Novelty items and toys, i.e. Frisbees, squirt guns, toy flutes, whistles etc. are not allowed to be sold. All items are subject to review and if seen as inappropriate, offensive or questionable, a Pow-Wow representative will ask that the items be removed.
  8. All pets are restricted from being on or around the Pow-Wow grounds. If  you have pets at your booth there will be an additional $30.00 charge and the pets will be required to be on a leash at all times and you are required to clean up after them.
  9. The number of food booths will be limited and there may be electrical restrictions to each booth.

 The Pow-Wow Committee is not responsible for any loss, damage or theft while attending the Pow-Wow.