Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

WACIPI Seventeenth Annual Traditional Powwow

Portland Community College and the Sylvania 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 23, 2016
  • Sylvania Campus, Health Technology Building (HT)
  • Doors open at 12 noon
Activities for children:
12 noon - 9pm
College Fair:
12 noon - 4pm
Grand Entries:
1pm and 7pm
Community Dinner:

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 – Bulls and Bears & Four Directions
  • Head Dancers – Jason (Warm Springs) and Gina Stacona (Oglala Lakota)

Event Details

  • Public Welcome!
  • Free Admission and Parking
  • Raffle Prizes
  • American Sign Language available day of the event
  • Native American Crafts and Food Vendors

Drum Group Information

For drum groups, space and payouts are available to the first 10 groups. No walk ons or drum hopping. Advance registration through the Sylvania Multicultural Center is required by January 3, 2016.

Drop-In Volunteer Orientation

Friday January 8, 2016
10am - 12 noon
Sylvania Multicultural Center - CC 267
Monday January 11, 2016
9am - 1pm
Sylvania Multicultural Center - CC 267

Vendor Information

Merchandise vendor space is limited to 20 vendors. Priority will be given to Native American-owned small businesses for a fee of $75 for each 10 x 10 space. Please call the Sylvania Multicultural Center at 971-722-4116 to register by January 3, 2016.

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 Powwow 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 Sylvania Campus President, Powwow Planning Committee, Sylvania Multicultural Center, Sylvania Women’s Resource Center, Native American Rehabilitation Association, Sylvania.