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2019 Nesika Illahee Pow Wow

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All are welcome at the Nesika Illahee Pow Wow on August 9-11, 2019 at the Pauline Ricks Memorial Pow-Wow Grounds on Government Hill in Siletz, Oregon.
Held the second weekend of August, this event celebrates Native American culture with native crafts, food, dancing competitions and other activities. Wander through a world of teepees and vendors selling beads, blankets, clothing and other crafts. Try BBQ salmon on cedar planks cooked over an open fire pit in authentic fashion. The Nesika Illahee Pow Wow to everyone.

Nesika Illahee Pow Wow

All events for the Nesika Illahee Pow Wow take place on Government Hill (except the parade) – Follow signs for parking. The parade takes place on Saturday at 10:00 a.m. through downtown Siletz. The celebration will start with the crowning of this year’s Siletz Royalty on Friday at 6:00 p.m. All dance styles will enter the arena at 7 p.m. during the first Grand Entry. Dances in which the public can participate that are non-competitive will follow the Grand Entry. The first Grand Entry is Friday at 7:00 p.m.; Saturday Grand Entries are at 1:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.; Sunday Grand Entry is at Noon. For more information about the Pow Wow, call the Tribe at 541-444-2532.

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

Saturday Parade
The Nesika Illahee Pow-Wow Parade that winds through downtown Siletz will begin on Saturday at 10:00 a.m.. This hometown event includes Tribal royalty, drummers, dancers, equestrian units, vintage cars and floats. Pre-registration is available by accessing a registration form on the Tribe’s website –; picking one up at the Tribal administration building, 201 SE Swan Ave. in Siletz; or by contacting Lane at 541-444-8230 or ?800-922-1399, ext. 1230. Registration also is available the morning of the parade at 8 a.m. at the Tribal administration building. If you are not registered by 9 a.m., you cannot take part in the judging, which starts at 9 a.m. You can, however, still participate in the parade.

Pauline Ricks Memorial Pow-Wow Grounds
Government Hill
Siletz, OR 97380

A free shuttle will be available from various parking lots in Siletz to the pow-wow on Government Hill. Signs will be posted. Parking is extremely limited at the pow-wow grounds, so the shuttle is the best way to get there.

For More Information:
Buddy Lane, Cultural Education Director, at: (541) 444-8230 or 1-800-922-1399

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