Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

WACIPI: 18th Annual Traditional Powwow

Portland Community College and the PCC Sylvania Campus Multicultural Center are proud to present Wacipi – a celebration of Native American culture and tradition.

Please join us for an extraordinary campus and community celebration. This cultural event features drum groups and dancers from across the region and attracts more than 1,000 participants each year. It supports the PCC Native American Scholarship Fund and Native American businesses by offering vendor space.

  • Saturday, January 21, 2017
  • PCC Sylvania Campus, Health Technology Building (HT)
  • Doors open at 12 noon
  • Grand Entries at 1pm and 7pm
Activities for children:
12-9pm
College Fair:
12-4pm
Free Community Dinner:
5:30pm

Honored Guests

  • Master of Ceremonies – Bob Tom (Confederated Tribes of Siletz and Grand Ronde)
  • Whip Man – Ed Goodell (Confederated Tribes of Siletz)
  • Co-Host Drums – Bad Soul and Shute Number 8
  • Head Dancers – Dietz and Rose Peters

Event Details

  • Open to the public – everyone is welcome!
  • Traditional Native American drumming, dancing, crafts and food
  • Free admission and parking
  • Free community dinner at 5:30pm
  • Raffle prizes

Drum Group Information

For drum groups, space and payouts are available to the first 10 groups. No walk-ons or drum hopping. Advanced registration is due by Tuesday, January 3, 2017. Please contact the PCC Sylvania Campus Multicultural Center at 971-722-4116 to register.

Drop-In Volunteer Orientation

Friday, January 13, 2017
10am-3pm
Sylvania Multicultural Center – CC 267
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
9am-3pm
Sylvania Multicultural Center – CC 267

Vendor Information

Merchandise vendor space is limited to 18 indoor vendors. There is a $75 fee for each 10' x 10' vendor space, (please note: pop-up tents are no longer allowed and no tables will be provided for merchandise vendors). Priority is given to Native American-owned small businesses and authentic handmade Native American merchandise. Advanced registration and payment is due by Friday, January 6, 2017. Please contact the PCC Sylvania Campus Multicultural Center at 971-722-4116 to register.

College Fair information

Space is limited to 8 registered College Fair vendors and 8 non-profit organizations. There is a $50 fee for College Fair vendors and no charge for a table if you are a Native American non-profit organization. Advanced registration and payment is due by Friday, January 6, 2017. Please contact the PCC Sylvania Campus Multicultural Center at 971-722-4116 to register.

This event is alcohol and smoke free

No tobacco products are allowed on PCC premises.

Native American Student Scholarship

Proceeds from PCC's Annual Winter Pow Wow support the Native American Student Scholarship. Your participation and support of Pow Wow will ensure that the tradition of increasing access and retention of Native American Students continues. For more information or if you would like to make a tax-deductible donation to the Native American Student Scholarship please contact the PCC Foundation.

If you have a disability that requires any special materials, services or assistance, please contact the Disabilities Services at least 72 hours prior to the event so we may arrange appropriate accommodations.

This event is made possible by generous support from the PCC Sylvania Campus and Sylvania Campus President, PCC Pow Wow Planning Committee, PCC Sylvania Campus Multicultural Center, PCC Sylvania Campus Women’s Resource Center, Native American Rehabilitation Association.