Portland Community College Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

Winter Powwow

Sylvania Campus | Map and directions

WACIPI: Annual Traditional Powwow 2021

Due to the ongoing pandemic, the 2021 Winter Powwow has been canceled. The next event will be in January 2022.


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

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.

Event details

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

No tobacco products are allowed on PCC premises.

Native American Student Scholarship

Proceeds from PCC's Annual Winter Powwow support the Native American Student Scholarship. Your participation and support of Powwow 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 Powwow Planning Committee, PCC Sylvania Campus Multicultural Center, PCC Sylvania Campus Women’s Resource Center, Native American Rehabilitation Association, Multnomah County, NICWA, and Health Share of Oregon.