Native American events

Powwows, conferences and festivals fill out the calendar in and around Portland.

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    Neerchokikoo Powwow

    NAYA Family Center
    Sept. 9, 2017
    The Neerchokikoo Honoring Powwow celebrates the tradition of powwow with drumming and dance for men and women of all ages. The site on which NAYA now stands was once a thriving village for the Multnomah Chinook people called Neerchokikoo. It had more than 126 dwellings and a year-round encampment. In June of 2006, NAYA Family Center moved to this site and received permission from the Chinook community to make their new home on traditional homeland.

    Dancing in the Square American Indian Day Celebration

    Pioneer Courthouse Square
    Sept. 22, 2017
    Annually, the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board (NPAIHB) and other local Indian organizations host an “American Indian Day Celebration. Grand entry begings at 3:30 p.m., rain or shine. Visit their website for more information.


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    Native American Marketplace at Last Thursday

    June 29, July 27 and Aug. 31, 2017
    Last Thursday on Northeast Alberta Street
    Native vendors United and Sacred Waters Fish Company will be attending Last Thursdays on Northeast Alberta Street. Visit the event website for more details.


    Other resources

    PSU Native American Student & Community Center
    Wisdom of the Elders
    Find more Portland events in the events calendar.

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