WACIPI: 21st 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 18, 2020
- PCC Sylvania Campus, Health Technology Building (HT)
- Doors open at 12 noon
- Grand Entries at 1pm and 7pm
- College Fair: 12-4pm
- Free Community Dinner: 5:30pm
- Master of Ceremonies – Bob Tom (Confederated Tribes of Siletz and Grand Ronde)
- Whip Man – Deitz Peters
- Co-Host Drums – Four Directions and TBA
- Head Dancers – Cheryl Stinnett and Tyee Russell
- 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 Wednesday, January 8, 2020. Please contact the PCC Sylvania Campus Multicultural Center at 971-722-4116 to register.
Drop-In Volunteer Orientation
- Week of January 6 and 13. Stop by anytime, Monday through Thursday between the hours of 10am to 4pm. Sylvania MC (CC 231) or call 971-722-4116 or email email@example.com
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 3, 2020. 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 3, 2020. 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 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.