The Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians invites the public to the Nesika Illahee Pow-Wow on Saturday, Aug. 13. The event will take place at the Pauline Ricks Memorial Pow-Wow Grounds on Government Hill in Siletz.
The celebration begins at 11 a.m. with the “Presentation of Crowns,” which features the crowning of 2022-23 Siletz royalty. At 1 p.m., an afternoon grand entry begins with participants in traditional dress displaying various dance styles. The evening grand entry is scheduled for a 7 p.m. start.
All dancers and drummers are welcome to participate. Organizers ask that drummers bring their own chairs.
The event features dozens of vendors selling food, arts and crafts and jewelry.
Parking at the pow-wow grounds is limited but a free shuttle will be available from various parking lots in Siletz. The celebration is an alcohol- and drug-free event.
Organizers ask visitors to listen carefully to the pow-wow announcer, who will indicate when photos should not be taken while sharing information about the various events and activities going on.
Camping is available Friday and Saturday with a fee of $25 (plus a $5 pet fee, if applicable).
For more information, visit the pow-wow page on the CTSI website or call 800-922-1399, ext. 1230.