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PCC hosts ‘WACIPI’ 16th Annual Traditional Powwow

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Portland Community College’s annual celebration of Native American culture and tradition is returning to the Sylvania Campus this January.

The powwow will feature drum groups and dancers from across the region, Native American crafts and food, activities for children, and raffle prizes.

The powwow will feature drum groups and dancers from across the region, Native American crafts and food, activities for children, and raffle prizes.

More than 1,000 attendees are expected for the 16th annual “Wacipi” (”They Dance”) Traditional Powwow slated for noon to 9 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 17, in the Health Technology Building, Sylvania Campus (12000 SW 49th Ave.). The powwow will feature drum groups and dancers from across the region, Native American crafts and food, activities for children, and raffle prizes. This event is free and open to the public. Parking is also free.

The grand entries (dancing and drumming) are at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. and the free community dinner gets underway at 5:30 p.m. In addition, a college fair is set for noon to 4 p.m. Master of Ceremonies Bob Tom (Confederated Tribes of Siletz and Grand Ronde) and Whip Man Ed Goodell (Confederated Tribes of Siletz) will run the proceedings. The event’s Color Guard is the Northwest Indian Veterans Association.

Proceeds from the powwow support the Native American Student Scholarship, which aims to increase access and retention of Native American students at PCC. This event is sponsored by PCC and the Native American Rehabilitation Association.

About James Hill

James G. Hill, an award-winning journalist and public relations writer, has been the Communications Specialist for the Office of Public Affairs at Portland Community College since November of 1999. A graduate of Portland State University, J... more »

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